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World Champion Runner Accused Of Failing Drug Test, Has Elaborate Story About His Pee Sample World Champion Runner Accused Of Failing Drug Test, Has Elaborate Story About His Pee Sample

Asbel Kiprop, the best miler of the last decade, a three-time 1,500-meter world champion, and an Olympic gold medalist, reportedly tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO. Matt Lawton of the Daily Mail broke the story yesterday; several other outlets independently confirmed the report; and Kiprop released a…

The Only Point Of Track’s Dumb New Testosterone Rules Is To Make It Illegal To Be Caster Semenya The Only Point Of Track’s Dumb New Testosterone Rules Is To Make It Illegal To Be Caster Semenya

Track and field’s international governing body announced this morning that women who compete internationally in events from 400 meters to the mile will have to maintain natural testosterone levels below a certain limit in order to be eligible to compete. (Those with more testosterone will be required to take hormonal…

Geoffrey Kamworor Raced Ten Miles, Then Ran A 13:01 5K Geoffrey Kamworor Raced Ten Miles, Then Ran A 13:01 5K

The first three quarters or so of this weekend’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain, were cagey and uneventful, as the runners hung out and watched each other while being buffeted by powerful gusts of wind. Then, with about six kilometers left to go, two-time defending world champ Geoffrey…

100-Year-Old Superhuman Orville Rogers Sets New World Record In Race Of Scootin' Grandpas [CORRECTED]

Look at this hightailin’ geezer! CORRECTION: While Orville is, in fact, a hightailin’ geezer, and certainly the man in green is also a hightailin’ geezer—perhaps the hightailin’-est geezer in the history of geezers—it turns out Orville is in white, in lane 2. It’s an impressive run, and he did indeed set a new world…

Adding A Skateboard To Pole Vault Makes It Even Better Adding A Skateboard To Pole Vault Makes It Even Better

French vaulter Baptiste Boirie gave us the highlight of the All-Star Perche pole vaulting competition this weekend, and he did it with a skateboard. He jumped 5.9 meters while using some help on his approach.

Police Say Former Olympic Runner David Torrence's Death Ruled An Accident Police Say Former Olympic Runner David Torrence's Death Ruled An Accident

Olympic distance runner and American record holder David Torrence was found dead last August in his swimming pool in Scottsdale, Ariz. Today, Scottsdale police told Deadspin that Torrence’s death has officially been ruled an accident.

Entire Claremont Colleges Track Team Suspended After Accusation Of Assault During Nude Heist Caper Entire Claremont Colleges Track Team Suspended After Accusation Of Assault During Nude Heist Caper

According to a report from The Student Life, the Claremont Colleges’ student newspaper, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s track teams have been suspended pending a university investigation into a nude theft attempt that went sideways. A police report from last weekend indicates that six students were…

Christian Coleman Breaks 20-Year-Old World Record In The 60 Meters Christian Coleman Breaks 20-Year-Old World Record In The 60 Meters

Christian Coleman, probably best known to most American sports fans as the guy who ran a fast 40, just ran 60 meters in 6.37 seconds. That breaks a world record that fellow American Maurice Greene set at 6.39 in February of 1998, a month before Coleman’s second birthday.

Dozens Of Russian Athletes Dodge Doping Tests By Calling Out Sick Dozens Of Russian Athletes Dodge Doping Tests By Calling Out Sick

Over the weekend, 36 Russian athletes withdrew from a track-and-field competition in Siberia at the last minute following the unexpected arrival of drug testers. Many of those who chose not to participate cited illness, but an investigation is already underway and even Dmitry Shlyakhtin, the President of Russia’s…

Everything About The Telegraph's Justin Gatlin Investigation Is Nuts Everything About The Telegraph's Justin Gatlin Investigation Is Nuts

American sprinting star Justin Gatlin has five Olympic medals (including one gold), the fifth-fastest 100-meter time ever, the honor of beating Usain Bolt in his farewell race, and yet he’s still far more famous for his various doping bans than what he’s achieved on the track. Gatlin has been embroiled in a pair of…

