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Aug 20, 2013

Athletics: Marathoner Yoshida to get longer ban

The Japan Sports Arbitration Agency on Tuesday announced it had accepted a plea by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency to have Japanese marathoner Kaori Yoshida’s suspension increased from one year to two. Yoshida tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) after finishing fourth at ...

Bolt coasts through 200m heat at worlds

Aug 17, 2013

Bolt coasts through 200m heat at worlds

Usain Bolt took it easy Friday on his way to another three gold medals at the world championships, breezing through the heats of the 200 meters to set him up for No. 2. The 100 champion eased up with 60 meters to go, looked ...

Kenya's Kemboi reigns again with stirring steeplechase win

Aug 16, 2013

Kenya's Kemboi reigns again with stirring steeplechase win

Kenyan showman Ezekiel Kemboi won his third 3,000-meter steeplechase world title in convincing style at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday night. The 31-year-old two-time Olympic champion timed 8 minutes, 6.01 seconds to take the gold medal, while compatriot Conseslus Kipruto earned the silver ...

Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

Aug 15, 2013

Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

Yukifumi Murakami failed to reach the final in the men’s javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Thursday. The 33-year-old Murakami, who won a bronze medal at the 2009 worlds in Berlin, came up short after an effort of 77.75 meters in ...

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Aug 10, 2013

Fukushi wins marathon bronze as Kiplagat retains title

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat became the first woman to retain the marathon world title when she eased home on Saturday to earn the first gold medal on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships. The 33-year-old — only 20th in the Olympics last year ...

Aug 6, 2013

Jamaica track team has blood tests

All 44 athletes on the Jamaican team, including sprint superstar Usain Bolt, were tested Monday at their Moscow training camp for the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Team officials confirmed that agents from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) arrived at the camp in Moscow, where ...

Jul 31, 2013

High jumper Vlasic out of worlds

Croatia’s two-time world high jump champion Blanka Vlasic withdrew on Tuesday from next month’s world championships because of a painful foot. The 29-year-old, who missed last year’s Olympics because of repercussions from a poorly performed operation on an ankle, had shown she was returning ...

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 ...