Boston Marathon champ: 'This is gonna be miserable'
The morning of the Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden found the intemperate weather conditions "comical." That attitude might have helped her to the finish line first.
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Wieber: 'Accountability lies in the organizations that failed us'
Gymnast Jordyn Wieber joins OTL to discuss McKayla Maroney's interview saying she informed USAG of Larry Nassar's abuse in 2011.
The unrelenting Sir Mo Farah
Mo Farah may not have won the London Marathon, but he set Britain's men's marathon record -- and also the mood for the 26.2-mile race.
Kipchoge wins London Marathon, Farah third
Eliud Kipchoge won the 2018 men's London Marathon as Sir Mo Farah finished third in a British record time.
Cheruiyot wins first London Marathon title
Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot pulled off a huge upset after surging from behind at halfway to win a personal best of 2:18:31, leaving race favourites Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany in third and fifth place.
Third London Marathon win for Kipchoge
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge looked unfazed by the hot British weather, as he coolly crossed the line in 2:04:27, showing why he's regarded as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time.
Farah comes third
Olympic Gold medalists Mo Farah breaks 33 year old British record as he comes third in London marathon
Record eighth win for Weir at London Marathon
Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir continued to add to his trophy case by claiming an eighth title at the 2018 London Marathon in the men's wheelchair race.
Ford: Finally, an open road for Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis
There might be no such thing as perfect justice for a pair of riders -- Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis -- who competed and cheated more than a decade ago, or any easy way to reduce relative morality to dollar amounts in a legal document.
Armstrong settles $100M fraud suit with U.S.
Lance Armstrong has agreed to a $5 million settlement of a federal government whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist.
How collectible medals and Facebook likes encouraged cheaters in the Mexico City Marathon
Officials scrambled to curb cheating, and one in every five runners to finish the 2017 edition of the international race was disqualified.
Derek Murphy is the marathon gumshoe
E:60 tells the story of Derek Murphy, who has made a name for himself by exposing those trying to cheat in marathons.
'Des is the definition of unrelenting'
Sideways rain and near-freezing temps couldn't stop American Desiree Linden at the Boston Marathon. Her win is another display of strength from U.S. women on the global stage.
Boston Marathon winner Linden almost dropped out
Desiree Linden, the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985, breaks down how it felt racing in torrential rain.
Yuki Kawauchi's surprise win in Boston
In near-freezing temperatures, Japan's Yuki Kawauchi beat out fierce competition at the Boston Marathon. "I can't help but think fate had something to do with my win today," he said.
Boston Marathon: Why I'm running
Running 26.2 miles certainly calls for bragging rights. But for these runners, the reason to lace up for Boston is what matters most.
In 2007, Jennifer Phinney ran and won her first ever marathon — the Boston Marathon Shadow Run, a simulation of the race in Massachusetts — in her military base in Iraq. 11 years later, today, Phinney ran her first Boston Marathon in Boston and finished it in 3:50:27. "I compare this moment to my time at the military. We would come out of the field from training, dirty, wet, exhausted and we couldn't wait for a hot shower," she said.
Drawing strength, five years on
Scott Magoon was moments from the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the two bombs exploded. Since then, the children's book illustrator, who was uninjured but experienced PTSD, has partnered with survivors to tell a story of hope.
Farah targets London Marathon medal
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah is preparing to compete in this weekend's 26.2-mile race having retired from track running last year.
Nassar survivor: I was offered $250K by Engler
Larry Nassar survivor Kaylee Lorincz joins OTL to give her account of a meeting between herself and Michigan State interim president John Engler.
College softball players embrace chance to play in 2020 Olympics
Softball players from around the nation talk about realizing their dreams of making Team USA and managing collegiate athletics while working toward the Olympics.
Athletics needs a new star to 'step up' - Bolt
Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is happy to be playing the role of global athletics megastar, but says a new leading light must emerge if the sport is to flourish into the future.
Missing athletes face difficult path to asylum
The African athletes who have gone missing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have not broken any laws, but face a difficult road if they seek asylum.
