Posts Tagged Track and field

Tufa is 1st Ethiopian winner of London Marathon in 14 years

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the Men's race in the 35th London Marathon, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang.

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Stowers stuns field to win 110 hurdles at Drake Relays

Illinois' Dylan Lafond comes out of the water pit during the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase race at the Drake Relays athletics meet, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. LaFond won the event. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The field for the women’s 110-meter hurdle race at the Drake Relays was so stacked that hometown favorite Lolo Jones’ late scratch was barely noticed.

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Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

Jockey Tony McCoy parades Box Office in front of the grandstand following the last race of his career, at Sandown Park racecourse, London, Saturday, April 25, 2015. McCoy retires Saturday after being champion jump jockey for 20 consecutive years. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

ESHER, England (AP) — Surrounded by an 18,000-capacity crowd at Sandown Park racecourse, Tony McCoy pulled down his goggles to mask the tears.

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Oregon wins distance medley relay at Penn Relays

Oregon's Edward Cheserek reacts after finishing ahead of Villanova's Jordan Williamsz to win the College Men's Distance Medley Championship of America Invitational at the Penn Relays athletics meet, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. Oregon won with a time of 9:33.86 minutes.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Edward Cheserek led Oregon to its second straight distance medley relay championship at the Penn Relays, holding off Villanova’s Jordan Williamsz by five-tenths of a second Friday at Franklin Field.

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Doping cases cast shadow on Kenya rivalry in London Marathon

Elite Kenyan athletes Wilson Kipsang, left, and Dennis Kimetto, right, who will compete in the London Marathon, pose for the media near Tower Bridge in London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Kipsang and Kimetto, both marathon world record breakers will compete head-to-head for the first time in the 35th London Marathon which will take place on Sunday April 26. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — With a field that features five of the seven fastest men’s marathoners in history, Sunday’s race in London shapes up as a showcase of Kenyan distance running.

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