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Avengers fans from around the world are gearing up for the runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, coming November 12-15, 2015. It’s a full weekend of running and fitness with a super hero flair, unlike any race in the world. Now in its second year, there’s an all new 10k race and a new Infinity Gauntlet Challenge. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a brand new runner, here are the details you need to register for the race on April 7,2015!

The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon weekend is four days of fitness events and Avengers-themed races through the Disneyland Resort in California. The experience starts with a three-day health and fitness expo and includes a Pasta in the Park Party on Friday night, complete with a buffet dinner and character appearances. The real highlight though is the weekend of races.

All of the runDisney Avengers races take participants through the Disneyland Resort and include character photo ops among other surprises. The first race is the Super Heroes 5k on November 13, a family-friendly run for aspiring Avengers of all ages. Runners looking for an even greater challenge can try the all-new Captain America 10k on Saturday, November 14. The weekend culminates with the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile course in and around the resort area.

If that’s not enough, the most daring runners can take on the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge. Runners who register for the challenge and complete both the Captain America 10k and Half Marathon—19.3 miles—will receive an additional Infinity Gauntlet Challenge medal.

Registration for the 2015 Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend will open April 7, 2015 at Noon EST. Spots are limited and registration fills up quickly. Last year’s Avengers race sold out in about two hours, so don’t delay.

Are you new to running? runDisney races are suited for new runners and competitive athletes alike. No matter what your fitness level, there will be people just like you walking and running the race. Many participants are there for their first 5k, 10k or Half Marathon. Thanks to a series of training plans, you can start training this summer by walking and running your way to a goal.

I hope you can join me this November as I take on all three of the races, including my first-ever half marathon. As someone who is new to running, I can attest that the runDisney community is one of the most inclusive, supportive, and inspiring groups around.  The training resources and on-course motivation can turn anyone—even me—into an inspired runner.

A number of Marvel creators and staff are participating in this year’s races, so stay tuned for more runDisney Avengers updates later this year.

For more information or to register for the event on April 7, check out http://www.rundisney.com/avengers-half-marathon/

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Cheo Hodari Coker Will Serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ For Netflix

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Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.

Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of “Ray Donovan,” and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama “SouthLAnd.” Coker was a part of the “SouthLAnd” team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic “Notorious.” He authored the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.” as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

It was previously announced that Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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DeNA & Marvel Release Marvel Mighty Heroes

Marvel Mighty Heroes

DeNA and Marvel Entertainment today launched “Marvel Mighty Heroes,” a real-time co-op brawler written by Fred Van Lente, creator of Marvel comics like X-MEN NOIR, MARVEL ZOMBIES 3, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and INCREDIBLE HERCULES. For the first time on mobile devices, up to four players will suit up as iconic Marvel characters to battle evildoers in action-packed gameplay. Players will collect and level-up characters, equip heroic abilities, and team up with friends to rule the multiverse. With the first in-game event starting today, “Marvel Mighty Heroes” is available as a free download on the Apple App Store for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™ phones and tablets.

In “Marvel Mighty Heroes,” players must defend the world by assembling a dream team of Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super Villains yet to be announced. Each character is equipped with a unique set of powerful, upgradeable abilities along with alternate costumes that grant new powers and allow for a variety of different play styles based around speed, strength, and health.

“‘Marvel Mighty Heroes’ starts with old-school Super Hero gameplay from the glory days of playing alongside friends at the arcade and adds a modern twist for mobile devices through intuitive touch controls and global cooperative gameplay,” said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at DeNA. “Marvel fans of all ages will love the timeless characters and evolving Marvel storylines based on classic plots and new story arcs.”

Once players choose their squad, they will join a team of up to four players from around the world to compete in missions testing their clobbering prowess with bruiser characters and quick reflexes with ranged characters, while leaderboards let players compete for worldwide supremacy. Multiplayer events include a variety of missions like cooperative defense and intense boss battles. Regular updates will consistently add original content, letting players fight their way through all-new worlds and storylines never before explored in a Marvel game. Today kicks off the first event in the six-part weekly “Infinity” series which finds the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up to battle Thanos the Mad Titan.

In a tight race, Marvel fans have registered and voted to receive Hulk as a special in-game reward for players who download the game in the first week. “Marvel Mighty Heroes” is available now to download for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play for Android devices.

To learn more about the game, visit www.marvelmightyheroes.com.

BOB COSTAS, AL MICHAELS & MARV ALBERT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME EVER ON APRIL 11 “PBC ON NBC”

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Costas to Present Feature on History of Boxing in New York

 

PBC on NBC Returns Saturday, April 11, Live at 8:30 PM ET on NBC, Featuring Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0) vs. Lamont Peterson (33-2-1) & “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0)

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 31, 2015 – One of America’s iconic big-event broadcast voices, Bob Costas, will serve as a special contributor for NBC’s Saturday, April 11 primetime telecast of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC, it was announced today.

 

Costas, host Al Michaels, and blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert will work together on a broadcast for the first time ever on the PBC on NBC show Saturday, April 11 live at 8:30 p.m. ET from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Costas will present a feature on the long and storied history of boxing in New York.

 

Returning to their native New York for the telecast (Albert and Michaels are from Brooklyn, Costas from Commack, Long Island), the trio is synonymous with the biggest events in sports – combining to work 25 Super Bowls, 25 NBA Finals, 23 Olympics, 19 World Series, and numerous championship boxing events on television and radio.

