News from the Field

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Woman Finishes Marathon, Gives Birth

An Illinois woman finished Sunday's Chicago Marathon, ate lunch with her husband, then drove to the hospital where she gave birth to a daughter, June. Amber Miller, 27, had trained through her... Read More

Photographer: Alan Miles NYC/flickr

Oil Spill Worsens Off New Zealand Coast

Rough seas off the coast of New Zealand have worsened an oil spill in what the New Zealand government is now calling the country's worst-ever maritime environmental disaster. A leak in the... Read More

Photographer: Courtesy of IFSC

Austrians Win Lead Climbing World Cup

Austrian climbers Jakob Schubert and Johanna Ernst won the 2011 Lead Climbing World Cup in Boulder, Colorado, on Sunday, beating 14 of the world's top climbers in the first IFSC lead event held... Read More

Photographer: Ashley Coates/Flickr

Lost Killer Whales Die in Alaska River

Two killer whales that swam up Alaska’s Nushagak River are dead, presumably having succumbed to the stress of a prolonged period in fresh water. Two adult whales and a juvenile whale swam 30... Read More

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Mosop Breaks Chicago Marathon Record

Kenya's Moses Mosop won Sunday's Chicago Marathon in 2:05:37, breaking the race's nine-year-old course record by five seconds and defeating pre-race challenger American Ryan Hall by more than two... Read More