Latest Women's marathons News

Jepchirchir to defend NYC Marathon title, eyes course record

Jun. 13, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir plans to defend her title at the New York City Marathon, telling The Associated Press she hopes to break the course record this November after finishing 8 seconds off the mark last year. Jepchirchir won the Olympic and...

Woman with ALS completes marathons in 50 states

Jun. 05, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Andrea Peet first set the goal of being the first person with ALS to complete a full marathon in all 50 states, even she wasn’t sure she could do it. The task was monumental: she would need to finish 50 separate 26.2-mile races on a recumbent trike,...

Vermont City Marathon complete, after pandemic cancellations

May. 29, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont City Marathon and Relay returned to Burlington on Sunday, after being cancelled or shortened the last three years amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The race started at Battery Park. To prevent a crowded start, there were waves of marathoners taking off...

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...

Olympic champ Jepchirchir wins 50th women's Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped the celebration of a half-century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top them all. The 28-year-old Kenyan won a see-saw sprint down the stretch on Monday, when the world's oldest and most prestigious...

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon.

Romanchuk, Schar win Boston Marathon wheelchair titles

Apr. 18, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pair of familiar faces made it to top of the winner's stand in the wheelchair division of the 126th Boston Marathon. American Daniel Romanchuk won his second career men's wheelchair title, claiming the victory with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes and 58 seconds on...

Boston Marathon marks 50th anniversary of welcoming women

Apr. 16, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Compared to what her predecessors faced a half-century before, an icy downpour and a near-gale headwind were minor obstacles for Des Linden on her way to a Boston Marathon victory. The first women who dared to attempt the 26.2-mile run from Hopkinton to Boston's Back...

Jacky's quest: 1 woman, 1 leg, 102 marathons in 102 days

Apr. 15, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jacky Hunt-Broersma runs like a woman possessed. And in a way, she is: The amputee athlete is trying to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days. Last month, a little more than two-thirds toward her goal of setting a new world record for back-to-back marathons, the...