Posts Tagged Men’s track and field

Track coach Jon Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension

In this July 15, 2008, file photo, track coach Jon Drummond carries starters blocks to set up for a workout in Arlington, Texas. Drummond received an eight-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered and assisted in the use and cover-up of banned substances. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2104. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

DENVER (AP) — Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics.

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Kenyan marathoner Kipsang misses doping test

In this Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 file photo, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates on the finish line after winning the men's division of the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York. Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test in Nov. 2014, but that no sanction will be imposed against Kipsang since it's his first failure to be evaluated. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang accused Kenya’s athletics federation on Wednesday of smearing his name by disclosing that he missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.

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AP PHOTOS: Kenya’s Maasai compete in athletics

Maasai warriors look up as a competitor makes the high jump, in which athletes must touch a high line with the top of their heads, at the annual Maasai Olympics in the Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary near to Mt. Kilimanjaro, southern Kenya, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Maasai men and women from the Amboseli and Tsavo region compete for medals and prizes in the event which aims for a sports competition of Maasai skills such as running, jumping, and throwing, to replace lion-hunting as the traditional warrior activity. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya’s famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running, jumping and throwing.

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