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Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90. A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a...

Hataoka declared winner as rain-soaked LPGA cut to 54 holes.

Jul. 11, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Nasa Hataoka of Japan was declared the winner of the Marathon LPGA Classic when the final round Sunday was washed out by relentless, heavy rain. Hataoka had a six-shot lead over Elizabeth Szokol and Mina Harigae. She won for the fourth time on the...

Kipruto, Cheruiyots left out of Kenya Olympic team

Jun. 19, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and world 1,500-meter titleholder Timothy Cheruiyot missed out on Kenya's provisional team for the Tokyo Games as the national trials ended on Saturday. Kipruto, who is also a two-time world champion,...

Sara Hall wins New York Mini 10K in Central Park

Jun. 12, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Hall won her second consecutive title at the Mastercard New York Mini 10K on Saturday, finishing the Central Park race in 31 minutes, 33 seconds. It was the fastest time by an American in the 49-year history of women-only event. Hall broke away from...

West Virginia resident trains for the Boston Marathon

Jun. 05, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (AP) — Shinnston resident James Coulter had a goal to be in the best shape of his life by age 40. He set his sights on the Boston Marathon, and by 40, he achieved that goal and qualified for the iconic race. Now at age 41, he will run the race,...

The Latest: New York City Marathon coming back in November

May. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The New York Road Runners announced Monday that the 50th running of the New York City Marathon will be staged on Nov. 7. NYRR says a modified...

Coe gives stamp of approval to Tokyo Olympic test event

May. 05, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of track and field, said a half-marathon test event run in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Wednesday made him confident that the Olympic marathon can be held successfully in the city when the Tokyo Games open in...