The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon today announced six additions to its elite field. The world-class competitors will compete for a portion of the Race’s $650,000 prize purse, the largest available in the sport, at its 29th running on Sunday, October 22. Returning 2005 men’s champion Felix Limo (KEN) will defend his title alongside four-time Chicago competitor Daniel Njenga (KEN) in the men’s field. The 2004 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon women’s champion Constantina Tomescu-Dita (ROM) will be...
The first long distance final at the European Championships in Gothenburg produced a superb result. At the end of the 10,000 m the Russian Inga Abitova won the gold medal by improving her personal best by nearly one minute to 30:31.42 minutes. The Norwegian Susanne Wigene caused an unexpected Scandinavian success with a great final sprint, finishing second in 30:32.36 minutes. Third was Russian Lidiya Grigoryewa in 30:32.72.