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LANE ONE: Remarkable WADA investigation of Kenyan doping finds it “unsophisticated”

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There have been entirely too many doping positives coming out of Kenya and its legendary distance-running program, leading to suspensions of stars like 2008...

ATHLETICS: U.S. jumps star Will Claye cleared in doping positive

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Three-time Olympic long jump and triple jump medalist Will Claye of the U.S. was cleared from a positive test for the steroid Clenburerol, which,...

ATHLETICS: World Champion Arevalo collects Around Taihu title

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Multi-day events are nothing new in track & field, but a three-day walking festival? The Around Taihu International Race Walking Competition in Suzhou (CHN) put...

ATHLETICS: Russia sues the IAAF for reinstatement

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The reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has now emboldened the Russian Athletics Federation to demand similar treatment...

ATHLETICS: Remember Allyson Felix?

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What's happened to Allyson Felix? We didn’t see much of the six-time Olympic gold medalist in 2018; she ran just five times between late April...

ATHLETICS: World Record II: Mayer’s redemption is 9,126 in Talence!

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France’s Kevin Mayer was looking for redemption for his failure at the European Championships in Berlin (GER) last month when he had no fair...

ATHLETICS: World Record I: Kipchoge glides to 2:01:39 in Berlin!

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Once again, the Berlin Marathon was the setting for a historic marathon as Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge made history by lowering the world record to...

THE BIG PICTURE: More charges filed vs. Lamine Diack

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The ongoing corruption case against former IAAF president Lamine Diack (SEN) expanded this last week with new charges for breaching his fiduciary responsibilities to...

ATHLETICS Preview: France’s Mayer looking for statement win in Talence

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The final competition of the 2018 IAAF Combined Events Challenge comes at the annual Decastar meeting in Talence (FRA), perfectly set up for a...

ATHLETICS Preview: World marathon records in peril at Berlin

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Thanks to its flat, fast course, the home of the world marathon record is the Berlin Marathon. The 45th edition of this famous race comes...

ATHLETICS: Simpson claims seventh Fifth Avenue Mile title

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No doubt about it: Jenny Simpson is the Queen of the Fifth Avenue Mile. She used her tactical smarts once again to outfox a talented...

ATHLETICS: Americas wins 18 of 37 events and Continental Cup title

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With a World Indoor Championships in March and the Commonwealth Games in April, this has been a long season for the world’s top track...

THE BIG PICTURE: Senegal’s selection for Youth Olympic Games part of an emphasis on...

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“Africa is the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes. Africa is a continent of youth. That is why we want to take...

ATHLETICS Preview: Willis & Simpson back to defend Fifth Avenue Mile titles

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The annual Fifth Avenue Mile comes Sunday, running from 80th Street to 60th Street in Manhattan and with defending champs Nick Willis (NZL) and...

ATHLETICS Preview: Good match-ups at IAAF’s outdated Continental Cup

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There was enormous excitement in 1977 when the then-International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) created its first “championship”-type competition, the World Cup, held in Dusseldorf...

ATHLETICS: Crouser superb in win over Walsh in Zagreb

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These “city center” competitions in the pole vault and shot put are becoming more common all the time and American Olympic shot champ Ryan...

ATHLETICS: Transfers of allegiance to win medals overstated

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A recent study in the academic journal Citizenship Studies examined the transfer of allegiance crisis in track & field. The paper, by three scholars...

ATHLETICS: Semenya’s 2:30.70 at ISTAF Berlin is no. 5 ever

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After seeing a crowd of more than 45,500 attend the annual ISTAF Berlin meeting in the historic Olympiastadion, it’s hard to understand why this...

ATHLETICS: Coleman and Barega historic in Brussels Diamond League

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Two stunning performances took last Friday’s IAAF Diamond League Final at the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels from noteworthy to historic: ∙ Christian Coleman...

DOPING: Asian Games, Jarrion Lawson, Canoeing champ, U.S. wrestler

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Lots of activity in the doping sector, not only new positives, but also a promise of more pressure against sports with positives at the...

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