Latest Men's track and field News

Boston's back: Kenya's Kipyogei wins women's marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pack of about a dozen elite women traversed more than half of the Boston Marathon course together Monday, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. They were greeted by a singer performing “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley,...

Changed race, familiar result: Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

Oct. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson...

Boston Marathon men's wheelchair champ has costly wrong turn

Oct. 11, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race. “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Too bad for Hug,...

Seifu Tura Abdiwak wins 2021 Chicago Marathon

Oct. 10, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won Sunday in the return of the Chicago Marathon, which was scrapped last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abdiwak, who placed sixth in the Chicago race in 2019, finished in 2 hours, 6...

Tokyo Paralympic champ heads new Boston Marathon division

Oct. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal. The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three...

Illinois man wins marathon after 2 leaders take wrong route

Sep. 27, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man unexpectedly won the Quad Cities Marathon this weekend when the two Kenyan runners who had far outpaced him were disqualified after being diverted off the course by a race volunteer bicyclist. Tyler Pence crossed the finish line in 2...

Adola wins Berlin Marathon in 2:05:45, Bekele finishes third

Sep. 26, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Guye Adola of Ethiopia won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, when compatriot Kenenisa Bekele’s attempt to break the world record was undone by warm weather and a blistering start to the race. Adola was runner up to Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin on his debut in...

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...

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...

Mack takes over from Samaan as Princeton athletic director

Aug. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — John Mack has been named the athletic director at Princeton. A former athlete, coach and administrator at the Ivy League school, he succeeds Mollie Marcoux Samaan. She announced in May she was leaving to become commissioner of the LPGA. ...