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Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Aug 30, 2015

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 meters by more than 17 seconds at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba ...

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Aug 30, 2015

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Part of Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his “ostensibly clean” sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday. The Briton will become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Aug 29, 2015

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Mo Farah became the first man to win back-to-back world distance doubles when he stormed to victory in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday. The Briton, rocked this season by doping allegations against his coach, put the row behind him ...

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Aug 29, 2015

Tanii takes bronze in 50-km race walk

Takayuki Tanii won Japan’s first world championships medal in race walking by capturing the men’s 50-km bronze at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday. Tanii, last year’s Asian Games champion, finished in 3 hours, 42 minutes, 55 seconds to book his spot in next ...

Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Aug 28, 2015

Eaton takes control in decathlon competition

Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon’s 400-meter race, winning his last event of the day in 45.00 seconds on Friday at the IAAF World Championships. That gave him 4,703 points overall after five events at the world championships, a lead of ...

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Aug 28, 2015

Bolt says retirement an option after Rio Games

Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year’s Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing — and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain. The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at ...

Aug 27, 2015

Pistorius parole board review slated for Sept. 18

Oscar Pistorius’ parole board review will take place on Sept. 18, meaning the athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius’ family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken note of the date but would not comment ...

Aug 27, 2015

Owens' daughter to present relay gold medal at worlds

The influence of Jesse Owens will extend to the IAAF World Championships, where the daughter of the Olympic great will present the gold medal to the winning team in the men’s 4×100-meter relay on Sunday. The relay could be a duel between modern great ...