Posts Tagged Marathons

Top marathon officials focus on safety issues

In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, photo provided by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, Doug Thurston, race director and executive director of the Big Sur International Marathon, obscured at far left, Virginia Brophy Achman, executive director of the Twin Cities In Motion, and Mike Nishi of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, right, listen as Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Committee stresses a point in an "Event Operations" panel discussion at a marathon security conference in Hattiesburg, Miss. More than 18 months since the Boston Marathon bombing, the challenge of securing a 26.2-mile area remains one of most daunting undertakings in all of sports. (AP Photo/University Of Southern Mississippi, Kelly Dunn)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — It’s been a little more than 18 months since the Boston Marathon bombing and the challenge of securing a 26.2-mile area remains one of most daunting undertakings in sports.

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Kenyan marathoner Kipsang misses doping test

In this Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 file photo, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates on the finish line after winning the men's division of the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York. Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test in Nov. 2014, but that no sanction will be imposed against Kipsang since it's his first failure to be evaluated. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang accused Kenya’s athletics federation on Wednesday of smearing his name by disclosing that he missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.

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Image from marathon shows Texas brothers’ bond

DALLAS (AP) — While crossing the finish line during a half-marathon in Dallas, sixth-grader Judson Greer began to stumble. That’s when his brother Trace, a high school senior, picked him up and carried him.

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Chebet, Chepkiuri win Honolulu Marathon

HONOLULU (AP) — Wilson Chebet of Kenya has won his debut in the Honolulu Marathon after pulling away from a pack of runners in the final miles of the rain-soaked course.

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