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Murofushi captures 20th consecutive title at nationals

Jun 7, 2014

Murofushi captures 20th consecutive title at nationals

Two-time Olympic medalist Koji Murofushi won his 20th straight hammer throw title Saturday at the national athletics championships. The 39-year-old Murofushi, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the bronze at the 2012 Games in London, won his newest title ...

Gatlin takes Golden Gala 100 meters in 9.91

Jun 6, 2014

Gatlin takes Golden Gala 100 meters in 9.91

Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters at the Golden Gala for a second straight year, while Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar set a meet record in topping a high-class high jump on Thursday night. Gatlin, who set a year-leading time of 9.87 seconds last ...

May 31, 2014

Rupp claims 10K title at Prefontaine

American Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp ran the year’s fastest 10,000 meters to break his national record at the opening session of the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday. With British Olympic gold medalist and training partner Mo Farah cheering him on, Rupp ...

May 13, 2014

Farah to compete in Commonwealth Games

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has given the Commonwealth Games a major boost by announcing he will compete in Glasgow this summer. Farah, who captured the gold medal in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in London, wrote on Twitter on Monday “I will be ...

Gatlin urges Kiryu to believe in his ability

May 10, 2014

Gatlin urges Kiryu to believe in his ability

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin has told Japanese sprinters that posting a sub-10-second mark is a feat, but ultimately not difficult to achieve. If you have the right mind-set, he believes, it will come. Speaking at a Saturday news conference for Sunday’s Golden Grand ...

May 9, 2014

Long jumper Lamela found dead

Former Spanish long jumper Yago Lamela, who was the 1999 world championship silver medalist, was found dead at his home on Thursday. He was 36. “The Olympic family feels the pain of Spanish sport following the death of Yago Lamela, one of the best ...

Magic of Bannister's achievement endures

May 4, 2014

Magic of Bannister's achievement endures

Sixty years later, Roger Bannister is busy reliving the four minutes that still endure as a transcendent moment in sports history. It was on a wet, blustery spring day — May 6, 1954 — that the lanky English medical student became the first runner ...

Sprinter Gay accepts ban

May 3, 2014

Sprinter Gay accepts ban

Sprinter Tyson Gay accepted a one-year suspension Friday after testing positive for a banned substance nearly a year ago and returned the silver medal he won in the men’s 4×100-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that Gay’s one-year ...

American Keflezighi victorious in Boston Marathon

Apr 22, 2014

American Keflezighi victorious in Boston Marathon

“The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York ...