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Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

ATLANTA -- Despite the best running weather in the history of the race, there were no records set in the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday.

But runners had reason to celebrate.

"It's a personal accomplishment," said Catherine Hamilton of Athens. "You set your goals and work hard for them. It's an amazing feeling to be able to go home and say, 'I did it.'"

A total of 19,100 runners took part in the race to make it the largest in the five-year history of the race. It was the first year for Publix as the presenting sponsor.

Two runners from Metro Atlanta took first place.

For the second year in a row, Jynocel Basweti, 25, of Marietta was the first to finish the Publix Georgia Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:29:44. Andrew Heath, 26, of Atlanta came in second with a time of 2:34:51.

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Route Announced for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Route Announced for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the Atlanta Track Club)  The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, announced the course for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay which will take place on Sunday, October 30. 

The challenging 26.2 mile loop course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station near Midtown Atlanta and takes participants on a tour of the city past well-known Atlanta sites such as Georgia Tech, CNN Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, the State Capitol Building, Turner Field and The King Center as well as through several Atlanta neighborhoods including Castleberry Hill, Grant Park, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and Buckhead.  The four-person Atlanta Marathon Relay will be run on the same course as the Atlanta Marathon with each of the four legs ranging in distance from 5.5 miles to 8.4 miles.   

Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline is March 1st

Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline is March 1st

Atlanta, GA--  Artists that have ideas for the t-shirts to this year's Peachtree Road Race, only have a few more days to submit their designs.  March 1st is the official deadline for all entries into the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest.

A panel of judges will narrow the field down to 5 finalists, which will have their designs revealed to the public on March 15th. (the same day that the online registration opens up for the race)  At that point, the public will have until April 30 to vote for their favorite T-shirt design and pick the lucky winner.

The winner is revealed on the 2011 Race Day and receives $1000, while the other 4 finalists receive $100.

Details regarding the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest can be found at peachtreeroadrace.org/event-information/t-shirt-contest.

Inman Park's 5K Santa Run is Approaching Fast- Register Now

Atlanta, GA--  This year's Santa Safety Run continues to be open for registration until Race Day. You can choose to run, walk, or even "tot trot", but encouraged to please come out on December 5th and support the cause of raising money for Inman Park Public Safety.

Georgia Marathon Made Major Announcement Today at Centennial Park---Publix is New Major Sponsor

Atlanta, GA--  US Road Sports & Entertainment Group, owners and operators of the Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, will stepped up to the podium at Centennial Olympic Park and made a major announcement about the races.  Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Falcons players Brent Grimes and Brian Williams were guest speakers and attendees at the downtown event, with Fred Kalil, Sports Director for WXIA-TV 11alive news, emceeing the ceremony. The Major announcement was that Publix was taking over as the Major Sponsor for the event March 20, 2011.

Centennial Olympic Park

178 Andrew Young International Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30312

U.S. Road Sports & Entertainment Group is a health and wellness company dedicated to the production of world-class endurance events.  The mission of U.S.

World Cup In Atlanta? Maybe.

Atlanta, GA – Mayor Kasim Reed and a delegation of sports enthusiasts and community leaders gathered with international and national soccer officials in New York City on Monday to support the United States’ bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The group was also there to promote Atlanta as one of the potential 18 host cities.  Joining the Mayor in New York were Gary Stokan, Atlanta World Cup organizing committee chairman, Frank Poe, Georgia World Congress Center executive director and Rich McKay, Atlanta Falcons president. 

The U.S. Bid Committee hosted a reception in New York City to welcome the FIFA Inspection Delegation to the United States.  FIFA, the world soccer federation, visited New York City to examine America’s bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.  The United States is among 10 nations bidding for the World Cup.  The announcement is expected to come on Dec. 2, 2010.  If the U.S.