track and field

Olympics marathon moved because of heat fears

The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year's Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity.

Scientist questions Eliud Kipchoge's idea

Eliud Kipchoge has likened his upcoming attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier to Neil Armstrong's historic moon landing in 1969, but one leading sports scientist says the conditions are

Olympic champion Caster Semenya cleared to compete

Runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after a Swiss court ordered the International Association of Athletics Federations to suspend implementation of new regulations while Semenya's appeal is pending.

Justin Gatlin fires coach over doping allegations

The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) has begun an investigation into allegations that the coach and agent for 100-meter world champion Justin Gatlin offered to supply performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters.