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Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K

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Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K

- BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — What has been described as one of the most scenic and challenging races in the tri-state area took place on Sunday. The 5th annual Bristol Half Marathon and 5K was held Sunday morning. The event benefits Fisher House Connecticut which builds and maintains long-term housing for families of seriously injured soldiers near military and VA hospitals around the country
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Kirui gives Kenya gold in men's marathon at worlds

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Kirui gives Kenya gold in men's marathon at worlds

- LONDON (AP) — Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya a record fifth men's marathon title at the world championships on Sunday, winning a seesaw race with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia that finished on London's famed Tower Bridge. Kirui had to come from behind to pass Tola in the final quarter of the race. And once he got through the winding streets of London, Kirui found the way clear for a victorious run along the River Thames over the last miles
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Kirui gives Kenya gold in men's marathon

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Kirui gives Kenya gold in men's marathon

- LONDON (AP) — Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya a record fifth men's marathon title at the world championships on Sunday, winning a seesaw race with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia that finished on London's famed Tower Bridge. Kirui had to come from behind to pass Tola in the final quarter of the race. And once he got through the winding streets of London, Kirui found the way clear for a victorious run along the River Thames over the last miles
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

- Tournament held in memory of 2 officers. . Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims Tournament held in memory of 2 officers BOSTON — Youth and adult basketball teams are gathering at MIT this weekend to honor two police officers who died in the wake of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The fourth annual Boston Strong Invitational Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at MIT's Rockwell Gym
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Pro marathoner says he outran two black bears while training in Maine woods

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Pro marathoner says he outran two black bears while training in Maine woods

- A professional Kenyan marathoner now has a running experience perhaps more memorable than some of his greatest athletic accomplishments. Moninda Marube, a 38-year-old student at the University of Maine-Farmington who won the 2013 Maine Half Marathon, said he encountered two charging black bears in the woods while on an 18-mile training run Wednesday at Whitman Spring Road Trail in Auburn, Maine
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Incoming UW freshman Tibs Proctor wins men’s half-marathon

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Incoming UW freshman Tibs Proctor wins men’s half-marathon

- With Sunday’s races starting at Husky Stadium, Tibs Proctor began his half-marathon on the campus where he could continue to find success for the next four years. Proctor, who graduated from The Northwest School on Tuesday, won the men’s half-marathon at the Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon on Sunday and will join UW’s cross country team in the fall. He finished first in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds, in front of three other runners who crossed the line less than a minute later
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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 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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She's back: Catherine Lisle repeats as women's marathon champion

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She's back: Catherine Lisle repeats as women's marathon champion

- Catherine Lisle was admittedly nervous. The defending champion and three-time winner of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon women's race made the early morning Sunday drive from Edmond with her husband and fellow marathon participant, Stu, with visions of yet another title. “I tried to put her at ease,” Stu Lisle said, “‘You've already done everything you could do in this race
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Marathon - United States

  • Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K
    Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K

    , wtnh.com

    BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — What has been described as one of the most scenic and challenging races in the tri-state area took place on Sunday. The 5th annual Bristol Half Marathon and 5K was held Sunday morning. The event benefits Fisher House Connecticut which builds and maintains long-term housing for families of seriously injured soldiers near military and VA hospitals around the country
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  • Man dies during Oak Island half marathon - | WBTV Charlotte
    Man dies during Oak Island half marathon - | WBTV Charlotte

    , wbtv.com

    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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2017 Boston Marathon

Marathoners

  • U.S. marathon star Meb Keflezighi is racing toward retirement
    U.S. marathon star Meb Keflezighi is racing toward retirement

    , concordmonitor.com

    By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press America’s premier marathoner is taking his victory lap. Meb Keflezighi says he’ll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month’s Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he’ll have racked up 26 marathons and he’ll be 42. Considering the metric equivalent of the classic 26.2-mile distance is 42
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