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Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

Aug 15, 2013

Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

Yukifumi Murakami failed to reach the final in the men’s javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Thursday. The 33-year-old Murakami, who won a bronze medal at the 2009 worlds in Berlin, came up short after an effort of 77.75 meters in ...

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Aug 10, 2013

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat became the first woman to retain the marathon world title when she eased home on Saturday to earn the first gold medal on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships. The 33-year-old — only 20th in the Olympics last year ...

Aug 6, 2013

Jamaica track team has blood tests

All 44 athletes on the Jamaican team, including sprint superstar Usain Bolt, were tested Monday at their Moscow training camp for the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Team officials confirmed that agents from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) arrived at the camp in Moscow, where ...

Jul 31, 2013

High jumper Vlasic out of worlds

Croatia’s two-time world high jump champion Blanka Vlasic withdrew on Tuesday from next month’s world championships because of a painful foot. The 29-year-old, who missed last year’s Olympics because of repercussions from a poorly performed operation on an ankle, had shown she was returning ...

Jul 25, 2013

Track superstar Bolt says he's always been clean

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt insisted he was a “clean” athlete and that fans could trust him despite recent failed drugs test by the Jamaican’s sprint rivals, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. “I was made to inspire people,” Bolt told a news conference on ...

Jul 7, 2013

Kawauchi wins Gold Coast Marathon

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi matched a meet record to win the men’s race at the Gold Coast Marathon on Sunday. Kawauchi, who has been selected to represent Japan in the marathon for the world athletics championships in Moscow next month, clocked a winning time of ...

Jul 3, 2013

Noguchi departs for Swiss camp

Athens Olympic women’s marathon champion Mizuki Noguchi departed for Switzerland on Wednesday for her final training camp ahead of the world championships in Moscow in August. The diminutive runner left Kansai International Airport on her 35th birthday for St. Moritz, the same Alpine region ...

Jun 22, 2013

U.S. sprinter Jeter to miss nationals

Carmelita Jeter, the reigning women’s 100-meter world champion, won’t compete at this week’s U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she nurses a right thigh injury but will still be eligible to defend her title. Jeter, who won the world title in Daegu, South ...

Jun 17, 2013

Reports: Campbell-Brown fails test

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned drug and won’t defend her 200-meter world title this year, Jamaican media reported Saturday. The Gleaner newspaper and Television Jamaica both reported that the sprinter tested positive for the banned diuretic lasix, although an official ...

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

Jun 15, 2013

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

The Japan Association of Athletics Federation said Friday that the International Association of Athletics Federations has decided not to recognize Yoshihide Kiryu as joint junior world-record holder in the 100 meters. The JAAF was informed Thursday that Kiryu’s 10.01-second time on April 29 would ...