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February 10, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Family of barefoot marathoner sues company over use of name

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission. Abebe Bikila, who died in 1973, was a last-minute entrant in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and didn’t like the…

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November 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Photos and winners from a wet and windy Seattle Marathon

Runners in the Seattle Marathon start at Seattle Center on Sunday (Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times).

The 41st Seattle Marathon took place Sunday, starting at 5th Avenue North and Harrison Street near the EMP and ending at Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center. View a full map of the course.

Seattle residents came in first in the men’s and women’s categories of the Seattle Marathon Sunday, officials said.

Jesse Williams, 34, led the men’s field in the 26.2-mile event with a finishing time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 54 seconds.

Trish Steidl, 34, was the first female finisher with a time of 3 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds. They were among more than 2,700 participants in Sunday’s full marathon.

In the 13.1-mile half-marathon event, Brian Masterson, 17, of Seattle, was the first to cross with a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes and 39 seconds. The first woman to finish, Bronwyn Crossman, 22, of Bellingham, had a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 43 seconds.

More than 8,200 participated in the half-marathon.

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November 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM

The Morning Memo / Sunday: It's all about the rain — and for some, running a marathon in the cold and wet

Weather:   As far as rain is concerned today, just accept it. It’s gonna be one of those classic Seattle days — wet and gray and with showers almost certainly upon us   all day long. The good news is that chances of a break improve somewhat as the week wears on, with forecasters predicting that Thursday and Saturday could be downright rain-free. Today will be in…

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