Track & Field

British Athletics has announced that Zharnel Hughes, renowned as Britain's fastest sprinter in both the 100m and 200m categories, will not be participating in the upcoming UK Athletics Championships in Manchester due to a medical exemption. Despite his absence, the 28-year-old athlete remains in contention for a discretionary place on Team GB for the Paris Olympics later this summer.
Athing Mu, one of America's most promising runners, saw her Olympic dreams slip away after a fall during the 800-meter race. The 22-year-old New Jersey native tumbled to the ground, her bright pink shoes pointed towards the sky, signaling a premature end to her quest for consecutive Olympic titles.
Douala, Cameroon – In an exciting turn of events at the African Championships, Sarah Moraa, cousin of renowned athlete Mary Moraa, captured Kenya's first gold medal in the women's 800 meters. Despite her triumph, Sarah narrowly missed the Olympic qualifying time, with the deadline looming.
EUGENE, OREGON – World champion Noah Lyles has earned his spot in the Paris Olympics by winning the 100m at the US Olympic trials, tying his personal record of 9.83 seconds. This victory comes three years after he failed to qualify for the 100m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he finished seventh.
EUGENE, Ore. — Sha’Carri Richardson appears poised for Olympic glory after a commanding performance at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. She surged to victory in the women’s 100 meters with a world-leading time of 10.71 seconds, showcasing her readiness for the upcoming Paris Olympics.
EUGENE, Ore. — Grant Fisher triumphed in the men’s 10,000-meter race at Hayward Field on Friday, becoming the first American track and field athlete to secure a spot at the Paris Olympics.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is weighing a potential appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) after Erriyon Knighton, a 20-year-old American sprinter, avoided a doping ban despite testing positive for trenbolone, a banned substance used for muscle growth, earlier this year. An independent arbitrator ruled on June 19 that Knighton likely ingested the substance unintentionally through contaminated meat.
The first day of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials began on a disappointing note as Matthew Centrowitz, the former Oregon standout and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, withdrew from the 1,500 meters. Centrowitz, 34, was originally scheduled to compete in the opening heats on Friday evening alongside his former Ducks teammates Cooper Teare, Cole Hocker, Sam Prakel, John Gregorek, Matt Wisner, and Oregon junior Elliott Cook.
Bob Schul, America’s sole Olympic gold medalist in the 5000 meters, passed away on June 16 in Middletown, Ohio, at the age of 86 after a battle with dementia.
Esteemed sprinter Michael Johnson is poised to revolutionize track and field with the introduction of Grand Slam Track, an ambitious league set to unite nearly 100 of the sport’s top athletes in a series of high-stakes competitions. Announced on Tuesday, the league aims to distribute $12.6 million in prize money during its inaugural season.
                   

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