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2013 London Marathon: Boston tribute

Before the start of the men’s race, the runners in London observed 30 seconds of silence in honor of their marathon brothers and sisters in Boston.

Boston champion McFadden a shining example in London

Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. smiles as she poses for a portrait with the Boston Marathon trophy after winning the women’s wheelchair division of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – Boston Marathon wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden fled the city after Monday’s […]

London race security under review after Boston blasts

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – The London Marathon will go ahead as planned in the British capital this Sunday despite the bomb attack on the Boston race which killed three people and wounded more than 100, police and officials said on Tuesday. Sports Minister Hugh Roberston said he was confident of security arrangements for the […]

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line

Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 […]

2013 Boston Marathon: Shalane Flanagan interview

Shalane Flanagan (USA) discusses her disappointment with a 4th place finish and how she is looking forward to competing again next year.

2013 Boston Marathon: Jason Hartmann interview

Jason Hartmann (USA) discusses his race performance, after he walked away 4th in the men’s race.

2013 Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa interview

Men’s Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa, discusses what it feels like to sprint to the finish after leaving two racers behind in the final mile of the Boston Marathon.

2013 Boston Marathon: Rita Jeptoo interview

Women’s Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo discusses the strategies she used to win her second Boston Marathon title.

2013 Boston Marathon: Hiroyuki Yamamoto wins wheelchair race

Japan’s Hiroyuki Yamamoto was the first winner of the day, cruising to victory in the men’s wheelchair race by 39 seconds over nine-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa.

African runners take top honors at Boston Marathon

By Scott Malone and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, April 15 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s Boston Marathon on Monday, continuing African runners’ dominance in the sport. The results underlined both the strength and rivalry of those two nations’ running programs, said Kenyan runner Wesley Korir, who finished […]

2013 Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Wins Men’s Race

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa won the 2013 Men’s Race of the Boston Marathon with a final time of 2:10.22. Desisa traveled in a pack of 3 men during the final mile of the race, but was able to pull away to get the victory.

2013 Boston Marathon: Rita Jeptoo Wins Women’s Race

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo eared her second Boston Marathon title finishing with a time of 2:26.24. Jeptoo won her first Boston Marathon in 2006.

2013 Boston Marathon (mobile)

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins 4/15 @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon: 5k Race

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon 5k race from downtown Boston.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Women

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Women’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Men

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Men’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

Kenyan lawmaker faces fast field in Boston Marathon

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, April 12 (Reuters) – Defending champion Wesley Korir, who recently won a seat in Kenya’s parliament, said his goal in Monday’s Boston Marathon will be to make his countrymen proud with another victory, but he will face a fast field of fellow Kenyans and Ethiopians on the way. “My first priority […]

2013 Boston Marathon Elite Runner Press Conference

John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Eldoret, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Paris, Porto, Rome, Shanghai, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Storylines and news for the 2013 Boston Marathon

Courtesy of BAA.org BOSTON – With less than one week remaining until the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are prepared for the 117th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The top finishers will receive $806,000, a prize purse supplied by […]

Watch The 2013 Boston Marathon – Only On Universal Sports

For twenty weeks they have endured rigorous training and on April 15th, many of the world’s best marathoners will conquer 26.2 miles of Boston turf. Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon live, only on Universal Sports.

Universal Sports Network complete Boston Marathon programming schedule

Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports events, announced it will present its first “Marathon-A-Thon” highlighted by its exclusive LIVE national coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, starting at 9:30 AM ET. During the month of April, endurance sports fans can watch encore presentations of the world’s […]

Joan Samuelson, Greg Meyer, and Amby Burfoot to run 2013 Boston Marathon

(L-R) Shalane Flanagan, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Kara Goucher and Desiree Davila congratulate each other after the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.baa.org Jacqueline Hansen to Serve as Honorary, Official Starter of Elite Women’s Race. Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb and Sara Mae Berman to […]

Boston Marathon Training Tips and Insights

Training for the Boston Marathon? Get ready for the race with insights and course tips from runners and key Boston Marathon personnel.

Boston Marathon updated 2013 Elite Field

Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]

Boston: Marathon’s Heart and Sole

The 2013 Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. Forty elite athletes from 14 countries have been invited for 117th running on April 15, which you can WATCH LIVE on Universal Sports!

2011 Boston Marathon: Mutai wins men’s race

April 18, 2011: Watch the end of the men’s race at the 2011 Boston Marathon, which was won by Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai.

Korir leads Kenyan sweep at Boston Marathon

Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner’s trophy after winning the men’s and women’s divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) By Scott Malone and Ros Krasny BOSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Kenyan runners swept both Boston Marathon podiums on Monday as […]

Boston Marathon: Wesley Korir Interview

We spoke with Wesley Korir of Kenya after winning the Men’s Race of the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon: Joshua Cassidy After Winning

We spoke with Joshua Cassidy after his winning of the Men’s Push Rim race in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Wesley Korir wins 2012 Boston Marathon

In the men’s race, coming up from behind, Korir passes Bernard Kipyego and Levy Matebo to lead the Kenya sweep at 2:12:40, 26 seconds.

