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Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes...

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...

Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel to run NYC Marathon

Aug. 18, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel is one of several standout American women planning to run the New York City Marathon in November, race organizers announced Wednesday. Seidel stunned even herself with a third-place finish in Tokyo this month in just...

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. ...

Kenya's Kipchoge dominates, defends Olympic marathon title

Aug. 07, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge just decided it was time to sprint away. Simple as that. He never really even looked back. Except near the finish, simply to see if anyone was there. Of course, no one was even close. Kipchoge pulled away late...

Seidel earns marathon bronze, predicted medal in 4th grade

Aug. 07, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maybe the person most surprised by the bronze medal in the women's Olympic marathon was the bronze medalist herself, Molly Seidel. Even if a medal was something she did set as a goal all the way back in fourth grade. For a...

Jepchirchir beats heat in Sapporo to win Olympic marathon

Aug. 06, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — There was an unfamiliar sight along the women's marathon course at the Tokyo Olympics: actual fans. Cheering, too. At the end, a more familiar view — a Kenyan racer leading the way. Peres Jepchirchir led a 1-2 Kenyan finish...

'Same frying pan': Marathoners brace for heat in Sapporo

Aug. 06, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge looks at the early-morning heat and the heavy humidity forecast for the marathon with a cool demeanor. “All of us," the defending Olympic champion from Kenya recently said, “will be in the same frying pan.” ...

Marathon mom: Tuliamuk on track after having baby in January

Aug. 05, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sometimes, her workouts on an exercise machine were cut short when Zoe started crying. Baby steps, U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk reminded herself. Sometimes, she stayed up late when Zoe was fussy, even though she had an early...