 

“We are thrilled to have three of sports’ all-time broadcasting heavyweights – in prominence, not weight – working together on TV for the first time,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN.  “Appropriately, these three are teammates on a primetime NBC boxing telecast.”

 

“While I have done many broadcasts with Al and with Marv, this is a one-time opportunity to work on the same broadcast with two of the all-time greats, plus it’s a chance for me and Al to renew our ongoing debate with Marv as to which was the greater cinematic achievement – BASEketball or The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh,” said Costas, who at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games became U.S. television’s first 10-time Olympic primetime host (Jim McKay hosted eight times for ABC).

 

“I never could have imagined this,” said Michaels, who in 2015 on Sunday Night Football begins his record 30th consecutive season as the play-by-play voice of the NFL’s premier primetime broadcast package. “And to have it all happen close to where we all grew up makes it that much more special. Very, very cool.”

 

“It is an honor to be a part of this group,” said Albert, who has been the most recognizable national voice of the NBA since 1990 in addition to his 37 years as the radio and TV voice of the New York Knicks. “I’ve always had great admiration for the work that Al and Bob have done through the years, and I’m proud to call them friends.”

 

Michaels, Albert, and Costas will be joined on the telecast by analyst and six-time world champion “Sugar” Ray Leonard, corner analyst B.J. Flores, and reporter Kenny Rice.

 

The Saturday, April 11 PBC on NBC primetime show features four boxers with a combined 127-4-1 record and 80 KOs – undefeated superstar Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) vs. Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs), and middleweight champion “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) vs. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs).

 

Following is an additional look at the legendary sports broadcasting trio working its first event together.

 

TALE OF THE TAPE

 

As play-by-play announcer or host, on television or radio, Costas, Michaels and Albert have each worked the Super Bowl, Olympics, NBA Finals and World Series on multiple occasions. Following is a breakdown

 

Announcer Events worked
Bob Costas 11 Olympics, 11 NBA Finals, 7 Super Bowls, 7 World Series
Al Michaels 10 Super Bowls, 8 Olympics, 8 World Series, 2 NBA Finals
Marv Albert 12 NBA Finals, 8 Super Bowls, 4 Olympics, 4 World Series

 

MEMORABLE CALL

 

AL MICHAELS“Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!” – 1980 Winter Olympics, U.S. Hockey team defeats Soviet Union in semifinal

 

MARV ALBERT“Yes, and it counts!” – Numerous NBA telecasts

 

BOB COSTAS“The New York Yankees…World Champions….Team of the Decade…most successful franchise of the century.” – Final out as Yankees sweep Braves in 1999 World Series

 

GREAT TRIOS

 

While we will resist the temptation to compare the Costas-Michaels-Albert broadcasting trio to the equally esteemed Three Tenors (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti), following is a sampling of great sports trios that at least one of the three has covered:

 

LeBron James-Dwayne Wade-Chris Bosh – Led by the All-Star trio, the Miami Heat  advanced to four consecutive NBA Finals, winning two (2012 and 2013).

 

Greg Maddux-John Smoltz-Tom Glavine – From 1993-2002, the pitching trio led the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs every season, won three National League pennants and captured the 1995 World Series title.

 

Troy Aikman-Emmitt Smith-Michael Irvin — Nicknamed “The Triplets,” the Hall of Fame quarterback-running back-wide receiver combination led the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in four seasons (1992-95). 

 

Magic Johnson-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-James Worthy – The Hall of Fame Los Angeles Lakers trio advanced to six of seven NBA Finals from 1983-89, winning three titles with each earning NBA Finals MVP honors once.

 

Wayne Gretzky-Mark Messier-Jari Kurri – The Hall of Fame Edmonton Oilers front line trio won four Stanley Cups in five years between 1984-88.

 

“Sugar” Ray Leonard-Thomas “Hitman” Hearns-“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler – Hall of Fame welterweight/middleweight trio captured 15 boxing titles in late 1970s and 1980s.

 

Larry Bird-Kevin McHale-Robert Parish – The Hall of Fame front court led the Boston Celtics to three NBA titles and two additional trips to the NBA Finals in the 1980s.

 

Pete Rose-Joe Morgan-Johnny Bench – Stalwarts of the “The Big Red Machine,” led Cincinnati Reds to three consecutive National League pennants, winning the World Series in 1975 and 1976.

 

Willis Reed-Walt Frazier-Dave DeBusschere – Trio led the New York Knicks to the franchise’s only two NBA titles in a four-year span (1970 and 1973).

 

The debut PBC on NBC telecast on Saturday, March 7 averaged 3.4 million viewers, ranking as the most-watched professional boxing broadcast in 17 years (“Oscar De La Hoya’s Fight Night” on FOX, 5.9 million, Mon., March 23, 1998). The PBC on NBC debut also led NBC to a Saturday primetime victory among Adults 18-49, with a 1.08 rating in the demographic.

 

NBC and NBCSN will present 20 live “PBC on NBC” boxing events in 2015. Within the 20 live shows, NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of PBC coverage, including NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing.  The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.   

 

All PBC on NBC shows will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBC Sports Live Extra is available for desktops at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. 

 

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

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