Boulder Marathon director gives up races for seven years

Race director of the cancelled 2013 and 2014 Boulder Marathons agrees not to organize any races for 7 years. The Boulder District Attorney’s office is also seeking $200,000 from Boulder Marathon LLC to compensate runners for the two cancelled races, plus possible civil penalties.

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Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) hosts 20 Mile Marathon tune-up

Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) offers 20 mile Chicago Marathon tune-up run along the Chicago lakefront on Sept 21. Includes pace groups, aid stations with hydration & gels used in the Marathon, gear check, and more. http://ow.ly/B0wn0

Marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova receives two year ban for doping

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3-time Chicago Marathon winner & London Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova receives two year ban for blood doping. Ban is retroactive to Oct 2009, meaning forfeiture of Chicago & London wins, World Marathon Majors crown for 2 years, and repayment of winnings & appearance fees. Article by Endurance Sports Examiner Kenneth Johnson. http://ow.ly/wnQic