Women's 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 - 3:23 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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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks during a news conference in New York. Parker has found himself at the center of doping scandal that has brought down renown track coach Alberto Salazar, who ran an elite training program bankrolled by the world’s largest sports apparel company. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 11, 2019 - 8:04 am
Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar after his four-year doping ban. But the sportswear giant is still backing the disgraced coach. Salazar was found guilty last week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of running experiments with supplements and...
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Nia Ali, of the United States, celebrates with her baby after winning the 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 - 4:15 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...
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United States men's 4x100 relay gold winners Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman, right, celebrate at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 06, 2019 - 5:20 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...
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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, wins the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 05, 2019 - 8:01 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Sunday (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Lelisa Desisa has won the men's marathon, narrowly beating fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew at the finish. Desisa, the 2013 silver medalist, won in 2 hours 10 minutes 40 seconds in the...
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Steven Gardiner, of Bahamas, crosses the finish line to win the men's 400 meter finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Friday (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Steven Gardiner, the silver medalist in 2017, has done one better, winning gold in the men's 400 meters at the track world championships. The Bahamian clocked 43.48 seconds Friday in Doha...
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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 - 8:45 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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Lijiao Gong, of China, competes in the women's shot put final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 3:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 11:40 p.m. China’s Gong Lijiao has successfully defended her world title in the shot put, while Jamaica’s surge in the field events continued with silver. Gong claimed the gold with a throw 19.55 meters,...
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Gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, celebrates with the Union flag after winning the women's 200 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2019 - 7:56 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until they neared the finish line. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday...
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Dezerea Bryant, of the United States, Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, and Brittany Brown, of the United States, compete in the final of the women's 200 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2019 - 2:47 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships on Wednesday (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Dina Asher-Smith has become the first British woman to win a world sprint title with a dominant run in the 200-meter final. The 23-year-old from London took the win in a British-...
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