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Montaño to receive medals she was cheated out of at worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. Montaño said Monday on social media that she had been invited to world championships in Doha, Qatar, where...

Allyson Felix named to US 4x400 relay pool for worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Decorated U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix will be part of the 4x400 relay pool for the world championships as she rounds into elite form after giving birth. The American squad bound for the world championships in Doha, Qatar, was announced Monday by USA Track & Field. It includes...

Texas says internal review found no more admissions fraud

Sep. 9, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas said Monday an internal review of athletics admissions after the school was snared in a national bribery scandal found no additional cases of students fraudulently awarded entry. Texas said it reviewed more than 800 athletes enrolled from summer 2012 to spring...

Analysis: Caster Semenya may finally have had enough

Sep. 7, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

For a decade Caster Semenya kept running as track and field officials scrutinized her body, questioned her integrity, pushed her to take hormone-suppressing medication and even told her she wasn't female. But the Olympic champion may finally have had enough. Semenya this week gave the strongest hint yet that...

Quitting track? Semenya signs for South African soccer team

Sep. 6, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Tired, maybe, after 10 years of fighting track authorities, Caster Semenya has signed up to play with a South African soccer team. Currently banned from competing in her preferred event, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion might now be ready to give up running in favor of a sport where she isn't forced to...

US sprint star Christian Coleman cleared of doping violation

Sep. 3, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. Coleman is the reigning U.S. champion and a favorite in the 100 meters, a distance at which he holds the...

Bombing victim's foundation steps back from Boston Marathon

Sep. 2, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing says their foundation will stop raising money at the marathon. Martin Richard's family tells The Boston Globe it's time to field the last Team MR8 runners who raise money for the Martin Richard Foundation, now that...

MT transgender athlete to compete in NCAA DI cross-country

Aug. 29, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — If Juniper Eastwood is feeling particularly motivated on a training day, she's up at 6 a.m. She eats a banana and plugs in a podcast before taking off on an 11- to 12-mile run. She should stretch, but is often short on time. After a shower and getting dressed, she heads to work as a...

Ouch! Pro runner steps into Michigan pothole, breaks leg

Aug. 29, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — There's more evidence of Michigan's woeful roads: A champion runner says he fractured a leg bone when he stepped into a pothole during a 10-mile (16-kilometer) race in Flint. Chris Derrick, a three-time U.S. Cross Country champion, posted a photo of his right leg on Instagram. He says...

Woman charged with trying to throw boy off California bridge

Aug. 27, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to push a high school cross-country runner off a bridge in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said the boy's teammates were able to fight off the woman after she...