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Marathon Gold Expands Senior Management, Robbert Borst to manage upcoming Preliminary Economic Assessment

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Gold Corporation (“Marathon” or the “Company”) (TSX:MOZ) Marathon Gold is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Robbert Borst to manage the company’s upcoming PEA. He will be starting with Marathon effective October 1, 2017.

Mr. Borst brings over 30 years of experience in operations, engineering, technical consulting services and project management. Mr. Borst was most recently the VP of Project Development with Aldridge Minerals where he managed their feasibility study. Mr. Borst has worked for large mining companies as well as junior mining companies worldwide which has given him a skill set and experience which will be beneficial to Marathon at this pivotal time in moving the Valentine Lake Gold Camp towards development.

“We are delighted to have a mining professional of Mr. Borst’s caliber join the senior management team to manage our upcoming PEA. His expertise in managing economic studies will be a valuable asset to the Company as will be his operational and engineering experience in producing a high-quality study that the project deserves,” stated Phillip Walford, President and CEO of Marathon Gold. “This marks an important milestone in the progress of the company from exploration to development.”

About Marathon

Marathon is a Toronto based gold exploration company rapidly advancing its 100% owned Valentine Lake Gold Camp located in Newfoundland, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Valentine Lake Gold Camp currently hosts four near-surface, mainly pit-shell constrained, deposits with measured and indicated resources totaling 1,388,200 oz. of gold at 1.91 g/t and inferred resources totaling 766,500 oz. of gold at 2.24 g/t. The majority of the resources occur in the Marathon and Leprechaun deposits, which also have resources below the pit shell.  Both deposits are open to depth and on strike.  Gold mineralization has been traced down over 350 metres vertically at Leprechaun and almost a kilometer at Marathon. The four deposits outlined to date occur over a 20-kilometer system of gold bearing veins, with much of the 24,000-hectare property having had little detailed exploration activity to date. Drilling in 2017 is continuing to focus on expanding the Marathon Deposit at surface and to depth.

The Valentine Lake Gold Camp is accessible by year-round roads and is located in close proximity to Newfoundland’s electrical grid. Marathon maintains a 50-person all-season camp at the property. Recent metallurgical tests have demonstrated 93% to 98% recoveries via conventional milling and 50% to 70% recoveries via low cost heap leaching at both the Leprechaun and Marathon Deposits.

To find out more information on the Valentine Lake Gold Camp please visit www.marathon-gold.com.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Haldane     Phillip Walford 
Investor Relations Manager       President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 1-416-987-0714       Tel:  1-416-987-0711
E-mail: chaldane@marathon-gold.com      E-mail: pwalford@marathon-gold.com
     

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Except for statements of historical fact relating to Marathon Gold Corporation, certain information contained herein constitutes "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "considers", "intends", "targets", or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "may", "will", "should", "would" and "could". We provide forward-looking statements for the purpose of conveying information about our current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes.  By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to those identified and reported in Marathon Gold Corporation's public filings, which may be accessed at www.sedar.com.  Other than as specifically required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events, results or otherwise.

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