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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2001

CONTACT:
Suzanne Deatherage
(606) 781-8731
Fax: (606) 781-8738
media@flyingpigmarathon.com
or eventsplus@fuse.net

CINCINNATI MARATHON APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CINCINNATI, OH - The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Board of Directors appointed Scott Maier as the new Executive Director on January 22, 2001. Maier succeeds Kelly Weissmann, who, following a maternity leave, will return to work on special projects for the Marathon.

"The smooth transition we have experienced at the helm is a tribute to Kelly Weissmann's organizational skills," noted Bob Coughlin, Marathon founder and Board Vice President. "The Marathon has excelled under her leadership. We are lucky that she will remain involved with the Marathon and fortunate to have a professional with the experience that Scott Maier will bring to the organization."

Maier has been involved with the Marathon as a Board Member since the Inaugural Running in 1999. He has served as the Director of the Marathon's Health & Fitness Expo for the last two years. Maier is also an experienced marathon runner, having completed 19 marathons and participating as one of the original members of the Leukemia Society's Team in Training program.

Maier joins the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon with more than 20 years experience directing multi-location hotel operations and restaurants. He recently retired from a long and successful career in hotel and hospitality management with Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., last serving as Supervisor of Hotel Operations.

"I'm looking forward to expanding my involvement with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon from a macro view as a board member to a more active, hands-on role as Executive Director. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to apply my professional experience to a sport that I have been passionate about for nearly two decades," commented Scott Maier. "The Marathon has gotten bigger and better each year. I hope to continue this trend through enhanced sponsorships and building a larger national presence."

The popularity of this Marathon in Cincinnati is evident by the numbers. Nearly 2000 more entries have been received for the 3rd running of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon on May 6, 2001, as compared to registration numbers this time last year. With a limit of 7500 participants, registration numbers have nearly reached the halfway mark, including individuals from 39 states and Canada and England.

Entry forms are available at the Marathon office, or runners may apply on-line via the website at www.flyingpigmarathon.com or download an application from the website and mail it in. All individual registrations received on-line or postmarked prior to April 15, 2001 are $55.00/entry and $75.00 thereafter until the 30th of April on-line or May 5th at the Health & Fitness Expo, if available. Corporate Relay entrants may also register on-line at the cost of $500.00/team.

For further information on the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, contact (513) 721-PIGS (7447) or visit www.flyingpigmarathon.com