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Runner collapses, dies after Brooklyn half-marathon

May. 21, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man crossing the finish line of a Brooklyn half-marathon collapsed and died Saturday morning, officials in New York said. The runner was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, fire department spokesperson Frank Dwyer said. ...

Carlsbad returns for 1st time in 3 years; Meb to run for fun

May. 20, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Carlsbad 5000 will return Sunday for the first time since 2019, with Ed Cheserek of Kenya looking to defend his title and race co-owner Meb Keflezighi simply running for fun. The Carlsbad 5000 will be one of the last major road races to bounce back from a...

Full field returns for Boston Marathon coming-out party

Apr. 19, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Fans dressed as unicorns. Bands playing music. Kids jumping on trampolines. And the loudest Wellesley scream tunnel anyone can remember. The Boston Marathon was back to a full field and back in the spring for the first time since 2019, and fans along...

Runner's Diary: Ukrainian runs Boston to help homeland

Apr. 19, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Igor Krytsak, a 33-year-old Ukrainian, is a sporting event organizer who planned to run the Boston Marathon after qualifying in London last year with a personal best 2 hours, 57 minutes, 33 seconds. When Russia invaded his homeland, he sent his wife and two daughters to safety in...

At Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners show national pride

Apr. 18, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As he faced the hills and headwinds in the Boston Marathon, Dmytro Molchanov couldn’t stop thinking of friends and family back home in Ukraine. “When it was really tough, I tried not to give up and tried pushing, kind of fight with myself the way Ukrainians are...

Olympic champ Jepchirchir wins 50th women's Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped the celebration of a half-century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top them all. The 28-year-old Kenyan won a see-saw sprint down the stretch on Monday, when the world's oldest and most prestigious...

Polanco HR, 4 RBIs; Twins beat Red Sox 8-3 on Patriots' Day

Apr. 18, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jorge Polanco and Kyle Garlick hit early two-run homers over the Green Monster to back Dylan Bundy, carrying the Minnesota Twins past the Red Sox 8-3 in Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day game on Monday. The game started at 11:11 a.m. EDT, played in conjunction with...

Chebet leads 1st Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon since 2012

Apr. 18, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Evans Chebet didn’t know what kind of expectations to have for himself as he prepared to return for his second Boston Marathon. In 2018, he was among many runners who were forced to pull out due to chilly and wet conditions. His second trip to...

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon.

Evans Chebet of Kenya won the Boston Marathon as race returned to spring for first time since the start of the pandemic

Apr. 18, 2022 11:45 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Evans Chebet of Kenya won the Boston Marathon as race returned to spring for first time since the start of the pandemic.