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Olympic triathlon champ Gwen Jorgensen eyes gold in marathon

CLOSE Gus Kenworthy, Michelle Kwan and other Winter Olympians sat down with USA TODAY Sports to discuss what they’re most looking forward to about the upcoming games in South Korea. USA TODAY Sports Gwen Jorgensen celebrates after winning the women’s triathlon during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Fort …

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Sport climbing is like asking Usain Bolt to run a marathon and then do the hurdles

As double world champion Shauna Coxsey explains, elite sport climbers are heading into the unknown as they gear up for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In a radical move, the sport’s three disciplines of lead, speed and bouldering are being combined to create one all-singing, all-dancing event. …

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Tokyo summer temperatures will raise heatstroke risk at 2020 Olympic marathon, experts say

Concerns are growing about the risk of heatstroke or heat exhaustion at the 2020 Olympic marathon, due to the sweltering and humid weather expected in Tokyo. Experts are calling on organizers to change the route, or set up rest stations, as the Tokyo Olympic event is likely to be extremely …

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Elite international field returns for Chicago Marathon

Both the men’s and women’s defending champions will return to race in the 40th Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, race officials announced Wednesday. Heading an elite field for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon are defending champions Abel Kirui (Kenya) and Florence Kiplagat (Kenya). Joining the challenge are marathon and …

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Singapore Marathon plans to join global pacesetters | Sports

Singapore’s StanChart race is in the running to join the World Marathon Majors by 2020. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, July 14 — The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) is making an ambitious bid to join the likes of its rivals in Boston, New York and Tokyo and become part of the …

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41st National Milo Marathon fires off in Urdaneta, finale set in Cebu

Race Organizer and running coach Rio dela Cruz shares centerstage with Milo Business Executive officer Joey Uy, Cebu finals organizer Ricky Ballesteros, Business Unit Manager Willy De Ocampo, Milo Philippines Sports Executive Robbie De Vera and Milo Philippines Sports Executive Lester Castillo. Jerome Ascano   THE 16-leg National Milo Marathon …

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World record runner pursues passion at Missoula Marathon | Running sports

MISSOULA — While running a marathon on the edge of the world, it’s not the frigid 40-below-zero subarctic temperatures that kill right away. Getting too warm is the real concern. “The object is really counter-intuitive; you don’t want to get too hot,” said ultra-marathon runner Michael Wardian, who ran near the South …

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Mo turning to marathon but Tokyo not on cards, Sport News & Top Stories

EUGENE (Oregon) • Mo Farah says he is unlikely to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as he prepares to wind down his glittering career. The four-time Olympic champion will sign off from track racing after August’s World Championships in London before switching to the marathon. But the 34-year-old Briton, who …

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Kiplagat leads Kenya’s marathon team for London Worlds

Kenyan marathon runner Edna Kiplagat (Getty Images) © Copyrig NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat has been named as one of Kenya’s marathon runners for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. The 37-year-old, who won the marathon at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Championships, will …

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What will it take to break the 2-hour marathon? | Science

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto running in the 2013 Tokyo Marathon. Aflo Co. Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo By David ShultzMay. 8, 2017 , 12:15 PM *Update, 8 May, 12:21 p.m.: On Saturday, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge came closer to breaking the 2-hour marathon barrier than any person in history, racing 42.2 kilometers in just …

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