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Jul 25, 2013

Track superstar Bolt says he's always been clean

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt insisted he was a “clean” athlete and that fans could trust him despite recent failed drugs test by the Jamaican’s sprint rivals, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. “I was made to inspire people,” Bolt told a news conference on ...

Jul 7, 2013

Kawauchi wins Gold Coast Marathon

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi matched a meet record to win the men’s race at the Gold Coast Marathon on Sunday. Kawauchi, who has been selected to represent Japan in the marathon for the world athletics championships in Moscow next month, clocked a winning time of ...

Jul 3, 2013

Noguchi departs for Swiss camp

Athens Olympic women’s marathon champion Mizuki Noguchi departed for Switzerland on Wednesday for her final training camp ahead of the world championships in Moscow in August. The diminutive runner left Kansai International Airport on her 35th birthday for St. Moritz, the same Alpine region ...

Jun 22, 2013

U.S. sprinter Jeter to miss nationals

Carmelita Jeter, the reigning women’s 100-meter world champion, won’t compete at this week’s U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she nurses a right thigh injury but will still be eligible to defend her title. Jeter, who won the world title in Daegu, South ...

Jun 17, 2013

Reports: Campbell-Brown fails test

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned drug and won’t defend her 200-meter world title this year, Jamaican media reported Saturday. The Gleaner newspaper and Television Jamaica both reported that the sprinter tested positive for the banned diuretic lasix, although an official ...

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

Jun 15, 2013

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

The Japan Association of Athletics Federation said Friday that the International Association of Athletics Federations has decided not to recognize Yoshihide Kiryu as joint junior world-record holder in the 100 meters. The JAAF was informed Thursday that Kiryu’s 10.01-second time on April 29 would ...

Murofushi continues to roll back years

Jun 13, 2013

Murofushi continues to roll back years

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In his fifth attempt, Koji Murofushi had his best mark of the day at 76.42 meters. And after the competition was over, he left the field with a satisfied smile, waving to the fans in the stands at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium. The figure seems ...

Rising star Kiryu ready to make mark on track

Jun 11, 2013

Rising star Kiryu ready to make mark on track

by Kaz Nagatsuka

About this time last year, Yoshihide Kiryu was just an obscure sprinter who innocently hoped to be mentioned in Japanese track-and-field magazines, just like any other high school athlete. A year later, he’s the sport’s most sought-after man in among members of the media. ...

Jun 2, 2013

Bekele wins 10,000 at Prefontaine

World record long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele led an Ethiopian sweep in the 10,000 metres of the 2013 Prefontaine Classic, edging out Imane Merga on Friday at Hayward Field. Bekele finished in 27 minutes, 12.08 seconds to beat out Merga (27:12.37) and Abera Kuma, who ...

Jun 1, 2013

Rudisha to skip Prefontaine meet

London Olympic 800-meter champion and world record-holder David Rudisha pulled out of this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meeting Thursday with a knee injury, organizers said. An MRI scan performed on Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon revealed the injury, which Rudisha’s manager James Templeton ...