Track and Field

February 21, 2020 - 3:09 am
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds...
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In this Feb. 16, 2020, photo, runners, some wearing masks, compete in a Kumamoto castle marathon in Kumamoto city, western Japan. Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon set for March 1, 2020 are drastically reducing the number of participants out of fear of the spread of the coronavirus from China. The general public is essentially being barred from the race. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 17, 2020 - 8:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China. The general public is being barred from the race on March 1. It will now be limited to a few hundred elite participants,...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya smiles after winning the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif. Olympic champion Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she will be back in top-level track despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite event. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 15, 2020 - 3:09 am
Caster Semenya ran her first public race in eight months and broke the national 300-meter record at a low-level meet at a South African university before proclaiming: “I'm here to stay.” The Olympic 800-meter champion said the race Friday night at the University of Johannesburg, which also featured...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 6:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a woman with a young boy takes a selfie with the Olympic rings, in Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this summer's games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 31, 2020 - 7:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. Japan has so far reported no deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. Japanese organizers have...
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January 23, 2020 - 10:16 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies. The Division I Council adopted the legislation Wednesday at the NCAA convention and it is effective immediately. Previously, college...
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CAPTION CORRECTS SPELLING OF SURNAME Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. One of the biggest sports corruption cases to reach court is being heard in Paris from Monday, with explosive allegations of a massive doping cover-up at the top of track and field. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 13, 2020 - 10:32 am
PARIS (AP) — The corruption trial involving the former president of track and field's governing body was suspended Monday shortly after it began. Lamine Diack, the former head of the IAAF, has been charged with far-reaching corruption and doping cover-ups. At the opening of the hearing, the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics in Tokyo. Ticket demand for the Tokyo Paralympics is at record levels. The unprecedented demand follows a similar surge in interest for the Tokyo Olympics. The president of the International Paralympic Committee said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, there were 3.1 million tickets requests in the first lottery phase earlier this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 10, 2019 - 1:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted," International Paralympic President Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press in an interview...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, athletes dive into the water at the start line during a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body want similar treatment: find an alternative to the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay known as the “Odaiba Marine Park.”(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 04, 2019 - 3:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Britain's Mo Farah poses for the media in London ahead of the London Marathon. Olympic champion Mo Farah says he will return to the track and wants to defend his 10,000-meter title at next year’s Tokyo Games, according to an announcement on his YouTube channel Friday Nov. 29, 2019.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
November 29, 2019 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Olympic champion Mo Farah is returning to the track and wants to defend his 10,000-meter title at next year’s Tokyo Games. Announcing his plans on his YouTube channel on Friday, Farah said: "I’m really excited to be competing. I’m back on the track.” Farah is a four-time Olympic gold...
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