Tom Daley draws attention to LGBTQ communities across Commonwealth
Tom Daley has used his gold medal win on the Gold Coast to draw attention to the plight of LGBTQ communities amongst Commonwealth nations.
Two Indian athletes to be sent home for breach of 'no-needle policy'
Race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper Rakesh Babu have been removed from the Games Village and ordered to head back home for breach of the event's no-needle policy'.
Desperate dive cannot prevent sixth Kenyan clean sweep
Canada's Matthew Hughes has learnt the hard way what it's like to be on the receiving end of the shrewdest Kenyan tactics, as the African runners denied him a medal in the 3000m steeplechase on Friday.
Golden Semenya sets sights on long distances
South Africa's Caster Semenya secured the win in her favoured 800m on Friday, making it two golds at the Commonwealth Games. So is long distance next for her?
Boxer launches foul-mouthed tirade after loss
Zambian boxer Mbachi Kaonga launched a furious verbal assault on the judges after losing his Commonwealth Games bout against Australia's Clay Waterman.
Essay: My obsession with running a marathon in North Korea
As part of a group that traveled to North Korea for the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, it became clear quickly that running would be the most familiar thing we'd do.
Kiwi Walsh ticks another box on road to domination
World Championship: done. Commonwealth Games: complete. For New Zealand's shot-put champion Tom Walsh, there is now just one remaining piece of the medal puzzle: The Olympics.
Olympic volleyball star Barbara Seixas' playlist
Fresh off a win at the Beach Volleyball Major Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Olympic beach volleyball silver medalist Barbara Seixas is feeling quite motivated. She shared the playlist she listens to on the way to workouts.
Weather can't dampen spectacular Opening Ceremony
Celebrating its 21st birthday, the Commonwealth Games began in spectacular fashion on Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday night, featuring the Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium.
Rwanda's beach volleyballers depart Australia victorious
It's a long way from Rwanda to Australia, but Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denyse Mutatsimpundu have certainly made the most of the trip this past week at the Commonwealth Games.
India let off with warning over needle issue
India have been let off with a strong written reprimand by the Commonwealth Games Federation, finally bringing the needles issue to a close.
Raisman, Big Papi rep Girl Power at Fenway
Boston sports legends Aly Raisman and David Ortiz made another appearance at Fenway Park together, and Ortiz knows who run the world.
Ledecky to turn pro, will focus on Tokyo '20
Five-time Olympic gold medalist and Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky is turning pro, forgoing her final two years of college eligibility to pursue professional opportunities and focus on the Toyko Games in 2020.
Should Ledecky be leaving Stanford to go pro?
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornhesier react to Katie Ledecky's decision to forego her last two years of eligibility at Stanford and turn professional in competitive swimming.
Brianna Salinaro aims to be first U.S. female Paralympian in taekwondo
Ranked third in the world in para-taekwondo, Brianna Salinaro's goal is to represent the U.S. when the sport makes its Paralympic debut in 2020 -- and then continue to dominate until the Games reach Los Angeles in 2028.
Chen completes six quads to claim worlds title
Nathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free skate score to win the world figure skating title on Saturday.
Quad king Nathan Chen is ready for Olympic gold
Nathan Chen, the Quad King, has figure skating's most daring move down cold. Will he take the sport to new heights at the Olympics?
The Dominant 20: Usain Bolt, the 10th most dominant athlete of our time
He's a six-time IAAF Athlete of the Year, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Not bad! ESPN's Anthony Olivieri runs some other numbers on the fastest man in history.
The Dominant 20
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.
Dressel breaks his own record in 100 free
Caeleb Dressel sets an American record with a 39.9 in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Dressel making a habit of breaking his own record
Florida senior Caeleb Dressel set multiple records in a stunning performance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, including becoming the first man to break 18 seconds from a flat start.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on 'Ellen'
Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir appeared on "Ellen" on Tuesday, and the talk-show host put them on the spot about their relationship status. Read on, if you dare.
