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Here are the 2 guide dog puppies named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners

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Here are the 2 guide dog puppies named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners

- They might not be destined to break their namesakes’ blazing times. But Edna and Geoffrey, two guide dog puppies-in-training named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners, might come in first in some hearts. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York-based nonprofit that breeds and trains guide dogs for the visually impaired, pledged in April to name two puppies from upcoming litters after the men’s and women’s winners of this year’s race

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

- ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Orlando by the estate of Ibragim Todashev and Todashev's parents against two Massachusetts state troopers, an FBI agent and an Orlando police officer who was working under the FBI's supervision

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

- ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Orlando by the estate of Ibragim Todashev and Todashev's parents against two Massachusetts state troopers, an FBI agent and an Orlando police officer who was working under the FBI's supervision

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

- ORLANDO, Fla. — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 are suing two FBI agents and two Massachusetts state troopers for wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Orlando by the estate of Ibragim Todashev and Todashev's parents. The agents interviewed Todashev as they looked into the background of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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Boston Marathon director says impact of bombings still felt

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Boston Marathon director says impact of bombings still felt

- And why not? He's the director of the Boston Marathon who has had quite the running career himself. He once ran across the United States in 80 days, a route that took him from Medford, Ore., to Medford, Mass. He's Boston strong. That was the message in 2013 much of the country became familiar with in the wake of the bombings that marred the '13 Boston Marathon

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NH runners upset over course mistake at Boston Marathon qualifier

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NH runners upset over course mistake at Boston Marathon qualifier

- Detour added half mile onto race at Maine Coast Marathon. . NH runners upset over course mistake at Boston Marathon qualifier Detour added half mile onto race at Maine Coast Marathon NASHUA, N.H. — Runners who took part in the Maine Coast Marathon over the weekend may face an obstacle in qualifying for next year’s Boston Marathon. Many runners from New Hampshire were there, hoping to cross the finish line with a time good enough to go on to run Boston – but they didn’t factor in a detour

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Peter Chebii repeats as Prairie Fire men’s half-marathon champion

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Peter Chebii repeats as Prairie Fire men’s half-marathon champion

- When Peter Chebii starts a race, his goal is to cross the finish line, even if he is in some pain. Chebii, 32, won his second straight Prairie Fire half marathon on Sunday morning with some discomfort. “I was getting some cramps back here in my hamstring,” Chebii said. “It starting hurting at one point, I think about two miles, but I wanted to keep pushing forward

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Nike has 3 elite runners trying to break 2-hour marathon barrier

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Nike has 3 elite runners trying to break 2-hour marathon barrier

- MILAN (AP) — On the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, three elite athletes will attempt to run through another barrier — the two-hour marathon. They are bidding to run 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in less than two hours. The world record over the distance is 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya in Berlin in 2014

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Ready, set, register: Boston Marathon signup starts Sept. 11

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Ready, set, register: Boston Marathon signup starts Sept. 11

- If you just ran the Boston Marathon, chances are your legs are still trashed. But if you plan to be back for more next year, mark your calendar for 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. That's when the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race, will open registration for the 2018 edition. The BAA says it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib

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Ready, Set, Register: Boston Marathon Signup Begins Sept. 11

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Ready, Set, Register: Boston Marathon Signup Begins Sept. 11

- BOSTON (AP) — If you just ran the Boston Marathon, chances are your legs are still trashed. But if you plan to be back for more next year, mark your calendar for 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. That’s when the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race, will open registration for the 2018 edition. The BAA says it will again use a “rolling” registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib

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New Balance signs on as London Marathon sponsor

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New Balance signs on as London Marathon sponsor

- BOSTON (AP) — New Balance and the London Marathon are renewing their relationship. The relationship dates to the early 1980s when New Balance was a sponsor during the event’s early years. The sponsorship also includes other events organized by London Marathon Events Ltd. As part of the agreement, New Balance will make an annual contribution to The London Marathon Charitable Trust

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Arya Bahreini claims men's marathon title

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Arya Bahreini claims men's marathon title

- With 50 days left until the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon men's race, Arya Bahreini hadn't run in three whole months as he recovered from leg tendinitis. Long odds for a championship with a shortened training regimen. But a challenge accepted from the 23-year-old former distance runner at Oklahoma City University, who put in critical last-minute miles to become competition ready. “I felt really strong, and I knew I would definitely be contending for the title,” Bahreini said

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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days

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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days

- LONDON (AP) — An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting. Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name “Mr. Gorilla,” raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda. The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26

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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon

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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon

- LONDON (AP) - The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization - so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. He's hopeful of finishing the race Saturday, with his two sons expected at the finish line to celebrate his feat

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Competitor helps fellow runner complete London Marathon

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Competitor helps fellow runner complete London Marathon

- LONDON -- A competitor at the London Marathon exhibited some fine sportsmanship Sunday by helping a fellow runner cross the finish line, the BBC reported. Matthew Rees put his arm around David Wyeth, who was struggling to reach the finish line, and guided him the final 150 yards to finish the race. Former marathon winner and BBC commentator Tanni Grey Thompson tweeted: "Matthew Rees refuses to give up helping David Wyeth across the line

