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Dec 19, 2012

Noguchi slated to compete in Osaka Marathon

Athens Olympic gold medal winner Mizuki Noguchi will run in next month’s Osaka International Women’s Marathon, organizers said Tuesday when the list of invitees was announced. In addition to Noguchi, popular distance runner Kayoko Fukushi and 2009 champion and former Japan record holder Yoko ...

Gitau triumphs in Fukuoka Marathon

Dec 3, 2012

Gitau triumphs in Fukuoka Marathon

Former world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie retired late in the race and Japan-based Kenyan Joseph Gitau won the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday. Gitau, who established a 13-second lead with 5 km left, pulled away and posted a winning time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, ...

Nov 24, 2012

Kenya edges Japan in Chiba International Ekiden

Japan finished second to defending champion Kenya in Friday’s Chiba International Ekiden. The race, which started and finished at the Chiba Prefectural Sports Center, is a six-leg event with teams comprising men and women. Japan completed the 42.195-km course in 2 hours, 5 minutes, ...

Nov 19, 2012

Cheromei wins Yokohama Marathon

Kenya’s Lydia Cheromei lived up to her billing as the runaway favorite en route to a comfortable victory in the Yokohama Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 35-year-old Cheromei ran uncontested after the 15 km-point and crossed the finish in a race record of 2 ...

Nov 3, 2012

Tokyo Marathon officially joins World Major Marathons

Next year’s Tokyo Marathon will be a part of the World Marathon Majors made up of the top races around the world, it was announced Friday. Tokyo Vice Gov. Naoki Inose believes the Japanese capital’s inclusion in the 6-year-old series will provide a boost ...

Oct 31, 2012

Murofushi undecided on Rio Games

Koji Murofushi, the London Olympic bronze medalist in the hammer throw, will continue with his career but remains unsure whether he will shoot for the next Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kyodo News learned on Monday. Murofushi, 38, will take part in next ...

Aug 30, 2012

Bolt, Rudisha highlight Zurich field

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and 800 meter world record-holder David Rudisha will headline a stellar track and field lineup at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich. Bolt and Rudisha are just two of 15 newly crowned Olympic champions on show at the sold-out Letzigrund ...

Aug 20, 2012

Bolt too costly for Stockholm meet

Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt was deliberately not invited to the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Saturday because the Jamaican commands too great an appearance fee, according to organizers. Meet organizer Jan Kowalski told the Expressen tabloid: “We’d get to saturation point if he ...

Dean edges Murakami for javelin title

Jun 10, 2012

Dean edges Murakami for javelin title

In a much-ballyhooed matchup between 12-time champion Yukifumi Murakami and Genki Dean, it was Dean who took the honors Saturday to win his first national javelin title and book his spot at this summer’s London Olympics. The Waseda University student, whose mother is Japanese ...

Mar 18, 2012

Q-chan, ex-trainer likely to tie knot

Sydney Olympic women’s marathon gold medalist Naoko Takahashi has admitted to media reports that she is in a relationship with her manager and former trainer Ko Nishimura and says she hopes to tie the knot. “I’m in this relationship based on the assumption that ...