Disney Marathon and ESPN The Weekend Details released

Disney Marathon Weekend is coming up on January 8-10. This year the event is bigger than ever this year. With 550 Brazilians, free seminars with fitness & nutrition experts, running coaches, and former Olympians there’s going to be a lot going on. In all, more than 45,000 people from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries are registered for everything from the famous Diaper Dash for crawlers (12 months and under) to the new Mickey’s Mile (ages 13-under) to the distance road-running events.

Check below the cut for details on the race weekend.

Sports fans who want to leap into planning for the sixth edition of ESPN The Weekend presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods Feb. 27-March 1, 2009, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can visit ESPNTheWeekend.com for the latest information about the upcoming event as well as sign up for email updates.

The weekend will feature a lineup of athletes and top ESPN personalities such as Mike & Mike as Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts a full slate of live telecasts including “NFL Live” and “Baseball Tonight.” There also will be unique sports experiences such as the Interactive Zone. All the fun is included with regular theme park admission.

Disney Fan Wins 3rd Annual Disneyland Half-Marathon

John Lucas wins Disneyland Half-MarathonJohn Lucas, winner of this morning’s half-marathon at Disneyland, is a real fan of Walt’s magical kingdom. He proposed to his then girlfriend at Disneyland and later honeymooned there as well. Lucas was so excited to run the half-marathon, he even set a new course record. Congrats to the Eugene, Oregon resident. Eugene is still track and field headquarters.

I love this picture of Lucas crossing the finish line. It looks like Mickey Mouse is so excited he’s levitating right off the ground. And check out the size of Minnie Mouse’s sneakers, I doubt she could run 10 feet in those.

The full press release is below the cut: