All 4 defending champions returning for NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — All four defending champions are returning for the New York City Marathon.
Mary Keitany, Lelisa Desisa, Manuela Schar and Daniel Romanchuk will compete in the marathon on...
Chepngetich wins Dubai Marathon in 3rd fastest women’s time
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya ran the third fastest time for a woman in winning the Dubai Marathon on Friday.
Chepngetich crossed the line in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds, beating the course record by more than two minutes.
Only Paula Radcliffe and Mary Keitany have run a women's marathon quicker.
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.
Re-run: 4 winners from ’17 to defend titles at NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — All four winners of the 2017 NYC Marathon return to defend their titles on Sunday.
American Shalane Flanagan and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor will try to repeat, along with the Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and Marcel Hug in the wheelchair division.
"To be coming back as the defending champion, it's quite an honor and literally a dream come true," said Flanagan, the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977.
American Shalane Flanagan to defend NYC Marathon title
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November.
Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory.
The Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and Marcel Hug also will defend their titles in the wheelchair competition on Nov. 4.
Kenyan star Mary Keitany wins New York Mini 10K
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenyan star Mary Keitany won the New York Mini 10K in Central Park on Saturday. Her time of 30 minutes, 59 seconds was the fifth fastest in the event's 47-year history.
Keitany, a three-time New York City Marathon champion, was followed by two Americans — Aliphine Tuliamuk in 32:08 and Molly Huddle in 32:25. Boston Marathon champion Des Linden was 14th in 35:12, with Boston runner-up Sarah Sellers 17th in 35:29.
Flanagan upsets Keitany, ends US drought at NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb.
With one hellacious holler at the finish, it all poured out.
Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending her decorated career with her first major marathon victory.
Flanagan set to chase ‘alpha runner’ Keitany at NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan began her marathon career with a bang in New York, and the American runner figures she should end it the same way. Just one thing to do first: beat Mary Keitany.
Kipsang, Deba join field for NYC Marathon on Nov. 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Former champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and runner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have joined the field for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5.
The New York Road Runners made the announcement Tuesday.
The 2014 winner Kipsang dropped out of the Berlin Marathon last month because of muscle cramping in cold, wet weather. The former world-record holder won the Tokyo Marathon in February.
Defending men’s champ Ghebreslassie returns to NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending men's champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea will return to compete in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5.
The New York Road Runners also announced Wednesday that he'll be joined by defending wheelchair champion Marcel Hug of Switzerland.
Previously announced women's champion Mary Keitany of Kenya will attempt her fourth straight title in the five-borough race.
Samuelson sets unofficial record in 20th Beach to Beacon
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson joined nearly 6,500 runners Saturday in the road race that she created along the coastal roads where she trained in her native Maine.
Running alongside Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, Samuelson finished the 20th Beach to Beacon 10-kilometer race in 39 minutes, 19 seconds, fast enough for a U.S. record in her division.
LONDON (AP) — Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time.
The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second to shave 41 seconds off Radcliffe's 12-year-old mark.
Kenya’s Keitany, Eritrea’s Ghebreslassie win NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Quite a run at the New York City Marathon for Mary Keitany. Pretty swift debut for Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, too.
Keitany won the race for the third straight time Sunday, pulling away with more than 10 miles to go and breezing home to the finish line in Central Park.
"Alone in the streets," the 34-year-old Kenyan said.
Kenya’s Mary Keitany wins 3rd straight NYC marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany has won her third straight New York City Marathon to become the first woman to win three consecutive marathons in New York since Grete Waitz's five-year run from 1982 to 1986.
The 34-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds, beating countrywoman Joyce Chepkirui by nearly four minutes.