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Shot-putter loses gold medal after positive drug testsupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 08:15:00

The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.

Olympics Day 14: Sprinters race for relay goldupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 08:42:00

The relay baton will be center stage Friday evening with two Olympic golds at stake, in the women's 4 x 100-meter and the men's 4 x 400-meter relay races.

The 10 strangest, weirdest Olympic sports updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 04:54:00

Basketball, track and swimming have been staples at the Olympics for decades, drawing thousands of spectators. But solo synchronized swimming or live pigeon shooting?

How to not train and run a marathon ...updated: Sun Apr 22 2012 09:06:00

After three marathons, I really should know what to do by now. There is simply no substitute for plenty of training when running a marathon. But this Sunday I will be pounding the streets of my hometown Brighton, southern England, having done almost no preparation. So how will I fare?

Kenyan pair dominate the London Marathon with convincing winsupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 09:00:00

Kenyan pair Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won the men's and women's races at the London Marathon Sunday to serve notice of their gold medal credentials for the Olympics later this year.

Boston Marathon participants to run into abnormal race-time heatupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:29:00

Before they can bask in glory, Boston Marathon runners on Monday will first bake in abnormally high temperatures -- so warm, in fact, that race organizers are taking several steps to warn participants and allow those concerned about the heat to instead run next year.

Some urged to skip Boston Marathonupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 10:29:00

Race officials say runners wary of the heat are allowed to skip Monday's Boston Marathon. WBZ reports.

Kate Gosselin runs marathon in Las Vegasupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 16:14:00

She's used to chasing after her children (and at times being chased by paparazzi) but Kate Gosselin had a different reason to be running down the famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday.

Wounded warriors make run at NYC Marathon gloryupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:32:00

Wounded warriors will gear up Sunday and go into a different battleground -- the New York City Marathon.

Wounded warriors make run at NYC Marathonupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:32:00

Wounded warriors went into a different battleground Sunday -- the New York City Marathon. David Epstein: New York City Marathon shows speedy evolution of 26.2-mile raceupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 13:53:00

NEW YORK -- At Sunday's New York City Marathon, Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai detonated the men's course record by over two-and-a-half minutes in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds -- with the second and third place finishers also under the course record -- and Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the women's race in a swift 2:23:15, the sixth-fastest time ever in the five boroughs. It's been that kind of year. Tim Layden: Bolt's DQ illustrates stupidity of false-start ruleupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 02:06:00

DAEGU, South Korea -- Here was the moment, the only moment that truly matters beyond the four walls of a flagging sport. It was 8:41 Sunday night in a stadium set among green hillsides outside this industrial city. The seats were no more than two-thirds filled, but the halfhearted turnout of apathetic locals whose leaders simply bought a world championship event, is more than balanced by millions watching (or readying to watch later) on televisions and computer screens around the world. Tim Layden: Bolt's vulnerability among top storylines at track and field worldsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 19:20:00

DAEGU, South Korea -- Seven reasons, among many, to make a little time for the World Track and Field Championships, which begin Saturday in this city of 2.5 million people, 145 miles southeast of Seoul. David Epstein: Caster Semenya remains a mysteryupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 11:13:00

One year out from the London Olympics, Caster Semenya is perhaps the biggest wild card in the history of track and field. Will we see the Semenya of 2009 who looked unbeatable and destined to break the nearly three decade old 800-meter world record? Or has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forced her to undergo some feminizing medical treatment, in order to be allowed to compete as a woman, that will progressively slow her down? Semenya is simply an unknown, just as she was coming into the '09 world track and field championships. Brian Cazeneuve: Millrose Games leaving the Garden is just track's latest setbackupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 16:24:00

A book closed last week when it was announced that the Millrose Games, the most venerable of all indoor track meets, would be moving out of Madison Square Garden (cap. 18,000), its home since 1914, to the Armory in New York's Washington Heights (cap. 5,000). The event began in 1908 when the Wanamaker department store wanted to hold a track meet and did so at a local Armory. When the meet simply grew too big, it moved to Madison Square Garden, where it would become the venue's longest standing annual event. Tim Layden: Struck down by Bolt, Gay is bouncing backupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 18:37:00

NEW YORK -- It's been a little more than three years since Tyson Gay's world changed. This was back in the spring of the Olympic year, 2008, and Gay was the reigning world champion in both the 100 and 200 meters, presumptive heir to the U.S. sprinting legacy that stretched back over decades and included names like Morrow and Hayes and Lewis and Greene, among many others. Now it was Gay's time, a 25-year-old who paid his dues in hundreds of races at a junior college and the University of Arkansas and now prepared to win gold medals in Beijing.

