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Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

Oct. 9, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line. Christina Sanchez tells the Asbury Park Press that she was on Mile 10 of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Sandy Hook on Sunday when a large buck took her out. Sanchez says...

2 runners die after completing Cardiff half marathon

Oct. 7, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Two competitors died after suffering cardiac arrests at the finish line of the Cardiff half marathon, organizers said Sunday. Both runners were immediately attended to by the medical emergency team on the finish line and then taken to the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, where...

Britain's Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago

Oct. 7, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Britain's Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts. Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who's won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track....

Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

Sep. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer...

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Sep. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. His feat came as Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9,126 points in his native France on Sunday, topping a previous best of 9,045 points...

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new world record, winning Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds

Sep. 16, 2018 5:21 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new world record, winning Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Memorable marathon opener for Dolphins against Titans

Sep. 10, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Around 10,000 spectators remained at the finish of the Miami Dolphins' marathon win over Tennessee, and they were hardly fair weather fans. Lightning forced two delays of about two hours each Sunday, and it took Miami more than seven hours to complete a 27-20 victory. "Appreciate...

The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

Sep. 9, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams' match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently. Djokovic says Carlos Ramos "just maybe changed —...

Anti-doping group moves to close loophole with lab in Kenya

Aug. 27, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

Kenya's first WADA-approved drug-testing laboratory will be operational early next month, anti-doping authorities said Monday as they aim to close a loophole that some fear had allowed athletes from the East African distance-running powerhouse to beat controls for years. The lab in the capital, Nairobi, will...

For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

Aug. 26, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on...