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Mar 3, 2016

New York pulls out of Diamond League

The IAAF has announced that New York has opted out of hosting a Diamond League track meet, preferring a street event to attract young fans. New York meet director Mark Wetmore said in an IAAF statement that “changing our focus to a street meet ...

Mar 2, 2016

Last year's Tokyo Marathon winner Negesse fails doping test

Tokyo Marathon winner Endeshaw Negesse has reportedly failed a doping test and has been named as one of a number of Ethiopian athletes under investigation for infringements of the banned substance list, insidethegames.biz reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old was allegedly found to have the drug ...

Mar 1, 2016

Elite runner Aregawi suspended

Former 1,500-meter world champion Abeba Aregawi failed a doping test and has been suspended pending an investigation, the IAAF and Swedish track and field federation said Monday. She tested positive for a banned substance following an out-of-competition urine test conducted by the IAAF, the ...

Lilesa wins Tokyo Marathon

Feb 28, 2016

Lilesa wins Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, using a late burst of speed to break away from Dickson Chumba inside the final 2 km to cross the line for his first major marathon win. Lilesa and Chumba got separation from the leading ...

Feb 19, 2016

Dibaba eclipses women's world indoor mile record

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba shattered the women’s world indoor mile record on Wednesday, clocking 4:13.31 to eclipse the time of 4:17.14 set 26 years ago by Romanian Doina Melinte. It is the third time Dibaba, 25, has broken a world record in Stockholm, having previously ...

World record-holding race walker Suzuki out of Rio Games

Feb 15, 2016

World record-holding race walker Suzuki out of Rio Games

Yusuke Suzuki, who owns the men’s 20-km race-walk world record, said Monday he will be unable to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 28-year-old Suzuki has withdrawn from the national 20-km race-walking championships to be held on Feb. 21 in Kobe ...

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Feb 12, 2016

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. The World Anti-Doping Agency said an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board. ...

Feb 11, 2016

Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki ...

Nestle drops IAAF sponsorship; Coe hits back

Feb 11, 2016

Nestle drops IAAF sponsorship; Coe hits back

Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came while Adidas remains in talks with the IAAF about its handling of ...

Feb 9, 2016

London Marathon architect Disley dies at 87

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London Marathon, has died. He was 87. London Marathon organizers said Disley died in a hospital early Monday after a short illness. The Welsh-born Disley won the ...

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

Feb 6, 2016

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be ...