Women's track and field

South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field's governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa, at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, starting Monday Feb. 18, 2019, in a landmark case that may challenge science and gender politics, as Semenya is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
February 14, 2019 - 11:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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Alex Zanardi makes his way down pit road before the IMSA 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 27, 2019 - 5:20 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi's Rolex 24 at Daytona was problem-plagued, perhaps even forgettable. That was just fine for one of the most beloved figures in motorsports, who found the racing to be secondary to the adulation and affection he received in his return to North America. "I'm...
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January 25, 2019 - 6:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya ran the third fastest time for a woman in winning the Dubai Marathon on Friday. Chepngetich crossed the line in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds, beating the course record by more than two minutes. Only Paula Radcliffe and Mary Keitany have...
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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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Attendees listen to a speaker at a vigil for slain Pullman High School graduate and University of Utah communications major and track athlete, Lauren McCluskey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Police said Melvin Rowland, 37, fatally shot 21-year-old McCluskey of Pullman, on Monday night on the university campus and then killed himself in a church as officers closed in. (Kai Eiselein/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. Melvin Rowland said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and sought to manipulate those...
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October 22, 2018 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Semenya's appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport was pushed back to February. The date of hearing has not changed and a verdict is expected on or before March 26...
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