Latest Men's track and field News

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...

Florida track coach Holloway agrees to 4-year extension

Aug. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As a reward for leading Florida to three national championships this past season, track and field coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that puts him under contract through 2032. Athletic director Scott Stricklin announced the...

US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay

Jul. 24, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. For the men -- more of the same. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton...

Jackson celebrates 200 win at worlds after Tokyo heartache

Jul. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaica's Shericka Jackson can finally go watch the replay. The one of the race where she gave away her chance to be an Olympic champion. She's now a world champion, a more-than-satisfying reward after a year in which she trained with the goal of never making...

Lyles leads U.S. sweep; Jackson tops Jamaica 1-2 in 200

Jul. 22, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles crouched down, put his hands on his knees and glared at the clock. Not seeing what he’d hoped for, he waved his hand dismissively and walked back onto the track to celebrate what was still a long-awaited win in the 200 meters at the world championships. ...

For Ukrainian high jumper, world silver feels like gold

Jul. 20, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The second-place finish at world championships was beside the point for Ukraine's best high jumper, Yaroslava Mahuchikh. “For me, it's gold," she said Tuesday night, as she looked down at her newly won prize, one nobody would have been right to expect four...

Kiki Rice, Colin Sahlman win national prep athletes of year

Jul. 19, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball player Kiki Rice and cross country runner Colin Sahlman have been named national high school athletes of the year. Rice, of Washington, is the ninth female basketball player to win the award sponsored by Gatorade since it began in 2003. Sahlman, of...

New obstacle in steeplechase: a cameraman

Jul. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A new obstacle appeared out of nowhere on the steeplechase course at world championships. A cameraman. Trying to get a great shot of the triple jump competition going on in the infield Monday night, a World Athletics cameraman stepped onto the...

Tola leads 1-2 finish by Ethiopia in marathon at worlds

Jul. 17, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — One moment, Tamirat Tola was right there with the lead pack — shoulder to shoulder and shoe to shoe. Then, he wasn't. He left them that quickly. No catching him, either. Tola led a 1-2 finish by Ethiopia in the men's marathon at the world...

Kerley leads red, white & blue sweep of 100 at worlds

Jul. 17, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Before the race, U.S. fighter jets zoomed over the stadium. Then, down on the track, Americans flashed a different kind of speed. Fred Kerley led the charge Saturday on an All-American night for track and field, headlining the first U.S. sweep of the sport’s...