Nearly 33 years later, a Centrowitz family member finally stepped inside Luzhniki Stadium and started a major race.
Now Mo Farah has a world championship gold medal in the 10,000 to go with his Olympic title.
Just 21 years old, Brianna Rollins is already running faster than some of the best hurdlers in history.
Tyson Gay was barely out of breath after breezing through his 100-meter heat. Same with Justin Gatlin moments later.
Tel Aviv has canceled a marathon race set for Friday because of a forecast of hot weather. This comes after a runner died of heat stroke in a half-marathon during a heat wave last week.
Usain Bolt kicked off his sprint season Saturday by making a rare appearance in a 400-meter race and finishing in 46.74 seconds.
The IOC has formally excluded Colombian runner Diego Palomeque from the London Olympics for doping, and told team officials to investigate his coach.
The United States and Jamaica reached the final in the women's 4x100-meter Olympic relay Thursday night.
Closing in on an Olympic medal three years after being forced to undergo gender tests, Caster Semenya of South Africa won her 800-meter semifinal heat in 1 minute, 57.67 seconds on Thursday night.
The woman who gave up her spot to Allyson Felix in the individual 100 meters after a dead heat for third place at the U.S. trials is set to run the second leg on the American team in the Olympic 4x100 relay qualifying Thursday night.
Oscar Pistorius will get another chance to run at the Olympics after South Africa won an appeal to advance to the 4x400-meter relay final despite a crash in the heat.
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will require an operation on his right Achilles tendon.
Usain Bolt slowed coming around the bend, looked to his left and saw his lead shrinking.
Sarah Attar became the first Saudi woman to compete in Olympic track and field, wearing a headscarf and finishing last in her 800-meter heat Wednesday.
Liu Xiang hopped along the outside of the backstretch on his left leg, his injured right leg tucked behind him, then made his way over to the 10th and final hurdle to give it a kiss.
American runner LaShawn Merritt will not compete in the 4x400-meter relay after being sent home from the Olympics to get treatment on an injured left hamstring.