STAMFORD, Conn. – September 5, 2019 –Current 200m world leader and U.S. champion Noah Lyles, current 400m world leader Michael Norman, and Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson headline comprehensive Track & Field programming across NBC Sports this week.

The man who last year set the first world record in the history of the oldest German city marathon will be making a return to those same familiar roads: Mark Kiptoo is to run the 38th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 27. The Kenyan ran 2:07:50 twelve months ago to take the world record for a masters or veteran runner under 2:08 for the first time when he finished sixth in Frankfurt. All the signs are that the 43-year-old is capable of a further improvement on the world record as his aim is to win the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon.

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 - Philipp Pflieger (GER) at the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON -

On September 29, the elite of the marathon world will be at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. With the Ethiopian world class runners Guye Adola, Leul Gebrselassie, Sisay Lemma and Birhanu Legese, the men's race is strongly loaded (see press release from July 23). For the women, last year's winner Gladys Cherono will face Vivian Cheruiyot, who will be competing for the first time at the BMW BERLIN MARATHON (see press release from June 25). The 35-year-old won the London Marathon last year.

U.S. Olympians Des Linden and Jared Ward to highlight star-studded American contingent in open division that features numerous U.S. Olympic team contenders;17-time Paralympic medalist and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Tatyana McFadden to chase record sixth career title in professional wheelchair division

 

The meeting in the Stade Louis II is one of the finest meets in the world. Fast times, big 800ms, big 1,500m, big vaults, big throws, you name it, Monaco Herculis has it! An appreciative crowd, the fans explode with big performances. Here's the five big ones from Monaco in 2019!