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Former Olympic champion launching grant program

In this Feb. 26, 2004 file photo, Olympic champion runner Billy Mills poses in Rapid City, S.D., Feb. 26, 2004. Mills is marking the 50th anniversary of his 1964 gold medal by launching a grant program to help young people. Mills' organization called Running Strong for American Indian Youth will award 50 "Dreamstarter" grants of $10,000 each to youth-oriented community groups and nonprofits over the next five years. Mills, 76, now lives in California. (AP Photo/Carson Walker, File)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Olympic champion runner Billy Mills is marking the 50th anniversary of his 1964 gold medal by launching a grant program to help young people.

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Olympic champ Rezkova-Hubnerova dies at 64

PRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women’s high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.

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Tens of thousands expected for Detroit marathon

A runner stops to shoot the Detroit skyline with her phone during the Detroit marathon Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Detroit. The marathon weekend included races of a variety of lengths, besides the 26.2 mile marathon. An estimated 27,000 people participated last year. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

DETROIT (AP) — A cross country coach from Milford High School has won the men’s division of the Detroit marathon, while an ex-Grand Valley State distance runner has taken the women’s title.

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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

A runner, wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants, looks at her smartphone as she and others jog past Chang'an Avenue near Tiananmen Square shrouded in haze at the start of 2014 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

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