Latest Track and field News

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, New York Road Runners CEO Michael Capiraso poses for photos during a news conference in New York. Capiraso is stepping down and new leadership will be sought out amid concerns over racism and other biases in the organization, the club announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The New York Road Runners is the non-profit that organizes the New York City Marathon. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Facing concerns over racism, NYC marathon exec steps down

Nov. 30, 2020 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive officer of the New York Road Runners, the group that organizes the New York City Marathon, is stepping down and new leadership will be sought out amid concerns over racism and other biases in the organization. Michael Capiraso, who has been at the helm for five years, ...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, gold medal winner in the the men's 3000 meter steeplechase final, celebrates at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl and was released on bail Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 after pleading not guilty. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Olympic champ Kipruto charged with having sex with minor

Nov. 16, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl and was released on bail Monday after pleading not guilty. Kipruto was charged with what is referred to as “defilement” in Kenyan law —...

Clemson ending men's track and field, cross country programs

Nov. 5, 2020 3:50 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is ending its men's track and field and cross country programs after this academic year. The school announced the decision to cut the teams Thursday. Men's track and field has been part of the Tigers' athletic department since 1953, winning 23 combined Atlantic Coast...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, the elite men break from the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Next year’s Boston Marathon has been postponed. The Boston Athletic Association says that it won’t hold the race as scheduled in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say it will be put off “at least until the fall of 2021.” This year’s marathon was initially postponed until the fall and later canceled outright. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

Oct. 28, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the second straight year that it has been moved from the April weekend that was its home for more than a century. About six months before the scheduled April 19 date,...

FILE - In this  Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 meter final race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, for missing three doping control tests. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

To believe that the evidence supporting Christian Coleman's two-year ban from track is flawed is to believe that the 24-year-old sprinter really has redefined the title “World's Fastest Man.” It's to believe that in the span of 29 minutes last Dec. 9, Coleman bought dinner from a Chipotle near his...

Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 1:44 PM EDT
MONACO (AP) — Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics.

Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EDT
MONACO (AP) — Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics.

Servicewomen killed in Alabama plane crash identified

Oct. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two service members who were killed when their plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood. U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, and U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, were on a routine training flight Friday out of Naval Air Station Whiting...

President Donald Trump arrives in the Marine One helicopter at a campaign rally as supporters cheer Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Trump, Biden scrap on oil, virus with just over a week to go

Oct. 23, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Democrat Joe Biden, campaigning close to home, tried to clean up a debate misstep while urging voters to stay focused...