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2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

Apr 7, 2015

2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

China’s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang announced his retirement Tuesday, with the injury-plagued 2004 Athens gold-medal winner saying he had “no choice” but to bring down the curtain on his trail-blazing career. “From today, I will end my life as a professional ...

Kiryu focused on improving

Apr 6, 2015

Kiryu focused on improving

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The hype is similar to what it was two years ago, when he ran a 10.01 in the 100 meters as a high school senior. But Yoshihide Kiryu is a different sprinter now, one who is still in the middle of a developing process. ...

Mar 29, 2015

Wind rules out Kiryu's sub-10 time

Teenager Yoshihide Kiryu now knows the sensation of running the men’s 100 meters in under 10 seconds — too bad, this time it was wind assisted. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 9.87 to win the men’s invitational sprint at the Texas Relays on Saturday although ...

Mar 15, 2015

Suzuki breaks world race walk record

Yusuke Suzuki broke the men’s 20-km race walk world record in a meet on Sunday. The 27-year-old Suzuki marked 1:16:36 at the All-Japan Race Walking meet in his hometown of Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture. The previous record was 1:17:02, set a week earlier in Arles, ...

Mar 15, 2015

Bolt wins first solo race of season

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt was pleased with his fitness improvement Saturday after winning a 400-meter heat in his first individual race of the year. The 28-year-old Jamaican sprint star won in 46.37 seconds at the Foster Classic in Kingston and ...

Mar 11, 2015

Imai, Maeda make marathon team

Marathoners Masato Imai and Sairi Maeda were named Wednesday to compete for Japan for the first time at the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in August in Beijing. Japan will send three men and three women to Beijing. Joining Imai in ...

Mar 1, 2015

Ndungu wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu outpaced the field in driving rain to win his second Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Ndungu, who also won the 2012 edition, ran uncontested for most of the latter part of the race and cut the tape at 2 hours, 9 ...

Feb 26, 2015

Don't boot Russia from athletics: Coe

Track legend Sebastian Coe, campaigning for the presidency of world athletics, said Wednesday that Russia should not be kicked out of the sport because of its doping scandal. Coe told AFP in an interview that Russia has been through “a difficult time” but it ...