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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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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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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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.


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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