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Vermont City Marathon taking place after pandemic delay

Oct. 23, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont City Marathon will be held Sunday after being delayed because of the pandemic. This year's race in Burlington, which usually happens on Memorial Day, will only be a half-marathon, the Burlington Free Press reported. ...

Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

Oct. 23, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said Saturday. Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the 200 meter final at the London Games, finishing seventh in a...

Honolulu Marathon plans underway though future uncertain

Oct. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Organizers are planning for the Honolulu Marathon, even though it’s not clear government officials will allow it to be held in December. While Honolulu is easing pandemic-related restrictions on large events, organizers are frustrated that neither...

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Oct. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori said they were...

'22 Boston Marathon, and more change, just 6 months away

Oct. 12, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — First was the marathon. Now comes the sprint. A day after the only fall race in the Boston Marathon’s 125-year history, organizers turned their attention to the 2022 event and whether to keep any of this year’s pandemic-inspired...

Boston's back: Kenya's Kipyogei wins women's marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley,...

Changed race, familiar result: Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson...

Boston Marathon men's wheelchair champ has costly wrong turn

Oct. 11, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race. “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Too bad for Hug,...

IndyCar picks Levi Jones to run Indy Lights feeder series

Oct. 11, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

Levi Jones, a veteran sprint car driver and current USAC executive, was named director of the Indy Lights on Monday as the junior racing series readies for its transition to management by IndyCar. Indy Lights is already a feeder system to the top open-wheel series in the...

Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition

Oct. 11, 2021 11:14 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Diana Kipyogei wins women's race at Boston Marathon, completing Kenyan sweep at pandemic-delayed 125th edition.