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  1. Bruce Jenner finally returns to Eugene

    Associated Press

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Bruce Jenner was back on the track and the cameras following him all around. It was just like old times. Only, the cameras were interested in Jenner the reality TV star, not Jenner the former decathlon star. His two world...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  2. Technology pushing Lolo Jones (video)

    Associated Press

    The long-limbed red, green and blue stick figure on the computer screen hopped over the orange hurdle and hustled down the lane. That brightly shaded avatar was a mirror image of hurdler Lolo Jones' movements on the track and just might go a long ...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. Oscar Pistorius not distracted by critics

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Despite his trailblazing success at the world championships, Oscar Pistorius knows he still hasn't convinced everyone he belongs on the track next to able-bodied runners. However, the double-amputee sprinter said he will not be distract...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  4. American Jeter is golden in women's 100

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Carmelita Jeter of the United States beat Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica to win the women's 100 meters at the world championships on Monday. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago took bronze. Defending champion Sh...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  5. Allyson Felix falls short of gold in 400

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- American Allyson Felix was edged at the finish line by Amantle Montsho of Botswana in the women's 400-meters Monday at the world championships. Felix, a three-time world champion in the 200, was even with Montsho as they ente...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  6. Americans finish 1-2 in decathlon at worlds

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Trey Hardee captured his second straight decathlon title at the world championships and took a back seat to a false start by Usain Bolt. In fact, a record-setting performance by the Americans in the event Sunday was overshad...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  7. Oscar Pistorius advances to semis in 400

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius qualified for the semifinals of the 400 meters Sunday, finishing third in the final heat at Daegu Stadium. The South African qualified for Monday's semifinals in 45.39 seconds. The fin...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  8. Americans take early lead in decathlon

    Associated Press

    Updated 5 p.m. ET DAEGU, South Korea -- Running the fastest times in the 100 and 400 meters, American Ashton Eaton took the lead in the decathlon Saturday after the opening five events at the world championships. Eaton, who won the U.S. champi...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  9. Olympic champion disqualified in 400m

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu of Britain has been disqualified from the women's 400 meters at the world championships after a false start. Ohuruogu, the 400 winner in the 2007 worlds and 2008 Beijing Olympics, jumped t...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  10. Usain Bolt's title defense starts with ease

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Usain Bolt won his heat Saturday in 10.10 seconds and qualified for the semifinals in the 100 meters at the world championships. The world-record holder from Jamaica is looking to defend his 100 and 200 titles in Daegu, Sout...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  11. Reigning world champion Hooker out early

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Steve Hooker's less-than-stellar warmup before the pole vault competition at the world championships turned into a lackluster performance and an early exit Saturday in the qualifying round. Just like that, the reigning world...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  12. Photo: Pan Am track venue a muddy mess

    Associated Press

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The centerpiece of the Pan American Games in Mexico, an 8,500-seat stadium for track and field, has become a muddy mess less than two months before the event. Poor planning, political infighting and an untimely rainy season ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  13. Morgan Uceny trying to end U.S. drought

    Associated Press

    Middle-distance runner Morgan Uceny spent three peaceful weeks training in a walled city just outside of Pisa. No distractions (except for the natural splendor of Italy), no demands (outside of the occasional interview), just work -- constant work...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  14. London to bid for 2017 track worlds

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- London will bid to host the 2017 track and field world championships in the Olympic Stadium built for next year's games. UK Athletics confirmed Thursday it will launch a bid led by Sebastian Coe, the organizing committee chairman for th...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  15. Gatlin emerging from coach's shadow

    Associated Press

    For 9.95 seconds, banned track coach Trevor Graham just stared at his television, mesmerized by the sprinter flashing past the finish line at the U.S. championships. That burst out of the blocks by Justin Gatlin? Graham helped build it. That effor...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  16. Ailing Asafa Powell withdraws from meet

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell pulled out of Friday's Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace, saying he doesn't want to risk aggravating a groin injury before the world championships. In a statement released by organizers, Powell said...

    Blog | August 05, 2011