Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

Apr 15, 2016

Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

Mizuki Noguchi, the winner of the women’s marathon gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, announced her retirement on Friday. Noguchi’s announcement comes after she finished 23rd at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon last month and failed to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro ...

JAAF picks six runners for Rio de Janeiro marathons

Mar 17, 2016

JAAF picks six runners for Rio de Janeiro marathons

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Former world championship bronze medalist Kayoko Fukushi headlines Japan’s marathon squad for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the Japan Association of Athletics Federations revealed its six representatives on Thursday. Satoru Sasaki, Hisanori Kitajima and Suehiro Ishikawa will head to Brazil on the ...

Oct 8, 2015

Marathon pioneer Michiko Gorman passes away

Michiko “Miki” Gorman, a women’s marathon pioneer, former world record holder and winner of the Boston and New York marathons, died of cancer at the age of 80 on Sept. 19 in Bellingham, Washington, her daughter said in a blog post. Born to Japanese ...

Aug 25, 2015

Marathon organizers miffed about Shobukhova reinstatement

Marathon organizers have demanded an urgent meeting with officials after the reinstatement of Russian drug cheat Lilya Shobukhova despite the fact she has not repaid around $3 million in prize money earned when she was doping. Sources within the World Marathon Majors, the series ...

Aug 7, 2015

Ex-marathon star Shobukhova gets extended doping ban

Former Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova’s doping ban was extended by 14 months to March 2016 by sport’s highest court on Thursday following an appeal by the IAAF. Shobukhova’s two-year suspension by the Russian athletics federation was to end in January, but the IAAF appealed ...

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Dec 4, 2014

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping on Wednesday, including the reported admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and coverup and extortion involving a three-time Chicago Marathon winner. Both German television channel ARD and French sports daily L’Equipe reported ...