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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...

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...

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...

Brazil's Cunha wins women's Olympic marathon swimming

Aug. 03, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Dodging leaping fish in Tokyo Bay and pressure on the lead, Ana Marcela Cunha kept her cool and finally won at the Olympics on her third try. The Brazilian claimed the women’s 10-kilometer marathon swimming event on Wednesday in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 30.8...

Heat, humidity pose challenges in Olympic marathon swimming

Aug. 03, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A blazing sun. Drenching humidity. Choppy waters. Gusting winds. Two dozen bodies diving in together for two hours of swimming mixed with a stray elbow here, an occasional kick there. Marathon swimming at the Tokyo Olympics is as...

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...