Women's track and field

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 - 3:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he'd 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. The Boston Marathon announced several adjustments Friday for the world's oldest annual...
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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 - 9:36 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...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2013 file photo, Joan Benoit Samuelson warms up in Hopkinton, Mass., prior to the start of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race, said Friday, March 15, 2019, that the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field for the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
March 15, 2019 - 2:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again. The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field on April 15. Benoit Samuelson was a 21-year-old Bowdoin College student in 1979 when she set an American marathon...
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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 - 2:50 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...
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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 - 3:03 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...
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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line first in the men's division of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 04, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Desisa finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds. Last year's winner, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, finished third. Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win...
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Attendees listen to a speaker at a vigil for slain Pullman High School graduate and University of Utah communications major and track athlete, Lauren McCluskey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Police said Melvin Rowland, 37, fatally shot 21-year-old McCluskey of Pullman, on Monday night on the university campus and then killed himself in a church as officers closed in. (Kai Eiselein/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. Melvin Rowland said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and sought to manipulate those...
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Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 11:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous world...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women's dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-...
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The combined Koreas march into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium under the "unification" flag during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 12:26 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two countries. One significant medal. A combined Koreas crew earned a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday by finishing third in the women's 200-meter dragon boat final behind China and games host Indonesia. It was the first time a combined team from North...
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