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Jul 10, 2015

Gatlin breezes past Powell, Gay

Justin Gatlin easily beat two big-name rivals by clocking 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meet on Thursday. The in-form Gatlin left runner-up Asafa Powell of Jamaica trailing in 9.92, the same time as his fellow American Tyson Gay ...

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Jul 9, 2015

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Justin Gatlin might have strung together an undefeated run of 25 races since August 2013, but his main rivals in the absence of the injured Usain Bolt believe the American sprinter can be beaten. Gatlin re-emerged on the track an athlete possessed after his ...

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Jul 5, 2015

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Keisuke Ushiro easily secured a place on Japan’s team for the upcoming world athletics championships after winning his sixth straight decathlon title at the national championships on Sunday. Ushiro, who won last year’s Asian Games and had already surpassed the qualifying standard for the ...

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Jul 1, 2015

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August. “I’m disappointed not to be able to ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Jun 28, 2015

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Kei Takase and Chisato Fukushima each won a second sprint title on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships. Takase captured his first men’s 100-meter crown in 10.28 seconds after winning the 200 the day before at Niigata’s Denka Big Swan Stadium, ...