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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Sprinter wins for Britain and college star takes hurdles

Dina Asher-Smith became Britain’s first female sprint world champion, while Grant Holloway outran the demolition derby to his left to become only the sixth man to capture NCAA and world …


Track Worlds notebook: Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400

Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore. They sure know him. The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two years of dealing …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Alberto Salazar’s downfall

Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. “Lance, call me asap!” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Alberto Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships

Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory Tuesday …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

New sponsor but Russia doping woes linger for re-elected Sebastian Coe

With a lucrative sponsorship deal to open his second term, Sebastian Coe has one hope for the next four years leading track and field. “Not to be dominated by Russia,” …


History lesson: Christian Coleman learns from past, tries to move on

Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway. Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track fans see …


School spirit: U.S. colleges pave the road to success in track

Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school’s fight …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

‘Hell no:’ Defiant Caster Semenya wins, says she won’t take drugs

Caster Semenya has won the last top-level women’s 800 meter race before track and field introduces contentious new testosterone rules that could shape the rest of her career. The Olympic …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Welcome back: Isaac Makwala stops, drops and sprints at worlds

Isaac Makwala made the most of a belated chance to compete in the 200 meters at the world championships and qualified for the final. The runner from Botswana had been …


Justin Gatlin takes gold, pays respect to Usain Bolt at worlds

Justin Gatlin may have ruined Usain Bolt’s going-away party with his surprise win in the 100 meters at the world championships. Gatlin still did his best to soften the blow …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

Usain Bolt’s farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman took gold and silver …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Slow start can’t stop Usain Bolt in debut at last worlds

The World’s Fastest Man saved his best for last. Usain Bolt lumbered out of the starting blocks and was closer to last than first for half the race. But he …


IAAF: Ex-Sebastian Coe aide lied over payment, can still work in sport

IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s former right-hand man has admitted lying about a receiving a payment, but the former aide has been cleared by the governing body’s ethics panel to continue …


Anti-doping leaders call for ban of Russian teams

A global group of anti-doping leaders is calling for Russian teams to be excluded from international competitions while establishing a process to allow individuals from the country to compete if …


IAAF upholds bans on Russian athletes for Rio Games

The IAAF upheld its ban on Russia’s track and field team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday in a landmark decision that punishes the world power for systematic …


Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny

Sebastian Coe gave up his role Thursday as a special adviser to Nike Inc. that left the new president of the IAAF open to accusations that he was vulnerable to …


Ashton Eaton breaks world record, wins decathlon gold

BEIJING – This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little …


Rule change means Justin Gatlin ineligible for athlete of year

LONDON – Even if Justin Gatlin manages to beat Usain Bolt at next month’s world championships, he won’t be eligible for the sport’s athlete of the year award. A rule …


U.S. first: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING – After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field’s marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the …