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Monday, January 23, 2006

Marathon Majors

Fans of the Boston Marathon will have something new to cheer about as the world's most prestigious race will now be one of 5 Marathon "Majors":
"LONDON (AP) Five of the top marathons have combined to create a two-year series that will award $500,000 to the men's and women's winners.
Organizers of the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City marathons said Monday that the World Marathon Majors series is intended to increase the profile of the 26.2-mile races.
The Olympic and world championship marathons will also count in the series, which starts with the Boston Marathon on April 17.

Runners will get points by placing among the top five in each race: 25 points for a win, 15 points for second, 10 for third, five for fourth and one for fifth.
Athletes would have to complete three races over two years to be eligible, but only four results will count.

The London Marathon is scheduled for April 23, the Berlin race is Sept. 24, the Chicago Marathon is Oct. 22 and the New York City Marathon is Nov. 5. All five marathons have contributed equally to the first series' $1 million total purse.
This year's world championship marathons in Osaka, Japan, will also be counted."

Does this mean your Uncle Buck will enter this year's race? Ya never know:


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