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  • AP PHOTOS: 4 heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing

    An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat. Moments after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, these three helped rescue a man whose legs were blown off, a scene captured in an Associated Press photo. That man, Jeff Bauman, was lauded as a hero himself when he gave authorities a description that helped them track down two suspects. A...

  • Veteran with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The first six times Edward Lychik told his physical therapist he wanted to run again, she was noncommittal, and with good reason. The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on crutches. Lychik ignored that diagnosis and kept talking to...

  • What's up? For running pioneer Rick Trujillo, the glory

    GOLDEN — Before running up Lookout Mountain on a glorious afternoon last week, mountain running legend Rick Trujillo was reminded of Jim Ryun, the great Kansas miler who was his contemporary when Trujillo competed for the University of Colorado. Still bewildered a generation later, Trujillo recalled something Ryun said when asked why he...

  • Magazine's Boston Marathon photo shoot draws crowd

    BOSTON (AP) — A magazine photo shoot for a cover marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has drawn thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers, well-wishers and city officials. The Sports Illustrated cover shoot was held Saturday at the marathon finish line, where hundreds of people had gathered to watch...

  • Couple Marsh and Clement dominate XTERRA 24K at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

    Jonathan Marsh owes a lot to running. He hasn't forgotten about the time he let himself go and gained 50 pounds after a fall-out from a former relationship. He remembers the desperation in searching for answers to a better and healthier life. Running gave him that guidance, and on Sunday, he turned it into his latest race victory. Six years...

  • Drone falls on runner's head during triathlon

    A competitor in today’s Endure Batavia Triathlon has been taken to hospital after an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) otherwise known as a drone, fell from the sky hitting her on the head. The competitor, Raija Ogden was heading into her second lap of the run leg of the race on the Foreshore when the incident occurred. The...

  • California runner craved burger after rescue

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A Northern California man who survived two days in freezing temperatures in a snowy mountainous region said what he wanted most after the end of his ordeal was a hamburger. "I'm grateful. Thank you very much," Robert Root said Tuesday as he was loaded into an awaiting ambulance. He was taken to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital...

  • Missing runner found alive after 48 hours in snow

    A runner wearing only shorts and a windbreaker who got lost in snowy conditions was found alive Tuesday by a California search and rescue team, nearly 48 hours after he disappeared, according to ABC News. Robert Root, 55, was running with seven other people in rugged terrain in a remote part of Placer County, about 60 miles northeast of...

  • Too much running tied to shorter lifespan, according to studies

    Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running, according to CBS. A number of studies have suggested that a "moderate" running regimen -- a total of...

  • Peyton's Scott Dahlberg wins St. Patrick's Day 5K; Lesley Smith is women's winner

    There was more than one thing separating Colorado State University track and cross country assistant coach Scott Dahlberg from the rest of the runners Saturday in the 30th running of the Colorado Springs 5K on St. Patrick's Day. The 28-year-old may have stuck out as one of few runners not dressed in shamrock green or running with some other...

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