Marathons

The elite female runners break from the starting line in the 2017 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 17, 2017 - 10:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 121st running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 10 a.m. The 121st Boston Marathon is on its way from Hopkinton to Boston. The bulk of the 30,000-runner field left at 10 a.m. for the 26.2-mile trek to Copley Square. Along the way, they were expected to be...
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Workers make final preparations of the finish line before the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 121st running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is getting underway in waves for the 30,000 athletes. Mobility impaired athletes — the blind and those with prostheses or other challenges — started at 8:50 a.m...
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A police officer and a working dog perform a security sweep at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 17, 2017 - 9:21 am
BOSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon. Galen Rupp's first. Two defending champions on the women's side (sort of), and Lemi Berhanu Hayle returns to go for his second straight men's title. Also: puppies! The 121st edition of the Boston Marathon left Hopkinton on Monday morning for the...
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U.S. distance runner Meb Keflezighi waves during a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017 in Boston. Keflezighi has said he'll retire after running in Monday's race and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
April 17, 2017 - 4:54 am
BOSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon. Galen Rupp's first. Two defending champions on the women's side (sort of), and Lemi Berhanu Hayle returns to go for his second straight men's title. Also: puppies! The 121st edition of the Boston Marathon will leave Hopkinton on Monday morning...
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U.S. distance runner Meb Keflezighi waves during a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017 in Boston. Keflezighi has said he'll retire after running in Monday's race and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
April 17, 2017 - 2:29 am
BOSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon. Galen Rupp's first. Two defending champions on the women's side (sort of), and Lemi Berhanu Hayle returns to go for his second straight men's title. Also: puppies! The 121st edition of the Boston Marathon will leave Hopkinton on Monday morning...
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Ben Beach dons a Boston Marathon jacket before a media availability begins at the Copley Plaza Hotel near the Boston Marathon finish line Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Boston. Beach is on the verge of becoming the first person to run the Boston Marathon 50 consecutive times if he completes the race on Monday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
April 13, 2017 - 9:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach was a scrawny 18-year-old who had never run more than 5 miles before he started training for his first Boston Marathon in 1968. A half-century later, at age 67, the Bethesda, Maryland, resident has a chance to set a standard by becoming the first person to complete 50...
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Ben Beach dons a Boston Marathon jacket before a media availability begins at the Copley Plaza Hotel near the Boston Marathon finish line Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Boston. Beach is on the verge of becoming the first person to run the Boston Marathon 50 consecutive times if he completes the race on Monday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
April 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach was a scrawny 18-year-old who had never run more than 5 miles before he started training for his first Boston Marathon in 1968. A half-century later, at age 67, the Bethesda, Maryland, resident has a chance to set a new standard by becoming person to complete 50 consecutive...
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Participants of the Tehran Marathon runs while women clap in front of the Azadi (Freedom) monument tower in Tehran, Iran, Friday, April, 7, 2017. Iran's Track and Field Federation chief Majid Keyhani had said Wednesday there was no ban on any nationality in what he called the "Persian Run." (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
April 07, 2017 - 8:49 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital held its first international marathon Friday, which was billed as an opportunity for "building bridges" though American runners were largely absent. The head of Iran's Track and Field Federation, Majid Keyhani, had said there was no ban on any nationality in what...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 file photo, Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise test in Kenya, the IAAF said Friday, April 7, 2017, another damaging blow to the credibility of the East African country's famed distance-running program. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:11 am
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise out-of-competition doping test in Kenya, the IAAF said Friday, the biggest blow yet to the credibility of the East African country's famed distance-running program. Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman...
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