American long jumper Lawson tests positive for steroid
MONACO (AP) — American long jumper Jarrion Lawson, who won silver at last year's world championships, has been suspended after failing a doping test.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and field, says Lawson tested positive for a metabolite of the banned anabolic steroid trenbolone.
It didn't say when the positive sample was taken. Lawson has been suspended until a full disciplinary hearing.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Juan Miguel Echevarria became the youngest male field event winner when he took the long jump and Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed her first global title in the pentathlon at the world indoor athletics championships on Friday.
In another first, every runner in a world championship race was disqualified, in a 400-meter heat.
There were also gold medals for Murielle Ahoure in an Ivory Coast one-two in the 60 meters, and Hungary's Anita Marton in the shot put.
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.