The Dominant 20: Allyson Felix is No. 16
Nine Olympic medals is not what makes Allyson Felix most proud, she shares with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne -- it's that she won them the "right way" in the PED era.
The Dominant 20: Marta is No. 9
espnW's Julie Foudy examines how the legend of Marta, a five-time FIFA Player of the Year, has grown despite the struggle for equality in her native Brazil.
The Dominant 20: Serena Williams is No. 12
It's difficult to imagine a time when Serena Williams didn't rule fans' hearts and minds, but as ESPN's Howard Bryant reflects, the respect was hard-won.
How the U.S. team rebuilt the culture of cross-country skiing
Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall's victory became one of the most memorable stories of Pyeongchang -- but what led up to that moment? It turns out, it was the result of 10 years of a dramatic shift in the training and mindset within the program.
Figure skater Alexa Knierim's playlist
Pairs skater Alexa Knierim won bronze in the team event in Pyeongchang alongside her partner and husband, Chris. What helps to quiet the butterflies right before she has to compete? This mix, with songs from Sia and James Arthur.
Last laps for Simone Manuel at Stanford
She's already an Olympic champion, world champion and an NCAA champion. But Simone Manuel is still hungry -- and kind of nervous -- as she heads into her final meet as a Stanford swimmer.
The story of the 'Greatest Living Englishman'
After a dismal Olympic showing in 1952 -- Britain's Roger Bannister had set his mind on breaking the four-minute mile barrier. The late runner called the feat a 'small part of his life,' but it was a moment that transcended beyond the record books.
Lord Coe: All athletes looked up to Bannister
President of the IAAF recalls his favourite memories of Roger Bannister, who died aged 88.
Bannister, first to break 4-minute mile, dies
Lord Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram led tributes to the late Sir Roger Bannister, hailing the man who broke the four-minute mile as "inspirational".
Shiffrin again wins overall World Cup ski title
With five World Cup races still to go, Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her second straight overall title with a third-place finish in Germany that gave her an insurmountable 603-point lead.
Shiffrin is coming home an Olympic gold medalist
Mikaela Shiffrin sits down with Julie Foudy and discusses what it means to be leaving PyeongChang with medals.
The force behind Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead: her guide dogs
Three-time Paralympic bronze medalist Danelle Umstead will compete in her third Games this week in Pyeongchang -- and her special bond with her two guide dogs, Aziza and Bettylynn, has helped her every step of the way.
USWNT brings joy to Parkland family, friends
In honoring soccer player Alyssa Alhadeff, who was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, the U.S. women's soccer team gave her family and teammates reason to celebrate.
USWNT celebrates life of Alyssa Alhadeff with her family and friends
The U.S. women's national soccer team pays tribute to the life of 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff who was one of the victims of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting.
Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud on making sports more inclusive for Saudi women
bint Bandar Al-Saud on Saudi women participating in sports: "My goal is to have as many young women feel that that dream is theirs. I need them to feel the hunger to get to where they need to go."
GSMP seeks to empower women worldwide through sports
Dr. Sarah Hillyer, director of the Center for Sport, Peace and Society at the University of Tennessee, explains the partnerships behind the Global Sports Mentoring Program and how the program strives to make an impact in countries around the world.
Olympic hero Maddie Rooney on her golden impact: 'It hasn't hit me yet'
Just weeks after helping Team USA win gold with those huge saves, Maddie Rooney's new normal includes meeting Ellen, getting standing ovations at NHL games and inspiring a new generation of athletes -- even if the 20-year-old goalie can't fathom it all.
The U.S. women's hockey team took over New York City
Continuing its recent stretch of amazing experiences, the U.S. women's hockey team took its talents (and gold medals) to New York City.
New stars emerge at World Indoors to give Lord Coe and IAAF reason for optimism
The post-Bolt era is underway in athletics, and despite some elements of high farce and a quandary over what to do about Russia, there was enough young talent on show in Birmingham to give hope for the future.
Recap: Pozzi wins gold, Poland stun US in 4x400
Andrew Pozzi won gold in the 60m hurdles after beating the USA's Jarret Eaton.
