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PRESS CONFERENCE FOR ELITE RUNNERS

For  Immediate Release                                            Contact:
                                                                                    Franca Gargiulo
                                                                                    Director Media Relations
                                                                                    415-922-2870

                                                                                    franca.gargiulo@att.net

 

PRESS CONFERENCE FOR ELITE RUNNERS

(April 23, 2003 - Carmel, CA)   A press conference has been scheduled for the elite runners competing in the Big Sur International Marathon course on April 27th.  The field for the 18th Presentation of this world-class event includes both of last year's champions plus at least three other past champions.  As these elite runners prepare for the "world's best marathon," they will take aim at the 16-year-old course record (five-time winner Brad Hawthorne's 2:16:39 in 1987).  In addition, several runners are eligible for a bonus available for any repeat winner.


When: Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:00 pm
Where: Colton II (next to the marathon office) second floor of Monterey Conference Center
Who: To meet the Elite Field of Runners for this year's presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon 


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The 18th annual presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon is set for Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 am.  All proceeds from the event will be distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout Monterey County and Big Sur.  Over the past 17 years, more than $1,000,000 has been distributed to local charities.  For more information, please visit www.bsim.org,