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Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Aug 25, 2015

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Cuba’s Denia Caballero landed a shock win in the women’s discus competition on Tuesday, her first-round effort of 69.28 meters beating all her rivals, including defending champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia. Olympic champion Perkovic salvaged the silver medal with a late effort of 67.39, ...

Aug 25, 2015

Marathon organizers miffed about Shobukhova reinstatement

Marathon organizers have demanded an urgent meeting with officials after the reinstatement of Russian drug cheat Lilya Shobukhova despite the fact she has not repaid around $3 million in prize money earned when she was doping. Sources within the World Marathon Majors, the series ...

Aug 25, 2015

Decathlete Eaton to don cooling hood at worlds

If Ashton Eaton looks cool under pressure in the decathlon at the world championships, it’s because he is. The Olympic champion and world-record holder will wear a specially designed cooling hood over the two-day competition that begins Friday. Researchers for his sponsor, Nike, came ...

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Aug 25, 2015

Fraser-Pryce completes world 100-meter treble

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it another Jamaican night at the Bird’s Nest, sprinting to the 100-meter gold at the world championships for a record-tying third time — a feat that matches teammate Usain Bolt. Like Bolt, Fraser-Pryce came into the event with two Olympic and ...

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

Aug 24, 2015

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

Ryohei Arai was the top qualifier for the men’s javelin final at the world athletics championships on Monday. Needing 83.00 meters to automatically qualify for Wednesday’s final, Arai threw a personal season-best 84.66, 1.34 ahead of Argentina’s Braian Toledo. Arai, who holds the second-longest ...

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

Aug 24, 2015

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger. Sure, for Usain Bolt, the winning result, the bow-and-arrow victory celebration and even the setting may have been the same as 2008. But the show he put on Sunday in ...

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Aug 23, 2015

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Defending champion Usain Bolt made a meal of it but recovered from a stumbling start to reach Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world championships, setting up his Beijing showdown with in-form American Justin Gatlin. The Olympic champion and world-record holder qualified joint-third fastest in ...

Farah defends 10,000-meter title

Aug 23, 2015

Farah defends 10,000-meter title

Mo Farah scored his name in the pantheon of middle distance running greats and put a tough season opening behind him Saturday when he defended his 10,000-meter title at the IAAF World Championships. The Briton’s victory was his sixth consecutive global track distance title, ...

Medal hopeful Suzuki limps out of men's 20-km walk

Aug 23, 2015

Medal hopeful Suzuki limps out of men's 20-km walk

Japan’s hopes of a gold medal in the men’s 20-km walk were dashed when world record-holder Yusuke Suzuki pulled out midway through the race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Suzuki, who set the world record at the Asian Race Walking ...