Tyler McCandless: The Champion Returns to Conquer DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Once More

April 18, 2024

McCandless is set to challenge 2022 victor Alvaro Abreu in a thrilling race

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 18, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The streets of Pittsburgh are set to witness a battle of endurance and speed as defending champion Tyler McCandless gears up to claim victory at the 2024 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. McCandless, who broke the finisher’s tape in 2:16:08 last year, aims to become the marathon’s first repeat American champion since 1989.

“Returning to the Pittsburgh marathon as the defending champion is an absolute honor and I’m grateful for the incredible Pittsburgh running community and P3R staff,” McCandless said. “I have had fantastic training, and I’m feeling as fit as I’ve ever been. I’m eager to run the streets of the Steel City and experience the exhilarating challenge to be champion once again.”

However, the road to triumph is not without its challengers. Alvaro Abreu, the Dominican dynamo who clinched the 2022 title with a finish of 2:16:07, is back. Familiar with the course’s rigors, Abreu is fired up to showcase his running talent and reclaim the crown.

The 2024 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will offer a prize purse of $32,000 with a $7,000 top prize. For more information about the 2024 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, visit thePittsburghMarathon.com.

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About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events
The Pittsburgh Marathon was held annually from 1985-2003. After a five-year hiatus, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon was relaunched in 2009 and debuted with a sold-out field of 10,000 participants. It has grown each year since, evolving from a single race day into a weekend of events for the whole family that annually attracts nearly 40,000 runners. Read more at: ThePittsburghMarathon.com


About P3R
P3R is the region’s go-to premier sporting event and experience expert. While best known for the annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R organizes up to 20 major events every year. With a rich history of working with top-tier clients such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Senior Games, and more, P3R brings operational excellence to every aspect of event planning and execution. As part of P3R’s non-profit mission to inspire any and all to MOVE with us, we provide premium event experiences and robust programming – including the Run for a Reason Charity Program, award-winning Kids of STEEL program, Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge, RUN Varsity, and more – that engage everyone in the Western Pennsylvania community and beyond.

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