Posts Tagged Track and field

Marathon runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ sample positive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer.

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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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Top marathon officials focus on safety issues

In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, photo provided by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, Doug Thurston, race director and executive director of the Big Sur International Marathon, obscured at far left, Virginia Brophy Achman, executive director of the Twin Cities In Motion, and Mike Nishi of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, right, listen as Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Committee stresses a point in an "Event Operations" panel discussion at a marathon security conference in Hattiesburg, Miss. More than 18 months since the Boston Marathon bombing, the challenge of securing a 26.2-mile area remains one of most daunting undertakings in all of sports. (AP Photo/University Of Southern Mississippi, Kelly Dunn)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — It’s been a little more than 18 months since the Boston Marathon bombing and the challenge of securing a 26.2-mile area remains one of most daunting undertakings in sports.

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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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USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

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