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Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Aug 29, 2015

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Mo Farah became the first man to win back-to-back world distance doubles when he stormed to victory in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday. The Briton, rocked this season by doping allegations against his coach, put the row behind him ...

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Aug 29, 2015

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Takayuki Tanii won Japan’s first world championships medal in race walking by capturing the men’s 50-km bronze at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday. Tanii, last year’s Asian Games champion, finished in 3 hours, 42 minutes, 55 seconds to book his spot in next ...

Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Aug 28, 2015

Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon’s 400-meter race, winning his last event of the day in 45.00 seconds on Friday at the IAAF World Championships. That gave him 4,703 points overall after five events at the world championships, a lead of ...

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Aug 28, 2015

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year’s Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing — and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain. The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at ...

Aug 27, 2015

Pistorius parole board review slated for Sept. 18

Oscar Pistorius’ parole board review will take place on Sept. 18, meaning the athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius’ family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken note of the date but would not comment ...

Aug 27, 2015

Owens' daughter to present relay gold medal at worlds

The influence of Jesse Owens will extend to the IAAF World Championships, where the daughter of the Olympic great will present the gold medal to the winning team in the men’s 4×100-meter relay on Sunday. The relay could be a duel between modern great ...

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Aug 27, 2015

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Genzebe Dibaba has some high standards to meet. Not only did she remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won at the same stadium seven years ago, she is also shooting for her older sibling’s world record, too. Under ...

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...