Posts Tagged Track and field

Kenyan athletes criticize federation for suspending agents

Mark Korir of Kenya kisses the ground after winning the 39th Paris Marathon men's race, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Korir finished the men's race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

ELDORET, Kenya (AP) — Leading Kenyan athletes have criticized the national federation for suspending their agents in a doping investigation, saying it has hurt their preparations for the world championships and other major competitions this season.

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Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing

FILE  - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing. Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.

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Kenya suspends agents of world record holder Kimetto, others

Runners make their way along the Seine river during the 39th Paris Marathon, in Paris, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Conciergerie monument that houses the Paris prefecture is in the background. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s athletics federation suspended the agents of marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and other top stars on Monday while it investigates the spike in doping among the country’s runners.

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Enhanced security to remain in place for Boston Marathon

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Tight security will be in place again for the Boston Marathon — the second since the deadly 2013 bombing at the finish line.

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Ethiopia’s Lemma wins Vienna City Marathon after solo run

Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna  Austria, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia dominated the Vienna City Marathon Sunday, running on his own for the last 15 kilometers after other pre-race favorites struggled with the wind and injuries.

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