Women's track and field

Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome's 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also...
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Athletes start the men's 100 meters on a wet track surface during the Shanghai Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his...
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May 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys' lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Interim Haddonfield School District Superintendent David T...
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May 06, 2018 - 7:17 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp who pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go,...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya runs to win the woman's 1500 meter during the Qatar Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 04, 2018 - 3:33 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya leads in the women's 800-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. From Nov. 1, 2018 the IAAF will limit entry for all international events from 400 meters through the mile to women with testosterone levels below a specified level. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)
May 03, 2018 - 9:06 am
MONACO (AP) — Track and field authorities in South Africa say they are prepared to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge new rules that could sideline women with high natural testosterone levels from middle-distance races. Athletics South Africa calls the rules "skewed" and says...
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April 30, 2018 - 5:30 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete in 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony counts of stalking and violating a restraining order. Pima County prosecutors say Craig Carter entered a plea deal Monday. He'll...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya leads in the women's 800-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. From Nov. 1, 2018 the IAAF will limit entry for all international events from 400 meters through the mile to women with testosterone levels below a specified level. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MONACO (AP) — New rules for female athletes with high natural testosterone levels could force two-time Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya to stop running middle-distance races, and were denounced as racist by South Africa's ruling political party. The IAAF said on Thursday that from Nov. 1...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge reacts after crossing the finish line to win the Men's race in the London Marathon in central London, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27...
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A sandstorm sweeps across as competitors take part in the 33rd edition of Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara desert, near Merzouga, southern Morocco, Saturday, April 14, 2018. The 33rd edition of the annual race, considered to be one of the most demanding ultramarathons in the world, finished Saturday after six grueling days and about 250 kilometers (150 miles). (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
April 19, 2018 - 7:15 am
MERZOUGA, Morocco (AP) — Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year's Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands. The 33rd edition of the annual race, considered to be one of the most demanding...
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