Worldwide donors honor a young woman who died while running the London Marathon to raise money for charity.
After three marathons, I really should know what to do by now. There is simply no substitute for plenty of training when running a marathon. But this Sunday I will be pounding the streets of my hometown Brighton, southern England, having done almost no preparation. So how will I fare?
Olympic commentator Ed Hula discusses how London is preparing to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kenyan pair Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won the men's and women's races at the London Marathon Sunday to serve notice of their gold medal credentials for the Olympics later this year.
Before they can bask in glory, Boston Marathon runners on Monday will first bake in abnormally high temperatures -- so warm, in fact, that race organizers are taking several steps to warn participants and allow those concerned about the heat to instead run next year.
Race officials say runners wary of the heat are allowed to skip Monday's Boston Marathon. WBZ reports.
She's used to chasing after her children (and at times being chased by paparazzi) but Kate Gosselin had a different reason to be running down the famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday.
Two runners died while participating in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon, the race's director said.
Wounded warriors will gear up Sunday and go into a different battleground -- the New York City Marathon.
Wounded warriors went into a different battleground Sunday -- the New York City Marathon.
NEW YORK -- Apolo Ohno turned into Central Park to a wave of screams Sunday. Arms reached over barriers to clap, holler and hold signs for their friends, family, and for the familiar face under the bandanna.
NEW YORK -- At Sunday's New York City Marathon, Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai detonated the men's course record by over two-and-a-half minutes in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds -- with the second and third place finishers also under the course record -- and Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the women's race in a swift 2:23:15, the sixth-fastest time ever in the five boroughs. It's been that kind of year.
Fauja Singh is attempting to become the first person to finish a full-distance marathon past age 100. CBC reports.
The agent of Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru, who died after falling from a balcony at his Kenyan home, has categorically rejected claims that he took his own life.
Federico Rosa, agent of Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru, categorically rejects claims that he took his own life.
Norwegian marathon runner Grete Waitz, winner of a record nine New York City marathons, has died at the age of 57 following a six-year fight with cancer.
Kenyan runner Emmanuel Mutai laid down a marker for the 2012 Olympics by winning his first London Marathon in a course-record time on Sunday.
On Sept. 25, Kara Goucher went out for a morning run before heading to the gym to lift some weights. Nothing unusual or especially taxing there. You would expect as much from one of the country's top female marathoners. Then later that evening she gave birth to her first child. This is really going the extra mile. "My doctor was a runner and she told me I could run through the pregnancy," says Goucher, 32. "I was three centimeters dilated and so I was pretty careful. And pretty slow."
He already holds the honor of being the only person to complete 20 Iron Man triathlons in a single year, but now Belgian athlete Stefaan Engels has claimed another world record by running 365 marathons in as many days.
All about the princess's place in the royal pecking order, dramatic weight loss, and engagement rumors
Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru has been charged in his native Kenya with death threats to his wife and the illegal possession of an AK47 rifle.
Marathon running stories in the SI Vault
Chilean miner Edison Pena warmed hearts on a cold afternoon when he crossed the finish line at the NYC Marathon.
Two African runners won the 2010 New York City Marathon Sunday, marathon officials announced.
I remember the first time I met Haile Gebrselassie, the 37-year-old Ethiopian distance running legend who shocked the running world Sunday when he announced his retirement after dropping out of the New York City Marathon at the 16-mile mark. I was among a throng of journalists leaving a press conference at the 2008 Beijing Olympics about Liu Xiang, the Chinese hurdler who had won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles in '04 and subsequently shouldered the expectations of a billion Chinese fans.
An 18-mile run for the average person might sound like driving the streets of New York City during rush hour. Eventually you will reach your destination, but you might be better off avoiding the frustration. But runs of six miles, 10 miles and even 18 miles have become routine for Boston Breakers defensive midfielder Leslie Osborne, who will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
On Sunday, the New York Marathon will feature a superb, elite field of Olympians and prospective champions, including defending champ Meb Keflezighi of the U.S., Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie, Boston Marathon winner Teyba Erkesso, world half-marathon champ Mary Keitany and a slew of other international runners. But the field is also loaded with stories. Even the well known are no more or less steeled than the unknown on race day. Here are some of the stories that make marathon day the best day in New York every year.
Last year's runner-up Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has won the 2010 London Marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds.
About to turn 50, the actress runs for charity and finds a "bliss" beyond even Champagne
Forty years ago the competitor field for the Boston Marathon was small enough that doctors listened to every runner's heart before the race.
Among runners, it's a statement that awes: "I qualified for Boston."
For the first time since 1982, an American man won the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
If you're 34-year-old Meb Keflezighi, what tribute could you possibly come up with that would be a fitting honor for your friend and training partner Ryan Shay, who collapsed and died in November 2007 during the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in New York City?
Paula Radcliffe's reign as New York City Marathon champion ended on Sunday as the world record holder could only finish fourth behind Ethiopian veteran Deratu Tulu.
Three runners collapsed and died during the Detroit Marathon on Sunday. Although that news is shocking and frightening for runners and non-runners alike, such deaths are rare, experts say.
Paula Radcliffe will face a tough challenge from Salina Kosgei when she bids to clinch a third successive New York City Marathon title next month.
A disabled British Army Major completes the London Marathon after two weeks on the course, as CNN's Asieh Namdar reports.
