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2019 Boston Marathon registration to open on Sept. 10

May. 15, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mark your calendars — and pray for a dry day. The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's Boston Marathon will open on Sept. 10. The BAA said Tuesday it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib. Athletes who've run...

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

May. 6, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished...

Boston Marathon offers prizes for non-elite female finishers

May. 3, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has agreed to pay the equivalent prizes to five women whose net times would have placed them in the money if they had run in the elite field. Five women who ran in Wave 1 — which left Hopkinton about 35 minutes after the elite women — had net times from start...

29-year-old chef dies after collapsing at London Marathon

Apr. 23, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday's race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event. Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 22.5 miles (36.2...

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon

Apr. 22, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds...

London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Apr. 19, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sunday's race is set to be the warmest on record. Forecasts indicate sunshine and a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius (74 F), beating the previous high of 22.2 in 2007. Extra water, ice, showers and...

Boston Marathon weather was perfect storm for Desiree Linden

Apr. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden thought she did everything right to prepare for last year's Boston Marathon: the training, the nutrition, the strategy, even how she slept. She finished fourth. And she didn't know what she could have done better. "Everyone is looking for that 1 percent. I did that last year,"...

Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon

Apr. 17, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb wasn't about to let rain, wind or cold stop her. Shertenlieb crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, about 13 hours after she started the race. The leukemia survivor was at mile 15 on Monday when she went to a medical tent, shivering,...

The Latest: Women's runner-up in Boston a previous unknown

Apr. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Even with so many Americans finishing atop the leaderboard in the Boston Marathon, one result popped out — a virtual unknown to the major marathon scene finishing in second place. Sarah Sellers was just...

Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since '85

Apr. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she'd seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year. "My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by the...