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Kyle Snyder ends Ohio State career with third NCAA title (video)

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Olympic and world champion Kyle Snyder capped his Ohio State wrestling career by three-peating as NCAA heavyweight champion on Saturday night.

In the 285-pound final, Snyder beat Adam Coon, who handed Snyder his first NCAA loss in almost three years in a Feb. 11 dual meet.

Tied 1-1, Snyder scored a two-point takedown with 22 seconds left and won 3-2.

Coon is about six inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than Snyder, who wrestles internationally in the 213-pound division. The two highest NCAA weight classes are 197 and 285.

“I’m glad heavyweight’s done,” Snyder said Saturday night.

Snyder will continue his already storied international career as a professional.

In 2015, he became the youngest American to win a world wrestling title, seven months after losing at the Big Ten Championships.

In 2016, he became the youngest American to win an Olympic wrestling title.

Last August, he repeated as world champion by beating Russian Abdulrashid Sadulayev, dubbed the Match of the Century as Sadulayev moved up in weight for the showdown. Snyder handed the Russian Tank his first loss in nearly four years.

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WATCH LIVE: London Marathon

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Watch the world’s best distance runners chase world records at the London Marathon, live on NBCSN and commercial free on the NBC Sports Gold “Track and Field Pass” for subscribers on Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET.

NBCSN coverage also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app for subscribers.

WATCH LIVE: London Marathon
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Sunday’s race start times (ET)
3:55 – Elite Wheelchair Races
4:00 – World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races
4:15 – Elite Women’s Race
5:00 – Elite Men’s Race, Mass Race

The men’s field features arguably the two greatest distance runners of all time — Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele.

Kipchoge, the Rio Olympic marathon champ, ran the fastest marathon ever recorded — 2:00:25 in Nike’s sub-two-hour attempt last May in non-record-eligible conditions.

Bekele is the second-fastest marathoner in history under legal conditions, having run six seconds shy of Kenyan Dennis Kimetto‘s world record of 2:02:57 from 2014.

In the women’s race, Kenyan Mary Keitany, already the world-record holder in a women’s-only race, looks to take down Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s world record with male pacers set in London 15 years ago. That time is 2:15:25.

Keitany is challenged by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, the third-fastest female marathoner in history behind Keitany and Radcliffe.

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Teddy Riner, dominant judoka, to skip 2018, 2019 Worlds

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French judoka Teddy Riner, arguably the world’s most dominant athlete, will reportedly skip the next two world championships before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

French coach Franck Chambily said Riner will compete a light international schedule the next two years ahead of what would be his fourth Olympics, according to Agence France-Presse.

Riner, a 29-year-old, 6-foot-8-inch native of Guadeloupe, is undefeated since 2010 with a reported 144-match winning streak. That includes Olympic titles in 2012 and 2016 and world titles in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Before the streak, Riner also earned world titles in 2007, 2009 and 2010, plus an Olympic bronze at age 19 in 2008.

He could compete through the 2024 Paris Games.

“When I am invincible, I will stop,” Riner said in 2013, according to The Associated Press.

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