Women's 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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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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Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. Smith, the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, is among three girls suing to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
February 12, 2020 - 5:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and...
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January 22, 2020 - 8:35 pm
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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FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, Mary Cain walks off the track after competing in the women's special 1500-meter run at the Drake Relays athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. Nike will investigate allegations of abuse by runner Mary Cain while she was a member of Alberto Salazar's training group. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the 1,500-meter final at track and field's world championships when she was 17. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 08, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse while she was part of Alberto Salazar's training group. The runner says it reached the point where she started having suicidal thoughts and cutting herself. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after...
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Joyciline Jepkosgei, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's Division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Mary Keitany, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, she’s eyeing another first-place finish.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 01, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, the 37-year-old Kenyan will try for her fifth title in six years at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A year ago, she finished 17 seconds off the course record. Another victory would still leave her...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, left, speaks during a meeting with the International Olympic Committee officials in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Tokyo Governor Koike has told powerful IOC members she wants the Olympic marathon held in Tokyo and lashed out at what she called an "unprecedented" move to switch the race to the northern city of Sapporo. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 6:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC has a full-blown fight on its hands trying to move next year's Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo. The powerful Olympic body is up against Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was once viewed as a possible Japanese prime minister candidate and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks about a proposal from the International Olympic Committee to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo, during a regular press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans, made without consulting the city or local organizers, to move the marathon 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid Tokyo’s summer heat. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the city or local organizers — to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to Sapporo to avoid the capital's summer heat. The...
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Nia Ali, of the United States, celebrates with her baby after winning the the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 06, 2019 - 4:15 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...
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