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Boston Marathon to welcome nonbinary athletes to 2023 race

Sep. 12, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nonbinary athletes will be able to run in next year's Boston Marathon without having to register as members of the men's or women's divisions, race organizers announced Monday. The Boston Athletic Association, which administers the prestigious marathon, said it's been...

Alcaraz-Ruud at US Open for 1st Slam title, No. 1 ranking

Sep. 10, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, it can be hard to remember while watching Carlos Alcaraz compete at the U.S. Open that he is just 19. He’ll hit a behind-the-back shot from the baseline — stunning enough, in itself — then gather himself seconds later to sprint forward for a...

Virginia runner will tackle 50-mile marathon in October

Sep. 10, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — When Sam Wang took his first golf lesson in Arizona about eight years ago, he didn’t realize he’d one day become a long-distance runner who’d run a marathon in every state in the U.S. “Through golf, I accidentally discovered the joy of running,” Wang...

Red wave crashing? GOP momentum slips as fall sprint begins

Sep. 05, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The possibility of a great red wave still looms. But as the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party's advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president's weak standing, deep voter...

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

Aug. 31, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Without a hint of breathlessness, he says: “I can put in miles down here.” ...

Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh

Aug. 17, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi has arrived in Australia to start afresh just over a year after carrying the Afghan flag into the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, competing in the 100-meters, and then having to watch from afar as the Taliban regained control of her country. ...

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...

Florida track coach Holloway agrees to 4-year extension

Aug. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As a reward for leading Florida to three national championships this past season, track and field coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that puts him under contract through 2032. Athletic director Scott Stricklin announced the...

3 hurt when fight breaks out at youth track meet in NC

Aug. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Three people were taken to a hospital after a fight broke out during a youth sporting event at North Carolina A&T State University on Tuesday, officials said. Greensboro police said a fight broke out during the AAU’s Junior Olympic Games track meet on...