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Wyoming marks 20th anniversary of 8 runners killed in crash

Sep. 18, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The returning members of the Wyoming cross country program suffered through a tough year. The 2020 fall season was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Training for a truncated winter schedule proved to be difficult with all of the contact...

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...

Yuriy Sedykh, hammer world record holder, dies at 66

Sep. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has died. He was 66. The Russian track and field federation said Sedykh died early Tuesday following a heart attack. "Deeply mourn...

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...

UNH steps up virus regulations; Vermont marathon scaled back

Sep. 11, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: __ MASSACHUSETTS Teenagers in some of the state's hardest hit communities in the coronavirus pandemic are among the least vaccinated. ...

Oklahoma City Marathon adopts coronavirus rules for runners

Sep. 09, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Marathon will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race in order to participate in the annual race. “This Marathon stands for the same resilience of our community we saw...

Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson, dies

Sep. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Delano Robinson, wife of Olympic track medalist Mack Robinson and sister-in-law of baseball great Jackie Robinson, has died. She was 88. Robinson died on Aug. 18, according to family members. Her funeral was Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery in...

Malaysian shot putter disqualified after winning gold medal

Sep. 01, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Even in the Paralympics Games, there is controversy over victory and defeat. Malaysian shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli appeared to have won gold in the shot put in the F20 class. But after the victory on Tuesday, he was disqualified because he had shown...

High jumper Sam Grewe wins gold, heads to medical school

Aug. 31, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sam Grewe made a choice when he was 13 to have his right leg amputated after he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. He could have chosen to keep the leg, but he said it would have been a frail limb once surgeons carved out the “fist-size...

Afghan Hossain Rasouli gets his chance in the Paralympics

Aug. 31, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli finally got his chance Tuesday to participate in the Paralympics. Rasouli and teammate Zakia Khudadadi got to Tokyo on Saturday after being evacuated from Kabul. They arrived a week late, and since then the two-person team...