The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.
The relay baton will be center stage Friday evening with two Olympic golds at stake, in the women's 4 x 100-meter and the men's 4 x 400-meter relay races.
Basketball, track and swimming have been staples at the Olympics for decades, drawing thousands of spectators. But solo synchronized swimming or live pigeon shooting?
After three marathons, I really should know what to do by now. There is simply no substitute for plenty of training when running a marathon. But this Sunday I will be pounding the streets of my hometown Brighton, southern England, having done almost no preparation. So how will I fare?
Kenyan pair Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won the men's and women's races at the London Marathon Sunday to serve notice of their gold medal credentials for the Olympics later this year.
Before they can bask in glory, Boston Marathon runners on Monday will first bake in abnormally high temperatures -- so warm, in fact, that race organizers are taking several steps to warn participants and allow those concerned about the heat to instead run next year.
Race officials say runners wary of the heat are allowed to skip Monday's Boston Marathon. WBZ reports.
She's used to chasing after her children (and at times being chased by paparazzi) but Kate Gosselin had a different reason to be running down the famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday.
Wounded warriors will gear up Sunday and go into a different battleground -- the New York City Marathon.
Wounded warriors went into a different battleground Sunday -- the New York City Marathon.
NEW YORK -- At Sunday's New York City Marathon, Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai detonated the men's course record by over two-and-a-half minutes in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds -- with the second and third place finishers also under the course record -- and Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the women's race in a swift 2:23:15, the sixth-fastest time ever in the five boroughs. It's been that kind of year.
DAEGU, South Korea -- Here was the moment, the only moment that truly matters beyond the four walls of a flagging sport. It was 8:41 Sunday night in a stadium set among green hillsides outside this industrial city. The seats were no more than two-thirds filled, but the halfhearted turnout of apathetic locals whose leaders simply bought a world championship event, is more than balanced by millions watching (or readying to watch later) on televisions and computer screens around the world.
DAEGU, South Korea -- Seven reasons, among many, to make a little time for the World Track and Field Championships, which begin Saturday in this city of 2.5 million people, 145 miles southeast of Seoul.
One year out from the London Olympics, Caster Semenya is perhaps the biggest wild card in the history of track and field. Will we see the Semenya of 2009 who looked unbeatable and destined to break the nearly three decade old 800-meter world record? Or has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forced her to undergo some feminizing medical treatment, in order to be allowed to compete as a woman, that will progressively slow her down? Semenya is simply an unknown, just as she was coming into the '09 world track and field championships.
A book closed last week when it was announced that the Millrose Games, the most venerable of all indoor track meets, would be moving out of Madison Square Garden (cap. 18,000), its home since 1914, to the Armory in New York's Washington Heights (cap. 5,000). The event began in 1908 when the Wanamaker department store wanted to hold a track meet and did so at a local Armory. When the meet simply grew too big, it moved to Madison Square Garden, where it would become the venue's longest standing annual event.
NEW YORK -- It's been a little more than three years since Tyson Gay's world changed. This was back in the spring of the Olympic year, 2008, and Gay was the reigning world champion in both the 100 and 200 meters, presumptive heir to the U.S. sprinting legacy that stretched back over decades and included names like Morrow and Hayes and Lewis and Greene, among many others. Now it was Gay's time, a 25-year-old who paid his dues in hundreds of races at a junior college and the University of Arkansas and now prepared to win gold medals in Beijing.
Federico Rosa, agent of Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru, categorically rejects claims that he took his own life.
On Sept. 25, Kara Goucher went out for a morning run before heading to the gym to lift some weights. Nothing unusual or especially taxing there. You would expect as much from one of the country's top female marathoners. Then later that evening she gave birth to her first child. This is really going the extra mile. "My doctor was a runner and she told me I could run through the pregnancy," says Goucher, 32. "I was three centimeters dilated and so I was pretty careful. And pretty slow."
Chilean miner Edison Pena warmed hearts on a cold afternoon when he crossed the finish line at the NYC Marathon.
An 18-mile run for the average person might sound like driving the streets of New York City during rush hour. Eventually you will reach your destination, but you might be better off avoiding the frustration. But runs of six miles, 10 miles and even 18 miles have become routine for Boston Breakers defensive midfielder Leslie Osborne, who will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Forty years ago the competitor field for the Boston Marathon was small enough that doctors listened to every runner's heart before the race.
Among runners, it's a statement that awes: "I qualified for Boston."
Walking is a wonder exercise. Not only can it can help control weight, it also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease.
Three runners collapsed and died during the Detroit Marathon on Sunday. Although that news is shocking and frightening for runners and non-runners alike, such deaths are rare, experts say.
Walking is a wonder exercise. Not only can it can help control weight, it also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. Walking bestows benefits to the brain too, by relieving stress and improving mood. Best of all, walking is free: You don't need fancy equipment or a gym membership to reap the benefits. Here's how to make every step count, no matter how often you hit the pavement.
