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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...

Young athletes from Ukraine escape war, train in Albania

May. 11, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

ELBASAN, Albania (AP) — After fleeing from a war zone, a group of young Ukrainian track and field athletes have made their way to safety in Albania. Their minds are still between the two countries. “I miss my mother’s food and grandmother’s advice,” said 17-year-old Maria...

Mining company seeks permit in Marathon County

May. 02, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A mining company wants permission to explore for gold and other minerals in Marathon County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Green Light Metals submitted an exploratory drilling application to the county on Thursday. The company wants to...

104 and no more: Amputee wraps up marathon record quest

May. 01, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says her mantra is, “I can do hard things,” she's not kidding — the amputee athlete has run 104 marathons in as many days, all using a carbon-fiber prosthesis. Hunt-Broersma, 46, completed that epic quest on Saturday near her home in...

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

Apr. 29, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his followers: “I’m pretty tired — I think I’ll go home now.” Jacky Hunt-Broersma...

CMU defends decision to cut men's track, says no racial bias

Apr. 29, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan University is defending its decision to eliminate the men's track team, saying it was a financial move and not a discriminatory step. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights informed CMU this week that it had received...

New deal to help USA Track & Field simplify abuse reporting

Apr. 28, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

USA Track and Field has signed on to use technology that will give athletes an additional method to anonymously report sexual abuse and other forms of misconduct. The organization announced a deal Thursday with RealResponse, a company that serves around 100,000 athletes in nearly...

Wisconsin cross country, track runner Sarah Shulze dies

Apr. 22, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Shulze, a runner on the University of Wisconsin’s track and cross country teams, has died. She was 21. Shulze’s family announced on April 15 that she had died two days earlier, and gave the cause of death. “Sarah took her own...

Two electrocuted in Marathon County while making art

Apr. 22, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

ROZELLVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Two people found dead in Marathon County earlier this month were accidentally electrocuted, according to sheriff's officials. Sheriff's Deputy Chad Billeb said 44-year-old Tanya Rodriguez and 52-year-old James Carolfi were electrocuted while they were...

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...