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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

New York team helping immigrant runners realize American dream

Girma Bekele Gebre’s stunning third-place finish at the New York City Marathon has changed the Ethiopian runner’s life – a transformation possible because of his ties to a small Manhattan …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei smashes the world record by 81 seconds in winning Chicago Marathon

Brigid Kosgei shocked the race world with what she did at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday – she had just smashed the world record by 81 seconds, is all – …

Eliud Kipchoge first under 2 hours for marathon but no record

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to complete a marathon in less than two hours although it will not count as a world record.

‘I can conquer anything’: Spokane’s Amy Biviano prepares for double marathon as she battles epilepsy

Spokane resident Amy Biviano, diagnosed 26 years ago with epilepsy, plans to do a double marathon – 52.4 miles – to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation as part of …

Marathon Petroleum combines midstream operations for $9B

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.

Marathon runner’s garb disqualifies her for ‘fastest nurse’

Jessica Anderson trained for the London marathon with a goal: she wanted to be the fastest female to complete the race dressed as a nurse. Breaking the Guinness World Record …

Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed …

Woman arrested after firing shots in San Diego near marathon

San Diego police arrested a woman Sunday who held a gun to her head and fired off rounds in a parking structure in downtown, not far from an annual marathon …

Ammi Midstokke: If life were an ultramarathon

Fact: While I have now completed an ultramarathon, this does not make me an ultramarathoner. The former suggests I survived. The latter suggests I

Marathon Petroleum buying Andeavor for more than $23B

With drivers beginning to take note of rising prices at the pump, Marathon Petroleum is buying the refiner and pipeline owner Andeavor for more than $23 billion, creating a refiner …

Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot

The two-hour marathon. For distance runners, it’s a mystical goal equivalent to the four-minute mile that Roger Bannister broke in 1954; a test so difficult some have estimated it may …

UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

Eliud Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of first sub 2-hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history when the Olympic champion attempted to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday. Kipchoge ran …

Eliud Kipchoge leads attempt to run sub 2-hour marathon

Three elite runners will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier on Saturday. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will lead the attempt at the Formula One track in Monza. Two-time Boston …

London Marathon runner carried over line by fellow runner

A runner who carried an exhausted fellow athlete over the London Marathon finishing line says helping him to the end was more important than the race time.

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe’s women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race for the first time.

Women to run apart from men in Tehran’s first marathon

Two days before what has been described as Tehran’s first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and says women will be forced to …

U.S. marathon legend Meb Keflezighi nears the end of the road

Meb Keflezighi helped the running world reclaim the Boston Marathon with a sensational American victory the year after the deadly 2013 bombings. Now he’s nearing the end of the road, …

Emory Clark creates marathon to assist his beloved Clark Fork Wampus Cats

Emory Clark has a thing for jogging. And for his beloved home town of Clark Fork, Idaho.

Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe wades into Caster Semenya debate

Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe says comments she made concerning Caster Semenya have been misrepresented after she stated in a radio interview that the South African’s current dominance in the …

Dancer inspires with Boston Marathon finish

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 34, was a bystander on April 15, 2013. She was stunned by the first explosion near the finish line and knocked to the ground by the second, which …

Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners

There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.

British astronaut plans to run marathon in space

British astronaut Tim Peake will attempt to run a digital version of the London Marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station.

Nonprofit director Ken Briggs rescued by fellow marathoners on course

Ken Briggs is the director of Spokane Valley Partners and a dedicated marathon runner. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest less than a mile before the finishing line of his …

92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon

A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ …

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Boston defeats Tampa Bay on Napoli double in ninth

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were …

Oldest marathon runner retires

HONG KONG – The world’s oldest marathon runner ran his last race on Sunday at the age of 101. Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong Marathon’s 10-kilometer (6.25-mile) race in …

Marathon madness is an addiction

I used to think marathon runners were incredible athletes, obsessive addicts, slightly insane or all of the above. I also thought they were young, skinny and gifted – something I …

Spokane women prepare for U.S. Olympic Trials

Last December, at a marathon starting line in Sacramento, Calif., Spokane women Rachel Jaten and Victoria Russell crowded together with 80 other women who shared the same goal: qualifying for …

Gray takes first in fifth go-round

Cheney’s Ryan Gray reached the halfway point of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in style Monday night, winning the fifth go-round of bareback riding. Gray scored a 90 on MGM …