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U.S. marathon trials contender: Desiree Linden

Desiree Linden is the No. 2 female qualifier at the Olympic trials and the experience of making the team in 2012 is on her side, but Linden doesn't believe she's a shoo-in for Rio.

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12dPhil Gaimon

Gaimon: Let the road-racing fun begin

Phil Gaimon and the Cannondale team kicked of the road season at the Tour de San Luis, which featured sunburn, bandages, hard crashes and Peter Sagan's hairy legs.

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17dEmily Polachek | Competitor.com

Competitor: Burla's journey back to the Olympic trials

Serena Burla beat cancer on the way to her first Olympic trials in 2012, and she's looking to put the heartbreak of that race behind her while juggling motherhood and another Olympic bid.

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American pair wins World Marathon Challenge

Daniel Cartica, of Chicago, and Becca Pizzi, of Belmont, Massachusetts, won the World Marathon Challenge by running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

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'13 bombing victim plans to run Boston Marathon

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, says she is training to run this year's 26.2-mile race.

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15dESPN Staff

IAAF's lucrative adidas deal in doubt

Athletics' doping scandal may be about to land another blow on the IAAF with doubts raised about the governing body's sponsorship by adidas.

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Ethiopian runners sweep Dubai Marathon

Tesfaye Abera Dibaba finished first among men at the Dubai Marathon on Friday, while Tirfi Tsegaye Beyene was the fastest finisher among women runners.

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NYC Marathon sued over runners lottery system

A lawsuit seeking more than $10 million in damages contests that the lottery system the New York Road Runners club uses to pick runners the NYC marathon violates state law.

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London Marathon chief confident of new era

This year's London Marathon can mark the start of a new era for athletics following the "disaster zone" of doping and corruption revelations, says race chief David Bedford.

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Boston Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bid for a new trial has been rejected by a federal judge, who has ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution.

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31dMario Fraioli | Competitor.com

Competitor: Olympics just one of Shalane Flanagan's goals

Shalane Flanagan has one Olympic trials victory to her credit and getting another is atop a list of goals that includes a medal in Rio, a win in Boston and a future in coaching.

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33dBrian Metzler

Competitor: Dave McGillivray still going strong

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray has seen big changes in the running world since he organized his first race in 1973, and recently sat down to discuss his journey and where he's headed.

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33dPA Sport

Cavendish eyeing Olympic, Tour de France glory

Cycling star Mark Cavendish plans to target the elusive double in 2016: Le Tour's yellow jersey in July and an Olympic gold medal in Rio in August. "I believe I can do it."

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47dCaley Fretz

VeloNews: Tour de France uniquely vulnerable

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the Tour de France -- with 15 million fans along open roads who often invade the route -- is assessing its vulnerability and security options.

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52dAndrew Hood

VeloNews: Tour pulled from 2017 UCI calendar

In a dispute over reform proposals put forth by cycling's governing body, Tour de France organizers A.S.O intend to pull the Tour and other properties from the UCI WorldTour starting in 2017.

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60dCaley Fretz

VeloNews: Cookson talks recent reforms

After announcing WorldTour reforms, UCI president Brian Cookson discussed proposals that were (and were not) enacted, and the curious reaction of Tour de France organizers to the changes.

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101dSarah Gearhart

Photos: Why New Yorkers choose to run

Running is part of the fabric of New York City, and as the NYC Marathon approaches five New Yorkers describe how they discovered the healing power of running and why they keep on going.

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Daunting climbs, nod to history at 2016 Tour

The route for the 2016 Tour de France has been unveiled, with the first stage ending in Normandy before daunting climbs, sprinter-friendly stretches and punchy finishes challenge the peloton.