| Jul 3, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Matthew Centrowitz showed quite clearly at last weekend's USA Track and Field Championships that he is currently this country's top Olympic hopeful in the men's 1,500-meter run.
Centrowitz sat comfortably in fourth place for the better part of two...
| Jun 13, 2015
| 1:59 PM
The hill on Gallows Lane that starts after the 6-mile mark of Sunday's Litchfield Hills 7-mile Road Race may not be the longest in a Connecticut road race (the hardest part of the hill is about 3/10ths of a mile). It may not even be the steepest, although...
| May 26, 2015
| 6:50 PM
It's easy to believe that elite runners are superhuman.
They glide along, looking like their joints are greased ball-bearings and appearing more like passengers on a locomotive than a human reliant upon mortal energy.
All seven of the children born to...
| May 11, 2015
| 9:13 AM
One of the world's great distance runners has unexpectedly retired.
Two-time Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie said goodbye after the Great Manchester Run in Britain on Sunday.
"I'm very happy to stop here," he told reporters. "I knew this was going...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Lisa Nemec started training for a difficult, hilly marathon course in January 2014 to prepare for the European marathon championships in Zurich.
Nemec (nee Stublic), who grew up in Waterbury but has dual citizenship in Croatia and the United States,...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:25 PM
NEW YORK — Joe Kelly pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Boston Red Sox ran over the Yankees 8-4 Saturday, hours after winning their own New York City marathon.
Bleary-eyed, the teams started at 1:08 p.m. following Friday night's game...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:04 PM
She's the Wizard of Woz, the woman who ran the New York City Marathon — "You don't know what the wall is until you hit it," she said — who posed, tastefully, for the recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue . . . who once was ranked No. 1 ....
| Feb 18, 2015
A video of Shawn Friedkin on his hand-powered cycle ready to roll is posted on the website to register for the fifth annual "emb(race) our differences" on Sunday.
Forget that Friedkin is 51, paralyzed from the chest down and just took part in the New...
| Dec 10, 2014
Marylander McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month
The United States Olympic Committee named Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden, who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, Female Athlete of the Month for...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
MOUNT DORA — Runners will load up on carbs and doublecheck their shoelaces before taking off to enjoy sunny skies, rolling hills and waterfront views this weekend during the third annual Mount Dora Half-Marathon, 5K and fun-run.
Close to 1,300...