Latest Men's track and field News

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks

Dec. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials. The IOC and the Tokyo organizing...

Boston Marathon will serve as qualifier for 2020 Paralympics

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics. The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment classifications will be nominated to the U.S. team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Boston was the first major marathon to...

Olympic champion Mo Farah to make track comeback in 10,000

Nov. 29, 2019 7:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Olympic champion Mo Farah is returning to the track and wants to defend his 10,000-meter title at next year’s Tokyo Games. Announcing his plans on his YouTube channel on Friday, Farah said: "I’m really excited to be competing. I’m back on the track.” Farah is a...

Embattled Russian track president Dmitry Shlyakhtin resigns

Nov. 23, 2019 11:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Russian track and field federation resigned on Saturday, two days after he was accused of obstructing an anti-doping investigation involving fake medical documents. Eight months before the Olympics in Tokyo, Russia is facing a double threat on doping-linked charges,...

Bach says opponents of Olympic marathon move wanted an edge

Nov. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Athletes who opposed moving the Olympic marathons and race walks from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo wanted a competitive edge, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The International Olympic Committee decided last month to move the races to Sapporo because Tokyo would be too hot in...

Fentanyl overdose kills Washington state Olympic athlete

Nov. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose. KOMO-TV reports that Snohomish County medical examiners ruled that the death of 42-year-old Jarred Rome was an accident after...

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Nov. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a...

Jepkosgei wins NYC in 1st marathon, Kamworor takes men's

Nov. 3, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a...

Desisa drops out of NYC Marathon after taxing win in Doha

Nov. 3, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning men's champion Lelisa Desisa dropped out of the New York City Marathon after completing just seven miles following a grueling victory at the sweltering world championships last month. Desisa, who is from Ethiopia, was in 17th place at the seven-mile mark before leaving the course...

Schär wins 3rd straight NYC Marathon women's wheelchair race

Nov. 3, 2019 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuela Schär of Switzerland has won her third straight women's wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon, giving her eight consecutive marathon major victories. After rolling ahead of the record pace for much of Sunday's race, Schär crossed the finish about a minute off the...