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Marathon perfect vehicle to spread uplifting theme

More than 200 ambitious runners will attempt to complete two Rock ’n’ Roll marathons on Sunday — at 7:30 a.m. in San Antonio and at 4:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Beth Deloria likely will be the only one to do so despite foot drop — which is paralysis of the lower leg and foot.

Keflezighi sets pace for half-marathoners

Typically, when Meb Keflezighi runs, he's not messing around. He wants to go fast, and he wants to leave his foes gasping for air. The renowned American runner won the New York City Marathon in 2009, took a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic marathon...

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Health district testing runners who got sick

Southern Nevada Health District officials are testing fecal samples from runners in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas marathon to determine what caused some to become ill during the race. The samples are being tested for norovirus, commonly referred to as...

Pain among runner's constant companions

After his legendary "Thrilla in Manila" fight against Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali said, "It was like death. Closest thing to dying that I know of." I felt the same way after surviving Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas half-marathon on the Strip. I...