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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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Abebe Bikila, Marathon, Olympic marathon

March 12, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Heavy rain forecast for Olympics, North Cascades

The Associated Press The National Weather Service says heavy rain forecast through Wednesday in the Olympics and North Cascades will likely push rivers to flood stage. Forecasters say a “pineapple express” from the direction of Hawaii is pouring warm moist air into Washington. They expect 4 to 7 inches of rain to fall by Thursday, mostly in…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: cascades, floods, olympics

February 1, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Photo: Gleams of sunrise hit Olympics

Gordan Darrow of Seattle stands on a picnic table to get a better view of the spectacular sunrise hitting the Olympic Mountains, seen from Sunset Hill Park on Wednesday. Darrow, who also took pictures, said he was monitoring the sunrise as he dropped his daughter off at high school and then made it to the…

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Comments | More in Photos | Topics: Feb 1, olympics, Seattle