Now it's official and unfortunately the news is not good.
I posted a story about it on the main site.
Here's the statement from Disney's Marques Edge:
We are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of sporting events possible. To that end, while the Walt Disney World Inline Marathon Weekend has been a fun and successful event in the past, we are now gearing up for a full slate of events that will not include the Walt Disney World Inline Marathon in 2008. Our goal and focus is always to provide fresher, newer endurance events that will create a great experience for our competitors and guests, and we feel strongly that our series of endurance events for 2008 will provide competitors and guests with the best possible experience and athletic challenge. We value the sport of inline skating and may explore adding an inline skating element to our endurance series in the future. Continue to check our website (http://www.disneysports.com
) for information. For questions or concerns, you can email http://firstname.lastname@example.org