FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WATCH AUSTIN MARATHON LIVE ON THE WEB
By David Monty
Executive director John Conley announced today that the 2007 AT&T Austin
Marathon & Half-Marathon scheduled for this Sunday, February 18, can be
viewed on the internet with live streaming video. The link is:
Coverage begins Sunday morning at 7h00 Central Time (8h00 Eastern
Time/14h00 Central European Time) and runs continuously for four hours.
Athletes in the marathon will be competing on a new loop course this year
which is certified and suitable for setting national and age-group records
(the old course was point-to-point and had a 137m elevation loss). The top
male athletes entered are Firmin Kiplagat Kipchoge of Kenya (2:11:33 PB),
Vladimir Tsiamchyk of Belarus (2:11:38), Wesley Ngetich of Kenya (2:12:02),
Mykola Rudyk of Ukraine (2:12:29), and Mikhail Khobotov of Russia
(2:12:38). On the women's side Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, 45, of Russia
(2:27:05 PB) leads the field with Ilona Baranova of Ukraine (2:36:56) and
Moges Zebenaye of Ethiopia (2:36:14) offering the biggest challenges.
A prize money purse of $100,000 will be on the line.