TRACK AND FIELD NEWS

AP Interview: Coe says track and field must look beyond Bolt

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) It's no secret that Sebastian Coe is a good friend of Usain Bolt. A photo of them together in Jamaica appears on both their Twitter pages this week, Bolt's hand resting casually on Coe's shoulder. The 100-meter world record holder describes Coe as ''Good Company'' in the post. Yet Coe, a two-time Olympic middle-distance champion now running for president...
Via AP on Fox
5 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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones does not approve of '50 Shades' phenomenon

Lolo Jones does not approve of '50 Shades' phenomenon
Via Fox Olympics
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Centrowitz wins 2nd Wanamaker Mile title at Millrose Games

NEW YORK (AP) Matthew Centrowitz won his second Wanamaker Mile title at the Millrose Games, holding off Nick Willis by .11 seconds Saturday. The 25-year-old Centrowitz also won the indoor meet's signature event in 2012. He was a close second the following year. Forty-year-old Bernard Lagat, who has won a record eight Wanamaker titles, entered the race for the first time since 2011...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  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

Race for the ages? 103-year-old sprinter wants to run against Bolt

Call the race of the centuries: The world's fastest centenarian, 103-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki, wants to run against world's fastest man Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash.  "I'd love to race Bolt," Miyazaki told Agence France Presse during a recent Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto.  He's certainly earned his place at the starting line. Born in 1910, Miyazaki was a...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Man Wants To Race Usain Bolt

Hidekichi Miyazaki is 103-years-old and his goal is to challenge Usain Bolt to a foot race. Remarkably, Miyazaki only started taking up sprinting eleven years ago, at the age of 92. In that time, he’s come a long way. His 29.83 second time in the 100-meter dash earned Miyazaki a world record for sprinters over 100 years of age. His reputation has also got him one of the best nicknames...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Carter, Allyson Felix win at Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM -- Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates Tori...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sprinter Gatlin still tripped up by checkered past

Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry - he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate - in quite some time. Using a shorter, more compact stride, the American sprinter is off to an 11-0 start in 100-meter races this season, although none have been against a certain person named Usain Bolt. Yet, no matter how many events Gatlin wins or how fast he...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

'Emotionally drained' Lolo Jones ends her track season early

Olympian Lolo Jones has put an early end to her track-and-field season.  The 32-year-old hurdler and bobsled star announced on her Facebook page that her Winter Olympics stint as a bobsledder had left her "emotionally drained" and that she would skip her last three hurdling races in Europe.  Jones became one of just a handful of athletes who have competed at both the Summer and...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

  Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the Commonwealth...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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