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Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Oct. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori said they were...

Boston's back: Kenya's Kipyogei wins women's marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley,...

Changed race, familiar result: Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson...

Boston Marathon men's wheelchair champ has costly wrong turn

Oct. 11, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race. “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Too bad for Hug,...

Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition

Oct. 11, 2021 11:14 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition.

Seifu Tura Abdiwak wins 2021 Chicago Marathon

Oct. 10, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won Sunday in the return of the Chicago Marathon, which was scrapped last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abdiwak, who placed sixth in the Chicago race in 2019, finished in 2 hours, 6...

Adola wins Berlin Marathon in 2:05:45, Bekele finishes third

Sep. 26, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Guye Adola of Ethiopia won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, when compatriot Kenenisa Bekele’s attempt to break the world record was undone by warm weather and a blistering start to the race. Adola was runner up to Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin on his debut in...

Track coach Salazar's 4-year doping ban upheld by CAS

Sep. 16, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators. CAS announced the decision Thursday, confirming its...

Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes...

Thompson-Herah wins 100, Richardson last in return

Aug. 21, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal winning time in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, and Sha'Carri Richardson finished last in her return to the track after controversy. Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday...