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BC-Sports Showcase Digest

April 8, 2019

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MONDAY, April 8


BOSTON _ Retired Air Force Technical Sergeant Adam Popp will be running the Boston Marathon this year in pursuit of a personal best time and the hope that he will be an example for other para athletes who are looking for ways to satisfy their competitive urges. But Popp, who lost his right leg above the knee in Afghanistan, wants something more: A spot on the podium as a Boston Marathon champion. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 a.m. Monday.



Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for them Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. By James Ellingworth. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 a.m. Wednesday.


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