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Dibaba runs 3rd-fastest women's 5K at Carlsbad, 14:48

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia ran the third-fastest women's 5,000 meters ever at 14 minutes, 48 seconds in the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday. Dibaba dominated the women's field, finishing 25 seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Gelete Burka (15:13). Wude Yimer of Ethiopia was third in 15:18. ''It was fast running for me today,'' Dibaba said through a translator. ''But I did...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Marathon contains race within a race

LOS ANGELES (AP) American Ryan Hall isn't thinking about winning the race within the race when he competes in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. He believes he can win the whole thing. Hall, who set the American record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds in the 2011 Boston Marathon, doesn't see why he can't be the first American to win the L.A. Marathon since 1991. ''I've never seen...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jenny Simpson breaks US women's 2-mile indoor record

BOSTON (AP) Jenny Simpson broke the U.S. women's two-mile indoor record Saturday in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a year after she miscounted the laps and had nothing left for the final 200 meters. ''I ran Lap 16 so I don't get fined,'' Simpson joked. Pushed by the enthusiastic fans, the 23-year-old Simpson finished in 9 minutes, 18.3 seconds to break the mark of 9:23.38 set...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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