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NEW YORK -- The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16...
POLACCA, Ariz. -- The group of boys head out toward the mesa, setting their feet upon dirt trails lined with scrub brush and corn fields. It's the same earth that their Hopi ancestors would tread as they ran in prayer for rain, prosperity and all of mankind.For these boys, the drive is as much about the competitive spirit as the enduring spirit of...
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Oct 14 2013 - 2:30pm
CHICAGO -- A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon -- nearly 17 hours after he started the race.Thirty-eight-year-old Maickel Melamed of Venezuela made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. About 100 people cheered him on as he finished.
Oct 8 2013 - 12:03am
ST. GEORGE -- Top of Utah runners topped the podum at last Saturday's St. George Marathon.Former Weber State runner Bryant Jensen won the men's division of the 37th annual race in record time, running in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 58 seconds.Jensen won his hometown Ogden Marathon earlier in the year. He topped Fritz DeKamp and Jonathan Kotter.
Sep 29 2013 - 4:54pm
HUNTSVILLE -- The 2nd annual Utah Orthopaedics and America First Credit Union Huntsville Marathon welcomed nearly 1,800 runners Saturday.Mario Macias, 31, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., earned $1,000 and claimed the title of overall winner and course record holder as he sprinted to a 2:19:36 finish. His time is the...
Sep 25 2013 - 11:12pm
OGDEN -- On Oct. 1, runners are invited to secure their spots at the starting line for the 2014 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon, produced by the GOAL Foundation.
SNOWBASIN -- While Lindsey Anderson cemented her place as an Xterra Trail Run legend, Patrick Smyth made quite the first impression on Snowbasin Resort and the Xterra National Championships.Although he lives in Salt Lake City, Smyth had never been to the picturesque trails at Snowbasin until Sunday. So all he did in his first Xterra Trail Run...
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Oct 22 2011 - 10:50pm
OGDEN -- A mural celebrating Ogden's growing stature as a sports activities center is being painted on the side of a parking structure at 23rd Street and Washington Boulevard.
Jun 19 2011 - 6:37pm
PARK CITY -- Last year when Amanda Glover finished the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back, a sick and bald version of her husband, Andrew, was there to cheer her on despite having just finished a week of chemotherapy. This year, his testicular cancer in remission and with a full head of hair, he was there at the finish, watching as she and her team, Run 4...
Participants in the third annual Nearly Naked Mile brave the snow and cold Friday, November 9, 2012, as they donate clothing and run a mile "nearly naked" throughout the Weber State University campus in Ogden. This year, the clothing is being donated to Your Community Connection, a nonprofit organization in Ogden that helps victims of domestic violence.
Region 1 Cross Country Championships in Layton on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
The Utah Undie Run took place Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Salt Lake City Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Runners stripped down to their underwear to run around the Capitol and back to the library in hopes of setting a Guinness Book of World Records record.
The Ogden Marathon Saturday, May 19, 2012. The marathon starts near Red Rock Outfitters Ranch north of Huntsville and ends on 25th Street in downtown Ogden. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)