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Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Jul 24, 2014

Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu gave Japan its first medal at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.34 seconds in the men’s 100-meter final to earn the bronze at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Kiryu’s third-place finish earned Japan ...

Gatlin cruises in 200

Jul 19, 2014

Gatlin cruises in 200

American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie set the fastest times this year in the 200 and 100 meters respectively at the Herculis meet on Friday. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion in the 100, came out of the bend with the lead and pulled ...

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

Jul 18, 2014

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

American sprinters Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin bring their rivalry to the Monaco Diamond League meet on Friday when they clash in the 200 meters. Despite the withdrawal of Jamaica’s world silver medalist Warren Weir, who leads this year’s world list with 19.82 seconds ...

Jul 17, 2014

Farah on target for comeback

Olympic champion Mo Farah is on course to win his race to be fit for this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. British star Farah, who won gold in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races at the London 2012 Olympics, was ruled out of last weekend’s ...

Jul 16, 2014

Powell returns from doping ban

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell wasted no time getting back into the thick of the action a day after his doping ban was reduced, running a modest 10.30 seconds in the 100 meters at the Lucerne meeting on Tuesday. Powell, who along with fellow Jamaican ...

Rudisha runs away with 800 meters in Glasgow

Jul 13, 2014

Rudisha runs away with 800 meters in Glasgow

Kenya’s David Rudisha fired a warning to his Commonwealth Games rivals as he won the 800 meters in blistering time at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Saturday. Rudisha recorded the fastest 800 run anywhere in the world this year to claim the $10,000 first ...

Gay second in return from ban

Jul 4, 2014

Gay second in return from ban

In his return from a one-year doping ban, Tyson Gay finished second to Justin Gatlin, who ran a year-best 9.80 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima on Thursday. Gatlin got a great start and pulled away after 40 meters. Gay clocked 9.93 ...

Jun 30, 2014

Allen takes hurdle title as Ash tumbles in final

Ronnie Ash began his day by becoming the first in the world since 2012 to break the 13-second barrier in the 110-meter hurdles. He ended it on a golf cart being driven slowly out of Hornet Stadium, bandages around his right ankle and left ...

Jun 29, 2014

McCorory wins 400 at nationals

World indoor champion Francena McCorory held off Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to win the women’s 400 meters at the U.S. athletics championships Saturday in a world-leading 49.48 seconds. McCorory, who earned the indoor world title in Sopot, Poland, in March, seized the lead ...

Jun 24, 2014

Kenyan runner Rudisha targets Glasgow double

Kenya’s Olympic and world 800-meter record holder David Rudisha is keen to run a double at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next month. The 25-year-old, who is bouncing back after a long injury layoff, wants to compete in both the 4×400-meter relay and the 800, ...