Marathons

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, athletes dive into the water at the start line during a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body want similar treatment: find an alternative to the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay known as the “Odaiba Marine Park.”(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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December 04, 2019 - 4:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, left, and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games are displayed by the Tokyo Organizing Committee, in Tokyo. Tokyo’s Olympic marathons and race walks, which moved last month to the northern city of Sapporo to avoid the capital’s summer heat, is likely to start and finish in the city’s Odori Park according to officials Monday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
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November 18, 2019 - 11:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Athletes who opposed moving the Olympic marathons and race walks from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo wanted a competitive edge, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The International Olympic Committee decided last month to move the races to Sapporo because Tokyo would be too...
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Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni stands behind an ancient Greek drinking cup decorated with runners, which was one of the awards presented to Spyros Louis, the Greek winner of the Marathon in the 1896 first modern Olympic Games, at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Greece's Culture Ministry said Wednesday the ancient vase has been returned to Athens by the University of Muenster in Germany where it had ended up.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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November 13, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Athens from a German university. Greece’s Culture Ministry says the 6th century B.C. pottery vessel was considered lost for decades until research in 2014...
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Joyciline Jepkosgei, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's Division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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November 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, wins the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The IOC is seeking to relocate next summer’s Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo after seeing competitors collapse in extreme heat at the world championships in Qatar. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning men's champion Lelisa Desisa dropped out of the New York City Marathon after completing just seven miles following a grueling victory at the sweltering world championships last month. Desisa, who is from Ethiopia, was in 17th place at the seven-mile mark before leaving the...
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Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the pro wheelchair women's division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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November 03, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Manuela Schär of Switzerland has won her third straight women's wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon, giving her eight consecutive marathon major victories. After rolling ahead of the record pace for much of Sunday's race, Schär crossed the finish about a minute off the...
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IOC member John Coates, center left, bids farewell to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike after the Four-Party Representative Meeting in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Next year's Olympic marathons and race walks will be run in the northern city of Sapporo as the IOC has followed through with a controversial plan to move from Tokyo to the cooler northern city. (Kimimasa Mayama /Pool Photo via AP)
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November 01, 2019 - 6:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — After two weeks of bitter debate, the Tokyo Olympic marathon is still going north to Sapporo. And Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike isn't happy about it. "I dare say, this is a decision without an agreement," Koike said Friday, speaking through an interpreter at talks with the IOC and local...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, left, speaks during a meeting with the International Olympic Committee officials in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Tokyo Governor Koike has told powerful IOC members she wants the Olympic marathon held in Tokyo and lashed out at what she called an "unprecedented" move to switch the race to the northern city of Sapporo. (Kyodo News via AP)
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October 30, 2019 - 7:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC has a full-blown fight on its hands trying to move next year's Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo. The powerful Olympic body is up against Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was once viewed as a possible Japanese prime minister candidate and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks about a proposal from the International Olympic Committee to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo, during a regular press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans, made without consulting the city or local organizers, to move the marathon 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid Tokyo’s summer heat. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
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October 29, 2019 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the city or local organizers — to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to Sapporo to avoid the capital's summer heat. The...
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Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto speaks to journalists about a new plan on the 2020 Olympic marathons and race walking events, at the city office in Sapporo, northern Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events in Sapporo, the host city of the 1972 Winter Olympics, which "will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes." (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
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October 17, 2019 - 4:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by...
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