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BOSTON — First came the sound, loud and confusing. Then Lee Ann Yanni felt as if something had bumped into her left calf. "That's when I looked down and saw the bone sticking out and thought, 'I'm a physical therapist, and I know that's not a good...
Danni Allen said she spent the last several months visualizing herself winning Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser." She imagined what it would feel like stepping on the scale for one last time. She imagined feeling the confetti raining down on her, signaling...
As the interview with Lance Armstrong progressed Friday night, Oprah Winfrey went back and forth between emotional questions and digging into the fraud Lance Armstrong perpetrated on the sporting public and the costs associated with it. “I’...
The Fabulous ForumA Greensboro, N.C., firefighter collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after. Another marathon participant -- Chicago's Amber Miller -- gave birth hours after crossing...
The Fabulous ForumRob Sloan finished the Kielder Marathon near Newcastle in third place with a personal-best time. He called the race “unbelievably tough” -- so tough, it turns out, that he had to take a bus part of the way....
The Fabulous ForumRyan Hall's goal for his Chicago Marathon debut was to break the U.S. record. That isn't going to happen this year. Following a disappointing performance at the Sept. 19 Philadelphia Half Marathon and some poor workouts over the past week,......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogUCLA alumnus Meb Keflezighi, the Athens Olympic marathon silver medalist, isn't getting older -- he's getting better. Keflezighi, 34, was named USA Track and Field's athlete of the week for setting an American record in the men's 20 kilometers en......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogFor a quarter century, I have had the best job in the world. It began when I convinced the sports editor who brought me to the Chicago Tribune, Gene Quinn, that the success of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (which,......
Booster ShotsEarlier this month, we profiled four people who were set to make their marathon debuts at the L.A. Marathon. We asked what motivated them to sign up -- and we wondered if that would factor in to whether they would......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAFTER months of training, buckets of sweat and countless tasteless energy bars, they're ready -- or hope they are. More than 26,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes will take to the streets Sunday as the Los Angeles Marathon kicks off its 23rd...
For nearly all of the last 24 years, the first Sunday in March was marathon day in Los Angeles. Thousands of runners hit the pavement and more than a million spectators cheered them on in one of the city's few communal street-level events. But today,...
One sign that spring has really and truly sprung hereabouts is the annual Bach Week Festival. This year's four-concert celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's music and related works marks an important milestone: the festival's 40th season. Programs will...
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