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Aug 27, 2015

Owens' daughter to present relay gold medal at worlds

The influence of Jesse Owens will extend to the IAAF World Championships, where the daughter of the Olympic great will present the gold medal to the winning team in the men’s 4×100-meter relay on Sunday. The relay could be a duel between modern great ...

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Aug 27, 2015

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Genzebe Dibaba has some high standards to meet. Not only did she remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won at the same stadium seven years ago, she is also shooting for her older sibling’s world record, too. Under ...

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Aug 26, 2015

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Mo Farah stumbled once, then again, and still qualified easily for the 5,000-meter final at the IAAF World Championships. With his dominance over the 5,000 and 10,000 over the past five years, Farah is becoming the Usain Bolt of long-distance running. And like the ...

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Aug 25, 2015

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba stormed to a dominant victory in the women’s 1,500 meters at the IAAF World Championships on Tuesday to claim her maiden major global title outdoors. The 24-year-old world record-holder, indoor world champion in 2012, tired of a tactical race and hit ...

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Aug 25, 2015

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Cuba’s Denia Caballero landed a shock win in the women’s discus competition on Tuesday, her first-round effort of 69.28 meters beating all her rivals, including defending champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia. Olympic champion Perkovic salvaged the silver medal with a late effort of 67.39, ...

Aug 25, 2015

Marathon organizers miffed about Shobukhova reinstatement

Marathon organizers have demanded an urgent meeting with officials after the reinstatement of Russian drug cheat Lilya Shobukhova despite the fact she has not repaid around $3 million in prize money earned when she was doping. Sources within the World Marathon Majors, the series ...

Aug 25, 2015

Decathlete Eaton to don cooling hood at worlds

If Ashton Eaton looks cool under pressure in the decathlon at the world championships, it’s because he is. The Olympic champion and world-record holder will wear a specially designed cooling hood over the two-day competition that begins Friday. Researchers for his sponsor, Nike, came ...

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Aug 25, 2015

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it another Jamaican night at the Bird’s Nest, sprinting to the 100-meter gold at the world championships for a record-tying third time — a feat that matches teammate Usain Bolt. Like Bolt, Fraser-Pryce came into the event with two Olympic and ...