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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 ...

Schwanitz claims women's shot put title

Aug 22, 2015

Schwanitz claims women's shot put title

German Christina Schwanitz confirmed her status as the form shot-putter of 2015 by winning her first world championship gold medal with a throw of 20.37 meters on Saturday. The 29-year-old disappointed the home crowd at the Bird’s Nest stadium by edging Gong Lijao into ...

Felix 'disappointed' she's unable to run 200-400 double

Aug 21, 2015

Felix 'disappointed' she's unable to run 200-400 double

Training-wise, Allyson Felix thinks she’s fit enough to run the 200 and 400 meters at the world championships. Timing-wise, the schedule just doesn’t work out. It’s a situation that irks the usually stoic American sprinter, who qualified in both events but will focus only ...

Aug 20, 2015

German athletics chief slams IAAF council exclusion

Germany’s athletics chief on Thursday said his country is likely to have paid a price for its tough anti-doping stance and recent doping revelations on German television as it missed out on an IAAF council seat after 20 years. Clemens Prokop said he was ...

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Aug 20, 2015

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Not for the first time, sprint king Usain Bolt — arguably world sport’s most recognizable figure — is shouldered with the burden of not only racing against and beating proven doping cheats, but also bringing a much-needed ray of sunshine to the track. Can ...

Coe beats Bubka for IAAF presidency

Aug 19, 2015

Coe beats Bubka for IAAF presidency

Sebastian Coe has won a four-year term as president of the governing body for track and field, beating Sergei Bubka in an election Wednesday and given the mandate to restore the image of the IAAF amid a doping controversy. The 58-year-old Coe won the ...

Aug 18, 2015

Huge challenge awaits next IAAF president

After months campaigning, Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka face an election Wednesday knowing that the new IAAF president will need to go straight to work to convince the public that track and field’s governing body can properly tackle the scourge of doping. The election ...