Track and field

Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto speaks to journalists about a new plan on the 2020 Olympic marathons and race walking events, at the city office in Sapporo, northern Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events in Sapporo, the host city of the 1972 Winter Olympics, which "will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes." (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 1:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by...
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Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya celebrates under the clock after crossing the finish line of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge after 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. He is the first human ever to run a marathon under two hours. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
October 12, 2019 - 5:34 am
VIENNA (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, although it will not count as a record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds at the...
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Anderson Peters, of Grenada reacts on his way to winning the gold medal in the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 06, 2019 - 2:19 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground. He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage. Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country's second-ever...
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Gold medal Nia Ali, of the United States, celebrates winning the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States showed off the speed and depth of its squad to win three gold medals on the final day of the world track championships. U.S. runners won the men's and women's 4x400-meter relays, and U.S. women finished first and second in the 100-meter hurdles. The U.S...
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Noah Lyles of the United States crosses the finish line to win the men's 4x100 meter relay final ahead of silver medalist Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain & NI during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 05, 2019 - 12:50 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States ended a 12-year wait for a gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the world track and field championships Saturday, the American women had to settle for bronze behind Jamaica. The all-star U.S. men's squad started with individual 100-meter world champion...
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Joe Kovacs, of the United States, competes in the men's shot put final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 05, 2019 - 11:22 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Joe Kovacs of the United States has won the shot put with the biggest throw for 29 years in a contest decided by just a single centimeter. Kovacs threw 22.91 meters in the final round to...
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Dalilah Muhammad, left, of the United States, finishes ahead of Sydney Mclaughlin, right, of the United States, to win the the women's 400 meter hurdles final and set a new world record at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2019 - 12:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles Friday night, circling in 52.16 seconds at world championships to top the mark she set earlier this year by .04 seconds. The late-blooming 29-year-old, who didn't have a sponsor or a spot at the London...
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Spectators hold up a poster of high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, of Qatar, at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2019 - 10:57 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Friday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya secured his place in the men's 1,500-meter final in front of the largest crowds yet at the Doha track world championships. The silver medalist in 2017, Cheruiyot...
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Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, wins ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of Bahamas, in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...
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Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica, right, falls as Orlando Ortega, of Spain, finishes the the men's 110 meter hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 11:46 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 9: 25 p.m. There are now two bronze medalists in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega will be awarded an extra bronze medal after Jamaican Omar McLeod collided with him during the...
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