Men's track and field

In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Ethiopian paralympic athletes Megersa Bati, left, and Tamiru Kefeyalew Demisse, holding the silver medal he won in the 1,500 meters race at the 2016 Paralympics, pose for a photo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
December 07, 2018 - 11:06 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless. He now sleeps on a mattress on the...
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Runners wait at the starting line during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 05, 2018 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 52,812. Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million...
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First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 04, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Mary Keitany was pacing her way up Manhattan's First Avenue, she had no reason to look back for challengers. The Kenyan's lead was growing over the strong women's field with every stride, and all she thought about was the finish line. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia didn't...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo Shalane Flanagan, of the United States, poses for pictures after winning the the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan, last year, became the first American woman in 40 years to win the NYC Marathon. Desiree Linden followed with a victory in Boston. All of which motivates Molly Huddle for Sunday's race in New York, who was third there in 2016 in her marathon debut. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 02, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All four winners of the 2017 NYC Marathon return to defend their titles on Sunday. American Shalane Flanagan and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor will try to repeat, along with the Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and Marcel Hug in the wheelchair division. "To be coming back as the defending...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the...
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Eliud Kipchoge celebrates winning the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer...
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Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. His feat came as Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9,126 points in his native France on Sunday, topping a previous best of 9,...
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A competitor walks past Mont Blanc in background at La Flegere path as he competes in the 170km Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB) race, near Chamonix, French Alps, Sunday, Sept 2, 2018. Set up in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, this 170-kilometer race with a total vertical gain of 10,000 meters is regarded by many as the world's most difficult ultra-endurance event. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
September 04, 2018 - 6:31 am
CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Since its maiden edition was held in rain, cold and hail back in 2003, the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc has gained legendary status in the runners' community. Set up in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, the 170-kilometer race with a total vertical gain...
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Japan's men's 4x400m relay team celebrate after their third place finish during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 31, 2018 - 4:50 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Almost unthinkable to some a decade ago, sprinters from China and Japan are running sub-10 seconds for the 100 meters. There's plenty more to come from Asia, too, according to international athletics federation president Sebastian Coe. With billions of people, increasing...
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt at his press conference with the Central Coast Mariners soccer team in Newcastle, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Bolt, who holds the world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints and is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, is hoping to impress the coaching staff enough to earn a contract with the Mariners for the 2018-19 season in Australia's top-flight competition. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
August 28, 2018 - 3:32 am
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt will make his debut for the Central Coast Mariners in an Australian A-League pre-season exhibition game against an amateur team. The eight-time Olympic sprinting gold medalist from Jamaica is on trial with the Mariners, hoping to win a professional contract. He...
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