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Jun 17, 2013

Reports: Campbell-Brown fails test

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned drug and won’t defend her 200-meter world title this year, Jamaican media reported Saturday. The Gleaner newspaper and Television Jamaica both reported that the sprinter tested positive for the banned diuretic lasix, although an official ...

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

Jun 15, 2013

IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record

The Japan Association of Athletics Federation said Friday that the International Association of Athletics Federations has decided not to recognize Yoshihide Kiryu as joint junior world-record holder in the 100 meters. The JAAF was informed Thursday that Kiryu’s 10.01-second time on April 29 would ...

Murofushi continues to roll back years

Jun 13, 2013

Murofushi continues to roll back years

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In his fifth attempt, Koji Murofushi had his best mark of the day at 76.42 meters. And after the competition was over, he left the field with a satisfied smile, waving to the fans in the stands at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium. The figure seems ...

Rising star Kiryu ready to make mark on track

Jun 11, 2013

Rising star Kiryu ready to make mark on track

by Kaz Nagatsuka

About this time last year, Yoshihide Kiryu was just an obscure sprinter who innocently hoped to be mentioned in Japanese track-and-field magazines, just like any other high school athlete. A year later, he’s the sport’s most sought-after man in among members of the media. ...

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 ...