Latest Women's marathons News

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...

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...

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,"...

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...

Desiree Linden fights rain and wind to become first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Apr. 16, 2018 12:12 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden fights rain and wind to become first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985.

NYC Marathon champ comes home, looking to end Boston drought

Apr. 14, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Growing up in nearby Marblehead, Shalane Flanagan watched her parents run the Boston Marathon and thought, "I want to do that, too." Jordan Hasay watched Flanagan win in New York last fall, and had much the same idea. "I looked up to her since I was a little kid," said Hasay, who finished...

Hundreds of foreigners join Pyongyang race as tensions ease

Apr. 8, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hundreds of foreigners joined in the annual Pyongyang marathon on Sunday despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on U.S citizens traveling to the country that is still in effect. Approximately 400 foreign amateurs took part this year, less...

Boston, other marathons say trans women can compete as women

Apr. 8, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men's-only race. Five decades later, race officials aren't as concerned about gender boundaries: They're now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender...