San Francisco Chronicle

Wrong shoes cost marathon victory


Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualifi­ed for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon.

Hurisa, 24, crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualifi­ed because the soles of his shoes were 1 centimeter (0.4 of an inch) thicker than the 4 centimeter­s allowed.

Organizers said Hurisa had registered another shoe that met race rules, but switched to the shoes he used in training to run the actual marathon.

Leonard Langat of Kenya, who had finished second — in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds — was declared the winner.

WNBA: Te’a Cooper scored 19 points, Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler added 17 points apiece, and the host Los Angeles Sparks routed the Seattle Storm 81-53 to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Sparks (11-19) pulled into a tie with the New York Liberty, one game behind Washington for the eighth and final playoff spot with two games to play.

⏩ Tina Charles had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Washington Mystics (12-18) beat the host Chicago Sky 79-71.

⏩ Napheesa Collier had 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a career-high-tying four steals to help the host Minnesota Lynx (20-10) beat the Indiana Fever 90-80.

Soccer: Host Los Angeles FC got two goals from Christian Arango and a tie-breaking own goal from Real Salt Lake’s Toni Datkovic in the 59th minute to win an MLS matchup 3-2.

⏩ Mohamed Salah became the 30th player to score 100 English Premier League goals as Liverpool won 3-0 at Leeds.

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