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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Oct. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in 2:18:35. "I'm...

'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon

Oct. 12, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to...

Smith, Klimek win 26th Hartford Marathon

Oct. 12, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Smith and Marci Klimek are the men's and women's winners of the 26th running of the Hartford Marathon. The 24-year-old Smith, of Auburn, Maine, crossed the finish line Saturday with an unofficial time of 2:18:25, about 3 minutes off the course record set by Abiyot Endale in...

MPA will allow wheelchair athlete in cross-country race

Oct. 12, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

TURNER, Maine (AP) — The Maine Principals' Association will allow a high school athlete to compete with a wheelchair at the state cross-country meet. Head of the MPA cross country committee, Mike Bisson, told the Sun Journal Jonathan Schomaker will compete in the Class B South regional in his own race, as...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...

Kipchoge chases sub 2-hour marathon in Vienna

Oct. 9, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — When Eliud Kipchoge's family finally gets to see him at a marathon, it will likely be the fastest one the Olympic champion has ever run. The 34-year-old Kenyan's attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon has been set for Saturday in Prater park, a landmark part of the Vienna City Marathon. Event...

MPA reconsiders wheelchair athlete in cross-country race

Oct. 8, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

TURNER, Maine (AP) — The Maine Principals' Association is reviewing whether there's a way for a high school athlete to compete with a wheelchair at the state cross-country meet. The MPA has softened its position after coming under fire for telling Leavitt High School sophomore Jonathan Schomaker that he...

Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada

Oct. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground. He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage. Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country's second-ever gold...

Mommy's medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title

Oct. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...

The Latest: US wins men's 4x400, last event of track worlds

Oct. 6, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Sunday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United States has won the men's 4x400 relay, the final event of the track and field world championships. A strong second leg from Michael Cherry put the U.S. into a clear lead, before Rai...