In a much-needed break from negativity about police encounters with African-Americans, a Louisville, Ky. officer is winning widespread praise after assisting a woman across the finish line in a 10K race over the weekend, reports USA Today. Louisville Metro Police Lt. Aubrey Gregory offered Asia Ford his arm during Saturday’s Rodes City Run after the […]

Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich (pictured) had many marathon spectators watching her with their mouths agape, as she wobbled, staggered, fell and then crawled on all fours to the finish line of the Austin, Texas 26.2-mile race, despite the fact her body had given out on her, according to CNN. Ngetich had been leading for most of the […]

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon in a course record time. Mutai finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds Sunday, crushing the previous mark of 2:07:43 set by Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia a decade earlier. The 30-year-old has established himself as the […]

BOSTON—Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds—the fastest anyone has ever run the 26.2 mile distance. The previous best of 2:03:59 was by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin 2008. Because Monday’s race had a strong tailwind on a downhill course, Mutai’s run is not recognized by track’s international governing […]