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Sep 29, 2015

USATF alters funding distribution

Leaders of the U.S. track team designed a formula to distribute an extra $9 million in cash to top athletes and also took steps to clarify language in a much-debated form that runner Nick Symmonds refused to sign before this year’s world championships. USA ...

Senior sprinter dubbed 'Golden Bolt' sets world record

Sep 23, 2015

Senior sprinter dubbed 'Golden Bolt' sets world record

A fleet-footed centenarian raced into Guinness World Records on Wednesday and declared himself a “medical marvel” as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt. Hidekichi Miyazaki, dubbed “Golden Bolt” after the fastest man on the planet, clocked 42.22 seconds in Kyoto to set ...

Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Sep 12, 2015

Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Dafne Schippers swept away any doubts she will be a gold-medal contender at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, crossing the finishing line at the Van Damme meet Friday with one index finger held proudly in the air. The Dutchwoman won a stirring 200 meters ...

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Sep 10, 2015

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Justin Gatlin takes center stage in the absence of Usain Bolt from Friday’s season-ending Diamond League meet in Brussels, while Dutch sprint star Dafne Schippers comes up against Allyson Felix over 200 meters. Bolt pushed Gatlin into second place in both the 100 and ...

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Aug 30, 2015

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 meters by more than 17 seconds at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba ...

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Aug 30, 2015

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Part of Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his “ostensibly clean” sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday. The Briton will become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Aug 29, 2015

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Mo Farah became the first man to win back-to-back world distance doubles when he stormed to victory in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday. The Briton, rocked this season by doping allegations against his coach, put the row behind him ...

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Aug 29, 2015

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Takayuki Tanii won Japan’s first world championships medal in race walking by capturing the men’s 50-km bronze at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday. Tanii, last year’s Asian Games champion, finished in 3 hours, 42 minutes, 55 seconds to book his spot in next ...