Latest Women's track and field News

Man charged with giving Olympic athletes performance drugs

Jan. 12, 2022 13:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors charged a Texas man on Wednesday with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, including the star Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare. Eric Lira, 41, of El Paso, is the first person to be...

Mississippi University for Women coach wears many other hats

Dec. 26, 2021 00:09 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Need to get the tennis team to Birmingham? Tell Dedrick Burnett. Need someone to take an issue raised by a soccer player to the athletic director? Tell Dedrick Burnett. Need a picture from that volleyball match? Yep, tell Dedrick Burnett. ...

Salazar's lifetime ban upheld by SafeSport Center

Dec. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Track coach Alberto Salazar's appeal of his lifetime ban for sexual misconduct was rejected by the U.S. Center for SafeSport in the latest, and likely final, defeat of his once-storied career. The 63-year-old Salazar was handed the lifetime ban in July, but appealed...

Coe discusses adding meet in China in state-of-track talk

Dec. 21, 2021 15:47 PM EST

With track and field adding another Diamond League event in China, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe addressed the human rights issues in the country during his state-of-the-sport Zoom meeting Tuesday. The Diamond League, an annual series of track and field competitions,...

Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

Dec. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves has been indicted on 15 counts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steve...

World Athletics: 'Disturbing' level of abuse on social media

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored in a study at the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, and women were targeted in more than 85% of those posts, according to results released Thursday by the sport's global regulator. ...

Russian track doping suspension extended into 7th year

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russia's doping suspension from track and field was extended into a seventh year on Wednesday, with cautious praise for reformers and a warning that not everyone supports their changes. World Athletics voted to maintain the suspension, which was first...

Korir, Cockram prevail in Los Angeles Marathon

Nov. 07, 2021 16:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Korir of Kenya made a break with 7 miles remaining to win the 36th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. Natasha Cockram of Wales won the women's race with a similar strategy. The 24-year-old Korir, who was second here two years...

Comeback story: Korir wins NYC Marathon 2 years after 2nd

Nov. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York sought a comeback story for its 50th marathon, and Albert Korir delivered. And for a city whose sports fans don't accept second best, Peres Jepchirchir came through with a memorable first. Korir and Jepchirchir made it a...

Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold

Nov. 07, 2021 11:09 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold.