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Allegations overshadow meet

Jun 6, 2015

Allegations overshadow meet

Mo Farah’s step down for a speed-tuning 1,500 meters at Sunday’s Diamond League meet in Birmingham has seen the spotlight taken away by allegations that his renowned coach encouraged doping. What should have been a celebration of three British athletes who made it ‘Super ...

Jun 5, 2015

Gatlin clocks 9.75 at Golden Gala

Justin Gatlin came within 0.01 seconds of his world-leading time in the 100 meters, clocking 9.75 at the Golden Gala on Thursday. Then the American declared he could approach Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing in ...

Ex-assistant links Salazar to doping

Jun 4, 2015

Ex-assistant links Salazar to doping

Long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar’s former assistant is among those accusing the American of violating anti-doping rules and encouraging doping by one of his top runners, Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp. In a story Wednesday by ProPublica and BBC, former Salazar assistant Steve Magness ...

Jun 3, 2015

Injury could keep sprinter Kiryu out of world championships

Yoshihide Kiryu could miss the athletics world championships in August in Beijing after Toyo University said Wednesday that the sprinter will be unable to train for six weeks due to a right hamstring strain. According to the university, Kiryu sustained the injury last Saturday ...

Kirani James wins 400 meters at Prefontaine Classic

Jun 1, 2015

Kirani James wins 400 meters at Prefontaine Classic

Kirani James won the 400 meters Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic, pulling away from a strong field at Hayward Field. James, the 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada, and American rival LeShawn Merritt ran side by side on the final curve before James turned it ...

May 30, 2015

Eaton withdraws from Hypo Meeting due to back pain

Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems. Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this ...

May 30, 2015

Farah triumphs in Prefontaine 10K

British Olympic champion Mo Farah surged down the final stretch to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday. Kenyan Paul Tanui led going into the last lap at Hayward Field but Farah overtook him and pulled well ahead to finish in ...

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

May 27, 2015

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt had ...

May 21, 2015

Beijing race chiefs deny Gatlin snub

Organizers of Wednesday’s Beijing World Challenge have denied that they kicked out Justin Gatlin from their meeting and said they were “perplexed” by the controversial sprinter’s claim. The meeting went ahead without star attraction Gatlin, who had stormed out of Beijing on Tuesday, claiming ...

May 19, 2015

Ennis-Hill awaits first heptathlon since 2012 London Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31. The Olympic champion from Britain spent two years off the track ...