Latest Men's track and field News

Semenya wins Prefontaine 800 in world's best time this year

May. 26, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also the top...

Athletes ready for final Pre at historic Hayward Field

May. 26, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya is preparing to defend her 800-meter title at the Prefontaine Classic amid controversy over international track and field's impending rule that could limit her from competing at the distance in the future. Semenya won the 1,500 in a South African-record...

Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

May. 24, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86. The school said the Hungarian-born Tabori died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...

Historically black colleges make gains in NCAA APR report

May. 23, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Athletes at historically black and colleges and universities are closing the gap in the classroom, according to the latest academic report from the NCAA. On Thursday, the NCAA's newest Academic Progress Rate showed that single-year scores at HBCUs had climbed to 962 — a 34-point...

McLeod edges 110 hurdles in Shanghai Diamond League

May. 12, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his third...

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

May. 6, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished...

Husband's deployment motivated winner of Nashville marathon

May. 5, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stella Christoforou had her work cut out for her last Saturday morning at the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon. In addition to the 19th annual race being just her second full marathon, the 26-year-old from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was attempting to complete the hilly...

Semenya wins 1500 in Diamond League opener in Doha

May. 4, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and 2017 IAAF...

Sample collector tipped off Kenyan star about doping test

May. 4, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

A drug-testing officer has admitted he gave Kenyan runner Asbel Kiprop advance warning of a supposedly unannounced out-of-competition doping test, a clear violation of protocol that renews doubts about the reliability of anti-doping in the East African powerhouse of distance running. Track and field's anti-doping...

Near-perfect conditions expected for Drake Relays

Apr. 26, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Because of its place on the calendar, the Drake Relays has always been at the mercy of the weather. After a miserable spring in Iowa, the organizers of this weekend's meet couldn't have asked for better conditions. Competitors are expected to be greeted by sunny skies and...