BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint.
Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600...
BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in...
NYC Marathon sets record with nearly 53,000 finishers
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 52,812.
Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million spectators on a crisp fall day.
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Mary Keitany of Kenya were the men's and women's winners. It was Keitany's fourth victory in New York. Desisa won this race for the first time.
Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Mary Keitany was pacing her way up Manhattan's First Avenue, she had no reason to look back for challengers. The Kenyan's lead was growing over the strong women's field with every stride, and all she thought about was the finish line.
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia didn't break out into a big grin until he pulled away from two opponents late in the race.
MILAN (AP) — On the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, three elite athletes will attempt to run through another barrier — the two-hour marathon.
Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will lead the attempt on Saturday at the Formula One track in Monza, along with two-time Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese.
The pursuit of records and milestones are the overriding incentives in the modern world of international road racing.
Toss in a significant financial incentive and you can entice three of the world’s elite marathoners to pursuit a milestone once thought beyond the boundaries of human endurance.
Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie wins NYC marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie has won the New York City Marathon in the men's field.
Ghebreslassie finished his debut in New York with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 51 seconds.
For most of the course, the men's field was a three-man race between Ghebreslassie, Kenya's Lucas Rotich and Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa. By mile 20, Ghebreslassie gradually began pulling away.