Latest Men's track and field News

Comeback story: Korir wins NYC Marathon 2 years after 2nd

Nov. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York sought a comeback story for its 50th marathon, and Albert Korir delivered. And for a city whose sports fans don't accept second best, Peres Jepchirchir came through with a memorable first. Korir and Jepchirchir made it a...

Hug, De Rozario win NYC Marathon wheelchair races

Nov. 07, 2021 10:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison de Rozario of Australia has won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race, holding off past champions Tatyana McFadden and Manuela Schär for her first Big Apple victory. The 27-year-old took gold over Schär at this year's Tokyo...

NYC Marathon returns from pandemic pause for 50th running

Nov. 05, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Muhrcke was an amateur when he became the first runner to cross the finish line at a New York City Marathon, and none of the 54 men who followed him were pros, either. Which isn't to say they weren't serious. “They turned the...

Paris runners race Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge

Oct. 31, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some 3,600 amateur runners faced off Sunday against Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge in a special race in the heart of Paris, as the city prepares to host the 2024 Olympics. The runners raced along the historic, cobblestoned Champs-Elysees, with...

Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

Oct. 23, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said Saturday. Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the 200 meter final at the London Games, finishing seventh in a...

Boston's back: Kenya's Kipyogei wins women's marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley,...

Changed race, familiar result: Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson...

Boston Marathon men's wheelchair champ has costly wrong turn

Oct. 11, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race. “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Too bad for Hug,...

Seifu Tura Abdiwak wins 2021 Chicago Marathon

Oct. 10, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won Sunday in the return of the Chicago Marathon, which was scrapped last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abdiwak, who placed sixth in the Chicago race in 2019, finished in 2 hours, 6...

Tokyo Paralympic champ heads new Boston Marathon division

Oct. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal. The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three...