Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Jan 31, 2016

Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Veteran Kayoko Fukushi eased home to win her second Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, all but guaranteeing herself a place on the Japan team for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the process. The 33-year-old Fukushi pulled away from around the 25-km mark ...

Nov 26, 2015

Marathoner Shmyrko gets four-year doping ban

Ukrainian marathon runner Tetyana Shmyrko has been banned for four years for a doping offense. Shmyrko, who has also raced under the name Tetyana Gamera, won her third consecutive Osaka Marathon in January, setting the ninth-fastest time in the world this year. Her punishment ...