Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses next to the timekeeping vehicle displaying his new world record (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) BERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start […]
(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid. After stunning rebukes to New York to host the 2012 Olympics and Chicago’s […]
Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) What motivates Meb Keflezighi? The 2014 Boston Marathon winner discusses how he made his dreams a reality in this heartfelt Facebook post:
By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games. The two cities are slugging it out for the […]
(Reuters) – Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. “We will answer the questionnaire of the […]
Meb Keflezighi (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) New York— Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon champion and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, and Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the top-ranked player in the world and winner of the recent Istanbul Cup, will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City […]
By Max Meyer Olympic figure skaters Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay pulled off an unusual first pitch before the Milwaukee Brewers-Tampa Bay Rays game Monday night. After they both walked to the pitcher’s mound, Bartholomay lifted Zhang above his head. Zhang looked quite comfortable and threw a perfect strike. The figure skating pair won the silver at […]
By Max Meyer Need a basketball fix after the NBA Finals ended in June? The top amateur basketball players from across the country will compete in AAU games on August 1 at 3 PM ET on Universal Sports. Here are some of the names, and future stars, to look out for. KC RUN GMC from […]
The USA Women’s National Rugby Team (Twitter: @USARugby) BOULDER, Colo. — The Women’s Eagles have been selected for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014. In total, 26 players will have the chance to represent the U.S.A. in Paris for the prestigious tournament. Additionally, four players will accompany the team to Paris as reserves. “It […]
Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]
By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times. (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]
2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about the importance of nutrition when it comes to his performance. Meb pushes himself to the limits and is careful to incorporate a high amount of protein into his diet.
Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social […]
Every April, Heather Abbott and her friends have a tradition to cheer on runners in the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. When the first bomb exploded last April, Heather remembers feeling as though her foot was on fire and knew immediately that she was severely injured. Although she eventually lost part of her left leg, Heather is determined to never have to say “I can’t do that” because of her leg. Throughout her recovery, she has been inspired by the support of the community, and is proud to be a part of the city’s ever-growing success.
Dr. Eric Goralnick, an emergency room doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was a block away from the marathon when he learned about the bombing. By the time he arrived at the ER, the staff was already in motion. The hospital’s personnel regularly undergo drills and training for emergency events, and on that fateful day, put all of their practice into play. This year, Dr. Goralnick plans to support the hospital’s team and honor those who were injured in last year’s bombings by running the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Boston native Marc Fucarile stood near the finish line on Boylston Street with a group of friends at the 2013 Boston Marathon when, for a moment, time seemed to stop still. He was severely injured and lost his right leg in the blasts. As the days in the hospital grew, Marc found comfort from the team that surrounded him, and overwhelming messages of support from across the country motivated him to move forward in his recovery efforts. Now, Marc is intent on showing his son and others that even with an injury you can still lead an active life.
As Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Irene Davis was volunteering at a medical tent near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Immediately after the explosions, the tent became a mass casualty center. Irene now uses that first-hand experience at the center to help patients address the new issues they face in understanding how to learn to walk and run again. The center also helps to retrain those who have lost a limb, and was the home to several bombing victims during their rehabilitation.
Dr. David R. King runs to share in the personal victories of his fellow marathoners and had just finished running the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. Little did he know that his experience as an Army doctor in Iraq and Afghanistan would be put to the test in his own backyard. Upon hearing of the blasts, he immediately went to Massachusetts General Hospital where he began treating and operating on patients. Dr. King plans to run the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Having personally logged more than 100,000 miles, Wayne Levy has a genuine love for running and for how the Boston Marathon helps the city to stay strong. Wayne looks forward to the race every year because of its unique ability to bring the entire community together. Following the events of 2013, Wayne has struggled to accept a tragedy that happened on such a joyous and positive occasion, but has not let it stop him in his quest to bring more attention to the sport.
Nicole and Mike Gross were standing near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer her mother in the legendary race when the first bomb exploded. Nicole, who grew up outside of Baltimore and trained alongside Michael Phelps before attending the University of Tennessee, suffered severe injuries to her lower limbs and became the focus of a photo seen around the world. A triathlete and fitness coach, Nicole now has a renewed sense of purpose and looks forward to giving back to a community that has helped her family to recover.
Boston’s favorite father and son team, Dick and Rick Hoyt have competed in over 1100 athletic events since participating in their first Boston Marathon in 1981. Known for demonstrating the ability to persevere over disability, the world famous duo were set to make their final appearance at the 2013 race but were stopped just one mile from the finish line. They have since committed to finishing the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of the victims and survivors of last year’s events.
