Women's 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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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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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 - 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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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, 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 has accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening “old wounds” in an interview in an Australian newspaper, where he said female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to fairness in women’s sport. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
March 27, 2019 - 9:36 am
Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to "the sanctity of fair competition...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 9:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin wants Russian athletes and officials to play by anti-doping rules ahead of next year's Olympics. In televised comments on Wednesday, the Russian president said efforts should be made "so that we don't give any pretext to those who use sport for political ends, to act...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the women's 800m at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Caster Semenya's lawyers say the Olympic champion is "optimistic" of victory in her appeal against IAAF rules designed to control naturally high levels of testosterone in female athletes. The statement on Friday, March 22, 2019 came a day after the CAS said a decision in the pivotal case would be delayed until the end of April to allow for more legal debate. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
March 22, 2019 - 3:51 pm
Caster Semenya is "optimistic" of victory in her appeal against IAAF rules designed to control naturally high levels of testosterone in female athletes, the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion's lawyers said Friday. The rules proposed by track and field's governing body, which haven't yet come into...
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