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Man dies during Oak Island half marathon - | WBTV Charlotte

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Man dies during Oak Island half marathon - | WBTV Charlotte

- OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - A man died during the Oak Island Lighthouse half marathon race Saturday. According to Oak Island town manager, David Kelly, the man did die during the event. Oak Island mayor Cin Brochure does not have any details on the incident yet but says, "I am deeply saddened and heart broken for the family. Prayers lifted for comfort and peace

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Here are the 2 guide dog puppies named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners
Here are the 2 guide dog puppies named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners They might not be destined to break their namesakes’ blazing times. But Edna and Geoffrey, two guide dog puppies-in-training named after the 2017 Boston Marathon winners, might come in first in some hearts. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York-based nonprofit that breeds and trains guide dogs for the visually impaired, pledged in April to name two puppies from upcoming litters after the men’s and women’s winners of this year’s race   Read More ...
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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death
Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Orlando by the estate of Ibragim Todashev and Todashev's parents against two Massachusetts state troopers, an FBI agent and an Orlando police officer who was working under the FBI's supervision   Read More ...
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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death
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Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death
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Ready, set, register: Boston Marathon signup starts Sept. 11
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Ready, Set, Register: Boston Marathon Signup Begins Sept. 11
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New Balance signs on as London Marathon sponsor
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Arya Bahreini claims men's marathon title
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She's back: Catherine Lisle repeats as women's marathon champion
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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days
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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days
Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days LONDON (AP) — An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting. Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organization, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda. Harrison slept at friends' houses in the evenings after completing around 10 to 12 hours and 4   Read More ...
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It Took ‘Mr. Gorilla’ 6 Days to Finish the London Marathon. But He Raised More Than $33,000
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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days
LONDON (AP) - An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting. Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda. The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26   Read More ...
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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days
LONDON (AP) — An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting. Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda. The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26   Read More ...
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Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days - | WBTV Charlotte
LONDON (AP) - An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting. Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda. The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26   Read More ...
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Man Dressed as a Gorilla Finally Finishes the London Marathon After Crawling for 6 Days
Man Dressed as a Gorilla Finally Finishes the London Marathon After Crawling for 6 Days A 41-year-old man has finally completed the London Marathon “gorilla-style!” Tom Harrison, who calls himself Mr. Gorilla, crawled the entire , completing the course in six-and-a-half days and raising a whopping £26,000 for The Gorilla Organization, which supports grassroots conservation projects to address key threats facing gorillas today, according to the BBC. (The actual marathon began last Sunday.) “Prior to this, the most I had crawled in one go was a mile, so I found the first day of the marathon really exhausting,” he told the news network, which noted he crawled for 10 to 12 hours per day   Read More ...
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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon
UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon LONDON — The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization — so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. He's hopeful of finishing the race Saturday, with his two sons awaiting him at the finish line   Read More ...
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Updated: UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization – so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged   Read More ...
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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon
UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon LONDON (AP) - The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization - so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. He's hopeful of finishing the race Saturday, with his two sons expected at the finish line to celebrate his feat   Read More ...
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Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018
Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018 LONDON London Marathon organizers have announced plans for a mass participation half-marathon next year as part of a campaign to encourage the city's communities to interact. A statement on Friday said leading athletes will run with amateurs in a mass participation event across closed roads in London on March 4. A total of 7,500 places will be reserved for community groups from the four host boroughs in the race   Read More ...
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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon - | WBTV Charlotte
UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon - | WBTV Charlotte LONDON (AP) - The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization - so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. He's hopeful of finishing the race Saturday, with his two sons expected at the finish line to celebrate his feat   Read More ...
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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon
UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It's not that he's a slow runner. It's that he's a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization — so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. He's hopeful of finishing the race Saturday, with his two sons expected at the finish line to celebrate his feat   Read More ...
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Boston Marathon winner and mother of five Edna Kiplagat explains why she runs
Boston Marathon winner and mother of five Edna Kiplagat explains why she runs Boston Marathon winner and two-time marathon world champion Edna Kiplagat says running is the only job she’s ever had. Kiplagat told NPR that she started running road races in Kenya when she was in secondary school and dedicated herself to running full time when she was 16 years old. Kiplagat with an official time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 52 seconds   Read More ...
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84-Year-Old Man Completes Boston Marathon After Suffering Heart Attack
84-Year-Old Man Completes Boston Marathon After Suffering Heart Attack MARBLEHEAD (CBS) — Jimmy Green, like thousands of other runners, entered the Boston Marathon for the thrill of the race. What makes Green different is that he is 84 years old — and that he finished the race after suffering from a heart attack. Green is an experienced runner who has represented the United States around the world. He has completed the Boston Marathon almost 30 times   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Man who died during half-marathon was 25, active duty mi - | WBTV Charlotte
UPDATE: Man who died during half-marathon was 25, active duty mi - | WBTV Charlotte OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - A man died during the Oak Island Lighthouse half-marathon race Saturday. According to a Monday afternoon email from Oak Island town officials, the deceased was a 25-year-old male runner. His name and cause of death have not been released, but he was an active duty military member from out of state participating in the half-marathon and officials said the man's family, which is also from out of state, was notified the day of the incident   Read More ...
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