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/ May 4, 2017

Diamond League set for marquee opening meet

They finished second and third in last year's Olympic 100-meter final and on Friday Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse renew their rivalry in the Diamond League season opener. The sprint race is not the only standout event of the now-traditional Doha curtain-raiser for the ...

/ May 2, 2017

Plan unveiled to reset existing records

The European Athletics Council has come up with a radical plan that would wipe out existing European and world records and set a clean slate as part of the fight against doping. The proposal was adopted during the Council's meeting in Paris over the weekend, ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Cambridge runs wind-assisted 10.05

Sprinter Aska Cambridge ran a wind-assisted 10.05 seconds for the second-best overall time in the men's 100 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday. Because of the 3.3 meters-per-second tail wind, the time was not officially recognized. "The wind wasn't blowing ...

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

/ Apr 24, 2017

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

Ryota Yamagata, a member of Japan's silver medal-winning men's 4x100-meter relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will withdraw from the upcoming Oda Memorial International due to a right ankle injury, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The 24-year-old sprinter was scheduled to ...

Sprinter Asahara to retire at end of season

/ Apr 24, 2017

Sprinter Asahara to retire at end of season

Sprinter Shinji Takahira, who was part of Japan's bronze-winning 4x100-meter men's relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said Monday through his club's official blog that he will bring the curtain down on his career later this year. In his second of three Olympic appearances, ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Gatlin leads U.S. to gold at World Relays

Evergreen American sprinter Justin Gatlin struck gold when he anchored his team to victory at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau on Saturday, while double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson shone for Jamaica. The battle between Gatlin, the 35-year-old 2004 Olympic 100-meter champion who has served ...

Cambridge runs wind-assisted 9.98-second 100 meters

/ Apr 16, 2017

Cambridge runs wind-assisted 9.98-second 100 meters

Aska Cambridge ran a wind-assisted 9.98-second 100 meters on Saturday during a qualifying heat at a meet in Florida. The 23-year-old Cambridge, who anchored Japan's silver medal-winning 4x100-meter Olympic relay team last summer in Rio de Janeiro, is competing for the first time this season. ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Coe warns Russia over drug reforms

The IAAF will re-evaluate its stance on Russia if the country continues to frustrate efforts to overhaul its anti-doping practices, president Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday. Russia was banned from international athletics in November 2015 after evidence emerged of state-sponsored doping and must clean ...