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Leo Manzano wins 800 meters in Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 46.63 seconds Thursday to break his own Texas Relays and Mike A. Myers Stadium record. Manzano set the previous mark of 1:47.34 last year. Mary Goldkamp set a Texas Relays record in the women's 3,000 steeplechase at 10:04.24. Arkansas' Alexandria Gochenour won the heptathlon with 6,027 points...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bolt set to race in New York, site of his first 100-meter world record

NEW YORK -- Usain Bolt will run in New York for the first time since he set the world record in the 100 meters in 2008. Organizers say the six-time Olympic champion will run at the Diamond League meet at Icahn Stadium on June 13. That is where the Jamaican set his first world record in the 100, running 9.72 on May 31. A few months later, Bolt set another world record of 9.69 in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt to run at Diamond League meet in New York

NEW YORK (AP) Usain Bolt will run in New York for the first time since he set the world record in the 100 meters in 2008. Organizers say the six-time Olympic champion will run at the Diamond League meet at Icahn Stadium on June 13. That is where the Jamaican set his first world record in the 100, running 9.72 on May 31. A few months later, Bolt set another world record of 9.69 in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 400m world champion Montsho banned two years for doping

Former 400-meter world champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana has been banned for two years for doping after testing positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine at last year's Commonwealth Games. Montsho's ban was decided on by a disciplinary committee at the end of last month, Botswana Athletics Association President Moses Bantsi said Wednesday. The decision was sent to the IAAF...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 400 world champion Montsho banned 2 years for doping

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) The president of the Botswana Athletics Association says former 400-meter world champion Amantle Montsho has been banned for two years for doping after testing positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine at last year's Commonwealth Games. Moses Bantsi says a disciplinary committee appointed by the BAA decided on the sanction at the end of last month. Bantsi...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele out, Geoffrey Mutai in for London Marathon

LONDON (AP) Ethiopian distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out of next month's London Marathon because of an Achilles tendon injury. Bekele, a multiple Olympic and world champion on the track, had been scheduled to make his debut in the London race on April 26, but picked up the injury to his right Achilles while competing in the Dubai Marathon in January. He says he...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle, Leonard Korir win NYC Half titles

NEW YORK (AP) Upstate New York native Molly Huddle won the women's race at the NYC Half on Sunday. Kenya's Leonard Korir, who attended nearby Iona College, was the men's champion. Huddle, from Elmira, New York, tied the course record with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds on the 13.1-mile run through Manhattan. Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui was second in 1:08:42, and defending champ...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Keflezighi to run NYC Half 5 weeks before Boston Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) Five weeks before he defends his Boston Marathon title, Meb Keflezighi is racing half that distance. Keflezighi plans to run the NYC Half on Sunday. ''It's a good benchmark,'' he said of the 13.1-mile race. ''You can't always train, train, train.'' Last April, Keflezighi became the first American man in more than three decades to win Boston, a joyous scene at the finish...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Renaud Lavillenie triumphs at 4th straight European indoors

PRAGUE (AP) Renaud Lavillenie proved his class again by winning a fourth straight pole vault title at the European Indoor Championships on Saturday. The Frenchman vaulted 5.75 and 5.90 meters to leave behind the field. He cleared a year-best 6.04 at his second attempt for the championship record. Then he tried 6.17, 0.01 higher than the world indoor record he set a year ago, but...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympic champ Mo Farah runs fastest indoor 2-mile ever

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.
Via Fox Olympics
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farah runs fastest ever indoor time for 2 miles

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015. Farah put aside a Twitter row with a British teammate in the build-up to the race to cross the line in 8 minutes, 3.40 seconds. The time eclipsed Kenenisa Bekele's world best of 8:04.35 at the same meeting seven...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah trashes fellow runner: Taylor Swift is probably faster

Great Britain’s Mo Farah is one of the best distance runners in the world. He has two Olympic gold medals, three World Championship gold medals, and five European Championship gold medals among the honors he’s received. That didn’t stop countryman Andy Vernon from taking a shot at him over the competition Farah would be facing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Paris Diamond League in July

PARIS (AP) Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Areva Meeting on July 4. Diamond League organizers said on Wednesday the six-time Olympic champion from Jamaica will race at the Stade de France for a fifth time, but for the first time in the 100 since 2010. Bolt, the world-record holder in the 100 and 200, holds the meeting record of 9.79 seconds. Paris is the eighth leg of...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva to make comeback ahead of Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is planning to make a comeback ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has not competed since winning her third world championship title in Moscow in 2013, taking time out to have her first child. Her daughter was born in June 2014. On Tuesday, Moscow's CSKA athletics club celebrated...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York City Marathon champ Kipsang missed out-of-competition doping test

Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.
Via Fox Olympics
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanya Richards-Ross Looking Sharp in the Gym, Training for Rio

Jamaican American 400-meter World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. RELATED:  Sanya Richards-Ross's Training Progression Last Monday, Richards-Ross posted a video of herself
Via Stack
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Up for track honors, Gatlin shrugs off critics

Justin Gatlin is far more interested in winning races than popularity contests. Still, the American sprinter with a doping history doesn't quite understand the backlash over his nomination for track and field athlete of the year. Gatlin went undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, a year that didn't include a major meet and one in which Usain Bolt chose to give his nagging...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How Lolo Jones Got Lean After Bobsledding

Lolo Jones is going to get an Olympic medal. It’s just a matter of time. In 2008, the track star from Iowa by way of Louisiana State University narrowly missed
Via Stack
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-time US 200m champ Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, faces up to 15 years

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder on Thursday morning. A South African judge ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist did not intentionally shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year but could still be convicted of culpable homicide. Pistorius shook and wept as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict. “Clearly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Track Star Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty Of Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius appeared to have a large pile of evidence going against him, but apparently not enough. Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder in an South African court on Thursday. The double-amputee track and field star was charged with murder after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death. Pistorius claimed it was an accident, thinking it was an intruder...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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