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Jean Knaack, executive director
Road Runners Club of America

14 Nations Already Represented in 2008 Field

CINCINNATI (February 26, 2008) - The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon will have all 50 states represented in its 10th anniversary field for Flying Pig Marathon weekend, May 3-4. This is the earliest that registration has included participants from each state for the weekend events.

The final state to have a representative was Wyoming, when Mark Casdorph from Charleston signed up on February 15th. He has participated in one Flying Pig Marathon before this year's.

"We are so pleased that the reach of the Flying Pig Marathon has stretched across the country," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director. "While it isn't the first time that we have had all 50 states represented, it's the earliest that we have had all the states included in the field. Our 10th anniversary is certainly a milestone that the whole country has noticed."

In addition to all 50 states, 14 nations have representatives in the field, including the Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Panama, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands.

The 10th annual Flying Pig Marathon weekend will be Friday, May 2-Sunday, May 4, 2008, featuring the full marathon, Half Marathon presented by National City and Ernst & Young 4-Person Relay, Business Courier CEO Challenge, Toyota 10K, 5K and the Piglet presented by First Watch, The Enquirer and Children's Hospital. Other events include the National City Expo and Expotique and Duke Energy Pasta "Pig Out" Dinner. Presenting sponsors are Duke Energy, National City, CoActive Marketing Group, Ernst and Young and Paycor.

For more information or interviews, please contact Jackie Reau/Betsy Ross
at Game Day Communications, 513-929-4263

The Flying Pig Marathon was named one of the top 10 "Most Fun Runs" by Runner's World magazine, one of the best corporate brands by Fast Company and is listed in "The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide To Top U.S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run," by Elise Allen.