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ITW: Monumental Marathon news 'very exciting'

Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-13 20:15:34-04

Sunday on Indianapolis This Week: The Monumental Marathon promised a big announcement Monday, and Evan Bayh's former top man all but confirmed his own run for governor.

First up, Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Executive Director Blake Boldon visited the studio promising a "very exciting announcement" from the organization in the coming week.

"Last year before the marathon you asked me a very pointed question: Will we ever be like the Boston Marathon? Is that our goal" Boldon told ITW Host Rafael Sanchez. "I think by the end of the week we're going to have some very excited news to help elevate us toward that goal."

More than 13,000 runners attended the event in 2013. The marathon will host its 8th running on November 7.

Watch Rafael's full interview with Boldon on Indianapolis This Week in the video player above.

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Last month, the former chief of staff for Evan Bayh came on Indianapolis This Week to lay out the reasons he was considering a run for the governor's mansion.

Now, Tom Sugar has all but confirmed he will throw his hat in the race against fellow Democrat John Gregg and incumbent Republican Governor Mike Pence.

"I know what we have to be talking about," Sugar told RTV6's Katie Heinz in August. "I know the reform that is essential to make our government work. And I will use every means in my power to make sure people hear it."

Watch Katie Heinz' interview with Tom Sugar below:

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Also on Indianapolis This Week: Insiders Mary Beth Schneider, Pete Seat and Adam Kirsch talked about Sugar's challenges entering the race and rumors of a possible challenge to Mike Pence from Republican Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

And, watch RTV6 Reporter Jason Fechner's interview with new Angie's List CEO Scott Durschlag.

See it all on the video player above.