Agent: Olympic champion's death 'not suicide'updated: Mon May 16 2011 11:51:00

The agent of Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru, who died after falling from a balcony at his Kenyan home, has categorically rejected claims that he took his own life.

Olympic champion's death 'not suicide'updated: Mon May 16 2011 11:51:00

Federico Rosa, agent of Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru, categorically rejects claims that he took his own life.

Mutai smashes London Marathon record as Kenyans dominateupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 15:46:00

Kenyan runner Emmanuel Mutai laid down a marker for the 2012 Olympics by winning his first London Marathon in a course-record time on Sunday. Brian Cazeneuve: Kara Goucher balances motherhood, training as she preps for Londonupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 16:38:00

On Sept. 25, Kara Goucher went out for a morning run before heading to the gym to lift some weights. Nothing unusual or especially taxing there. You would expect as much from one of the country's top female marathoners. Then later that evening she gave birth to her first child. This is really going the extra mile. "My doctor was a runner and she told me I could run through the pregnancy," says Goucher, 32. "I was three centimeters dilated and so I was pretty careful. And pretty slow."

Olympic champion Wanjiru charged with death threatsupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 23:25:00

Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru has been charged in his native Kenya with death threats to his wife and the illegal possession of an AK47 rifle.

Chilean miner takes limelightupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 07:05:00

Chilean miner Edison Pena warmed hearts on a cold afternoon when he crossed the finish line at the NYC Marathon.

African runners win NYC marathon; Chilean miner takes limelightupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 07:05:00

Two African runners won the 2010 New York City Marathon Sunday, marathon officials announced. Jeff Kassouf: Osborne's marathon feels more like a sprintupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 18:23:00

An 18-mile run for the average person might sound like driving the streets of New York City during rush hour. Eventually you will reach your destination, but you might be better off avoiding the frustration. But runs of six miles, 10 miles and even 18 miles have become routine for Boston Breakers defensive midfielder Leslie Osborne, who will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Semenya selected for Commonwealth Gamesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 18:38:00

South Africa has named Caster Semenya, the women's world 800 meter champion, in their squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games which will take place in New Delhi, India.

Golden treble for Lemaitre in Barcelona; Russians top medals tableupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 18:07:00

New sprint sensation Christophe Lemaitre became the first Frenchman to win three gold medals at a major athletics event on Sunday as his country finished second in the table behind Russia at the European Championships.

What does it take to make a big race run? A lot of doctorsupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 08:41:00

Forty years ago the competitor field for the Boston Marathon was small enough that doctors listened to every runner's heart before the race.

Forget Boston: Runners find alternatives to big raceupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 08:21:00

Among runners, it's a statement that awes: "I qualified for Boston."

Plan your ideal walking workoutupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 08:17:00

Walking is a wonder exercise. Not only can it can help control weight, it also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease.

Despite three deaths in Detroit race, runner fatalities are rareupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 17:20:00

Three runners collapsed and died during the Detroit Marathon on Sunday. Although that news is shocking and frightening for runners and non-runners alike, such deaths are rare, experts say.

Kosgei to challenge Radcliffe in New Yorkupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 13:23:00

Paula Radcliffe will face a tough challenge from Salina Kosgei when she bids to clinch a third successive New York City Marathon title next month.

