Marathons

Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam makes an attempt in the javelin of the heptathlon during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 06, 2017 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. Nafi Thiam extended her lead with a strong showing in the javelin, the penultimate event in the heptathlon at the world championships. With only the 800-meter race to go later Sunday, the Olympic champion has 5,980...
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Competitors start from Tower Bridge in the Men's Marathon during the World Athletics Championships Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia took the lead in the men's marathon near the halfway point of the race at the world championships. Tola earned a bronze in the 10,000 meters at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He won a...
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July 23, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday to become the second two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour. Two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Korda entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-...
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July 23, 2017 - 6:49 pm
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday to become the second two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour. Two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Kim entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-stroke...
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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but in the end the Olympic champion was just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57, but the Kenyan failed to run the first sub-two hour marathon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 06, 2017 - 5:24 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in an impressive 2 hours, 25 seconds, smashing Dennis...
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Tom Harrison also known as Mr Gorilla makes his way crawling along part of the London Marathon course in aid of the charity 'Gorilla Organization' Thursday, April 27, 2017. The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done as he crawls wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization _ so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2017 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization — so far more than 22,000 pounds...
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Kenya's Mary Keitany crosses the finish line to win the London Marathon in London on, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
April 23, 2017 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 17 minutes and...
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Kenya's Mary Keitany crosses the finish line to win the London Marathon in London on, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
April 23, 2017 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1...
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Britain's Prince William, left, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, right, at the start line of the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record by winning the London event for a third time. Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second on Sunday to improve on Radcliffe's 12-year-old mark of 2:17:42...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 17, 1984, file photo, an unidentified man wearing a business suit and black hat, runs with the Boston Marathon pack along the course from Hopkinton to Boston, flanked by D.J. Harding (223) of Oregon, and Tom Fleming (5) of New Jersey. Fleming, a two-time winner of the New York City Marathon, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, while coaching his New Jersey middle school team at a meet, in Verona, N.J. (AP Photo/File)
April 20, 2017 - 9:52 am
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Tom Fleming, a two-time winner of the New York City Marathon and twice a runner-up at the Boston Marathon, has died. He was 65. Fleming died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while coaching a middle school team at a meet in Verona, New Jersey, the Montclair Kimberley...
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