Latest Women's track and field News

Track coach Salazar's 4-year doping ban upheld by CAS

Sep. 16, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators. CAS announced the decision Thursday, confirming its...

Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes...

Thompson-Herah wins 100, Richardson last in return

Aug. 21, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal winning time in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, and Sha'Carri Richardson finished last in her return to the track after controversy. Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday...

Sha’Carri Richardson returns to competition at Prefontaine

Aug. 20, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson would prefer to let her running do the talking. The sprinter who couldn't run in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive marijuana test is set to make her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. ...

Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel to run NYC Marathon

Aug. 18, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel is one of several standout American women planning to run the New York City Marathon in November, race organizers announced Wednesday. Seidel stunned even herself with a third-place finish in Tokyo this month in just...

Pedestrian struck, killed was a Minneapolis pediatric nurse

Aug. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The pedestrian struck and killed in a Twin Cities suburb over the weekend has been identified as a 29-year-old pediatric nurse who lost her track star sister to cancer two years ago. Ramsey County sheriff's officials say Abigail Anderson...

Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

Aug. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — They set records everyone saw coming and others that surprised the experts. They suffered, and battled, and spoke their truth in ways that hadn't been heard before. Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track...

The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their end

Aug. 08, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The cauldron will be snuffed Sunday on the exhausting, enlightening, sometimes enraging 2020 Tokyo Olympics — held, actually, in 2021. These are the Games that were to be tolerated, not celebrated. They will be both. Imperfect but not...

Kenya's Kipchoge dominates, defends Olympic marathon title

Aug. 07, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge just decided it was time to sprint away. Simple as that. He never really even looked back. Except near the finish, simply to see if anyone was there. Of course, no one was even close. Kipchoge pulled away late...

'I feel at peace': Felix exits stage with record 11th medal

Aug. 07, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Allyson Felix knows the way to the Olympic medals stand better than any runner alive. She made her record-setting 11th trip there Saturday, after starring as the headliner on a 4x400 relay win that featured a who's who of American running. ...