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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 ...

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Apr 10, 2014

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future. Despite the superstar status of Usain Bolt, Gebrselassie is deeply concerned about the shortage of elite-level events with true global appeal for fans and, ...

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Apr 9, 2014

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday. The three-member panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said it would soon release its reasons for issuing an 18-month ban, which begins ...

Apr 6, 2014

Bekele triumphs in Paris Marathon

Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris Marathon on Sunday in his debut at the distance. Bekele completed the 42.2-km race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds to break the race record set by Stanley Biwott of Kenya in 2012. ...

Apr 4, 2014

Japan launches national marathon teams

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Call it “Running Samurai” or “Nadeshiko Runners.” Whatever the name, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations launched its national marathon teams on April 1 to try to end Japan’s Olympic drought and win some medals in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. “The gap ...

Mar 29, 2014

Injured Bolt out until mid-June

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, who has suffered a foot injury, will not race again until mid-June at the Ostrava meeting in the Czech Republic. “At the moment, we have confirmed the presence of Usain at Ostrava, Paris and Malmo. We will announce other ...

Mar 9, 2014

Konovalova wins Nagoya Marathon

Russia’s Mariya Konovalova beat Jelena Prokopcuka and defending champion Ryoko Kizaki to win the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday. Konovalova made her move with around 5 km left and crossed the finish line at Nagoya Dome in a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, ...