Sunday, November 21, 2004

Largest Philadelphia Marathon Ever

The first Philadelphia Marathon in 1994 had only 200 runners. This year – the 11th running on November 21st - over 10,000 participated. That’s a 5,000% increase. Mike Korir of Kenya won the men’s division in 2:19:43 seconds. Larisa MiChailova – 35 years old - of Russia was victorious in the women’s division in 2:41:57.

Marathon organizers should collaborate with Broad Street and Philadelphia Distance Run staff as well as City officials to create the “Triple Crown of American Road Racing”. Promote all three races as a package deal and offer bigger prize money for competing and placing in all three. It would be great for road racing in Philadelphia and for tourism.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the "triple crown of road racing" concept!

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