Russia, Boston Athletic Association, Zhukov discussed on Morning Edition

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The Boston Marathon for years It just had a feeling that I need to be there and that this place is really something magical for me Zhukov lives in Russia She first signed up to run in 2020 but the race was canceled because of the pandemic She registered again this year but when Russia invaded Ukraine she was unsure if she could make it With this ban her decision was made for her She says she's disappointed but supports the move If each can help even one people in Russia to understand that this war is so awful that you can't support it if it will help people to think about it from this site I will take it In a statement announcing the ban the Boston athletic association says it will not recognize Russian or Belarusian flags or country affiliation until further notice Russian and Belarusian runners who live elsewhere can still compete but only as representatives of other countries In the 2019 marathon 46 Russian and Belarusian runners competed under their flags None of them placed in the top 500 finishers Nina tsarina is Russian but lives and runs under the U.S. flag She ran the Boston Marathon in the fall She says she understands the sentiment but thinks the ban is the wrong way to support Ukraine We don't choose the place where we were born And I hope to see in future the decision that's so powerful decision will be made based on people actions not only by playing the nationality Dan Fitzgerald gets both perspectives He is a running coach and president of the heartbreak hill running company It's named after the marathon course landmark heartbreak hill The people with whom I empathize most and athletes who doesn't get the opportunity that they've been training for is a terrible experience but I think under these circumstances I support the band The Boston athletic association says efforts will be made to refund affected runners including those from Ukraine who can't compete this year For NPR news I'm Amanda beland in Boston Isolating Russia from the international community is bringing key work on climate change in the Arctic to a halt In part because Russia currently chairs the international group known as the Arctic council This as the United Nations warns time is running out reverse catastrophic global warming NPR's quill Lawrence sent this report from the Arctic circle in Norway where scientists hope for a thaw in relations Working in the Arctic is dangerous Norwegian coast guard crew insisted NPR's team put on Arctic survival suits before a short ride on a skiff outside the.

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