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Husband's deployment motivated winner of Nashville marathon

May. 5, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stella Christoforou had her work cut out for her last Saturday morning at the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon. In addition to the 19th annual race being just her second full marathon, the 26-year-old from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was attempting to complete the hilly...

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...

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...

Japan's Yuki Kawauchi surges to win men's Boston Marathon

Apr. 16, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yuki Kawauchi seemed like just another spotlight-seeking, early front-runner when he darted out to take the lead at the start of Monday's Boston Marathon. It turns out the veteran Japanese marathoner saved plenty for the finish, as well. Kawauchi (YOO-kee KA-wa-oo-chee) battled a steady...

Yuki Kawauchi surges late to win men's Boston Marathon, first Japanese man to win since 1987

Apr. 16, 2018 12:17 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Yuki Kawauchi surges late to win men's Boston Marathon, first Japanese man to win since 1987.

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...