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Chumba, Tsegaye prevail in Tokyo

Feb 23, 2014

Chumba, Tsegaye prevail in Tokyo

Dickson Chumba won the men’s race at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in a meet record of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 42 seconds as Kenyan and Ethiopian runners dominated the event. The 27-year-old Kenyan was followed home by Tadese Tola of Ethiopia at 2:05:57 ...

Feb 2, 2014

Radcliffe rules out quick return

World marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has ruled out an immediate return to competitive racing after a spate of injuries and surgery all helped to scuttle her latest ambition to race in this year’s London Marathon. “At this point I don’t know when I ...

Feb 2, 2014

Kiplimo wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Abraham Kiplimo of Uganda won the Beppu-Oita Marathon, with Masato Imai making a podium finish in second place on Sunday. Kiplimo crossed the tape at Oita municipal athletics field in a career-best time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 23 seconds. Imai, who was known ...

Gamera-Shmyrko outlasts Akaba at Osaka Women's Marathon

Jan 26, 2014

Gamera-Shmyrko outlasts Akaba at Osaka Women's Marathon

Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko of Ukraine won the Osaka Women’s Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, while Yukiko Akaba scored a runnerup finish in the last competitive race of her career. Gamera-Shmyrko, fifth at the London Olympics, cut the tape at Nagai ...

Jan 16, 2014

Noguchi withraws from Osaka Marathon

Athens Olympic marathon champion Mizuki Noguchi has pulled out of the Osaka International Women’s Marathon for the third straight year due to injury, organizers announced Thursday. Just 10 days before the start of the race, the 35-year old Noguchi has withdrawn due to a ...

Jan 2, 2014

Twins help Toyo take ekiden lead

Twin brothers Yuta and Keita Shitara helped Toyo University grab the lead in the first half of the Tokyo-Hakone men’s collegiate ekiden road relay on Thursday. The Shitaras and their three teammates traversed the 108-km course from Tokyo’s Otemachi district to the spa resort ...

Fukushi, Kiryu honored by JAAF

Dec 17, 2013

Fukushi, Kiryu honored by JAAF

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Veteran long-distance runner Kayoko Fukushi received the athlete of the year trophy and high school sensation Yoshihide Kiryu also grabbed the spotlight with two accolades at the annual JAAF Athletic Awards on Tuesday. Fukushi, who nabbed the award for the first time, claimed a ...

Kiryu reflects on special year

Dec 4, 2013

Kiryu reflects on special year

by Kaz Nagatsuka

It feels like track phenom Yoshihide Kiryu has been in the spotlight longer than he has been. But his breakout year was 2013, which is, of course, this year. Yes, it was only seven months ago that many first heard this teenager’s name. Kiryu, ...