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The race, which drew about 370,000 spectators last year, will not go through Columbia.
The competition could include participation from Olympic medalists of the Beijing Games.
Competitors in this weekend’s Missouri State Senior Games shooting competition said they were there more for each other than winning medals.
Competitors at the Missouri State Senior Games say there are several reasons they enjoy spending time at the bowling alley.
Although 88-year-old Ed Burnham’s 15-minute mile pace would have put him last place in the Missouri State Senior Games’ 10K run, he says he doesn’t care. He runs because of his love for it.
Both the game and the venue changed this year.
The Missouri State Senior Games held a darts competition Saturday morning at Hearnes Center.
Only one women’s team registered for the 3-on-3 basketball competition. Three men’s teams agreed to play them so they could participate in the Missouri State Senior Games.
In 1978, Carroll Walker lost his right arm in a farming accident. Since then, he has had to learn how to shoot his bow and arrow by using his mouth.
A small group of 14 participated in the Missouri State Senior Games horseshoe division Friday at Cosmopolitan Park.
Pickleball is much like tennis with a smaller court but uses a Wiffle ball. There are 38 registered participants for the competition’s debut at the Senior Games.
Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will compete at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend.
A month after turning 21, Dick Cochran was participating in discus throwing in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Now, the 69-year-old retiree has picked the sport back up again.
The Missouri River has been at flood stage for weeks in Boonville. Boaters, anglers and cyclists are waiting for it to drop this weekend.
Last weekend’s Heart of America Marathon training run allowed runners to experience the course before the big race.
After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.
Players on the PedNet Pinch Hitters co-ed softball team always ride their bikes to games. They hope it shows that using active forms of transportation, instead of driving cars, isn’t difficult to do.
Columbia runners in training for the Heart of America Marathon will practice covering a 17-mile loop in the course.
Crews worked all day Tuesday to get fields at Rainbow Softball Complex ready for evening games, but they couldn’t accomplish the task. With this year’s excessively wet weather, recreational softball teams have seen a lot of rainouts.
A group of about 25 people gathered at a sports bar in a Holiday Inn to watch the Belmont Stakes.