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 - 1:23 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 start the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 8:02 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 5.40 p.m. Compete in the world championship marathon, sit out the next three months. That's the message from Ethiopian track and field officials concerned about the heat in Qatar. The federation says it "has...
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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 - 7:26 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 Brigid Kosgei wins the women's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 4:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race in the London Marathon on Sunday, beating compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot by almost two minutes on a blustery day in the British capital. The 25-year-old Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in last year's race by...
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Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 9:33 am
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. But one of them was Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the field. And he needed every bit of his speed. Cherono outkicked Lelisa...
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Daniel Romanchuk, of Urbana, Ill., breaks the tape to win the men's handcycle division of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 7:46 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Daniel Romanchuk has won the men's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon with the fastest time ever by an American. Romanchuk crossed the finish line on Boylston Street on Monday in an official time of 1 hour, 21 minutes...
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Runners wait at the starting line during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 52,812. Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million...
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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 - 12:12 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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Eliud Kipchoge celebrates winning the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 5:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous...
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