In her early years as an athlete, Caster Semenya faced a relentless and controversial journey. The South African track sensation catapulted to global fame in 2009 when she clinched the 800m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, a remarkable feat at the tender age of 18. However, this momentous achievement was overshadowed by persistent questions about her gender, fueled by her extraordinary speed, muscular physique, and distinctive vocal tone. The global athletics governing body, formerly known as the IAAF (now World Athletics since 2019), mandated gender verification tests on the eve of her race due to mounting speculation and rumors.
After fleeing from war-torn Somalia as a teenager, Abdi and his family arrived in the United States, where they settled in Tucson, Arizona.
In a much-anticipated race at last Friday's Monaco Diamond League, Sifan Hassan took on Faith Kipyegon over 1500m. Hassan, the 2019 world 1500m champ, had recently announced she would concentrate on the 5000m and 10,000 at the Olympics.  Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic 1500m champ, is all about the 1500m and will look to defend her title come Tokyo:
In a historic shift, the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games will commence with track and field athletics in the first week, a significant departure from past schedules. World Athletics has hailed this decision as an “historic shift in the competition schedule,” noting it will be the first time in recent memory that these events will start at the beginning of the Games.
With the Olympic Games in Paris drawing closer, Kenyan athlete Benson Kipruto is preparing to pay tribute to his late friend and world record holder, Kevin Kiptum. Kiptum, once a hopeful contender for the Games, tragically lost his life earlier this year in a devastating accident near Kaptagat.
By Caelus Murphy for Runner’s Tribe   World Athletics president Sebastian Coe believes that the regulations on the use of cannabis by athletes should be reviewed after rising track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games when she tested positive for the substance. Experience the perfect blend of agility...
Nijel Amos has been reinstated and placed into the start-list for the final of the men's 800m on Wednesday night. Amos fell in the semi-final and it was assumed his Olympic campaign was finished.