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Farah says linking him with 'drug misuse' claims upsetting

LONDON (AP) Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with ''allegations of drug misuse.'' The British middle-distance runner's statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American coach's use of medicines, based...
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February 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Wilson Kipsang leads Kenyan sweep at Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (AP) Wilson Kipsang led a Kenyan sweep of the podium at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, had a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 58 seconds, a meet record. That was over a minute slower than the current world-best of 2:02:57 set by compatriot Dennis Kipruto Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Gideon Kipketer finished second in 2:05:51...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan out of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the Boston Marathon with a back injury. The native of nearby Marblehead posted the fastest time ever for an American woman on the course in 2014. She finished sixth in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro last summer and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Games in the 10,000 meters. Flanagan says Boston is...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain's Albert Rop in a sprint for the line. The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt may get stripped gold medal back on appeal

Usain Bolt still has at least of chance of keeping a relay gold medal that was stripped from the team.The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Friday that Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, whose positive drug test led to the 2008 Jamaican relay team being stripped of a gold medal, is appealing the decision.“A CAS arbitration procedure is in progress,” the court said in a statement...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again

The heaving, uncontrollable sobs have occurred twice for Justin Gatlin. Once, for a failed drug test in his prime that led to a stay in track's version of purgatory. The other, over a .01-second slipup that he'll never get over. Say this much for the controversial sprinter: His life has certainly been filled with peaks and valleys, which he reveals in an hour-long documentary titled...
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt comfortably wins 150m at Nitro Athletics 2017

Usain Bolt comfortably wins 150m at Nitro Athletics 2017
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February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt All-Stars win Nitro Athletics meet in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt and his All Stars completed a clean sweep of the inaugural Nitro Athletics series on Saturday, with Bolt winning the 150-meter race in his only solo appearance of the three-night meet. With Asafa Powell and Bolt - the former and current 100-meter world record holders - running the opening two legs of the deciding 4x100-meter mixed relay, the...
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February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title.
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

IAAF Seb Coe says he's a fan of the Nitro Athletics concept

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) IAAF president Sebastian Coe says he's a big fan of the Nitro Athletics concept being showcased by Usain Bolt and which features mixed medley relays, sprints over non-traditional distances and elimination mile races. Bolt has led the Usain Bolt All-Stars in a team competition against Australia, New Zealand, China, England and Japan for two nights, including...
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt leads his all-stars to relay win in Nitro meet

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell helped the Bolt All-Stars win the 4x100-meter mixed relay Thursday on the second of three nights of the Nitro Athletics meet. A botched baton change in the mixed relay by Australia cost it overall victory on the night. The home team initially thought it had beaten the Bolt All-Stars but was penalized 50 points after Jack Hale...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017

Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt Opens Season 4x100m in Mixed Relay Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017

Usain Bolt Opens Season 4x100m in Mixed Relay Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Bolt in mixed company on first night of Nitro Athletics

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It was Usain Bolt unlike he has ever been seen before on the track - taking part in a mixed 4x100-meter relay. The first edition of the Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium saw the Bolt All-Stars winning the night, with Australia claiming second in the six-team event on Saturday. Bolt lined up in the second leg of the mixed relay against three...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Refugee travel ban brings sadness to "Lost Boy" Lopez Lomong

On training runs through the woods, two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong's mind frequently wanders back in time. He thinks about arriving in this country as one of the ''Lost Boys of Sudan ,'' with nothing more than a book featuring the Statue of Liberty on the cover. He remembers becoming a U.S. citizen in 2007 after being among the thousands of young civil war refugees brought to the...
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February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ultimately 'not sad' about losing Olympic relay gold

MELBOURNE, Australia — Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he's lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn't holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter. Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited stimulant...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he's lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn't holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter. Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ‘not happy’ about being stripped of gold medal

Usain Bolt admitted that he’s not happy to have been stripped of a gold medal following a teammate’s positive test for a banned substance.Bolt told Andre Lowe of the Jamaica Gleaner that he was disappointed to lose the medal, which he won as Jamaica's relay team at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, but would consider helping with an appeal.“It’s rough that I have to give back one...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

AP Analysis: Bolt can't outrun Jamaica's doping problem

It was bound to happen. Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica's anti-doping program and recognize things weren't right. Eventually, that was bound to ensnare Usain Bolt, the spirit-lifting superstar whose reach goes well beyond his own island but who is still losing one of his nine Olympic golds because of the problems down...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold as Jamaica stripped of 2008 relay title

Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold as Jamaica stripped of 2008 relay title Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic titles after one of his Jamaican 4x100m team-mates, with whom he won gold at the 2008 Games, tested positive for a banned substance.
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt stripped of relay gold medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case of teammate Nesta Carter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Usain Bolt stripped of relay gold medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case of teammate Nesta Carter.
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Defending champ Rowbury, Olympian Murphy in Wanamaker Mile

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time defending champion Shannon Rowbury and Olympian Clayton Murphy will run in the Wanamaker Mile at next month's Millrose Games. New York Road Runners said Tuesday they'll compete Feb. 11 at The Armory in the 110th running of the event. Rowbury is the American record-holder in the 1,500 meters and 5,000. She won the 2015 Wanamaker Mile title in 4 minutes,...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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