Marathons

November 07, 2017 - 6:48 am
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya has been banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong's ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya, which ruled Sumgong ineligible from April 3. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-...
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November 05, 2017 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart got serious about training for the New York City Marathon. So serious, he beat former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. The comedian and actor posted a video on Instagram that says "Marathon complete. Got my gold medal. It's an amazing feeling. I can check this...
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Shalane Flanagan of the United States poses for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 05, 2017 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb. With one hellacious holler at the finish, it all poured out. Flanagan dethroned Mary...
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016, photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes, left, and his wife Jessica Kensky address reporters in Boston, during a press availability for "Patriots Day," a movie based on the bombing. Downes and Kensky are awarding a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child. Jack Manning, of Norfolk, Mass., is the inaugural winner of the "Boston College Strong" scholarship being presented Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 23, 2017 - 12:16 am
BOSTON (AP) — Two amputee survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing are awarding a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child. Jack Manning, of Norfolk, Massachusetts, is the inaugural winner of the "Boston College Strong" scholarship being presented Monday. Bombing...
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Galen Rupp of the United States wins the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Chicago. It is the first time since 2002 an American has won the men's Chicago Marathon. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
October 08, 2017 - 4:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Galen Rupp won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to become the first American winner in 15 years. Rupp finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 20 seconds. Khalid Khannouchi was the last U.S. winner in 2002. Kenya's Abel Kirui was second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Kenya's Bernard Kipyego was third...
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Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez is sprayed with water and chased by teammates after driving in the winning run with a single in the 19th inning for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, early Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
September 06, 2017 - 1:35 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox won their own version of the Boston marathon, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in the 19th inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez in a game that took six hours. It was past 1 a.m. when Ramirez blooped a hit to center field that drove in Mookie Betts, who led off with a...
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A customer shows her purchased Powerball tickets for Wednesday's drawing, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. The winner could take the $700 million annuity option (paid out over 29 years) or the $443.3 million cash prize, minus state and federal taxes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 24, 2017 - 8:52 am
CHICOPEE, Massachusetts (AP) — The Latest on the lone winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball drawing that was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts (all times local): 8: 30 a.m. The error by the Massachusetts State Lottery over which store sold the lone winning Powerball ticket is being blamed...
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Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi prepares an attempt in the final of the women's pole vault during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 06, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. In another duel for gold, Ekaterini Stefanidi again held off Sandi Morris to claim pole vault gold. Morris and Stefanidi were involved in an epic battle when the Greek won on a countback at the Olympics in Rio de...
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Jamaica's Omar Mcleod, left, and France's Garfield Darien compete in a Men's 110m hurdles semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 06, 2017 - 3:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Olympic champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica won the first semifinal heat in the 110-meter hurdles at the world championships. Defending champion Sergey Shubenkov of Russia, competing as a neutral athlete, finished...
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Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men's Marathon during the World Athletics Championships Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 9:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya a record fifth men's marathon title at the world championships on Sunday, winning a seesaw race with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia that finished on London's famed Tower Bridge. Kirui had to come from behind to pass Tola in the final quarter of the race. And once...
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