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UNH steps up virus regulations; Vermont marathon scaled back

Sep. 11, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: __ MASSACHUSETTS Teenagers in some of the state's hardest hit communities in the coronavirus pandemic are among the least vaccinated. ...

Oklahoma City Marathon adopts coronavirus rules for runners

Sep. 09, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Marathon will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race in order to participate in the annual race. “This Marathon stands for the same resilience of our community we saw...

Keeping with tradition, man runs 80 miles on 80th birthday

Sep. 06, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Bernie Hoefgen of Eau Claire turned 80 in early August and commemorated the milestone by doing something that not a lot of 20-year-olds, much less octogenarians, do: walking 80-plus miles — more than 160,000 total steps — over four days. This...

Virus concerns again force cancellation of NJ marathon

Aug. 16, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Concerns about COVID-19 have prompted the cancellation of one of New Jersey’s premier road races for the second year in a row. The New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon were scheduled to be held in and around Long Branch on Oct. 16 and 17. ...

Michigan Supreme Court judge gives pep talk to jail inmates

Jul. 31, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Inmates at a Flint-area jail got a pep talk from an unlikely visitor: a Michigan Supreme Court justice. Richard Bernstein recently shook the hands of 24 people enrolled in an education program intended to help them succeed when they're released from...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Body of missing runner found

Jul. 14, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. (AP) — The body of a New York man has been recovered more than a week after he disappeared after a run at a Virginia resort, authorities said. News outlets report that Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said deputies and Primland Resort employees were...

Group preaches brotherhood with early-morning workouts

Jul. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — At 4:30 a.m., Greenwood is eerily quiet. Roads that are normally flooded with cars getting from destination to destination are silent. A stray passing car might whiz by but for the most part the only light you can see is the streetlights and the...

Trail-running man injured in grizzly attack in eastern Idaho

Jul. 09, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state wildlife officials say a man was injured after he was attacked by a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho on Friday morning. Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Roger Phillips said in a prepared statement that the man was running on...

Gray collects 5th victory in 60th Mount Washington Road Race

Jun. 20, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Joseph Gray, the reigning World Mountain Running Champion, raced to the top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast on Sunday to collect his fifth Mount Washington Road Race victory. Gray, 37, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, led from the sunny...