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Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Jun 28, 2015

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Kei Takase and Chisato Fukushima each won a second sprint title on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships. Takase captured his first men’s 100-meter crown in 10.28 seconds after winning the 200 the day before at Niigata’s Denka Big Swan Stadium, ...

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Jun 27, 2015

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision. That kind of closing speed was necessary to catch the kid in the lane next to ...

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Jun 26, 2015

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Yuki Ebihara booked her spot in this summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships by winning her fourth straight women’s javelin title on the first day of the national championships on Friday. Ebihara, who won with a throw of 59.11 meters at Niigata’s Big Swan Stadium, ...

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Jun 26, 2015

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Hardly even looking the least bit exhausted, Galen Rupp gave a thumbs-up sign to the crowd before crossing the finish line. Really, though, the last few weeks have left him thoroughly drained. Rupp easily won his seventh straight 10,000-meter title at the U.S. championships ...

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

Jun 25, 2015

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into allegations that famed track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp and others in his stable of elite runners to skirt anti-doping rules, AP has learned. A person with knowledge of the investigation ...

Jun 21, 2015

Bolt to run at Jamaican trials

Usain Bolt, off to a lackluster start to the season, will run in Jamaica next week even though he is assured of a berth in the world championships as reigning 100- and 200-meter champion. The world record-holder in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and 200 ...

Jun 20, 2015

Injured Kiryu to skip nationals

Yoshihide Kiryu will miss the national championships at the end of June in Niigata, which serve as a qualifying event for the world championships in August in Beijing, his coach said Friday. “He will not participate (in the nationals). We’ll not predetermine when he’ll ...

Jun 19, 2015

Farah denies doping rumors

Angered by “rumors and speculation” swirling around him, two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said Friday that he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and described his two missed tests as “simple mistakes.” The British distance runner missed the tests in 2010 and 2011 in the ...