Poland shocks USA in amazing 4x400m comeback
Despite having a big lead going into the last 200m, Team USA couldn't hold on to the gold medal as Poland shocked the world.
Coleman lays claim to post-Bolt era
Christian Coleman entered the IAAF World Indoor Championships as almost too obvious a favorite in the 60 metres, and his assured performance cemented his place as the new man to beat in men's sprinting.
Recap: Coleman steals the show on day three
Christian Coleman set a championship record as he claimed gold in the 60m race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.
Dominant Coleman smashes 60m championship record
Christian Coleman showed the world why he is regarded as the successor to Usain Bolt as he won the 60m and got close to his own world record in Birmingham.
The most memorable moments from the Pyeongchang Games
Some came to win, others came to medal, but all came to Pyeongchang to compete. Here are our most memorable moments of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Depth in Winter 2018: The unforgettable stories from Pyeongchang
The controlled chaos of short-track speedskating. The Unified women's ice hockey team bringing North and South together. The U.S. women's hockey team ending its gold-medal drought. Here are the stories to remember from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Gold! Silver! Bronze! What makes the medals unique?
Julie Foudy's medal primer for Olympians explains the Pyeongchang medals, what they mean and what they represent now and into the future.
Winter Olympics 2018: Complete coverage
ESPN's complete coverage and analysis from Pyeongchang, South Korea.
From Simpsons' prophetic curling call to Russians' gold-medal finale, Games come to close
From the Russian men's hockey team's gold-medal finale to the continued celebrations in curling, we recap the last day of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
New champions emerge for USA during Winter Olympics
Michael Eaves depicts the highs and lows of the United States' memorable run during the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Winter Olympics: A look at the American women who won medals in Pyeongchang
As the 2018 Winter Olympics come to a close, we take a look at the American women who brought home gold, silver and bronze for the red, white and blue.
Where did 'OAR' really get us? IOC's intent again falls flat
After all of the appeals and debates and dust-ups, we wonder whether the International Olympic Committee's attempts to wrestle with Russia's complicity in doping have really changed anything at all.
IOC upholds ban; no Russian flag for athletes
The International Olympic Committee has upheld its ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics, denying the country the chance to march into Sunday's closing ceremony under its own flag.
Etch it in stones: U.S. curlers make history and cap incredible run with a gold medal
The Americans went on an improbable run and beat powerhouses on their way to an Olympic gold medal in curling -- the first Olympic gold for Team USA in the sport.
Golden goof: U.S. curlers get women's medals
After being presented with their gold medals, the U.S. men's curling team noticed the back of them said "women's." The correct medals were quickly swapped out.
Why Lindsey Vonn is still America's most dominant alpine skier
If this is indeed Lindsey Vonn's final Winter Olympics, the numbers show she is still the most dominant American to ever hit the slopes.
Vonn can't imagine competing in another Olympics
Lindsey Vonn talks about all her emotions while being on the Olympic podium for the last time in her career.
The state of figure skating is strong ... except in the United States
The U.S. walks away from Pyeongchang with one of the lowest medal hauls in its figure skating history: two bronze medals -- one in the team event and another in ice dancing for Maia and Alex Shibutani.
Friday recap: Russian athletes dominate figure skating, U.S. flag-bearer chosen
Just days before the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a couple of Russian athletes stole the show in women's figure skating, while the U.S. selected the person to lead the country in the closing ceremony.
Nagasu: My skate was like a DWTS audition
Having helped Team USA secure the bronze in the team event, U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu said her individual performance on Friday was more about having fun -- and auditioning for "Dancing With the Stars."
Years of mettle by Team USA led to this gold medal
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed the Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada.
USA goaltender Maddie Rooney made 'next time' into this time
Deep into the shootout, Maddie Rooney knew she had just one more shot to stop as one of the world's best players, Canada's Meghan Agosta, skated toward her.
Lamoureux twins reflect on winning gold
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando had no doubt that their team would be able to come out with a win vs. Canada in the finals.
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- NBC, U.S. Figure Skating have new rights deal
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