Latest Track and field News

Long jumper accused of false information to get Olympic spot

Dec. 09, 2022 13:27 PM EST

MONACO (AP) — A long jumper and two officials from Albania could face bans after they were accused of submitting false information that helped the athlete get a spot at the Tokyo Olympics last year. The Athletics Integrity Unit said Friday it had charged long jumper Izmir Smajlaj,...

UNC's Shelton retiring as 10-time NCAA field-hockey champion

Dec. 07, 2022 15:46 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton is retiring after a 42-year run that ended with the Tar Heels going unbeaten to claim an NCAA-record 10th national championship. The school announced Shelton's retirement Wednesday. She is the winningest coach...

McLaughlin-Levrone, Duplantis named World Athletes of Year

Dec. 05, 2022 18:40 PM EST

World-record setters Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Mondo Duplantis were named Athletes of the Year by World Athletics on Monday, adding more accolades to a remarkable 2022 for both athletes. McLaughlin-Levrone, the 23-year-old American, broke her own world record in the 400-meter...

Marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge to run in Boston

Dec. 01, 2022 21:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — World record holder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge will make his Boston Marathon debut in 2023 along with reigning women’s world champion Gotytom Gebreslase and six former Boston winners returning 10 years after two bombs exploded at the finish line. ...

Boston Athletic Association names new president, CEO

Nov. 30, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association on Wednesday named Jack Fleming as its new president and chief executive officer. The association, which manages the Boston Marathon, said in a statement Fleming will assume the post immediately. He replaces Thomas Grilk after he...

Ukrainian Olympian auctioning medals to help war effort

Nov. 30, 2022 16:51 PM EST

One of Ukraine's most decorated Olympians is auctioning his medals — two golds and a bronze — in hopes of raising a six-figure donation to contribute to the war effort in his native land. “My Olympic medals won’t matter if Ukraine can’t stand for this fight for freedom and...

Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed news

Nov. 30, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets...

Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping 'crisis'

Nov. 25, 2022 06:35 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country. The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics,...

Hicks, Tuohy win titles at NCAA cross country championships

Nov. 19, 2022 15:03 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Stanford’s Charles Hicks became the NCAA Division I men's cross country champion and North Carolina State's Katelyn Tuohy won the women's side on Saturday. Hicks set a course record at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course by crossing the finish line...

US decathlon champ out for Paris after missed doping tests

Nov. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

U.S. decathlon champion Garrett Scantling will miss the Paris Olympics due to a ban imposed after he falsified an email in trying to cover up a missed doping test. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that the 29-year-old Scantling, who won national championships earlier this...