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Korir, Cockram prevail in Los Angeles Marathon

Nov. 07, 2021 16:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Korir of Kenya made a break with 7 miles remaining to win the 36th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. Natasha Cockram of Wales won the women's race with a similar strategy. The 24-year-old Korir, who was second here two years...

Comeback story: Korir wins NYC Marathon 2 years after 2nd

Nov. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York sought a comeback story for its 50th marathon, and Albert Korir delivered. And for a city whose sports fans don't accept second best, Peres Jepchirchir came through with a memorable first. Korir and Jepchirchir made it a...

Albert Korir of Kenya wins New York City Marathon two years after finishing second

Nov. 07, 2021 11:28 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir of Kenya wins New York City Marathon two years after finishing second.

Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold

Nov. 07, 2021 11:09 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold.

Hug, De Rozario win NYC Marathon wheelchair races

Nov. 07, 2021 10:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison de Rozario of Australia has won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race, holding off past champions Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schär for her first Big Apple victory. The 27-year-old took gold over Schär at this year's Tokyo...

NYC Marathon returns from pandemic pause for 50th running

Nov. 05, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Muhrcke was an amateur when he became the first runner to cross the finish line at a New York City Marathon, and none of the 54 men who followed him were pros, either. Which isn't to say they weren't serious. “They turned the...

'22 Boston Marathon to have full, fully vaccinated field

Nov. 03, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will return to a full field of 30,000 for next year’s race — and all runners will need to be fully vaccinated. The Boston Athletic Association says proof of vaccination with a World Health Organization-certified vaccine will be...

Paris runners race Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge

Oct. 31, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some 3,600 amateur runners faced off Sunday against Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge in a special race in the heart of Paris, as the city prepares to host the 2024 Olympics. The runners raced along the historic, cobblestoned Champs-Elysees, with...

Vermont City Marathon taking place after pandemic delay

Oct. 23, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont City Marathon will be held Sunday after being delayed because of the pandemic. This year's race in Burlington, which usually happens on Memorial Day, will only be a half-marathon, the Burlington Free Press reported. ...

Honolulu Marathon plans underway though future uncertain

Oct. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Organizers are planning for the Honolulu Marathon, even though it’s not clear government officials will allow it to be held in December. While Honolulu is easing pandemic-related restrictions on large events, organizers are frustrated that neither...