Guinness tells marathon-running nurse: no skirt, no record

Europe 05/05/19, 09:26

A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform says she has been denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn't wearing a skirt.Jessica Anderson ran last week's marathon in a time of 3.08:22, half a minute faster than the existing marathon record for a woman in ...

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 his last race on the track and would instead be ...

Big Ben runner has bad time at end of London Marathon

Amazing 04/28/19, 12:47

One runner in the 39th London Marathon had a bad time at the end.Lukas Bates, 30, of the Paddock Wood Athletic Club in Kent, was attempting to break the world record for a runner dressed as a landmark building — in this case the tower that houses Big Ben.But as ...

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 last year's race by running the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course 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 gone. So, too, was his cash.The four-time Olympic champion said ...

When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Cherono was ready

Sports 04/16/19, 14:31

Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint.Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace."I've never run on the track before," ...

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, though the rain was expected to taper off before the ...

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 Photo/Stew Milne)First the men, then the women left Hopkinton on ...

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 for windchills in the low 30s.There will be additional medical ...

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.

How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends

U.S. 04/11/19, 00:06

It was the death heard 'round the running world.In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn't mean ...

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 he will have a chance to claim something he covets ...

Delayed marathon bombing memorial to be finished this summer

U.S. 03/26/19, 15:04

Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston.But the long-awaited monuments of bronze, granite and lighted glass won't be ready in time for this year's race on April 15. The $2 million project, which has undergone substantial redesigns since ...

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 the New York City Marathon, posted daily updates on Twitter ...

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 set an American marathon record and a new women's course ...

Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run this year

Sports 02/08/19, 10:57

First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn't lost her nerve — or her resolve.The professional dancer told "CBS This Morning" on Friday she won't be able to run this year's race because 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 to North America."I'm proud of the quotes, the comments, the ...

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 Sunday was watched by more than 1 million spectators on ...

Kenya’s Keitany wins NYC Marathon for 4th time in 5 years

New York 11/04/18, 13:04

Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by three minutes, 13 seconds. Keitany ran the race in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds, the second fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in 2003. The victory ...

Re-run: 4 winners from ’17 to defend titles at NYC Marathon

New York 11/02/18, 13:22

All four winners of the 2017 NYC Marathon return to defend their titles on Sunday.American Shalane Flanagan and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor will try to repeat, along with the Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and Marcel Hug in the wheelchair division."To be coming back as the defending champion, it's quite an ...

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