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Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

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The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports. 585 more words

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Jones returns to Drake for shuttle hurdle relay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Lolo Jones has decided to run the Drake Relays after waffling on a return to her hometown meet a year ago. 504 more words

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Cyclist Rogers cleared to race after doping case

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) – Former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling’s governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test. 369 more words

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Valverde wins Walloon Arrow Classic for 2nd time

BRUSSELS (AP) – Alejandro Valverde of Spain timed his climb on the closing Wall of Huy to perfection to win the Walloon Arrow classic ahead of Daniel Martin of Ireland and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland on Wednesday. 307 more words

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From Marathon Meb to the 'beacon' of Beacon St

BOSTON (AP) – Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. 907 more words

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MARATHON WATCH: Hoyts running Boston for last time

A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

FATHER-SON FINALE: Dick and Rick Hoyt are among the most recognizable faces at the Boston Marathon. 798 more words

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Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

OSO, Wash. (AP) – President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH’-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon. 88 more words

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