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Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Jul 5, 2015

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Keisuke Ushiro easily secured a place on Japan’s team for the upcoming world athletics championships after winning his sixth straight decathlon title at the national championships on Sunday. Ushiro, who won last year’s Asian Games and had already surpassed the qualifying standard for the ...

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Jul 1, 2015

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August. “I’m disappointed not to be able to ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Jun 28, 2015

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Kei Takase and Chisato Fukushima each won a second sprint title on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships. Takase captured his first men’s 100-meter crown in 10.28 seconds after winning the 200 the day before at Niigata’s Denka Big Swan Stadium, ...

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Jun 27, 2015

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision. That kind of closing speed was necessary to catch the kid in the lane next to ...

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Jun 26, 2015

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Yuki Ebihara booked her spot in this summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships by winning her fourth straight women’s javelin title on the first day of the national championships on Friday. Ebihara, who won with a throw of 59.11 meters at Niigata’s Big Swan Stadium, ...

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Jun 26, 2015

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Hardly even looking the least bit exhausted, Galen Rupp gave a thumbs-up sign to the crowd before crossing the finish line. Really, though, the last few weeks have left him thoroughly drained. Rupp easily won his seventh straight 10,000-meter title at the U.S. championships ...