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/ Jan 29, 2017

Shigetomo triumphs at Osaka Women's Marathon

Risa Shigetomo led a Japanese podium sweep at the Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 29-year-old Shigetomo, a 2012 London Olympian, took the tape in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 21 seconds. She was followed by runner-up Misato Horie (2:25:46) and Hanae Tanaka (2:26:19) in ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

/ Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic ...

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

/ Jan 20, 2017

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Sprinter Chisato Fukushima, the women’s 100- and 200-meter national record holder, is to turn professional, her Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC club said Friday. Fukushima left Hokkaido College of High Technology, which runs the athletics club, the same day. Sources close to the matter said the ...

/ Jan 4, 2017

Coe backs 'bold' new athletics event

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe threw his support Wednesday behind a new team event spearheaded by Usain Bolt, saying the sport needed “brave, bold ideas” to stay relevant. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt will headline the inaugural Nitro Athletics in Melbourne next month, captaining the ...

/ Jan 4, 2017

IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

The world athletics body said Tuesday that it has been sent the names of 200 Russians by international doping investigators who will be checked if they apply to compete as neutral competitors this year. The International Association of Athletics Federations said it had been ...

Aoyama Gakuin rules Hakone ekiden again

/ Jan 3, 2017

Aoyama Gakuin rules Hakone ekiden again

Aoyama Gakuin University won the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay for the third straight year Tuesday after completing the two-day race with a lead of more than 7 minutes. Aoyama Gakuin, starting with a 33-second advantage carried over from Monday’s first leg from Tokyo’s ...