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Registration Pacing 20 percent Over 2006

CINCINNATI (February 28)—The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is expanding its field in all divisions to accommodate the record amount of registrations already received. After starting the year with a 30 percent jump in registrations, the Marathon and its weekend events are now pacing more than 20 percent ahead.

"We are delighted with the way runners and walkers have responded to the Marathon," said Joe Hale, Flying Pig Marathon board president. "We never want to turn anyone way, so the board has decided to expand the events for both Saturday and Sunday to include everyone."

A record registration of more than 15,000 participants signed up for the Flying Pig weekend of events from May 5-7, 2006. Cecil Franke of Dublin, Indiana, won the Eighth Annual Marathon in an event record time of 2:20:25. In the women's division, 36-year old Norah Shire of Hyde Park won in a time of 2:56:19.

The Ninth Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon weekend is May 4-6, 2007, featuring the full marathon, the Half Marathon presented by National City, Ernst and Young 4-Person Relay, 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.

The Flying Pig Marathon has been named one of the top 10 "Most Fun Runs" in the world 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.
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