Michelob ULTRA, the low-carbohydrate lager from Anheuser-Busch, has announced the brand will be the "Official Beer" sponsor of The Flora London Marathon in 2004 and 2005.

The sponsorship continues the brand's association with sporting events. Michelob ULTRA recently announced its title sponsorship of the Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon, the fastest growing triathlon in the world.

The Flora London Marathon will take place on Sunday 18th April 2004, with an anticipated 33,000 competitors from across the globe.  Michelob ULTRA will have access to The Flora London Marathon marks for use on primary and secondary packaging, as well as on point-of-sale materials, advertising and marshal uniforms.

Randall Blackford, Anheuser-Busch's UK marketing director comments:  "This is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, and we are delighted that Michelob ULTRA is the 'Official Beer' of The Flora London Marathon. Michelob ULTRA is a brand for people who lead or aspire to lead active lifestyles - and The Marathon is a fantastic opportunity to reach consumers who compete in the event, or enjoy watching along the route."

Michelob ULTRA will serve as exclusive alcohol beverage advertiser on The Flora London Marathon's website (www.london-marathon.co.uk), and in the official London Marathon magazine, which is published five times a year. The Michelob ULTRA logo also will appear on blankets distributed at the end of the race.

Michelob ULTRA will be served at The Flora London Marathon Exhibition, taking place between 14th and 17th April 2004 at ExCel, in London's Docklands.  The event will provide an opportunity for the brand to sample more than 120,000 runners and supporters.