Women's marathons

Joyciline Jepkosgei, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's Division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Mary Keitany, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, she’s eyeing another first-place finish.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 01, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, the 37-year-old Kenyan will try for her fifth title in six years at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A year ago, she finished 17 seconds off the course record. Another victory would still leave her...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, left, speaks during a meeting with the International Olympic Committee officials in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Tokyo Governor Koike has told powerful IOC members she wants the Olympic marathon held in Tokyo and lashed out at what she called an "unprecedented" move to switch the race to the northern city of Sapporo. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 6:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC has a full-blown fight on its hands trying to move next year's Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo. The powerful Olympic body is up against Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was once viewed as a possible Japanese prime minister candidate and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks about a proposal from the International Olympic Committee to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo, during a regular press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans, made without consulting the city or local organizers, to move the marathon 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid Tokyo’s summer heat. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the city or local organizers — to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to Sapporo to avoid the capital's summer heat. The...
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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 - 9:26 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 Eliud Kipchoge wins the first place in the men's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 7:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women's race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and...
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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 - 11:33 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 - 9:46 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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Desiree Linden, left, of Washington, Mich., Yuki Kawauchi, center, of Japan, and Tatyana McFadden, right, of Clarksville, Md., applaud during a media availability on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston in advance of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday. Linden won the women's division, Kawauchi won the men's division, and McFadden women's handcycle division of the 2018 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 3:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he would see a repeat of the rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions from last year's race so soon, but it looks as if it's going to happen. At least it's not expected to be as chilly along the 26.2-mile road from Hopkinton to...
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Elite women runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
November 04, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by three minutes, 13 seconds. Keitany ran the race in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds, the second fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in...
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