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Stories with subject: Women's track and field
  • Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:11 am
  • EL BIREH, West Bank - Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great - three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.

  • Wisconsin woman writes bombing suspect 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:01 am
  • BARABOO, Wisconsin - A Baraboo woman says she's been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

  • Holly Township woman to return to Boston Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:07 am
  • HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - When Anita Harless told her sons that she was returning to the Boston Marathon this year, they told her they didn't want to come, she said.

  • CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:56 am
  • LONDON - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

  • Indiana runner to honor Boston Marathon victims 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:04 am
  • KOKOMO, Indiana - Cheryl Marner was a mile from the finish line at last year's Boston Marathon when all of the runners in front of her suddenly stopped.

  • 2 women sue Boise State over sex assault response 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Two former Boise State University students are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:27 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • Marathon bombing victim hopes to help others now 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:59 am
  • Gillian Reny arrived for freshman orientation at the University of Pennsylvania in August, just days after she had started to walk again.

  • Wilson Kipsang wins his 2nd London Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:35 am
  • LONDON - The last of the elite runners to arrive in London but the first over the line, Wilson Kipsang's week of travel chaos had no impact on his marathon running. The world record-holder saw off a strong field to capture his second London title by breaking the course record on Sunday.

  • Feleke wins Vienna marathon with course record 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:36 am
  • VIENNA - Getu Feleke of Ethiopia overcame stomach problems in the closing kilometers of the Vienna City Marathon to win the event in a course-record time on Sunday.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:42 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson gets ban 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:22 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday.

  • Drug ban for Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned from her sport until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned substance.

  • Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris marathon 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:13 am
  • PARIS - Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon Sunday on his debut at the distance.

  • Tulsa among teams at Ark. Spring Invitational 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:39 pm
  • FAYETTEVILE, Arkansas - Track and field competitors from across the South and Midwest will be in Fayetteville this weekend for the Arkansas Spring Invitational.

  • Jones to run shuttle hurdle at Drake Relays 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:50 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake Relays director Brian Brown said Tuesday that Lolo Jones will run the shuttle hurdle relay rather than the 100-meter hurdles at her hometown meet later this month.

  • Baylor's Bromell makes impressive 100 debut 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 6:38 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell made a sparkling debut in the 100 meters Saturday at the Texas Relays.

  • Kamworor, Cherono win World Half Marathon titles 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 9:56 am
  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya won the World Half Marathon Championship title Saturday, while five-time winner Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea only came fourth.

  • KU chancellor upholds rejection of student fee 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:12 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas students will not have to pay a $25-per-semester fee for athletics, but they will have to pay two other new fees in the fall, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said.

  • RI victim of marathon bombing to return to Boston 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:06 am
  • MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island woman is planning to return to the Boston Marathon, a year after losing her lower left leg in the bombing at the race.

  • Woman hurt in Boston Marathon bombing going back 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:08 am
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman who was injured in the bombing at the Boston Marathon last year is heading back for this year's event.