Women's track and field

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 5:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
Read More
Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 11:33 am
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. But one of them was Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the field. And he needed every bit of his speed. Cherono outkicked Lelisa...
Read More
Daniel Romanchuk, of Urbana, Ill., breaks the tape to win the men's handcycle division of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Daniel Romanchuk has won the men's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon with the fastest time ever by an American. Romanchuk crossed the finish line on Boylston Street on Monday in an official time of 1 hour, 21 minutes...
Read More
Desiree Linden, left, of Washington, Mich., Yuki Kawauchi, center, of Japan, and Tatyana McFadden, right, of Clarksville, Md., applaud during a media availability on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston in advance of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday. Linden won the women's division, Kawauchi won the men's division, and McFadden women's handcycle division of the 2018 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 3:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he would see a repeat of the rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions from last year's race so soon, but it looks as if it's going to happen. At least it's not expected to be as chilly along the 26.2-mile road from Hopkinton to...
Read More
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Semenya has accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening “old wounds” in an interview in an Australian newspaper, where he said female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to fairness in women’s sport. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
March 27, 2019 - 8:36 am
Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to "the sanctity of fair competition...
Read More
February 23, 2019 - 7:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian track and field athletes, including former Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, have filed appeals against doping bans which cost them key medals. Russian track federation spokeswoman Natalia Yukhareva told The Associated Press that Ukhov and world champion high jumper...
Read More
South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
February 22, 2019 - 5:01 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya was given "the last word" when a weeklong hearing at sport's highest court ended Friday, and her decade-long battle with track and field's ruling body neared a conclusion. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa appealed to the Court of...
Read More
South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field's governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could...
Read More
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 2:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
Read More
Elite women runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
November 04, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by three minutes, 13 seconds. Keitany ran the race in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds, the second fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in...
Read More

Pages