Last summer, Phil Packer was told he would probably never walk again. On Saturday, he plans to finish the London Marathon.
A CNN.com journalist has achieved his goal of "tweeting" the London Marathon.
Saying he just has to see if it can be done, a CNN.com producer will Tweet as he runs this weekend's London marathon.
The race will be hard enough without the rain that's in the forecast, but one participant in Sunday's London Marathon is challenging himself further by planning to "tweet" while he runs.
World record holder Paula Radcliffe has been ruled out of next month's London Marathon after organizers revealed the Briton has suffered a broken toe.
Blind attorney Richard Bernstein lets nothing get in his way. He has even completed the grueling Ironman competition.
Richard Bernstein wins landmark lawsuits for the disabled. He teaches college. He runs marathons.
On an election week when runners-up often lay claim to moral triumphs, the first three female finishers of the New York City Marathon on Sunday -- Britain's Paula Radcliffe, Russia's Ludmila Petrova and Kara Goucher of the U.S. -- each had ample context to declare victory.
World record holder Paula Radcliffe of Britain has confirmed she will defend her New York marathon title on November 2.
Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world record for the marathon for the second successive year in Berlin on Sunday.
Mao Zedong once said, "He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man."
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is on crutches because of a hip injury that has disrupted her training for the Beijing Olympics.
Kenyan Martin Lel won the London Marathon for the third time in four years in a course record time on Sunday when Irina Mikitenko of Germany took the women's race.
Six Maasai warriors have journeyed thousands of miles from their remote village in Tanzania to compete in the London Marathon. Their mission is to raise awareness and money for their village of Elaui, where two out of three babies die of water borne diseases.
Maasai warriors from Tanzania become the toast of London, marathoning for water, as CNN's David McKenzie explains.
World marathon record holder Haile Gebreselassie of Ethiopia is unlikely to take part in the event at the Beijing Olympics.
World record holder Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from next month's Flora London Marathon with a toe tendon injury suffered at her training base in the United States.
World record holder Paula Radcliffe will attempt to win next spring's London marathon for the fourth time in her build up for the Beijing Olympics.
The actress, who ran in New York City, is not going for another 26.2 miles in Beantown
It's the race before the race that sticks with Ryan Hall. It wasn't supposed to be a memorable run, just a simple stroll through the park with his wife and friends before the biggest race of his life. That race, the one he'd constantly been dreaming about, was supposed to be the one etched into his memory forever, but our mind doesn't always follow our plans.
Kenya's Martin Lel will return to defend his London Marathon title next year as he aims for three wins in the last four years.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with New York City Marathon women's winner, Paula Radcliffe, who gave birth only 10 months ago!
"Live like a clock," were the words of famed Villanova running coach Jumbo Elliot. So who set Khalid Khannouchi's clock such that the former marathon world-record holder was tearing around the Central Park reservoir each night at 1 a.m. from mid-September through the first two weeks of October?
Top distance runner Ryan Shay died during the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials Saturday after collapsing about 5 1/2 miles into the race. He was 28
I-Reporter Dan Skinner talks about the difficulty running the Chicago Marathon in record high temperatures.
Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will run her first race in almost two years later this month.
For most of us taking on a marathon is enough of a mental and physical challenge, but for a growing number of athletes wanting to push themselves to the limits, 26 miles is a mere warm-up for an ultra-marathon.
Paula Radcliffe, who set the world marathon record at the 2003 London Marathon, gave birth to a daughter at the Princess Grace hospital in Monaco, Monte Carlo, early on Wednesday, her husband and coach Gary Lough announced.
Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil became the first South American to win the New York City Marathon while Latvia's Jelena Prokopcuka retained her women's title with a commanding performance on Sunday.
British Sports Minister Richard Caborn's remarks that London's 2012 Olympic venue could be used as a football stadium after the Games have alarmed the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics.
There wasn't much left of the Nissan Altima that night, when Sam Thompson almost lost his ability to run, the night he could have died.
World marathon champion Paula Radcliffe will not defend her European 10,000m title in Gothenburg, Sweden, next month because she is expecting a baby in January.
Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, beating the course record by one second.
World record holder Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the London Marathon on April 23 because of a foot injury, organizers said on Monday.
Long distance running star Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne later this month with a foot injury, her husband and coach Gary Lough said on Tuesday.
So I've got just under 11 weeks to go until the Flora London Marathon and I've encountered something of a hitch.
If you've ever wondered what it might be like to feature in a living creation of a Lewis Carroll story, then you might get some idea by competing in the annual Flora London Marathon.
Kenyan great Paul Tergat has joined a star-studded line up for next spring's London marathon.
Paula Radcliffe has confirmed she will defend her title in next year's London Marathon.
Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie and former Olympic and world champion Gezahegne Abera have pulled out of the London Marathon.
Twice Olympic 10,000 meters champion Haile Gebrselassie will compete in the London marathon on April 17 if he successfully completes a half-marathon in nine days' time.
Kenyan Sammy Korir, the second fastest marathon runner of all time, has pulled out of the Olympics because of a leg injury.
A 36-year-old "fun runner" who finished 10th in the London marathon on Sunday has been named in the British Olympic squad.
World record marathon runner Paula Radcliffe is back in training for the Athens Olympics following a hernia operation.
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