BERLIN -- Usain Bolt spent the week telling everyone not to expect another world record in the 200 meters. Don't listen to the man. Not even he knows how fast he can run. Bolt beat another world record into submission on Thursday night, lowering his mark in the 200 meters from the dizzying 19.30 he ran at the Beijing Olympics to 19.19, a mark that sounds more like fantasy than logic.
A CNN.com journalist has achieved his goal of "tweeting" the London Marathon.
Saying he just has to see if it can be done, a CNN.com producer will Tweet as he runs this weekend's London marathon.
The race will be hard enough without the rain that's in the forecast, but one participant in Sunday's London Marathon is challenging himself further by planning to "tweet" while he runs.
There are few sports that are so dominated by a single person like the way the women's pole vault is ruled by 26-year Russian Yelena Isinbayeva.
BEIJING -- That's why they run the races, and throw the disks and jump the bars. So that, with the taste of gold on their tongues, Lolo Jones can heartbreakingly hit the ninth hurdle, and Sanya Richards can tie up with 80 meters to go in the 400. So that Tyson Gay can get knocked out in the semifinals and miss the baton in the 4x100, and so that Stephanie Brown Trafton, who finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials, can use her first throw to win the first U.S. gold in women's discus in 76 years.
BEIJING -- The Beijing Olympics will be remembered for the displays of unprecedented dominance put on in the pool by Michael Phelps, and on the track by Usain Bolt. Both men have afforded spectators the rare opportunity to watch the kind of performances that seem to transcend the conventional bounds of sports, and become almost performance art.
BEIJING -- Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva had gotten up from what looked like a cat nap to find out that she just won the gold medal in the pole vault.
CNN's Larry Smith has the latest news and notes on competition in Beijing.
There are 596 names on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and names, like eyes, are windows into the soul.
The U.S. stuns France in the 4x100 relay. CNN's Larry Smith wraps up day three in Beijing.
American swimmer Michael Phelps remains on course for his target of eight Beijing gold medals after winning his third event of the Games, taking the men's 200-meter freestyle in a new world record time -- his third in a row.
BEIJING -- At 10:13 Monday morning in an Olympic swim stadium called the Water Cube, a world record was broken. Kirsty Coventry, a 24-year-old from Zimbabwe, touched first in a semifinal heat of the 100-meter backstroke, and the towering scoreboard froze numbers and letters next to her name: 58.77 WR. Three people in the audience clapped politely while yawning and checking spectator bus schedules.
After sinking her spikes into the starting blocks at Indianapolis's Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium last June, 17-year-old Ryann Krais readied to rewrite the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships record book with her feet.
Six Maasai warriors have journeyed thousands of miles from their remote village in Tanzania to compete in the London Marathon. Their mission is to raise awareness and money for their village of Elaui, where two out of three babies die of water borne diseases.
The actress, who ran in New York City, is not going for another 26.2 miles in Beantown
It's the race before the race that sticks with Ryan Hall. It wasn't supposed to be a memorable run, just a simple stroll through the park with his wife and friends before the biggest race of his life. That race, the one he'd constantly been dreaming about, was supposed to be the one etched into his memory forever, but our mind doesn't always follow our plans.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with New York City Marathon women's winner, Paula Radcliffe, who gave birth only 10 months ago!
Here is what the young man told his coach two years ago: I took care of myself. I'm fine. And so the coach let an ugly controversy drop. He pulled back and allowed the young man to grow and Tuesday night on a running track halfway around the world from home, Kerron Clement won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the world track and field championships.
Having traveled 18 hours from his native Zimbabwe, Munya Maraire, the track coach for the Worldwide Scholarships team -- a group of athletes from the African nation --had come too far to simply spend his day as a track coach sitting in the stands.
The track coach has a strange and limiting job. He writes the workouts and provides whatever motivation he can offer and when race day arrives, he finds a place among fans in the bleachers and hopes that the lessons have stuck. It is an unusual vocation under the best of circumstances: Part trainer, part planner, part shrink. And on race day, he has absolutely no control.
For most of us taking on a marathon is enough of a mental and physical challenge, but for a growing number of athletes wanting to push themselves to the limits, 26 miles is a mere warm-up for an ultra-marathon.
Back when Holy Names (Oakland, Calif.) senior Ke'Nyia Richardson was a sophomore, she was already one of the nation's top triple jumpers. Yet, she couldn't win a big meet.
In the hallway between the locker rooms in Madison Square is a large photo of Irish miler Eamonn Coghlan breasting the tape with arms aloft -- and eyes closed. By the time he won the Millrose Games Wanamaker mile for a record seventh time, in 1987, Coghlan didn't need to see where he was going. "I could have run Millrose by the sound of the crowd," he says. "The oohs meant I was going to pass someone. The aahs meant somebody was trying to pass me. If somebody just won the high jump, that was another sound. I knew what every sound meant and felt like. The Garden was so alive. There was never anything like running at Millrose, and there won't ever be again."
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