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  1. Kirani James breaks Michael Johnson record at Drake Relays

    Apr 25, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT

    Kirani James

    Only two men have ever run faster this early in the season.

  2. Bruce Jenner: I’m a woman; Olympians react

    Apr 25, 2015, 8:53 AM EDT

    AP

    Jenner explained how he felt different while winning the decathlon at the Montreal 1976 Olympics.

  3. Watch Drake Relays, Penn Relays on NBC Sports Live Extra on Saturday

    Apr 24, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

    Justin Gatlin

    Several Olympic champions are in the fields at the two meets.

  4. Usain Bolt: Tyson Gay’s reduced ban ‘the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard’

    Apr 24, 2015, 10:08 AM EDT

    Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay

    “I feel like he let me down, and he let the sport down.”

  5. Meb Keflezighi hopes to be an example for Ryan Hall as Olympic trials approach

    Apr 23, 2015, 12:29 PM EDT

    AP

    “It depends who you ask,” Keflezighi said of the U.S. Olympic Trials favorite.

  6. Runner finishes Boston Marathon on Tuesday morning

    Apr 21, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Maickel Melamed

    The inspirational Maickel Melamed needed 20 hours to finish.

  7. True St. Louis Marathon winner breaks tape at Busch Stadium (video)

    Apr 21, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    AP

    Andrea Karl didn’t break the tape on marathon day because another runner jumped on the course late in the race.

  8. Meb Keflezighi eighth after stopping, throwing up, crying at Boston Marathon

    Apr 20, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

    Meb Keflezighi

    The top U.S. finisher was an Olympian in fourth.

  9. Usain Bolt runs his slowest 100m final ever; Brazil TV simulates Bolt’s dream 100m race

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    Usain Bolt

    Bolt picked two sprinters across history he would like to race against.

  10. Boston Marathon preview: Can Meb Keflezighi repeat?

    Apr 18, 2015, 10:17 AM EDT

    Meb Keflezighi

    The U.S. appears to have a better shot in the women’s race.

  11. St. Louis Marathon disqualifies woman who crossed finish line first

    Apr 17, 2015, 10:29 AM EDT

    St. Louis Marathon

    It took organizers about 20 minutes to figure out what happened Sunday.

  12. Jessica Ennis-Hill wants gold medal upgrade after rival’s doping

    Apr 17, 2015, 9:09 AM EDT

    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    “It doesn’t seem like she has served a ban.”

  13. Eugene gets 2021 World Track and Field Championships

    Apr 16, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT

    Prefontaine Classic

    See Eugene’s bid video for 2019 that failed to get a taste of what Worlds will be like in the U.S.

  14. Tokyo airport terminal designed like running track

    Apr 14, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

    Narita Airport track

    The blue track is for departures, and the red for arrivals.

  15. Oregon runner celebrates too early, beaten at finish line

    Apr 13, 2015, 8:38 AM EDT

    Hayward Field

    “Then I checked the screen, and I was like, ‘Whoa, somebody’s coming!’”

  16. President Obama meets Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (video)

    Apr 9, 2015, 6:57 PM EDT

    Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

    “Well, you have the fastest people on the planet. You’ve got to say hi to them, right?”

  17. Michael Johnson ‘bringing the gold shoes back,’ shoots Nike commercial

    Apr 9, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

    Michael Johnson

    Johnson wore different styles of gold shoes in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

  18. Russian law proposed to limit athletes to 2 Olympics

    Apr 7, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    One of Russia’s biggest Olympic stars could be blocked from competing in Rio.

  19. Liu Xiang to announce retirement next week, reports say

    Apr 3, 2015, 8:49 AM EDT

    Liu Xiang

    Liu hasn’t competed since an Achilles injury derailed his London 2012 bid.

  20. Olympians enjoy April Fools’ Day on social media

    Apr 1, 2015, 5:51 PM EDT

    Dara Torres

    One U.S. Olympian even held a press conference.

  21. Justin Gatlin: I’m the guy to beat right now

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    AP

    Gatlin may have gotten an up-close look at his biggest U.S. threat on Saturday.

  22. Usain Bolt to race individually in U.S. for first time since 2008

    Mar 25, 2015, 9:13 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Bolt’s last appearance in New York produced his first world record.

  23. Another world record for 90-plus-year-old relay team (video)

    Mar 23, 2015, 11:14 AM EDT

    Track and field Masters world record

    The oldest competitor at USATF Masters Indoors wants to run a 100m at age 100 at the Penn Relays.