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Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

| Sep 8, 2014

Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu is doubtful for the Asian Games after suffering a torn left hamstring, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Monday. The 18-year-old Kiryu, carrying the hopes of becoming the first Japanese to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds, ...

Sep 4, 2014

Australia track coach steps down

Eric Hollingsworth has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as head coach of Athletics Australia after being sent home from the Commonwealth Games for releasing a statement critical of Olympic 100-meter hurdles champion Sally Pearson. Athletics Australia, which confirmed the controversial Englishman’s departure in ...

Carter wins Stockholm 100 meters

Aug 22, 2014

Carter wins Stockholm 100 meters

Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men’s 100 meters at the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain’s ...

Aug 16, 2014

Bolt plans to run until 2017 season

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors. The six-time Olympic gold medalist and 100-meter and 200-meter world record holder had intended to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics, but ...

Schippers takes 200 to win double

Aug 16, 2014

Schippers takes 200 to win double

Suddenly, Europe again has a star sprinter who can compete with the best of the Americans and Jamaicans. Her name is Dafne Schippers. The 22-year-old is from the Netherlands and on a cold, wet and windy Friday night she ran the fastest 200 meters ...

Aug 15, 2014

Steeplechaser stripped of gold at Euros

France’s Mahiedine Mehkissi-Benabbad was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European athletics championships Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. Entering the home straight with a hat-trick of titles already in the bag, he ...

Aug 11, 2014

Farah chasing history at Euros

The incentive for Mo Farah when he hits the comeback trail at the European Championships, which open at the Letzigrund Stadium on Tuesday, will be a place in the record books. The 31-year-old British distance runner has already won four European outdoor medals in ...

Aug 10, 2014

Runner dies of heart attack after Sydney fun run

A young man died Sunday after collapsing near the finish line of Sydney’s biggest road race, which saw 80,000 participants run from the city to Bondi Beach, Australian authorities said. The 27-year-old was taking part in the 14-km (8.7-mile) City2Surf fun run when he ...

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

Aug 4, 2014

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals. At the Olympics, Norfolk Islanders must settle with being part of Australia’s vast team. But the Commonwealth Games, which end Sunday night, offered the tiny south Pacific outpost a platform ...

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

Aug 3, 2014

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday. Jamaica raced ahead of England in a games-record 37.58 seconds as the ...

Bolt races back into spotlight

Aug 2, 2014

Bolt races back into spotlight

If Scots were offended by Usain Bolt they didn’t show it on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star made his Commonwealth Games debut. Despite a newspaper claiming that he was disparaging about Glasgow, Bolt’s introduction to a 40,000-plus crowd at Hampden Park was greeted ...