Jen and Joe Andruzzi, a former NFL lineman and cancer survivor, call Boston home following a successful career with the New England Patriots. The son of a cop and brother to three New York City fire fighters, Joe was at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line to celebrate his foundation’s staff and volunteers who raise funds for cancer patients every year when the bombings happened. Brought up helping others, Joe will be back again in 2014 to cheer on Jen who will run her first marathon.
PHOTO CREDIT: (Jim Safford/LA Marathon) More than 25,000 runners from all over the world are set to run at the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday. Defending champion Erick Mose (KEN) and 2013 runner-up Julius Keter (KEN) headline the men’s elite field. Last year Mose’s come-from –behind surge in the final two miles allowed him […]
Air Date Episode Title Broadcast Time (ET) Online Time (ET) 3/09 Los Angeles Marathon 3:00 PM NONE 3/29 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 11:00 AM 7:30 AM 4/06 Paris Marathon 2:30 AM 2:30 AM 4/13 London Marathon 4:00 AM 4/19 Boston Marathon Preview Show 4:00 PM NONE 4/19 Boston Marathon Preshow 8:30 AM 8:30 AM […]
PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Mo Farah announced he will race in a half-marathon in New York City as he gets ready for his marathon debut. Farah will run in the NYC Half on March 16. He won the race in 2011. “I have been training hard in Kenya and hope to use the […]
(Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto claimed his first marathon victory in only his second race over the distance when the Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon in a race record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished in a time of two hours, six minutes and 50 seconds to smash […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER (Reuters) – When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an eight-year-old Charlie White and look deeply into his eyes while holding his gaze – just thinking about it left her blushing and tongue-tied. However, it was just as well it did not take her long […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY (Reuters) – Russia’s Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe […]
Larry Fine | NEW YORK | Sun Nov 3, 2013 11:10pm IST (Reuters) – Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s races at the New York City Marathon on Sunday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city’s five boroughs. Jeptoo overtook front-running Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba with […]
REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]
The Last 26: Running With Ryan Hall Ryan Hall is one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time. Among his many accomplishments, Hall is the current U.S. record holder for the half marathon and marathon. USN: When you don’t feel like running, how do you motivate yourself to train? Ryan: I make […]
Los Angeles (August 1, 2013) – Universal Sports Network announced its new original sports program, Podium 360, will premiere Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 PM ET. Podium 360 is a monthly, half-hour highlight show that will feature an action-packed and comprehensive review of the most exciting stories, races and victories of the world’s best Olympic […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya their third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining […]
American Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race to add to the Boston Marathon title she won on Monday and Australia’s Kurt Fearnley took victory in the men’s race to end Briton David Weir’s hopes of a record seventh title.
Mo Farah (GBR) defeats Galen Rupp (USA) to win the mens 10,000m final, 27:30.42 to 27:30.90, during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Not even odds of 25-1 can persuade double Olympic champion Mo Farah to abandon his carefully laid […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – London Marathon men’s champion Wilson Kipsang plans to work with his Kenyan colleagues on Sunday in a bid to keep the title in the east African country. Kenya have won all but one of the last nine men’s London marathons, with 2010 being the odd year out […]
BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]
The 117th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, but the race will be underway without running favorite, Abdihakem Abdirahman. The American star had to withdraw from the race due to an illness.
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 […]
HOW DO I WATCH THE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON? If your television provider is Cox, DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FIOS, Bend Broadband, Brighthouse, GCI, or Astound / Wave Broadband, you will be able to view the Boston Marathon on television as part of a free preview of Universal Sports Network. (Universal Sports is not currently […]
Feb 24 (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto claimed his first marathon victory in only his second race over the distance when the Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon in a race record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished in a time of two hours, six minutes and 50 seconds to smash Swiss Viktor Rothlin’s 2008 record by […]
Feb 22 (Reuters) – A majority of elite runners will be confident of lowering personal bests when the Tokyo Marathon debuts as a World Marathon Majors race on Sunday with a stellar field and favorable weather forecast for the Japanese capital. From 2013, Tokyo joins Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York in the six-legged […]
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Geoffrey Mutai, left, of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 39th Berlin Marathon ahead of his second placed fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, right, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Kenyan favorite Geoffrey Mutai survived a brave challenge by compatriot and marathon debutant […]
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