Cherop wins 2012 Boston Marathon

In the Women’s race, Sharon Cherop lead a Kenya sweep by 2 seconds, at 2:31:50, ahead of Jemima Sumgong and Georgina Rono.

2012 Boston Marathon Push Rim Race

Joshua Cassidy (CAN) wins the men’s race with a course record at 1:18:25. In the women’s Shirley Reilly (USA) wins by :01 at 1:37:36.

Boston Marathon: April 16, 2012 (REPLAY)

The men’s field includes Gebre Gebremariam, the third-place finisher last year and the 2010 New York City champion, and Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, the 2010 Boston winner. The top women include Sharon Cherop and Caroline Rotich.

Boston braces for punishing heat

Runners make their way through discared cups from a water station during the running of the 115th Boston Marathon through Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) By Ros Krasny BOSTON, April 14 (Reuters) – Organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon have put extra safety measures in place and are encouraging some runners to […]

Mutai hopes Boston can fuel Olympic bid

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men’s division of the 2011 New York City Marathon in New York November 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, April 13 (Reuters) – When Geoffrey Mutai, who clocked the fastest ever marathon in Boston last year, returns to the starting line on […]

Universal Sports Network Presents Multiplatform Coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon

(AP Photo/Stew Milne) Network Also Airing 2012 Rotterdam Marathon and 2012 London Marathon as Part of Marathon Mondays Universal Sports Network will provide live television and online coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The marathon will air on Universal Sports Network, with live streaming […]

2011 Boston Marathon: Kilel is women’s champ

April 18, 2011: Watch as Kenyan Caroline Kilel wins the women’s title at the 2011 Boston Marathon ahead of American Desiree Davila.

2011 Boston Marathon: Desiree Davila after the race

April 18, 2011: Watch Desiree Davila’s interview after her exciting second-place finish at the Boston Marathon.

2010 Boston Marathon: Erkesso wins first Boston Marathon

April 19, 2010: Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia holds off a charge from Tatyana Pushkareva to win her first title in Boston.

2010 Boston Marathon: Tsuchida takes women’s wheelchair title

April 19, 2010: Wakako Tsuchida of Japan wins her fourth consecutive Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair title.

2010 Boston Marathon: Van Dyk claims another wheelchair crown

April 19, 2010: Ernst Van Dyk wins his record ninth Boston Marathon — and third consecutive — by edging American Krige Schabort.

2010 Boston Marathon: Cheruiyot sets Boston record

April 19, 2010: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Ethiopia gets his first win in Boston and sets the course record as well at 2:05:52.

2010 Boston Marathon: Boston’s top male finishers

April 19, 2010: The top finishers in the Boston Marathon men’s race (behind winner Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya) are Tekeste Kebede (ETH) in second, Deriba Merga (ETH) in third, Ryan Hall (USA) in fourth and Meb Keflezighi (USA) in fifth.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Guests on Premiere of Beyond The Medals

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) Watch the premiere episode of Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM ET, followed by an encore presentations later that night at 11:30 PM ET and on January 22 at 1 PM ET. The next episode premieres on February 18 at 7:30 PM […]

Several Cities Interested in 2024 Olympics

Closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee launched a newly-created invitation phase for potential bid cities for the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday, confident the reformed process will trigger more interest in hosting the Olympics. So far Germany with […]

2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships Schedule

 Hannah Kearney (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2015) – Universal Sports Network will present exclusive multi-platform coverage of the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from Kreischberg, Austria, both on air and at UniversalSports.com from January 15 to 25, 2015. For the biggest freestyle event on this year’s calendar, the U.S. […]

Impressive Field for 2015 London Marathon

Dennis Kimetto (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto, who smashed the world record last year, and fellow Kenyan and defending champion Wilson Kipsang, whose mark he beat, will go head-to-head for the first time in a mouth-watering London […]

USOC Set to Choose 2024 Olympic Bid City

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com Representatives from the USOC will be meeting Thursday, January 8th at the Denver International Airport to consider a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The USOC made claims in early December that the odds are good for an American 2024 Olympic bid, and on the 16th of […]

Kenyan Athletes Demand Tougher Action Against Doping

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) ITEN, Kenya, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Olympic and double world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop has joined a growing number of Kenyan athletes and officials demanding tougher action against doping after dozens of positive cases in Kenya in the past two years. Government officials have blamed the rising number of cases on […]

USN’s Photos of 2014

Universal Sports’ Photos of 2014 Unforgettable photographs were captured in 2014 at sporting events ranging from the Boston Marathon to the Winter Olympics. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size image, as well as a description. Which photo is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter using: #Bestof2014 In addition, watch encore presentations of 2014’s most memorable […]

USN’s Best of 2014

2014 was a year of record-breaking and history-making performances. Watch encore presentations of 2014’s most memorable moments on Universal Sports Network to relive dominating wins, comebacks and emotional victories from the past 12 months. Twitter: #Bestof2014 DATE EVENT Time 12/22 FIS Cross-Country Tour de Ski from Val di Femme, Italy (1/5) Norwegians sweep grueling race and claim first-time victory […]

Kenya’s marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA (Reuters) – Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September. “The results of the analysis of the B sample which was conducted on 17th to 19th December […]

 
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