Friday, October 14, 2011

Lago Maggiore Marathon: enrollments numbers and few information

This Sunday October 16th, the Lake Maggiore will see more than thousands runners participating to the first edition of the Lago Maggiore International Marathon (LMM). This is the brother event of the more famous Lago Maggiore Half marathon, which is already in the top 10 Half Marathons in Italy. Although it is new, the LMM marathon is already recognized by AIMS as international competition, and it is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The course will see the departure and arrival from Arona, Verbania Pallanza, and will run  along the lake so dear to Stendhal. The new Lake Maggiore Marathon will be characterized by a particularly impressive track, full of panoramic points that will surely relieve the fatigue of the runners.

As curiosity, this is not the first time that a long run competition will take place Arona and Verbania: at the beginning of last century we had the so called Marathon "Arona - Pallanza", about 41 km. Dorando Pietri, the great athlete from Carpi, who later became famous at the London Olympics of 1908, was at the starting line but was forced to retire.

On Sunday, this link will be the one where to check the 2011 Lago Maggiore Marathon results.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 9th: Results for Chicago Marathon and all others

Some of the world's top runners are participating today to the third largest Marathon in the world, Chicago 2011 Marathon, which is expecting a projected field of about 37,000.
Kenyan Moses Mosop won in 2h05:37, beating the Chicago's best timing. It is interesting to know that Mosop run today his second marathon after a stunning debut at the Boston Marathon this April, where he finished 4 seconds behind Geoffrey Mutai.
2011 Chicago Marathon live tracking is available at the link above, while this link indicates the 2011 Chicago Marathon leaderboard.

At 2011 Munich Marathon, winners were both German, Richard Friedrich in 2h19 and Bernadette Pichlmaier in 2h38, with around 4600 crossing the finish line. In Eindhoven, one of the fastest marathon track, 11 Kenyans arrived in the first 14 places, with Jafred Kipchumba completing the 26.1 miles in 2h05:46. Another interesting result was at Carpi Ferrari Italian marathon, where another Kenyan, Nicolas Kurgat won the competition in 2h08:36. 937 runners completed the run. At the Lake Garda International marathon, we saw a significant reduction of participants (1390 in 2010 vs. 965 this year), winner was again Pietro Colnaghi in 2h31 minutes.

Since few readers are interested to see the full results for the week-end, you can find below the ranking for the different competitions this Sunday October 9th 2011:
2011 Chicago Marathon results (live tracking and results),
2011 Munich Marathon (live tracking and results),

2011 Portland Marathon (live tracking),
2011 Lake Garda International Marathon,
2011 Carpi International Marathon,
2011 Eindhoven Marathon results (in Dutch)
2011 Melbourne Marathon (live tracking).


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