Britain’s Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Britain's Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts.
Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who's won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track.
LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds to add to the Olympic champion's wins in the British capital in 2015 and 2016.
Farah voted 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mo Farah has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the first time after winning a third successive world 10,000-meter title.
In a public vote that produced surprising results on Sunday, World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea from Northern Ireland finished second and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock was third.
Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk among nominees for best athlete
MONACO (AP) — Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk and Mutaz Essa Barshim have been nominated for the IAAF world athlete of the year award.
Farah won the 10,000-meter title and a silver medal in the 5,000 at the world championships in London, while Van Niekerk defended his 400 title and finished second in the 200. Barshim won the world high jump title, clearing 2.35 meters without a miss.
4x Olympic champ Mo Farah splits from coach Alberto Salazar
Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah has split from coach Alberto Salazar.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Salazar, who has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project. The American has denied wrongdoing. Farah is not accused of wrongdoing.
Farah says on a video posted on his Twitter page on Monday that he will no longer be coached by Salazar because he wants to move back home to London.
Usain Bolt misses out on IAAF athlete of the year shortlist
MONACO (AP) — Usain Bolt, who won the IAAF world athlete of the year award six times, has not been included in the 10-men shortlist for this year's prize.
The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired after this year's world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200.
Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds.
"Emotions have been high coming into this event - not as much as (the 2012 Olympics in) London but it is my last time at home and I really enjoyed it," said Farah, who paid tribute to the home fans.
Mo Farah loses in final race on track at worlds
LONDON (AP) — It was the familiar "Mobot" celebration on an unfamiliar face.
Muktar Edris put an end to Mo Farah's dominance in the distance races at the world championships on Saturday, and he crossed the line doing the move that Farah made famous at the Olympics five years ago.
Edris out-kicked Farah down the stretch, beating the British runner at his own game in the final seconds of the 5,000-meter race.
Slow start can’t stop Bolt in debut at last worlds
LONDON (AP) — It was classic Bolt. The World's Fastest Man saved his best for last.
Lumbering out of the starting blocks and closer to last than first for half the race, Usain Bolt sped away nonetheless to an easy victory in his opening 100-meter heat Friday at his final world championships.
LONDON (AP) — It takes something to upstage Usain Bolt in an Olympic Stadium. Then again, there is only one long-distance runner quite like Mo Farah.
The British great came out onto the track Friday after Bolt had absorbed the adulation of the crowd just by showing up and coasting to victory in his opening 100-meter heat.
The Latest: Farah wins another gold in 10,000 meters
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local):
Mo Farah won his 10th straight global long-distance title, taking gold in the 10,000 meters at the world championships in the same stadium where he won his first Olympic title.
It was his third world title, adding to his two Olympic gold medals. He as the same tally over 5,000 meters.
Bolt, Farah headline the 1st day of world championships
LONDON (AP) — The stadium will be packed Friday for the opening of the world championships — and not only to catch a glimpse of Usain Bolt.
After all, this is Mo Farah's house.
While Bolt races in an early heat of the 100 meters, the British long-distance runner will chase after the night's only medal in the 10,000. He's dominated the event, winning two straight world titles to go with two more Olympic golds, including the 2012 London Games.
LONDON (AP) — Another testing week off the track ended for Mo Farah in victory, followed by a further defense of his integrity.
In the penultimate race of an illustrious career, the four-time Olympic champion won the 3,000 meters at the London leg of the Diamond League in 7 minutes, 35.15 seconds on Sunday.
The adulation of the Olympic Stadium crowd was savored by Farah, embarking on a lap of honor and posing for selfies in the venue where he won his first pair of Olympic golds in 2012.
MOSCOW (AP) — Data posted by Russian-linked hackers show four-time Olympic gold medalist runner Mo Farah's blood readings were once flagged by track's governing body.
The findings were part of his biological passport. Such passports, unlike traditional drug tests, track athletes' blood data for signs of doping over a long period. A single suspicious passport sample on its own isn't considered grounds for a ban and doesn't mean any trace of a banned substance was found.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mo Farah pounded his chest after crossing the finish line on a U.S. track for perhaps the final time.
Farah won the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at Oregon's Hayward Field on Saturday in 13 minutes, 0.70 seconds.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — As he prepares for what could be his final track race on U.S. soil, Mo Farah remains dogged by doping allegations surrounding his team.
The British Olympian will race in the 5,000 meters Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic, the only U.S. stop in the elite Diamond League series.
Farah has said that 2017 will be his last year on the track, with an eye on the World Championships in London this August. The 34-year-old plans to transition after that to marathons.
Farah says linking him with ‘drug misuse’ claims upsetting
LONDON (AP) — Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with "allegations of drug misuse."
Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.
The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain's Albert Rop in a sprint for the line.
The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics world championship in London in August.
Trump ban inspires wide anger, some applause across world
LONDON (AP) — Anger and dismay, along with congratulations from Europe's far-right, rippled across the world Sunday as politicians, community leaders and even a sports star reacted to the entry ban U.S. President Donald Trump imposed on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations.
Knighthoods for Murray and Farah in New Year’s Honors List
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray received a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors list on Friday, recognition from the monarch for reaching the pinnacle of tennis by winning his second Wimbledon and Olympic titles on his way to topping the rankings.
The 29-year-old Murray was previously named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in 2012 after becoming Olympic champion for the first time.
Life according to Mo Farah
Mo Farah: “I’m a big kid.”
WADA says electronic database is safe despite cyber attack
PARIS (AP) — Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world's leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its overall electronic database is safe.
The system, known under the acronym ADAMS, was targeted by a group of hackers known as Fancy Bears, who recently released documents listing confidential medical records for athletes including Venus Williams, three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Olympic gold medalists Bradley Wiggins and Mo Farah.
In the end, American runner Chelimo got his silver medal
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American runner Paul Chelimo won an Olympic silver medal.
Not even a crash can stop Farah over 10,000 at Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tripped or not, it seems nothing can stop Mo Farah over 10,000 meters in a major championship.
Not his training partner clipping his heel in the Olympic final. Not the assembled power of Kenya's best trying to wear him down. Not the final kick of rival Paul Tanui.
Farah, with thoughts of his daughter Rihanna flashing through his mind, proved again he is in a league of his own at the moment — and right up there with the greatest in history.