Marathons

Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., celebrates after winning the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 16, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to finish in 2 hours, 39...
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The elite men runners break from the starting line during the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 16, 2018 - 10:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 10:25 a.m. To deal with the cold weather, elite runners were each given an extra bib in case they decide to shed layers along the Boston Marathon course. Official bib numbers mark runners as official entrants...
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The father of Lingzi Lu, Jun Lu, foreground left, and her aunt Helen Zhao, foreground right, carry a wreath ahead of the family of Martin Richard, background from left, Henry, Bill, Denise and Jane, partially hidden, during a ceremony at the site where Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu were killed in the second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 15, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It was a day filled with service and commemorations in honor of victims and survivors of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings five years ago. Boston began the fifth anniversary of the attacks Sunday with Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker laying wreaths early in the morning at...
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April 08, 2018 - 3:11 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hundreds of foreigners have joined in the annual Pyongyang Marathon despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on U.S citizens traveling to the country that is still in effect. Approximately 400 foreign amateurs took part this year, less...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, Boston Marathon start line painter Jacques LeDuc lifts the stencil for the letter "S" as he paints the line in Hopkinton, Mass. LeDuc, who painted it for nearly four decades, is retiring from the task. The Boston Athletic Association said it will search for a replacement to paint the line ahead of the April 16, 2018 race. (Ken McGagh/The Metro West Daily News via AP, File)/
March 16, 2018 - 11:05 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — The man who painted the Boston Marathon's starting line for nearly four decades has reached the finish line. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Jacques LeDuc announced his retirement at the Hopkinton Marathon Committee's meeting this week. The nonprofit coordinates with...
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March 03, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray has an additional job title: children's book author. McGillivray's new book, "Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination," is being launched Wednesday in Boston. McGillivray says it's a nonfiction picture book for young readers...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:04 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian marathon runner Cassie Fien has accepted a nine-month ban and waived a hearing after testing positive for the banned substance Higenamine. The 32-year-old Fien, who represented Australia twice at the world half marathon championships, tested positive in an out of...
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A participant wears a mask as he runs during the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)
November 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — This month in New Delhi, the air has been so acrid that people have suffered from burning eyes and rasping throats. So the notion that thousands would take to the city streets to gulp down lungful after lungful in a distance race may seem strange to many. But even as India's...
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November 19, 2017 - 12:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of runners will be hitting the streets for the Philadelphia Marathon. The runners will begin and end their journey Sunday on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. City officials warn motorists that many roads in the area will be closed while the marathon is being run. Others...
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Police watch over the start of the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 13, 2017 - 2:19 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting. The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to watch for danger as tens of thousands of people participated in the race. Many wore T-...
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