Track and field

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba reacts after winning a Women's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. Olympic and world championships medalist in the 800 meters, Niyonsaba, acknowledged in an interview with the Olympic Channel Wednesday April 17, 2019, that she has the hyperandrogenism condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)
April 17, 2019 - 9:50 am
Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya...
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Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 16, 2019 - 3:51 pm
A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. Their names were written on his hand, his shoes and his race bib. They were the inspiration, Micah Herndon said,...
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Lawrence Cherono, left, of Kenya, runs to the finish line to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace. "I've never run...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, of Charlotte, N.C., finishes the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace...
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Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight. Unfortunately for him, one of them was the fastest man in the field. Lawrence Cherono needed every bit of his speed...
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Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Boston Marathon organizers and city officials have held a moment of silence in tribute to those who were killed or wounded in the 2013 finish line bombings. The bells of Old South Church were rung at 2:49 p.m. Monday — six...
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April 15, 2019 - 12:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outkicks two-time winner Lelisa Desisa at the finish tape to win men's race at Boston Marathon.
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April 15, 2019 - 11:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa wins women's race at Boston Marathon; pulled ahead early and ran last 20 miles alone.
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Desiree Linden, left, of Washington, Mich., Yuki Kawauchi, center, of Japan, and Tatyana McFadden, right, of Clarksville, Md., applaud during a media availability on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston in advance of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday. Linden won the women's division, Kawauchi won the men's division, and McFadden women's handcycle division of the 2018 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 4:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he would see a repeat of the rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions from last year's race so soon, but it looks as if it's going to happen. At least it's not expected to be as chilly along the 26.2-mile road from Hopkinton to...
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