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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 ...

May 24, 2013

Marathon runner Yoshida gets one-year doping ban

Kaori Yoshida was stripped of her fourth-place finish in December’s Honolulu Marathon on Thursday, when the Japan Anti-Doping Agency revealed she had tested positive for a banned substance. Yoshida, 32, received a one-year suspension from the agency after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug ...

May 24, 2013

Pregnant Cheruiyot will miss worlds

Kenya’s double world 5,000 meters and 10,000 champion Vivian Cheruiyot is expecting her first child and will not be defending her titles in Moscow this summer, the runner said Wednesday. “I am very happy to announce that I will take some time off from ...

May 13, 2013

Noguchi wins Sendai half marathon

Resurgent Athens Olympic gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi won her first official race in five years on Sunday when she triumphed at the Sendai International Half Marathon. Noguchi, who marked her latest comeback from a succession of injuries with a third-place finish at the Nagoya ...

May 6, 2013

Rodgers too fast for teenager Kiryu in 100-meter race

Teenager Yoshihide Kiryu came up short in his bid to become the first Japanese sprinter to break the 10-second barrier at the Golden Grand Prix on Sunday. American Mike Rodgers won the final in 10.19 while Derrick Atkins of the Bahamas finished runnerup in ...

May 5, 2013

IAAF charges Turkish duo with doping

Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won the women’s 1,500-meter gold medal at the London Olympics last year, was charged with doping by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday. The 27-year-old has been provisionally suspended after anomalies were discovered in her biological ...