Norovirus Outbreak Craps Up Track And Field World Championships Norovirus Outbreak Craps Up Track And Field World Championships

This afternoon in London, South Africa’s Olympic hero Wayde van Niekerk coasted in under 44 seconds to win the 400-meter world championship with ease, letting up before he reached the finish line and still coming within a second of his own world record. He barely celebrated after he won, partially because he is trying…

Jenny Simpson Celebrates Wildly After Taking Silver At World Championships

The women’s 1500 meters headlined the fourth day of the IAAF World Championships in track and field, and it was a worthy main event for the London crowd. Great Britain’s Laura Muir led the pack through the first 800 meters at 2:17, at which point the race turned into a sprint.

American Justin Gatlin Rudely Spoils Usain Bolt's Final 100-Meter Race American Justin Gatlin Rudely Spoils Usain Bolt's Final 100-Meter Race

Usurping American aggressor Justin Gatlin has vanquished the great champion Usain Bolt in Bolt’s last ever 100-meter race, at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in London.

The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics' Dirtiest Record The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics' Dirtiest Record

When Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson faced off in the 100-meter finals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the race to determine the world’s fastest human was the marquee event of the Games. It was America vs. Canada; the lithe Lewis against the hulking Johnson; the reigning Olympic champ against the reigning world champ; Lewis’s…

Usain Bolt Celebrates Final 100m Victory In Jamaica With Some Extremely Good Dance Moves Usain Bolt Celebrates Final 100m Victory In Jamaica With Some Extremely Good Dance Moves

Usain Bolt is using a series of tuneup meets in advance of the World Championships in August as a kind of retirement tour, one that made a stop in Kingston last night. This would be Bolt’s last ever meet in Jamaica, and so, you can imagine, it was kind of a big deal.

This Is The Fastest 100-Meter Dash In NCAA History

The Tennessee Volunteers’ Christian Coleman is in top form as his collegiate season comes to a close. The runner-up in both the 100m and 200m last year, Coleman completely destroyed tonight’s semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships, and then some. But his time was off the charts: a wind-legal 9.82 seconds.

Lack Of Testosterone Limits Leads To Debate Over Transgender High School Athlete Lack Of Testosterone Limits Leads To Debate Over Transgender High School Athlete

Fifteen-year-old Cromwell High School freshman Andraya Yearwood won the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter races at the Connecticut Class M track meet. In middle school, Yearwood competed as a boy. The transgender athlete intends to pursue hormonal treatment and sex reassignment surgery, but was able to compete without…

101-Year-Old Runner Wins 100-Meter Gold 101-Year-Old Runner Wins 100-Meter Gold

Man Kaur of Chandigarh, India is a star athlete. The 101-year-old woman has won over 20 medals at various Masters Games competitions in the eight years since she took up track and field. It helps that she runs unopposed at many of those events, but can you really hold a centenarian’s rare longevity against them?

Olympic Champion In 100m Hurdles Suspended For Year Due To Scheduling Snafus Olympic Champion In 100m Hurdles Suspended For Year Due To Scheduling Snafus

Last summer in Rio, Brianna Rollins led an American sweep of the 100-meter hurdles, winning the gold in 12.48 seconds. Yesterday, an arbitration panel handed her a year-long drug ban—even though she never tested positive for any banned substances. She’ll miss the entire outdoor season this year.

High School Pole Vaulter Annihilates Pro Field, Breaks A Bunch Of Records High School Pole Vaulter Annihilates Pro Field, Breaks A Bunch Of Records

Mondo Duplantis is not only the best-named high school athlete in the country, he’s also one of the best. Last weekend, Duplantis was competing in pole vault at the Texas Relays in the men’s elite division. Duplantis is a junior at Lafayette High School in Louisiana, yet he smoked a field that contained numerous top…

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