Jan 25 2015
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2-Person Half Marathon Relay

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans 2-Person Half Marathon Relay is Back! The 2-person half marathon relay is BACK for 2014! Enjoy all of the half marathon fun, just a shorter run! Runners of all capabilities can enjoy the half marathon experience by grabbing a buddy and running. Partner up with a fellow running enthusiast and…

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Powerful International Field to Challenge Mo Farah in Crescent City

This Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon will showcase some of the biggest names in running. Double Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meter gold medalist Mo Farah headlines men’s race, but he will face some very strong competition on the fast and flat course.

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Stars Ready To Rumble In New Orleans

A loaded women’s field features Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, Meseret Defar and others.

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Team Gleason to Inspire, Raise Funds at Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½

The organization will participate as an official charity of the race, fundraising and raising awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Gleason was diagnosed with the incurable disease at just 34 years old. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord and affects muscle function. Despite facing his own struggles, he founded Team Gleason in 2011, shortly after his diagnosis.

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Mo Farah to Run Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon

The 29-year-old winner of both the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at the London games was honored as the European Athlete of the Year, becoming just the second individual to receive the award for two consecutive years. After becoming a father to twin daughters Aisha and Amani, who he dedicated each of his gold medals to, Farah also received the British Athletics Writers’ Association 2012 ‘Athlete of the Year’ Award.

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