FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
CSN TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 40TH MARINE CORPS MARATHON ON SUNDAY, OCT. 25
90-MINUTE MARATHON-DAY SPECIAL LIVE FROM STARTING LINE TO BEGIN AT 7 A.M.
Bethesda, Md. (Oct. 23, 2015) – CSN Mid-Atlantic will again serve as the exclusive television partner and will provide extensive multiplatform coverage of the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), which will be held Sunday, Oct. 25. CSN’s coverage will be highlighted by a live 90-minute marathon-day show, “Live from the Marine Corps Marathon.”
“Live from the Marine Corps Marathon,” presented by Navy Federal Credit Union and Hyundai, will be presented from the starting line in Arlington, Va., from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. The special program will include interviews, behind-the-scenes access and live coverage of the official MCM start at 7:55 a.m. “Live from the Marine Corps Marathon” will be led by host Michael Jenkins and reporter Jill Sorenson. Retired U.S. Marine and award-winning combat journalist Chas Henry, who is being inducted into the MCM Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015, will serve as analyst.
“Live from the Marine Corps Marathon” will feature several special guests, including Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who will serve as the honorary starter of the marathon, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Other guests scheduled to appear include Olympian, author and trainer Jeff Galloway and “Runners World” Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso.
CSN’s digital platforms, led by CSNmidatlantic.com, will also deliver extensive content covering the MCM, highlighted by coverage of runners crossing the finish line, which will be available following the race.
About the MCM: The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is voted “Best Marathon” and “Best Marathon for Spectators.” The MCM honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” runners from all walks of life participate in the MCM, the largest marathon not to offer prize money. The 40th MCM, on Oct. 25, 2015 in Arlington, Va., is sponsored by Arlington County, Brooks, GEICO and Hyundai. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines.
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