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Kipsang targets world record at revamped Tokyo Marathon

Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya on Friday expressed confidence ahead of this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon, saying he believes he can set a new world mark. With the finish line being moved to in front of Tokyo Station, the course in the capital city is flatter this year, ...

Feb 16, 2017

Disgraced sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said Wednesday. Carter is awaiting a date to come before the CAS ...

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

Feb 15, 2017

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, ...

Feb 8, 2017

Dibaba breaks women's 2,000-meter world record

Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia broke the women’s 2,000-meter world record at the indoor Miting International de Catalunya in Spain on Tuesday. Dibaba’s time of 5:23.75 bettered the world indoor best set by Gabriela Szabo in 1998 by almost seven seconds. The 2,000 indoors isn’t ...

Jamaican sprinter Carter free to compete during CAS appeal

Feb 8, 2017

Jamaican sprinter Carter free to compete during CAS appeal

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter will be allowed to compete pending the outcome of his appeal over retroactively testing positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, The Gleaner newspaper reported Tuesday. Usain Bolt’s feat of winning Olympic gold in the 100- and 200-meter sprints and ...

Feb 7, 2017

IAAF upholds global ban on Russia

The IAAF is upholding its global ban on Russian athletes and freezing all nationality switches. Following a council meeting in Monaco on Monday, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Russian athletics should not expect “full reinstatement” before November. The decision rules out Russia competing at ...

Feb 1, 2017

IAAF says former Coe aide lied about payment

IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s former right-hand man has admitted lying about a receiving a payment, but the former aide has been cleared by the governing body’s ethics panel to continue working in athletics. Nick Davies concealed details of a 2013 IAAF payment of €30,000 ...