Marathons

FILE - In this April 21, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz waves to the crowd after after being announced as winner of the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/File)
August 09, 2019 - 12:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was 66. Ruiz, who was also known as Rosie Vivas, died in Florida of cancer on July 8, according to an obituary...
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Winner Sei Young Kim is hugged by runner-up Lexi Thompson on No. 18, after the final round of the LPGA Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio on Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season, making five straight birdies in a mid-round burst and shooting a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at a...
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Lighting designers discuss the plan to install light in bronze pillars, as a memorial to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings takes shape, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at one of the bombing locations near the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 10, 2019 - 4:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four bronze spires that will make up part of a memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have been put in place near the finish line. The spires, ranging in height from about 17 feet (5 meters) to 21 feet (6 meters), will serve as light poles for the memorial. They were...
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FILE - In this Nov.12, 2011file photo, President of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diak poses at 2011 World Athletics Gala Awards, in Monaco. French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, who was disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his 16-year reign as head of the world governing body of track and field. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
June 24, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for nearly 16 years...
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Lukas Bates wearing a costume of the Queen Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben) is helped by an official as he attempts to get past the finishing line, during the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — One runner in the 39th London Marathon had a bad time at the end. Lukas Bates, 30, of the Paddock Wood Athletic Club in Kent, was attempting to break the world record for a runner dressed as a landmark building — in this case the tower that houses Big Ben. But as he finished, his...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the first place in the men's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women's race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and...
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April 27, 2019 - 1:15 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian athletics federation opened an investigation on Saturday after Trieste Half Marathon organizers restricted the participation of African athletes in the May 5 race. Organizers denied accusations of racism, with race manager Fabio Carini claiming they wanted to stop the...
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Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 16, 2019 - 3:51 pm
A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. Their names were written on his hand, his shoes and his race bib. They were the inspiration, Micah Herndon said,...
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Lawrence Cherono, left, of Kenya, runs to the finish line to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace. "I've never run...
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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, of Charlotte, N.C., finishes the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace...
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