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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 as he produced a devastating final ...

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 ...

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Aug 27, 2015

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Genzebe Dibaba has some high standards to meet. Not only did she remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won at the same stadium seven years ago, she is also shooting for her older sibling’s world record, too. Under ...

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Aug 26, 2015

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Mo Farah stumbled once, then again, and still qualified easily for the 5,000-meter final at the IAAF World Championships. With his dominance over the 5,000 and 10,000 over the past five years, Farah is becoming the Usain Bolt of long-distance running. And like the ...

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Aug 25, 2015

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba stormed to a dominant victory in the women’s 1,500 meters at the IAAF World Championships on Tuesday to claim her maiden major global title outdoors. The 24-year-old world record-holder, indoor world champion in 2012, tired of a tactical race and hit ...

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Aug 25, 2015

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Cuba’s Denia Caballero landed a shock win in the women’s discus competition on Tuesday, her first-round effort of 69.28 meters beating all her rivals, including defending champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia. Olympic champion Perkovic salvaged the silver medal with a late effort of 67.39, ...