Women's marathons

Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto speaks to journalists about a new plan on the 2020 Olympic marathons and race walking events, at the city office in Sapporo, northern Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events in Sapporo, the host city of the 1972 Winter Olympics, which "will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes." (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 4:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by...
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Runners take part in the 2019 London Marathon, over Tower Bridge in London, Sunday April 28, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 10:26 am
LONDON (AP) — 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...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the first place in the men's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women's race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and...
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Kenneth Kipkemoi, left, of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa, center, of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Cherono, right, of Kenya, compete in the final mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 15, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Cherono crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2013 file photo, Joan Benoit Samuelson warms up in Hopkinton, Mass., prior to the start of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race, said Friday, March 15, 2019, that the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field for the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
March 15, 2019 - 2:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — 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...
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January 25, 2019 - 6:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya ran the third fastest time for a woman in winning the Dubai Marathon on Friday. Chepngetich crossed the line in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds, beating the course record by more than two minutes. Only Paula Radcliffe and Mary Keitany have...
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First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 04, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women's field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runners near the finish line. Desisa, 28, held off countryman...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women's dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-...
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