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Daegu Reveals World Championships Marathon Course

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2011/03/07/kiji/K20110307000385770.html

translated by Brett Larner

At a press conference in Nagoya on Mar. 7, organizers of the 2011 World Championships set to take place this August and September in Daegu, South Korea announced the course for the men's and women's marathons. The women's marathon will take place on the first day of competition, Aug. 27, with the men's race set for the the final day, Sept. 4. Both races will begin at 9 a.m.

From a start point in the city center the marathon course will cover two circuits of a 15 km loop before finishing on a 12.195 km loop. Organizing committee director Zo He Nyon commented, "The course is very flat, meaning we can look forward to excellent performances."

The organizers also announced that the men's 100 m final will take place on the second day of competition, Aug. 28, at 8:45 p.m.

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