Posts Tagged Track and field

Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee poses with a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday , April 17, 2014. The three-time Olympic gold medalist visited the West Bank to encourage Palestinian women to be physically active. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — 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.

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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Boston Police officer John Quinn walks with, Miller, his bomb detection canine, over the finish line while sweeping the area in preparation for the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

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Nike, USATF extend partnership through 2040

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships.

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Russian city of Kazan to host 2016 world juniors

LONDON (AP) — The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 world junior athletics championships.

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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

In this photo taken March 29, 2014, amputee marathon runners  Jeff Glasbrenner, left, Chris Madison, center, and Andre Slay go through an exercise where they remove their running legs and adjust fittings in Little Rock, Ark. the runners must stop periodically in a race and try to loose as little time as possible. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

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