Molly Huddle among American women’s surge at NYC Marathon

New York 11/01/18, 16:29

Shalane Flanagan set the bar high for her U.S. compatriots last year, becoming the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon.Desiree Linden followed with a victory in April at the windy and rainy Boston Marathon, the first American woman to accomplish that feat in ...

On solid ground: ‘Sully,’ controller reunite at NYC Marathon

New York 10/27/18, 13:00

The image is miraculous: Passengers standing on the wings of a US Airways jetliner as it floats down the Hudson River.Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and air traffic controller Pat Harten are forever linked by the amazing water landing that saved all 155 passengers and crew after a double-bird strike damaged ...

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

Africa 10/21/18, 03:13

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and ...

Boston playground named in honor of marathon bombing hero

U.S. 10/17/18, 12:22

A new playground in Boston has been dedicated in memory of a city police officer who died in 2014 from injuries suffered during the gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers. The playground and basketball courts at Harambee Park in the city's Dorchester neighborhood were named for Sgt. Dennis "D.J." Simmonds on ...

2 runners die after completing Cardiff half marathon

Sports 10/07/18, 15:50

Two male competitors have died following cardiac arrests after completing Sunday's Cardiff half marathon, organizers said."This is a terrible tragedy. Our deepest sympathies go out to their family and friends," Run 4 Wales chief executive Matt Newman was quoted as saying by the BBC. "Everyone connected with the race is ...

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