Wilson Kipsang Suspended For Anti-Doping Violation

Wilson Kipsang

Wilson Kipsang, a former world record holder in the marathon, has been charged with an anti-doping violation, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit

The AIU listed two violations: “Whereabouts failures and tampering or attempted tampering.” No further details were given.

Kipsang ran 2:03:23 at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, breaking Patrick Makau’s existing world record by 15 seconds. Kipsang’s mark stood for just one year before Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 in Berlin. 

Kipsang, 37, has won five World Marathon Majors dating back to 2012. He placed third in the London Olympics in 2012. He’s the only person to defeat Eliud Kipchoge in a marathon. 

His performance has dipped the last two years. At the 2018 Berlin Marathon, he placed third, running 2:06:48. Last year, he only completed one marathon—a 12th place finish in 2:09:18.

Arkansas Star Taylor Werner Signs With Puma

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University of Arkansas All-American Taylor Werner has turned professional and signed with Puma, according to multiple sources. Werner will join a newly established Puma-sponsored group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Weini Kelati Signs With Under Armour, Joins Dark Sky Distance Team

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Two-time NCAA champion Weini Kelati of New Mexico has turned professional and signed a sponsorship deal with Under Armour. The 2019 NCAA cross country national champion is joining the new Dark Sky Distance group in Flagstaff, Arizona, coached by Stephen Haas, which includes notable athletes Sharon Lokedi and Rachel Schneider, among others.

Michigan State Coach Walt Drenth Retires

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November 22, 2014, was a magical day for Michigan State director of cross country and track and field, Walt Drenth.  His Spartan women, six of whom came from Michigan high schools, showed their superior depth and dominated the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., despite putting only one athlete --sophomore Rachele Schulist-- in the top-10.  They scored 85 points to Iowa State's 147, giving Michigan State their first and only women's national cross country title.

Event Records Smashed At Delhi Half Marathon

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WATCH LIVE: D'Amato & Seidel Chase American 10 Mile Record

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Clemson Cuts Men's Track and Field, Cross Country

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Clemson University announced on Thursday that it is cutting men’s indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country effective June 2021, becoming the first Power Five school to eliminate all three programs in 2020.

D'Amato, Pearson Impress At Michigan Pro Half Marathon

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Christian Coleman Receives Two-Year Suspension

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Christian Coleman, the 2019 100m world champion, has been banned from the sport for two years. The fastest man in the world now will likely miss next summer's Olympics, the result of a case that was rooted in missed drug tests and spanned the past two years.

How to Watch: 2020 Valencia Marathon

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Here's how to watch the 2020 Valencia Marathon on FloTrack.