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Desisa, Rotich steam to victories in Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner’s career into an afterthought. ...

Apr 26, 2015

Lucas leads U.S. at Penn Relays

Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women’s 800-meter relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday and the Americans won four of six events in the U.S.A. vs. The World races. Leslie Cole, Tawanna Meadows and Cambrya Jones also were on the ...

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Apr 26, 2015

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 42.2-km route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds in overcast conditions ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bolt rips reduced doping ban for Gay

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Apr 19, 2015

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu fell short in his bid for a sub-10 second mark and also settled for second in the men’s 100 meters at the Oda Memorial International on Sunday. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.40 with a wind assistance of 0.2 meters per second ...

Apr 18, 2015

Kiryu places third in 200-meter race

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu settled for third in the men’s 200 meters on the opening day of the Oda Memorial International meet on Saturday. