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Apr 12, 2015

Bolt triumphs in 200-meter return

World 100- and 200-meter record-holder Usain Bolt competed in his first 200-meter race in 20 months Saturday, posting an easy victory with a time of 20.20 seconds on home soil in Jamaica. Bolt raced unchallenged off the curve at the UTech Classic event in ...

2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

Apr 7, 2015

2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

China’s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang announced his retirement Tuesday, with the injury-plagued 2004 Athens gold-medal winner saying he had “no choice” but to bring down the curtain on his trail-blazing career. “From today, I will end my life as a professional ...

Kiryu focused on improving

Apr 6, 2015

Kiryu focused on improving

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The hype is similar to what it was two years ago, when he ran a 10.01 in the 100 meters as a high school senior. But Yoshihide Kiryu is a different sprinter now, one who is still in the middle of a developing process. ...

Mar 29, 2015

Wind rules out Kiryu's sub-10 time

Teenager Yoshihide Kiryu now knows the sensation of running the men’s 100 meters in under 10 seconds — too bad, this time it was wind assisted. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 9.87 to win the men’s invitational sprint at the Texas Relays on Saturday although ...

Mar 15, 2015

Suzuki breaks world race walk record

Yusuke Suzuki broke the men’s 20-km race walk world record in a meet on Sunday. The 27-year-old Suzuki marked 1:16:36 at the All-Japan Race Walking meet in his hometown of Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture. The previous record was 1:17:02, set a week earlier in Arles, ...

Mar 15, 2015

Bolt wins first solo race of season

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt was pleased with his fitness improvement Saturday after winning a 400-meter heat in his first individual race of the year. The 28-year-old Jamaican sprint star won in 46.37 seconds at the Foster Classic in Kingston and ...

Mar 11, 2015

Imai, Maeda make marathon team

Marathoners Masato Imai and Sairi Maeda were named Wednesday to compete for Japan for the first time at the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in August in Beijing. Japan will send three men and three women to Beijing. Joining Imai in ...