Latest IAAF Athletics World Championships News

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Oct. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...

Mommy's medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title

Oct. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...

The Latest: US wins men's 4x400, last event of track worlds

Oct. 6, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Sunday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United States has won the men's 4x400 relay, the final event of the track and field world championships. A strong second leg from Michael Cherry put the U.S. into a clear lead, before Rai...

Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men's 4x100 gold medal

Oct. 6, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...

Kovacs wins shot put gold at worlds with wife as coach

Oct. 5, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In one ear, American shot putter Joe Kovacs heard a technical tip from his coach. In the other, his wife weighing in to take a deep breath. All that feedback before Kovacs' final toss at world championships came from the same person. Kovacs' wife is his coach, as well. After winning a...

Love it: Husband-wife win silvers in stunning night at track

Oct. 3, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...

The Latest: German Kaul wins decathlon world championship

Oct. 3, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Niklas Kaul of Germany has won gold in the decathlon after a strong finish in the javelin and 1,500 meters. Kaul, who entered the meet No. 8 in the world, stormed into the lead by winning the...

Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

Oct. 3, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track things come to mind. The home screen on the American sprinter’s phone already tells him...

Living up to the hype: Lyles takes gold at worlds in 200

Oct. 1, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gold medal secured, Noah Lyles took a lap around the sparsely filled stadium with a big decision weighing on him — vanilla or Oreo milkshake? He just couldn't decide between the two flavors as a reward after winning the 200-meter title Tuesday night at the world championships....