Plan your ideal walking workoutupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 09:34:00

Walking is a wonder exercise. Not only can it can help control weight, it also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. Walking bestows benefits to the brain too, by relieving stress and improving mood. Best of all, walking is free: You don't need fancy equipment or a gym membership to reap the benefits. Here's how to make every step count, no matter how often you hit the pavement. Brian Cazeneuve: Lightning strikes twice for Bolt at worldsupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 19:35:00

BERLIN -- Usain Bolt spent the week telling everyone not to expect another world record in the 200 meters. Don't listen to the man. Not even he knows how fast he can run. Bolt beat another world record into submission on Thursday night, lowering his mark in the 200 meters from the dizzying 19.30 he ran at the Beijing Olympics to 19.19, a mark that sounds more like fantasy than logic.

CNN 'twitterer' completes London Marathonupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 11:49:00

A journalist has achieved his goal of "tweeting" the London Marathon.

Tweet and run a marathonupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 11:49:00

Saying he just has to see if it can be done, a producer will Tweet as he runs this weekend's London marathon.

CNN staffer to 'tweet' during London Marathonupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 04:20:00

The race will be hard enough without the rain that's in the forecast, but one participant in Sunday's London Marathon is challenging himself further by planning to "tweet" while he runs.

Injured Radcliffe to miss London Marathonupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 14:13:00

World record holder Paula Radcliffe has been ruled out of next month's London Marathon after organizers revealed the Briton has suffered a broken toe.

Yelena Isinbayeva: The Russian queen of pole-vaultingupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:10:00

There are few sports that are so dominated by a single person like the way the women's pole vault is ruled by 26-year Russian Yelena Isinbayeva. David Epstein: Rivalries highlight new look of trackupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 01:50:00

BEIJING -- That's why they run the races, and throw the disks and jump the bars. So that, with the taste of gold on their tongues, Lolo Jones can heartbreakingly hit the ninth hurdle, and Sanya Richards can tie up with 80 meters to go in the 400. So that Tyson Gay can get knocked out in the semifinals and miss the baton in the 4x100, and so that Stephanie Brown Trafton, who finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials, can use her first throw to win the first U.S. gold in women's discus in 76 years. David Epstein: Robles' chance at true masteryupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 03:37:00

BEIJING -- The Beijing Olympics will be remembered for the displays of unprecedented dominance put on in the pool by Michael Phelps, and on the track by Usain Bolt. Both men have afforded spectators the rare opportunity to watch the kind of performances that seem to transcend the conventional bounds of sports, and become almost performance art. David Epstein: Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva keeps defying gravityupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 06:21:00

BEIJING -- Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva had gotten up from what looked like a cat nap to find out that she just won the gold medal in the pole vault.

Beijing reportupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 02:58:00

CNN's Larry Smith has the latest news and notes on competition in Beijing. Brian Cazeneuve: Playing the U.S. Olympic team name gameupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 02:56:00

There are 596 names on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and names, like eyes, are windows into the soul.

U.S. stuns Franceupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 21:22:00

The U.S. stuns France in the 4x100 relay. CNN's Larry Smith wraps up day three in Beijing.

Phelps on course with third gold medalupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 21:22:00

American swimmer Michael Phelps remains on course for his target of eight Beijing gold medals after winning his third event of the Games, taking the men's 200-meter freestyle in a new world record time -- his third in a row. Tim Layden: Swimming world records have become expected, meaninglessupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:21:00

BEIJING -- At 10:13 Monday morning in an Olympic swim stadium called the Water Cube, a world record was broken. Kirsty Coventry, a 24-year-old from Zimbabwe, touched first in a semifinal heat of the 100-meter backstroke, and the towering scoreboard froze numbers and letters next to her name: 58.77 WR. Three people in the audience clapped politely while yawning and checking spectator bus schedules.

Triple jump champ Olsson out of Olympicsupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 14:39:00

Sweden's Christian Olsson will be unable to defend his Olympic triple jump crown in Beijing after he pulled out of the Games with a hamstring injury.

Olympic memories: Beamon's leapupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 23:28:00

The modern Olympics have, in their 104-year history, seen the setting, and breaking, of numerous world records.

