Record Setting Day At CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

PR Newswire — November 5, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The CNO Financial Indianapolis
Monumental Marathon took place this morning in downtown Indianapolis with huge
success. A record number of finishers participated in the marathon and half
marathon on what turned out to be an ideal day for running. This year marked the
first time ever both races sold out prior to the Monumental Health and Fitness

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Men’s Champion: Japhet Kipkoech of Louisville, KY, in time of 2:18:31. Ironman
triathlete Nick Waninger of Lamar was second in 2:19:17.
Women’s Champion: Andie Cozzarelli of Raleigh, NC, in time of 2:38:49.
Cozzarelli was a 2x All-American at North Carolina State University and a 2016
Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier.

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon
Men’s Champion: Pius Nyantika of Louisville, in a course record time of 1:03:15.
2016 Olympian Luis Orta was second in 1:04:15.
Women’s Champion: Pan Am Silver Medalist for Team Canada, Sasha Gollish of
Toronto, in a course record time of 1:11:07. Rochelle Kanuho was also under the
previous course record in a time of 1:11:28 in her debut half marathon.

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K:
Men’s Champion: Ross Hughes of Avon, IN, in time of 16:17.
Women’s Champion: Rebecca Tracy of Indianapolis, IN, in a course record time of

— More than 1,000 students graduated from Monumental Kids Movement, in a
year that saw the program spanning Marion County for the first time. The
program now includes 34 schools in Center Township, 15 schools in MSD
Lawrence Township and an additional two in MSD Wayne Township.
— The third annual Apex Monumental Challenge, presented by Apex Benefits,
saw more than 20 companies take part in this participation-based
employee health and wellness competition.
— The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon had its fifth
consecutive sellout and set a new event record with 4,175 marathon
finishers, making it the 14th largest marathon in the United States so
far in 2016.
— The half marathon had its first ever sellout and a record number of
finishers with 8,114.
— Including the marathon, half marathon and 5K, the number of finishers
eclipsed 15,000.
“This year has been unprecedented for our organization in the scope of growth
and change we’ve experienced,” said Katherine Coble, president of Beyond
Monumental. “The announcement of our first ever title sponsor, CNO Financial
Group, has allowed us to pursue new opportunities and programs that not only led
to more participation in our event, but also allowed us to make a greater impact
in our mission and cause.”

“It was truly exciting to be part of this marathon, and I was impressed by the
high level of talent and enthusiasm of the runners, walkers and volunteers at
today’s events,” said Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO Financial Group. “The title
sponsorship firmly complements our commitment to health, wellness and the
central Indiana community, and we appreciate everyone’s support as we look
forward to another successful race in 2017.”

Complete results and photos of winners can be found at

CNO Financial Group was the first ever title sponsor for the event in 2016. For
the ninth consecutive year, Franciscan Health served as the presenting sponsor
of the marathon and half marathon.

Plans are already underway for the 10th anniversary race, which is set for
Saturday, November 4, 2017. Registration for 2017 will open on January 1st with
special Monumental Resolution pricing.

About Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental is a 501 (c)3 that provides the Indianapolis community with a
complement of activities built around their premiere event that promotes healthy
living & fitness for all ages (both runners and walkers.) Beyond Monumental
gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that
reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with
urban students and Indianapolis Public Schools, donating more than $875,000 in
eight years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 20
marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten
Great Marathons for First Timers.”

About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance
subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life
Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve
middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against
financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more
information, visit CNO online at

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