Posts Tagged Women’s track and field

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.

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Things to look for in Monday’s Boston Marathon

A woman poses at the Boston Marathon finish line, a day ahead of the 119th running of the race, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Boston, Mass. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will never be just another race again. The twin bombs at the finish line of the 2013 race made sure of that.

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For Boston winner Meb Keflezighi, a year of thanks

Pedestrians pass a photograph of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston, at the spot where the second bomb detonated at the marathon in 2013. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Ever since Meb Keflezighi won last year’s Boston Marathon, the first race after the finish-line bombings and the first win for an American man in more than 30 years, fans have been gravitating to him wherever he goes.

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30K runners, 28,200 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers

Traffic crosses the newly prepared Boston Marathon finish line Thursday, April 16, 2015, on Boylston Street in Boston. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon includes 26.2 miles, 34 elite athletes, 30,000 runners, 87 countries, 1 million spectators and $830,500 in prize money.

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Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — With a new coach, a new hairstyle and a new, trimmer physique, Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she’s injury-free and looking to qualify for her first world championships in four years.

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