Latest Men's track and field News

Duplantis sets U20 record at Euros; 3rd gold for Asher-Smith

Aug. 12, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6.05...

Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros

Aug. 11, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a...

Gold for Guliyev at Euros, hurdler Herman ends German hopes

Aug. 9, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's Nethaneel...

Bolt agrees to practice deal with Australian soccer club

Aug. 7, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and the 100- and 200-meter world record holder has been chasing another...

Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

Jul. 21, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and...

Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

Jul. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian club Stromsgodset. Now, at 31, he will try out for six...

Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

Jul. 15, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Thidapa Suwannapura's main focus going into the Marathon Classic was trying to put together four solid rounds that would help her keep her LPGA Tour card. She doesn't have to worry about that any longer. Suwannapura picked up her first win on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and...

Semenya follows CAS appeal with record 800 win in Paris

Jun. 30, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Caster Semenya followed her decision to fight the IAAF's rules over testosterone levels in female athletes by winning the 800 meters in imperious form at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. Semenya looked to be threatened in the race by Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi but she pulled away from...

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America's next great hope at 1,500 meters. The 25-year-old Houlihan stormed past Simpson, 31, to win the 1,500 on Saturday at the...

Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at US outdoors

Jun. 22, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Lyles was asked after winning his first USATF title whether he's a "100- or 200-meter guy." Without skipping a beat, Lyles said "I'm both." Lyles certainly showed he's more than just a specialist in the 200 meters with a scintillating performance on Friday in Des Moines. The...