Latest Women's track and field News

Taye wins 5K on opening night of the Prefontaine Classic

May. 28, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia bested world record holder Letesenbet Gidey in the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Taye surged on the final lap to win in a meet record and personal best 14 minutes, 12.98 seconds, ahead of fellow Ethiopian...

World 100 champion Coleman back up to speed after suspension

May. 27, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

The 18-month suspension is behind Christian Coleman. He's set on quickly returning to where he left off: Being the world's top sprinter. This weekend's Prefontaine Classic will be a big first step in what could be a prosperous run in Eugene, Oregon, for the 100-meter world champion. ...

Semenya says she offered to show track officials her body

May. 23, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was just 18 years old to prove she was a female. In an interview with HBO Real Sports, she also accused track and field's world governing body of making her take medication if she wanted to...

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

Apr. 29, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his followers: “I’m pretty tired — I think I’ll go home now.” Jacky Hunt-Broersma...

Full field returns for Boston Marathon coming-out party

Apr. 19, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Fans dressed as unicorns. Bands playing music. Kids jumping on trampolines. And the loudest Wellesley scream tunnel anyone can remember. The Boston Marathon was back to a full field and back in the spring for the first time since 2019, and fans along...

Olympic champ Jepchirchir wins 50th women's Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped the celebration of a half-century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top them all. The 28-year-old Kenyan won a see-saw sprint down the stretch on Monday, when the world's oldest and most prestigious...

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon

Apr. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon.

Romanchuk, Schar win Boston Marathon wheelchair titles

Apr. 18, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pair of familiar faces made it to top of the winner's stand in the wheelchair division of the 126th Boston Marathon. American Daniel Romanchuk won his second career men's wheelchair title, claiming the victory with a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes and 58 seconds on...

Boston Marathon marks 50th anniversary of welcoming women

Apr. 16, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Compared to what her predecessors faced a half-century before, an icy downpour and a near-gale headwind were minor obstacles for Des Linden on her way to a Boston Marathon victory. The first women who dared to attempt the 26.2-mile run from Hopkinton to Boston's Back...

Jacky's quest: 1 woman, 1 leg, 102 marathons in 102 days

Apr. 15, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jacky Hunt-Broersma runs like a woman possessed. And in a way, she is: The amputee athlete is trying to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days. Last month, a little more than two-thirds toward her goal of setting a new world record for back-to-back marathons, the...