Farah declines selection for marathon at track worlds

Sports 05/01/19, 06:49

Mo Farah has declined selection for the marathon at the world championships in Doha, potentially setting up a return to the track.Farah, who won back-to-back Olympic doubles in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, said in 2017 that he had run ...

Kosgei wins women’s race in London Marathon

Sports 04/28/19, 06:07

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race in the London Marathon on Sunday, beating compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot by almost two minutes on a blustery day in the British capital.The 25-year-old Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in ...

Mo Farah’s hotel room robbed at training camp

Africa 04/24/19, 09:36

When Mo Farah entered his hotel room on his 36th birthday last month in Ethiopia, he quickly noticed he had been robbed.A locked case had been opened. Two phones were taken. A watch given to him by his wife was ...

Runners gear up for another wet Boston Marathon

Sports 04/15/19, 08:29

Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon.Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, ...

Update: Wheelchair race is off at wet Boston Marathon

Sports 04/15/19, 08:26

The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local):9:02 a.m.The wheelchair race is off at the Boston Marathon.Runners arrive at the athletes village prior to the start of the123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP ...

Boston Marathon organizers prepare for another rainy race

Sports 04/12/19, 12:35

The Boston Marathon has announced several adjustments for the world's oldest annual marathon because of the stormy weather forecast.Organizers of the 123rd race are preparing for rain, strong winds and morning temperatures in the 30s on Monday, with the potential ...

Marathon Director has heart health warning

U.S. 04/11/19, 00:15

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray had open-heart triple bypass surgery just six months ago, but that's not stopping him from running his 47th consecutive marathon in Boston next week.

Boston Marathon to add para athlete divisions in 2020

Sports 04/08/19, 01:04

When Marko Cheseto lines up in Hopkinton for the start of the Boston Marathon next week, he will already be looking past the finish line, 26.2 miles away.It's next year, when organizers will christen three new para athlete divisions, that ...

Global feet: Running 62 marathons for water awareness

New York 03/22/19, 10:54

Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an effort to raise awareness about global water shortages and how to prevent them. The 48-year-old Australian started at ...

Joan Benoit Samuelson to run Boston Marathon again

Sports 03/15/19, 13:05

Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again.The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field on April 15.Benoit Samuelson was a 21-year-old Bowdoin College student in 1979 when she ...

Racing result secondary to Zanardi’s journey to Daytona

Sports 01/27/19, 17:20

Alex Zanardi's Rolex 24 at Daytona was problem-plagued, perhaps even forgettable.That was just fine for one of the most beloved figures in motorsports, who found the racing to be secondary to the adulation and affection he received in his return ...

NYC Marathon sets record with nearly 52,000 finishers

Sports 11/05/18, 16:55

The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 51,812.Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs ...

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