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Pearson struggles at Diamond meet

Jun 6, 2016

Pearson struggles at Diamond meet

With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics only two months away, another gold medal looks a long shot for Sally Pearson. Up-and-coming American Kendra Harrison couldn’t be more ready. In a loaded field for the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Diamond League event in Birmingham ...

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Jun 4, 2016

Cambridge dreaming of big future

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Born to a Jamaican father and a Japanese mother, maybe sprinter Aska Cambridge has a slight edge genetically over most other runners in Japan. But that fact alone isn’t enough to make him an elite athlete. He needs to get physically stronger. In the ...

Jun 4, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test

Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Nesta Carter has returned a doping violation for a banned stimulant after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters. The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) said in a statement ...

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Jun 3, 2016

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he’s not concerned about the Zika virus. After winning the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome on Thursday, Gatlin’s next event is a street race in Rio on Sunday. ...

Jun 2, 2016

Bekele slams Ethiopian selectors

Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Wednesday after he was left off the marathon team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, calling his exclusion “unjust” and claiming the selection criteria is “biased.” In an interview with The Associated ...

Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2016

Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

Justin Gatlin considers himself an antsy person, finding it hard to wait early in the season for the fast times he hopes to have later in the year. “Worry about those later when they count the most,” he said. The 34-year-old American sprinter had ...

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

May 25, 2016

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

Athens Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s national athletics championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze ...

May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

May 21, 2016

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With ...

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

May 19, 2016

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

Usain Bolt called it “really bad news” for sport after the announcement that 31 athletes were caught doping in retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough. It’s rough in the sport,” the Jamaican great said Wednesday. “Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for ...

May 15, 2016

Bolt starts season with George Town 100-meter victory

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica opened his 2016 season Saturday with a 100-meter victory in 10.05 seconds at the Cayman Invitational. Making his first strides on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Bolt crossed the ...