This Sunday, the 20th December at 1000 Eastern Time in the US (1500 GMT) Marathon lovers get to unwrap an early Christmas present thanks to Ben Rosario, the coach of Hoka NAZ Elite and Josh Cox, an agent to many marathoners. In Chandler, Arizona an elite only race will be taking place and it's looking likes it is going to be a pretty tasty race.
A "â4.3 mile loop on some of the flattest, most pristine roads you could ever imagine" and predictable weather conditions (unlike London Marathon...oops) should mean that the organisers' goal of finishes under 2:10:00 (Men) and under 2:24 (Women) is actually rather realistic. Pacers will provided and pent up racing agression will be release. We've got ourselves a show.
So, who is runnning? 53 men and 44 women will be taking part, plus 14 male pacers. The lineup is a little fluid, but here's the latest list from their insta: