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SC Featured: Legacy of 261

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Her bib number, 261, is now a source of inspiration for women around the world.

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Mitch Seavey, 57, becomes oldest to win Iditarod

Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday in a record 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds, and in doing so became the oldest champion at age 57.

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'18 Tour de France to start at Passage du Gois

The 2018 Tour de France will set off from the famed Passage du Gois, a causeway that Atlantic Ocean tides cover twice a day and was last featured in the race in 2011.

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40dDoug Williams

The twists and turns of the 2017 NYRR Millrose Games

Olympian Shannon Rowbury walked into the 2017 NYRR Millrose Games with two consecutive Wanamaker Mile wins to defend. But Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands had another ending in mind.

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46dDoug Williams

'I've realized what a plague doping is in our sport'

In a way, Shannon Rowbury feels cheated of the Olympic podium. Once in London and again in Rio. As she preps for the Millrose Games (Feb. 11), she reflects on the epidemic of doping in running.

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Olympian Flanagan drops out of Boston Marathon

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan says the Boston Marathon is her favorite race and she's "extremely sad" she has to drop out with a back injury.

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U.S.' McCabe wins Herald Sun Tour stage

American Travis McCabe won a crash-marred third stage of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Saturday, outsprinting a reduced field over the final kilometers.

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Joyon sails around the world in record 40 days

French skipper Francis Joyon smashed the record for the fastest sail around the world by more than four days when he won the Jules Verne Trophy on Thursday.

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257dAnna Katherine Clemmons

The World Marathon Challenge's least-experienced runner

In 2012, a doctor told Matthew Barnett that he'd never run a marathon. Now the 42-year-old, who wasn't even a runner, is tackling the World Marathon Challenge (Jan. 23-Jan. 29).

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65dBonnie D. Ford

U.S. triathlon deaths halved after 3-year spike

Fatalities in U.S. triathlon events have dropped by half in the past three years, following a troubling three-season spike, according to a continuing examination by ESPN.

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Ethiopian running legend Miruts Yifter dies

Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Lance Armstrong can still draw cycling crowd

Auckland cyclists seemingly unconcerned about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace or the 2012 revocation of his seven Tours de France for doping offences.

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Froome to ride in Australia Day race

Tour de France champion Chris Froome is set to ride in a new Australia Day cycling race set in Melbourne's Albert Park

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Sir Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins will end a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the country's first Tour de France title.

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Sports played a huge role healing Boston after marathon bombing (1:51)
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The best way to experience the NYC Marathon

What makes this marathon unique? The five boroughs, the iconic cityscape, the attractions, the people. Take a tour of New York along with the runners -- from up in the air.

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Ghebreslassie, Keitany win NYC marathon (0:50)
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2017 NYC Marathon will be last for Meb Keflezighi (1:10)