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May 30, 2015

Farah triumphs in Prefontaine 10K

British Olympic champion Mo Farah surged down the final stretch to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday. Kenyan Paul Tanui led going into the last lap at Hayward Field but Farah overtook him and pulled well ahead to finish in ...

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

May 27, 2015

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt had ...

May 21, 2015

Beijing race chiefs deny Gatlin snub

Organizers of Wednesday’s Beijing World Challenge have denied that they kicked out Justin Gatlin from their meeting and said they were “perplexed” by the controversial sprinter’s claim. The meeting went ahead without star attraction Gatlin, who had stormed out of Beijing on Tuesday, claiming ...

May 19, 2015

Ennis-Hill awaits first heptathlon since 2012 London Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31. The Olympic champion from Britain spent two years off the track ...

Gatlin blazes 9.74 in Doha 100

May 16, 2015

Gatlin blazes 9.74 in Doha 100

Justin Gatlin sent a message to Usain Bolt on Friday — both with his legs and his mouth. Gatlin lived up to the pre-season hype by winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League opener, a personal-best time and ...

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

May 14, 2015

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told AP. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt at worlds

May 11, 2015

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt at worlds

Justin Gatlin ruled the track last season in a very Usain Bolt-like fashion: 18 wins from 18 races. Impressive, but comes with a tiny caveat: Bolt never lined up in the lane next to Gatlin last summer. The Jamaican world-record holder took time off ...

May 3, 2015

Relay team qualifies for Rio Games

Japan’s track team qualified for the men’s 4×100-meter relay at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing third in the race at the world relays on Saturday. Japan’s Kazuma Oseto, Kenji Fujimitsu, Yoshihide Kiryu and Kotaro Taniguchi came home in 38.20 seconds, behind ...

Apr 27, 2015

Japanese para-athletes claim bronze

Japanese wheelchair racer Masazumi Soejima and visually impaired Misato Michishita and Tadashi Horikoshi came in third at Sunday’s London Marathon. For the para-athletes, the London Marathon acted as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, awarding places to the top two ...

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Apr 26, 2015

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 42.2-km route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds in overcast conditions ...