JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

Yuka Ando, who clocked Japan’s fourth-best time in her debut race on Sunday, was named among six marathon runners by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Friday to compete at this summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The 23-year-old, one of the three female runners selected, logged 2 ...

/ Mar 7, 2017

Fredericks resigns from IAAF task force

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks said on Monday he had stepped down from an IAAF task force investigating Russian doping amid a corruption probe. “I have decided to step aside from the task force so that the integrity of its work is not questioned due ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Chebii wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Satoru Sasaki placed fourth, the highest among Japanese runners, in the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon on Sunday, as Ezekiel Kiptoo Chebii of Kenya won the race. At one of the trial races for the world championships in August, a highest finish among Japanese with ...

/ Feb 27, 2017

Farah denies doping accusations

Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with “allegations of drug misuse.” The British middle-distance runner’s statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American ...

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

/ Feb 26, 2017

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang breezed to victory at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, but the Kenyan was well outside the world-record time he was targeting after adjustments to the course. Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, posted a time of 2 hours, 3 ...

/ Feb 19, 2017

Takahashi, Okada win race walk titles

Eiki Takahashi and Kumiko Okada on Sunday won the men’s and women’s 20-km race walk, respectively, at the national championships, a qualifier for this summer’s athletics world championships. The 24-year-old Takahashi, who finished 42nd at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last summer, won his ...

/ Feb 16, 2017

Disgraced sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said Wednesday. Carter is awaiting a date to come before the CAS ...

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

/ Feb 15, 2017

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, ...