Carl Lewisupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 03:37:00

Named in 1999 as the male "athlete of the century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations, Carl Lewis embodied the Olympic motto -- "Citius, altius, fortius" (Faster, higher, stronger).

Marathon runners reach a Great Wallupdated: Tue May 20 2008 04:29:00

Mao Zedong once said, "He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man."

Radcliffe in race for Olympic fitnessupdated: Sun May 18 2008 06:56:00

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is on crutches because of a hip injury that has disrupted her training for the Beijing Olympics. Kevin Armstrong: Heptathlete Krais following Joyner-Kersee's pathupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 11:35:00

After sinking her spikes into the starting blocks at Indianapolis's Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium last June, 17-year-old Ryann Krais readied to rewrite the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships record book with her feet.

Record as Lel wins a 3rd London Marathonupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 10:21:00

Kenyan Martin Lel won the London Marathon for the third time in four years in a course record time on Sunday when Irina Mikitenko of Germany took the women's race.

Maasai warriors run London marathonupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 11:05:00

Six Maasai warriors have journeyed thousands of miles from their remote village in Tanzania to compete in the London Marathon. Their mission is to raise awareness and money for their village of Elaui, where two out of three babies die of water borne diseases.

Radcliffe chases fourth London winupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 13:28:00

World record holder Paula Radcliffe will attempt to win next spring's London marathon for the fourth time in her build up for the Beijing Olympics. Rep: No Boston Marathon for Katie Holmesupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 14:43:00

The actress, who ran in New York City, is not going for another 26.2 miles in Beantown Arash Markazi: Running for Ryanupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 19:26:00

It's the race before the race that sticks with Ryan Hall. It wasn't supposed to be a memorable run, just a simple stroll through the park with his wife and friends before the biggest race of his life. That race, the one he'd constantly been dreaming about, was supposed to be the one etched into his memory forever, but our mind doesn't always follow our plans.

Marathon mamaupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 19:25:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with New York City Marathon women's winner, Paula Radcliffe, who gave birth only 10 months ago!

Radcliffe ready to make returnupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 06:53:00

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will run her first race in almost two years later this month. Tim Layden: A lot has changed for Clement since Helsinki updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 03:10:00

Here is what the young man told his coach two years ago: I took care of myself. I'm fine. And so the coach let an ugly controversy drop. He pulled back and allowed the young man to grow and Tuesday night on a running track halfway around the world from home, Kerron Clement won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the world track and field championships.

Isinbayeva soars to pole vault winupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 22:40:00

Russia's pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva easily retained her world title but was unable to break her own world record on Tuesday. Training helps African athletes earn college tuition updated: Fri Jun 29 2007 03:47:00

Having traveled 18 hours from his native Zimbabwe, Munya Maraire, the track coach for the Worldwide Scholarships team -- a group of athletes from the African nation --had come too far to simply spend his day as a track coach sitting in the stands. Tim Layden: Sprinter Gay eyes U.S. title with coach incarceratedupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 01:02:00

The track coach has a strange and limiting job. He writes the workouts and provides whatever motivation he can offer and when race day arrives, he finds a place among fans in the bleachers and hopes that the lessons have stuck. It is an unusual vocation under the best of circumstances: Part trainer, part planner, part shrink. And on race day, he has absolutely no control.

Ultra-running: A step beyondupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 10:47:00

For most of us taking on a marathon is enough of a mental and physical challenge, but for a growing number of athletes wanting to push themselves to the limits, 26 miles is a mere warm-up for an ultra-marathon. Richardson hopes to jump onto the Olympic stageupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 03:03:00

Back when Holy Names (Oakland, Calif.) senior Ke'Nyia Richardson was a sophomore, she was already one of the nation's top triple jumpers. Yet, she couldn't win a big meet. Miles of memoriesupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 17:48:00

In the hallway between the locker rooms in Madison Square is a large photo of Irish miler Eamonn Coghlan breasting the tape with arms aloft -- and eyes closed. By the time he won the Millrose Games Wanamaker mile for a record seventh time, in 1987, Coghlan didn't need to see where he was going. "I could have run Millrose by the sound of the crowd," he says. "The oohs meant I was going to pass someone. The aahs meant somebody was trying to pass me. If somebody just won the high jump, that was another sound. I knew what every sound meant and felt like. The Garden was so alive. There was never anything like running at Millrose, and there won't ever be again."

