"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Monday, March 8, 2010

NYC Half Marathon live on UniversalSports.com next Sunday evening (21 March)

The additions to the lineup for March 21’s race are two-time ING New York City Marathon champion Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil, Irish 10,000-meter record-holder and former University of Arkansas stalwart Alistair Cragg, and 2009 World Cross Country champion Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia.

A 90-minute live broadcast of the event will start at 7.30pm Perth time (they just moved to daylight saving) and be streamed on UniversalSports.com.

Previously announced NYC Half-Marathon professional entrants include marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, 2009 ING New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, three-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman, two-time Olympic steeplechaser Anthony Famiglietti, 2006 NCAA Cross Country champion Josh Rohatinsky, 2009 London Marathon runner-up Mara Yamauchi of Great Britain, 2008 NYC Half-Marathon runner-up Madaí Pérez of Mexico, and 2009 Hokkaido Marathon champion Kiyoko Shimahara of Japan.

The NYC Half-Marathon will offer the largest half-marathon prize purse in the United States: $100,000. The men’s and women’s champions will each earn $20,000, the largest first-prize checks for a non-marathon race in the USA.

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