Latest Men's track and field News

Jury: 4 guilty in shooting that killed Olympian's daughter

Oct. 16, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four men have been found guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympic track star Tyson Gay. News outlets report a jury returned verdicts Monday after deliberating nearly five hours. Jurors pronounced Chazerae Taylor guilty of wanton...

Kenyan track great Kip Keino facing corruption charges

Oct. 14, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the International...

2 runners die after completing Cardiff half marathon

Oct. 7, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Two competitors died after suffering cardiac arrests at the finish line of the Cardiff half marathon, organizers said Sunday. Both runners were immediately attended to by the medical emergency team on the finish line and then taken to the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, where...

Britain's Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago

Oct. 7, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Britain's Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts. Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who's won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track....

Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

Sep. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer...

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Sep. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. His feat came as Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9,126 points in his native France on Sunday, topping a previous best of 9,045 points...

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new world record, winning Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds

Sep. 16, 2018 5:21 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sets new world record, winning Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds.

The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

Sep. 9, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams' match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently. Djokovic says Carlos Ramos "just maybe changed —...

Pushing endurance beyond limits at Ultra Trail Mont Blanc

Sep. 4, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Since its maiden edition was held in rain, cold and hail back in 2003, the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc has gained legendary status in the runners' community. Set up in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, the 170-kilometer race with a total vertical gain of...

Ready, set, go. Coe expects Asian track and field to boom

Aug. 31, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Almost unthinkable to some a decade ago, sprinters from China and Japan are running sub-10 seconds for the 100 meters. There's plenty more to come from Asia, too, according to international athletics federation president Sebastian Coe. With billions of people, increasing...