Radcliffe gives birth to daughterupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 08:32:00

Paula Radcliffe, who set the world marathon record at the 2003 London Marathon, gave birth to a daughter at the Princess Grace hospital in Monaco, Monte Carlo, early on Wednesday, her husband and coach Gary Lough announced.

Brazilian Gomes takes NY marathonupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 14:26:00

Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil became the first South American to win the New York City Marathon while Latvia's Jelena Prokopcuka retained her women's title with a commanding performance on Sunday.

Lysenko sets women's hammer recordupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 14:04:00

European champion Tatyana Lysenko set a world record in the women's hammer with a throw of 77.80 meters at a meeting in Tallinn.

Cheruiyot claims second Boston winupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 16:11:00

Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, beating the course record by one second.

Radcliffe to miss London Marathonupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 08:02:00

World record holder Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the London Marathon on April 23 because of a foot injury, organizers said on Monday.

Niklaus clinches first major titleupdated: Sun Mar 12 2006 08:58:00

Germany's Andre Niklaus snatched the world indoor heptathlon title by five points from American Bryan Clay at the Olympiysky Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

Radcliffe to miss Melbourne Gamesupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 04:29:00

Long distance running star Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne later this month with a foot injury, her husband and coach Gary Lough said on Tuesday.

Hungarian great Csak dies aged 91updated: Fri Feb 10 2006 10:44:00

The first Hungarian woman to win Olympic gold, 1936 high jump champion Ibolya Csak, has died at the age of 91.

The London Marathon: Anything goesupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 05:54:00

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to feature in a living creation of a Lewis Carroll story, then you might get some idea by competing in the annual Flora London Marathon.

Tergat joins London marathon fieldupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 09:00:00

Kenyan great Paul Tergat has joined a star-studded line up for next spring's London marathon.

Olsson undergoes further operationupdated: Wed Jun 22 2005 13:14:00

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson has undergone surgery to remove a piece of bone from his right foot.

Gebrselassie pulls out of marathonupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 06:28:00

Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie and former Olympic and world champion Gezahegne Abera have pulled out of the London Marathon.

Fortune: Spear Wars Think Olympic contests are heated? Check out the struggle between javelin makers and the bureaucrats who thwart them.updated: Mon Sep 06 2004 00:01:00

At three o'clock on a July afternoon in 1984, an Iron Curtain track star named Uwe Hohn thrilled an East Berlin crowd by throwing a javelin an astonishing 104.8 meters, or 343 feet. In a sport wher...

IOC strips Annus of hammer goldupdated: Sun Aug 29 2004 09:10:00

Hungarian hammer throw champion Adrian Annus has been stripped of his gold medal for failing to take a follow-up drug test, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

Story Archive -- Athens 2004 updated: Mon Aug 16 2004 07:38:00

The Olympic Games returned to their birthplace in Greece after 108 years. This is an archive of all related stories on

Beamon's leapupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 07:31:00

The modern Olympics have, in their 104-year history, seen the setting, and breaking, of numerous world records.

Jones to face Drechsler in Ostravaupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 11:48:00

Triple Olympic champion Marion Jones will stage a rematch of the 2000 Sydney Olympic long jump final with gold medallist Heike Drechsler on June 8.

Money Magazine: WONDER WOMAN You don't need a head start in life to end up a champion. Look at Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She raced updated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the greatest female athlete in the world -- maybe the greatest athlete, male or female. One of the things she does best is run races where she has to jump over hurdles. She'...

Fortune: KIDS WHO ARE GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SPORTS THE RUOSS KIDS updated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

ON VACATIONS, THE RUOSS ((ROO-oss)) family likes to mix fun with schoolwork. The four Ruoss kids don't go to a regular school -- they are ''home taught.'' Maya, 15, Anya-Maria, 12, Lara, 10, and Tr...

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