The Marathon Project is an elite only event that will happen on December 2020. This event now has Sara Hall, who just took second in the 2020 VM London Marathon in a PB 2:22.01.
The Marathon Project Entry Lists Have Been Released
The fields include many of North America’s top marathoners including Rachel Cliff, Scott Fauble, Cam Levins, Sara Hall and Kellyn Taylor as well as three-time World Marathon Major Champion Atsede Baysa.
“We can do this. We can put on events…Let’s do them really safely and let’s take all the precautions we possibly can.”@SaraHall3 headlines a new elite-only December marathon that will include a 26-day virtual challenge for the rest of us.https://t.co/jj7I16Zvmg
— Women’s Running (@WomensRunning) October 16, 2020
(CHANDLER, Ariz.), October 15, 2020 – The Marathon Project Race Committee has announced the final accepted entry lists for the December 20 event to be held in Chandler, Ariz.
The women’s field is headlined by Sara Hall, who recently finished second at the Virgin Money London Marathon in a personal best of 2 hours, 22 minutes, one second. She will be joined by four of the top ten finishers from February’s U.S. Olympic Trials: Stephanie Bruce (6th), Emma Ulmer (7th), Kellyn Taylor (8th) and Julia Kohnen (10th). Three-time World Marathon Major winner Atsede Baysa, who owns a best of 2:22:03, should be another contender for the win. Top Canadian entrants include Rachel Cliff and Natasha Wodak while top Mexican competitors include Vianey De La Rosa Rojas, Brenda Flores, Andrea Ramirez Limon and Ursula Patricia Sanchez Garcia.
The men’s field features five of the top ten finishers from the U.S. Trials: Augustus Maiyo (5th), Martin Hehir (6th), CJ Albertson (7th), Jonas Hampton (8th), Colin Bennie (9th) and Matt McDonald (10th). Other top Americans include Shadrack Biwott, Scott Fauble and Ryan Vail. They will be joined by the Canadian record holder in the marathon, Cam Levins, who will be attempting to qualify for his country’s Olympic Team. The fastest personal best in the field belongs to Eritrea’s Amanuel Mesel who ran a 2:08:17 at the 2013 Valencia Marathon. Other top contenders include Eritrea’s Daniel Mesfun and Igor Olefirenko from the Ukraine.
The Marathon Project will adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines set forth by USA Track and Field, World Athletics and the State of Arizona to ensure a safe event for all competitors and staff. Spectators will not be allowed on site so as to limit the number of people in the area on race day. For more info, please visit www.themarathonproject.com.