Varner and Sanderson's relationship began in 2005 at Iowa State, where Sanderson coached before jumping to Penn State. The day after Varner graduated in 2010, he drove 15 hours to Pennsylvania to train full-time with Sanderson.
Varner, of Bakersfield, Calif., will also collect a $250,000 bonus from the Living the Dream fund, which supports American wrestling.
Ugandan takes marathon. Stephen Kiprotich's victory in the marathon was Uganda's first Olympic gold since John Akii-Bua in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the 1972 games in Munich, and just its second in history.
Kiprotich, 23, covered the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second. Kenyans Abel Kirui, the world champion, and Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich were second and third.
Thousands of spectators thronged the side of the course, which began and ended near Buckingham Palace and included landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London.
Sweet science. Britain's Anthony Joshua won the gold medal in the men's superheavyweight boxing class, beating defending champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy after making up a three-point deficit in the final round. Joshua kept the verdict after an appeal.
Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana won the flyweight gold, beating Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia on points. Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine took the lightweight gold, beating Soonchul Han of South Korea. Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev defeated Britain's Freddie Evans in the welterweight event. Light-heavyweight Egor Mekhontcev of Russia beat Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov.
Russia's got rhythm. In rhythmic gymnastics, Russia beat Belarus and Italy to win the gold medal.
Other events. Russia beat Brazil, 3-2, for the men's volleyball gold medal, and Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won the men's mountain bike competition. France beat Sweden, 22-21, in the men's handball final and Croatia beat Italy, 8-6, in water polo. Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania won the women's modern pentathlon. Samantha Murray of Britain was second and Yane Marques of Brazil third.