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20-year-old athlete Armand Duplantis broke a world record.

A 20-year-old USA-born Swede just broke the pole-vaulting world record, and said he wanted to do it since he was 3 years old

Watch the record-setting jump right here as Armand Duplantis cleared 6.17 meters on his second attempt at the World Athletics Indoor Tour on Saturday.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, crosses the finish line during his attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.

A controversial Nike sneaker worn by 2 record-breaking marathon champions is at risk of being banned. A decision may come within weeks.

In 2019, 31 out of 36 major marathon podiums were claimed by athletes who'd worn Nike Vaporfly running shoes. The shoes have not been banned — yet.
Noor Alexandria Abukaram was disqualified because of her hijab.

A 16-year-old high school runner was disqualified from a 5k race for wearing a hijab: ‘I was sobbing … it broke my heart’

Noor Alexandria Abukaram said she was reduced to tears when she found out that her personal best of 22 minutes and 22 seconds wouldn't count.
Marieke Vervoort.

A Paralympic gold medalist has ended her life through euthanasia at the age of 40

In her final Instagram post, three days before her death, Marieke Vervoort posted a photo of her racing, captioned "Can't forget the good memories!"
Kade Lovell, 9, during the race on September 21.

A 9-year-old boy won a 10k race in Minnesota that he didn’t even know he was competing in

Kade Lovell, 9, was supposed to be running the 5k charity race in Minnesota when he was accidentally sent down the wrong route by a volunteer.
Allyson Felix and Usain Bolt.

One year after being dropped by Nike, an American sprinter just beat a gold-medal record set by Usain Bolt

Felix gave birth to a daughter by emergency C-section in November. On Sunday she won her 12th gold medal at the World Athletic Championships.
South Africa's Caster Semenya won the women's 800m in the Diamond League at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on May 3, 2019

The highest court in athletics told her she was no longer allowed to compete because her body produced too much testosterone. Caster Semenya responded...

After losing her case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Caster Semenya won her final 800m race. Now, the runner has won an appeal in Swiss court.
Elija Godwin, 19.

A 19-year-old college sprinter ran backwards onto a javelin and was sent to hospital with part of it still in his chest

Elija Godwin, a Georgia sprinter, punctured his lung in the accident. The javelin was sawn off, he was put in an ambulance, and survived in hospital.
Matthew Boling is nicknamed White Lightning.

A teenager from Texas nicknamed ‘The Boogie Man’ just ran 100 meters in 9.98 seconds, a time that would be good enough for an Olympic fina...

An 18-year-old sprinter named Matthew Boling, also known as "The Boogie Man," is wowing athletics crowds in Texas.
Nick Saban is the highest-paid coach in college sports.

Colleges spend more money on coaches than scholarships for student-athletes

The 129 schools with the top football programs spent $1.1 billion on student-athlete scholarships, $310 million less than they paid the coaches.