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Japan sprinters hungry for greater success

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Another medal-earning feat by the Japan men's 4x100-meter relay team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London was certainly an encouraging sign, and now it hopes to achieve its ultimate goal: winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That, of course, will not be an easy task. Japan claimed ...

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

/ Aug 15, 2017

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

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The Japan men's 4x100-meter relay team stunned the world when it captured the silver medal at last summer's Rio Olympics. But the team's latest success provides momentum toward the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Japan track and field team for the recent world championships in London returned ...

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

/ Aug 13, 2017

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

Japan won its first medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at a world athletics championships, finishing third after Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, running the anchor leg for his nation, hurt his leg shortly after taking the baton and could not finish the race Saturday. Shuhei ...

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

/ Aug 12, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

/ Aug 9, 2017

Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

Wayde van Niekerk didn't even push through the line to win the 400 meters at the world championships on Tuesday. After all, his semifinal heat in the 200 is coming on Wednesday. Much like Usain Bolt at his best, Van Niekerk can cruise even against ...

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

/ Aug 8, 2017

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica. That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration ...

Kenya's Kirui claims gold in men's marathon

/ Aug 6, 2017

Kenya's Kirui claims gold in men's marathon

Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya a record fifth men's marathon title at the world championships on Sunday, winning a seesaw race with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia that finished on London's famed Tower Bridge. Kirui had to come from behind to pass Tola in the final quarter ...