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Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Jan 3, 2016

Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Aoyama Gakuin University successfully defended its Hakone Ekiden championship in style on Sunday, becoming the first team to lead the two-day event from wire to wire in 39 years. Aoyama Gakuin’s team won all five stages of the 109.6-km return leg from Hakone, Kanagawa ...

Aoyama Gakuin takes control

Jan 2, 2016

Aoyama Gakuin takes control

Defending champion Aoyama Gakuin University seized the lead on Saturday in the outward-bound leg of the two-day Hakone Ekiden road relay. Aoyama Gakuin’s team covered the 107.5-km, five-stage leg from Tokyo’s Otemachi business district to the resort town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in ...

Dec 31, 2015

Tokyo running events for the casual jogger

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If watching the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden inspires you to test your own running ability, you could try your luck at a number of other races in the capital in January. Beginners are probably best advised to try the Imperial Palace Challenge Marathon on Jan. 24, ...

Dec 25, 2015

IAAF taskforce to inspect Russia in January

The International Association of Athletics Federations says a taskforce will visit Russia for the first time on Jan. 10-11 next year to inspect the response to the doping scandal which caused it to be banned from the sport. Russia must meet steps set out ...

Dec 22, 2015

Diack faces more corruption charges

French investigators on Monday hit former IAAF president Lamine Diack with new corruption charges linked to doping cover-ups in world athletics, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. The Senegalese is suspected of turning a blind eye to doping cases, notably involving Russian ...

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

Dec 16, 2015

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

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Race walker Takayuki Tanii, who captured a bronze medal in the men’s 50-km competition at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, was named the athlete of the year at the annual Athletic Awards of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations in Tokyo on ...

Sasaki places third in Fukuoka Marathon

Dec 6, 2015

Sasaki places third in Fukuoka Marathon

Satoru Sasaki finished third at the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday, throwing his hat into the ring for a place at next summer’s Olympics after logging a personal-best time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 56 seconds. The 30-year-old finished the highest among Japanese ...