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Take on the ultimate challenge at the legendary Indianapolis Marathon in 2023



Indianapolis, Indiana – This Saturday, downtown Indianapolis will host the 16th annual CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K.

There will be close to 15,000 competitors from all 50 states as well as over 25 other nations, including Australia, France, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, and more.

Around the front steps of the Indiana Statehouse, runners from all over the world will form a line and begin their 26.2, 13.1, or 3.1-mile course around downtown Indianapolis.

The Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon Elite fields have prize money of $40,000 each, in addition to the Olympic Team Trials time standard bonus.

This weekend, the Monumental Health & Fitness Expo will open in Hall A of the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Attendees can pick up their race packets, interact with over 50 health and wellness vendors, and purchase official race merchandise from Brooks Running at the Expo.

This year’s exhibition marks the return of the Monumental Speaker Series, which hasn’t happened since 2019. Celebrities from the industry, authorities on health and wellness, and more will be there.

Here are some notable elite athletes who are scheduled to compete:

Full Marathon Men:

● Ian Carter: Flagstaff, AZ – 2021 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental
Marathon Champion and current Course Record Holder (2:16:24)
● Caleb Kerr: Zionsville, IN – 2x Olympic Team Trials – Marathon Qualifier (2020
& 2024)
● Preston Johnson: Ogden, UT – 2021 USATF 50K Road Champion, named to
USA 50K National Team for 2021 World Championships

Full Marathon Women:

● Kelli Smith: Grand Rapids, MI – 11-time NAIA All-American, finished 12th in
the Elite Women’s field of the 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon (2:34:09)
● Alexis Zeis: Boulder, CO – 13-time NCAA DIII All-American, placed 5th at the
2019 USATF 25K Championships
● Rachel Hannah: Port Elgin, Ontario – 2015 Pan Am Bronze Medalist

Half Marathon Men:

● Jacob Helsington: Provo, UT – 2022 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental
Marathon Champion
● Ryan Ford: Blowing Rock, NC – placed 13th at the 2022 USATF 5K Road
Championships, & 12th at 2023 USA Cross Country Championships
● Parker Stinson: Lafayette, CO – USA 25K American Record Holder, 2019
USATF 25K Champion, and 9-time All-American

Half Marathon Women:

● Rosie Edwards: Scottsdale, AZ – 3rd place finisher at the 2021 British
Olympic Trials, represented GB at the 2022 European Championships in the
● Jeralyn Poe: Flagstaff, AZ – placed 6th in the 2023 USATF 25K Road
Championships, already qualified for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials –
Marathon with her overall win at the Mesa Half Marathon (1:10:37).
● Katie Izzo: San Diego, CA – 3-time All-American, represented Team USA at
the 2023 World Cross Country Championships

For the eighth consecutive year, the event’s title sponsor is the CNO Financial Group. With its headquarters in Carmel, it offers financial services, annuities, workforce benefits, life and health insurance, and annuities.













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