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Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

The world’s fastest man is slowing down. Usain Bolt again said he doesn’t plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before picking up the IAAF’s male athlete of the year ...

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nov 29, 2016

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regimen was now “more relaxed.” However, the 30-year-old insisted Monday that his will to win was undimmed. “It’s ...

Nov 26, 2016

Hall of Fame coach Huntsman dies

Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman, whose men’s team won seven gold medals in the 1988 Games in Seoul, has died. He was 84. University of Texas women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky said the family told the university that Huntsman died Wednesday in ...

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

Nov 26, 2016

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

An alleged doping cover-up that enabled Russian medalists to compete at the 2012 London Olympics even had a code name: The “total protection project.” The alleged scheme is detailed in an email seized by prosecutors in France. The email was dated July 30, 2014, ...

Nov 14, 2016

Japan to join Bolt for Australian track meet

China, Japan and England on Monday signed on for an innovative team athletics event in Melbourne in which sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first Australian appearance. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt launched the inaugural Nitro Athletics and will captain the ‘Bolt All-Stars’ in ...

Nov 10, 2016

Sprinter Tsukahara set to retire

Naoki Tsukahara, a member of Japan’s men’s 4×100-meter relay team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will retire from competition after this season, his corporate team at Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday. The 31-year-old sprinter, who has a personal-best time of ...

Yamamoto finishes fourth in New York City Marathon

Nov 7, 2016

Yamamoto finishes fourth in New York City Marathon

Hiroyuki Yamamoto finished fourth in the men’s race at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, posting the best result ever for a Japanese in the event. Yamamoto, running in his first overseas marathon, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 49 ...

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming

Nov 2, 2016

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming

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With the stunning silver-medal performance by the men’s 4×100-meter relay squad, Japan’s track and field team seemed to have left the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on a high note this summer. But that wasn’t necessarily the case. Overall, the country ended up with just ...

Sep 14, 2016

Bolt leaves door open for 2017 world sprint double

Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 meters at next year’s world championships, where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records. The Jamaican, who last month drew ...

Thompson holds off rival Schippers

Sep 10, 2016

Thompson holds off rival Schippers

Elaine Thompson extended her sprinting dominance through her last race of the season, with the double Olympic champion beating rival Dafne Schippers in the 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial on Friday. In a battle between the two dominant sprinters of the past ...