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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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 - 3:29 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to...
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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 - 4:19 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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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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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 - 5:24 pm
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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Hellen Obiri of Kenya, right, wins the gold medal in the women's 5000 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Hellen Obiri of Kenya has retained her world 5,000-meter title after a tense final lap. The Olympic silver medalist sped up sharply on the back straight of the last lap in an attempt to...
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Mutaz Essa Barshim, of Qatar, reacts after clearing the bar during the men's high jump finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Friday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The crowd in Qatar is delighted after Mutaz Essa Barshim retained his world title in high jump. Barshim jumped 2.37 meters, the best in the world this year, and his victory was sealed when...
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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 - 2:16 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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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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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after competing in the heptathlon javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has swept to the gold medal in the heptathlon, capping a steady rise to the top for the British competitor. Johnson-Thompson failed to reach the medals at...
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