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Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers
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Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 30, 2019

Karina Dyner Villa is just 16 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. How’s this for a résumé? Dyner is…

On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica
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Other Sports
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On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica

María José Braddick Serrano - January 2, 2019

Basketball is not Costa Rica’s most popular sport, but it has been been my favorite sport since 2006, when I discovered there is an organized league here.…

Tico Times Talks: An interview with Olympic hopeful Jenny Méndez
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Tico Times Talks: An interview with Olympic hopeful Jenny Méndez

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 6, 2018

In late October, Costa Rican marathoner Jenny Méndez won the 43rdMarine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. with a personal-best time of 2:40:20. The win came months after the…

Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores
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Betalú wins, Armstrong finishes Ruta de los Conquistadores

AFP / The Tico Times - November 5, 2018

Lance Armstrong, the U.S. cycling legend, recovered from a difficult start to the Ruta de los Conquistadores — a tough test of mountain biking in Costa Rica…

Tica takes the title: Jenny Méndez wins 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
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Tica takes the title: Jenny Méndez wins 43rd Marine Corps Marathon

Alexander Villegas - October 31, 2018

Jenny Méndez, from San José, Costa Rica, finished at the top of 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. this Sunday. Méndez, 38, was the top female finisher…

Hanna Gabriels retains her world titles in vibrant fight
Boxing
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Boxing
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Hanna Gabriels retains her world titles in vibrant fight

L. Arias - May 28, 2017

Costa Rican boxer Hanna Gabriels defeated Canada's Natasha Spence by unanimous decision and retained both of her Super Welterweight world titles over the weekend. The judges' decision after…

Costa Rica’s Laurens Molina wins Los Angeles Marathon
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Costa Rica’s Laurens Molina wins Los Angeles Marathon

Michael Krumholtz - March 19, 2017

After nearly two decades of trying, Costa Rican athlete Laurens Molina reached his mountaintop by winning the wheelchair division of Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon in the United States. Molina's…

Flying high
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Other Sports
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Flying high

AFP - March 19, 2017

VIDEO: Traffic cop stops Costa Rican bicyclist Andrey Amador in bizarre highway altercation
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: Traffic cop stops Costa Rican bicyclist Andrey Amador in bizarre highway altercation

Michael Krumholtz - December 14, 2016

Decorated Costa Rican cyclist Andrey Amador had a morning training session take an unexpected turn Tuesday morning. Amador illegally took his bike on Highway 27 near Escazú, violating the…

Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title

Michael Krumholtz - November 6, 2016

The three-day mountain bike race they call the most grueling in the world concluded Saturday as Colombian Luis Mejía won the men's overall title for the second…

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