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Malagò: 2026 Olympics on track after difficult few years

Dec. 14, 2022 12:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò is confident everything is on track for the country’s first Olympics in two decades but admits that the past few years have been akin to “running a marathon with a backpack.” Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will...

Rower's family says abusive coach pushed athlete to suicide

Dec. 07, 2022 14:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On New Year’s Day nearly two years ago, Parker Kinney spent the day with Brian Lilly Jr. at picturesque Scripps Beach in the San Diego area and realized his friend had become a shadow of his former self. Kinney and Lilly walked on the sand for hours and went...

Marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge to run in Boston

Dec. 01, 2022 21:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — World record holder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge will make his Boston Marathon debut in 2023 along with reigning women’s world champion Gotytom Gebreslase and six former Boston winners returning 10 years after two bombs exploded at the finish line. ...

Boston Athletic Association names new president, CEO

Nov. 30, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association on Wednesday named Jack Fleming as its new president and chief executive officer. The association, which manages the Boston Marathon, said in a statement Fleming will assume the post immediately. He replaces Thomas Grilk after he...

Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed news

Nov. 30, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets...

US marathon trials for 2024 Olympics will be run in Orlando

Nov. 08, 2022 12:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 2024 United States Olympic marathon trials will be held along the streets in Orlando, Florida. USA Track and Field announced the decision Tuesday. The site for the rest of the track and field trials is still being determined. The top three...

Chebet and Lokedi of Kenya win NYC Marathon races in debuts

Nov. 06, 2022 17:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenyans Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi made huge splashes in their New York City Marathon debuts on Sunday. Chebet won the men's race and Lokedi the women's race in her first-ever marathon on an unseasonably warm day, with temperatures in the 70s making it one of...

Evans Chebet of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon men's race in his debut at the event

Nov. 06, 2022 11:17 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Evans Chebet of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon men's race in his debut at the event.

Sharon Lokedi of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon women's race in her debut at the event

Nov. 06, 2022 11:08 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Lokedi of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon women's race in her debut at the event.