Latest Women's track and field News

Boston Marathon will serve as qualifier for 2020 Paralympics

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics. The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment classifications will be nominated to the U.S. team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Boston was the first major marathon to...

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone climbing historic ladders

Nov. 29, 2019 3:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sara Boone never thought a question about fire extinguishers would change her life. A Marshall High School P.E. teacher in the early-90s, Boone was on her lunch break when a Portland fire inspector asked her where he could find the nearest extinguishers. The two struck up a...

Cuba fashion show is small step for private enterprise

Nov. 23, 2019 11:11 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of young Cubans packed a Havana arena to witness a small step forward in the tumultuous relationship between one of the world’s last communist states and its small but vibrant private sector. The four-year-old fashion label Clandestina on Friday night debuted a new...

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Nov. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a...

Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse

Nov. 8, 2019 6:47 PM EST

Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse while she was part of Alberto Salazar's training group. The runner says it reached the point where she started having suicidal thoughts and cutting herself. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the...

Jepkosgei wins NYC in 1st marathon, Kamworor takes men's

Nov. 3, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a...

Schär wins 3rd straight NYC Marathon women's wheelchair race

Nov. 3, 2019 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuela Schär of Switzerland has won her third straight women's wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon, giving her eight consecutive marathon major victories. After rolling ahead of the record pace for much of Sunday's race, Schär crossed the finish about a minute off the...

Kenya's Mary Keitany eyes 5th NYC Marathon title in 6 years

Nov. 1, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, the 37-year-old Kenyan will try for her fifth title in six years at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A year ago, she finished 17 seconds off the course record. Another victory would still leave her well...

Column: IOC marathon edict should give pause to other cities

Nov. 1, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

Tokyo must be having some serious second-thoughts about taking on the Olympic Games. In addition to being saddled with an enormous tab, the host city has now lost one of the Summer Games' signature events. The International Olympic Committee ordered the marathons moved out of Tokyo to avoid the summer heat...

Runners mixed on plan to move Olympic marathon out of Tokyo

Oct. 31, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Runners are all over the course regarding the IOC's plan to move next summer's Olympic marathon from Tokyo to Sapporo in pursuit of a cooler climate. The IOC decided to relocate the race after seeing competitors collapse in extreme heat at the world championships last month in Doha, Qatar,...