Posts Tagged Women’s 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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CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 8, 2014, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown runs in the 60m heats during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Sport’s highest appeals body, The Court of Arbitration for Sport released its full report Tuesday April 15, 2014, saying Jamaican Olympic 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. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — 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.

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Edna Kiplagat wins her 1st women’s London Marathon

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates his win as he crosses the finish line during the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — 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.

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Feleke wins Vienna marathon with course record

Getu Feleke of Ethiopia waves after winning the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna downtown, Austria, on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — 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.

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North Korea’s capital hosts international marathon

North Korean spectators watch from the stands of Kim Il Sung Stadium as runners line up a the start of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The annual race, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run, was open to foreign tourists for the first time this year. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 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.

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