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Mar 29, 2016

Tokyo Marathon finish line moving to Tokyo Station

Starting next year, runners at the Tokyo Marathon will cross the finish line at historic Tokyo Station, race organizers decided Tuesday. The finish line through this year’s edition in February had been at the bayside Tokyo International Exhibition Center, popularly known as Tokyo Big ...

JAAF picks six runners for Rio de Janeiro marathons

Mar 17, 2016

JAAF picks six runners for Rio de Janeiro marathons


Former world championship bronze medalist Kayoko Fukushi headlines Japan’s marathon squad for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the Japan Association of Athletics Federations revealed its six representatives on Thursday. Satoru Sasaki, Hisanori Kitajima and Suehiro Ishikawa will head to Brazil on the ...

Mar 16, 2016

World record holder Suzuki pulls out of Rio qualifier

Japan’s 20-km race walk world record holder Yusuke Suzuki will miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer after pulling out of Sunday’s qualifier, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old has been suffering from a groin injury, and although he ...

Kirwa defends crown at Nagoya Marathon

Mar 13, 2016

Kirwa defends crown at Nagoya Marathon

Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa successfully defended her title at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday. Kirwa, the Asian Games champion, came home in a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds, while Tomomi Tanaka took second place in the race that was also ...

IAAF says too soon for Russia to return

Mar 12, 2016

IAAF says too soon for Russia to return

Russia still has “significant work” to do to repair its anti-doping program before its track and field athletes can be considered for reinstatement ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the IAAF said Friday. The sport’s world governing body said Russia has made ...

Pound says Russia wasting time on doping reform

Mar 10, 2016

Pound says Russia wasting time on doping reform

The man who headed the doping investigation that led to Russia’s suspension from global track and field sees little evidence that the country is doing enough to win reinstatement in time for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick ...

Mar 4, 2016

Kenya's proposed anti-doping law delayed

Kenya’s proposed new anti-doping law has been delayed and needs more work, but authorities expressed confidence on Thursday that it would meet the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency and be in place by an April 5 deadline. The legislation, which was due to ...

Mar 3, 2016

New York pulls out of Diamond League

The IAAF has announced that New York has opted out of hosting a Diamond League track meet, preferring a street event to attract young fans. New York meet director Mark Wetmore said in an IAAF statement that “changing our focus to a street meet ...

Mar 2, 2016

Last year's Tokyo Marathon winner Negesse fails doping test

Tokyo Marathon winner Endeshaw Negesse has reportedly failed a doping test and has been named as one of a number of Ethiopian athletes under investigation for infringements of the banned substance list, reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old was allegedly found to have the drug ...

Mar 1, 2016

Elite runner Aregawi suspended

Former 1,500-meter world champion Abeba Aregawi failed a doping test and has been suspended pending an investigation, the IAAF and Swedish track and field federation said Monday. She tested positive for a banned substance following an out-of-competition urine test conducted by the IAAF, the ...

Lilesa wins Tokyo Marathon

Feb 28, 2016

Lilesa wins Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, using a late burst of speed to break away from Dickson Chumba inside the final 2 km to cross the line for his first major marathon win. Lilesa and Chumba got separation from the leading ...