World 200 meters favorite Noah Lyles has ruled out also running the 100 meters at next week’s U.S. championships/world trials, the sprinter and his coach told Reuters on Monday.
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Kenya’s anti-doping and athletics chiefs on Friday disputed a report by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) that ranked the east African nation as the third most cheating nation in the sport.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women’s mile world record on Friday when she clocked four minutes 12.33 seconds, beating the 4:12.56 set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova in Zurich in 1996.
Olympic sprint great Usain Bolt sees struggle ahead for Jamaica’s men at the world championships, claiming the Caribbean nation’s “spoiled” young sprinters lack the discipline to train and the hunger for success.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday it had provisionally suspended two Kenyan athletes, one of them a Commonwealth Games former champion, for doping, the latest in a string of doping cases in the East African nation.
There’s more to come from Noah Lyles before the American completes his European tour.
American Noah Lyles became the fourth fastest 200 meters runner ever when he roared to victory in 19.50 seconds at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Friday.
South African world record holder Wayde van Niekerk’s defence of his 400 metres world title could be in jeopardy after a knee injury.
Justin Gatlin has made it clear he is not going to give up his world 100 meters title without a fight despite the emergence of much younger sprinters.
Caster Semenya charged to the fastest 800 meters ever run in the United States at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday as the South African continued to challenge new IAAF testosterone rules that could affect her career.
Russian race walker Maria Ponomareva has been handed a four-year suspension for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement on Tuesday.
An outstanding runner in his own right, Duncan was a nine-time All-C-USA selection in his career at Tulsa. He advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships of the 1,500 meters twice, including a trip to the semifinals in 2009.
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson posted a world-leading 22.00 to win the 200 meters on Sunday and complete the sprint double on the last day of the Jamaican trials.
Tajay Gayle leapt 8.24 meters to win the men’s long jump at the Jamaican trials on Saturday.
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson edged Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a photo finish to win the 100m title at the Jamaican trials on Friday and book her spot at this year’s world championships in Doha.
Three-times world champion Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce and training partner Elaine Thompson eased into the semi-finals of the 100 meters at the Jamaican trials for this year’s world championships with neither breaking a sweat on Thursday.
Russia will cancel a state contract between banned race walking coach Viktor Chegin and the athletics facility where he was formerly head coach after Reuters revealed his firm provided security there, Russia’s athletics federation said on Thursday.
As Jamaica prepares to select their world championship team, the exhilarating days of the nation’s male sprinters, led by Usain Bolt, dominating the world are gone, two of the Caribbean island’s top coaches say.
Caster Semenya will get another chance at her favorite event, the 800 meters, when the South African competes in the June 30 Prefontaine Classic in California, her agent and meeting officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court.
Noah Lyles overcame an apparent false start to run the fourth-fastest 150 meters of all time on a wet elevated straightaway in Boston on Sunday.
World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod fell before the finish to allow Sergey Shubenkov to win the latest dramatic installment in their rivalry at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday.
The Moroccan Athletics Federation made it “impossible” for Caster Semenya to compete at the Rabat Diamond League meeting on Sunday because of the lateness of a re-invitation, the South African athlete’s legal team said on Saturday.
Caster Semenya has been invited on Friday to run in an 800m race in Morocco on Sunday – after previously saying that she had been denied the right to participate in the event – but the invitation has come too late for her to get there, her agent said.
Russian runner Artyom Denmukhametov has been provisionally suspended for working with banned coach Vladimir Kazarin, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favored 800 meters race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African.
World junior record holder Sydney McLaughlin upstaged Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad to win her first senior women’s 400 meters hurdles race at the Bislett Games on Thursday.
Oklahoma State’s Sinclaire Johnson was recognized as one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman, which is collegiate track and field’s highest honor, the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches’ Association announced Wednesday.
Tributes have flowed for United States runner Gabriele Grunewald, who died in Minneapolis on Tuesday from complications of cancer at the age of 32.
Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison.
Double 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya hopes she can be an inspiration to the South Africa team competing at the women’s World Cup after paying a visit to their camp in Paris on Wednesday.
Lithuanian Jevgenij Shuklin, who won silver in Canoe Sprint at the London 2012 Olympics, has been stripped of his medal after re-tests of his sample were positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
Caster Semenya, who is battling the sport’s governing IAAF over rules that prevent her from running her preferred distance races unless she takes testosterone-suppressant medication, won a 2,000 meters at the Montreuil athletics meeting on Tuesday.
Double Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s steady return to her best form continued at the Racers Grand Prix on Saturday when the twice Olympic champion blazed to a world leading 10.88 seconds in the 100 meters at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Michael Norman held off a late surge from fellow American Noah Lyles to win the men’s 200 meters in a world leading time of 19.70 seconds at the Rome Diamond League on Thursday.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it will seek a swift reversion of Monday’s Swiss court ruling in favour of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will be able to run in her favored 800 meters event without medication to lower her testosterone levels until an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal has been ruled on, the court said on Monday.
American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson has been suspended for four years after testing positive for the banned substance epitrenbolone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday.
Athletics South Africa (ASA) said on Friday it had joined Caster Semenya’s appeal against the ruling that currently prevents the double Olympic champion from running her preferred distance races unless she takes testosterone-suppressant medication.
American Ajee Wilson made the most of the absence of Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba to win the women’s 800 meters in Friday’s Diamond League meeting on a windy, wet evening in the Swedish capital.
Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya filed an appeal to Switzerland’s highest court on Wednesday against rules requiring middle-distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone to reduce it via medication.
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Sinclaire Johnson ran the NCAA’s best time of the year and the school record in the 1,500 meters for the Oklahoma State track and field teams on the final day of the West Regional.
Bahrain’s Olympic women’s marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement.
Michael Rotich, the former head of Kenya’s track and field team, has been banned from athletics for 10 years after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) found him guilty of “dishonest and corrupt” conduct.
More than 450,000 runners have entered the ballot for next year’s London Marathon, breaking the event’s own world record for registrations, organizers said on Tuesday.
Caster Semenya will compete in the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic in Stanford, California on June 30, a distance she can race without reducing her testosterone levels.
Noah Lyles exploded over the final third of the race to win a thrilling men’s 100m in a personal best 9.86 seconds at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday, pipping fellow American Christian Coleman in a photo-finish.
British distance runner Jo Pavey has become the latest female athlete to complain that Nike halted her sponsorship payments when she was pregnant, Sky News reported on Thursday.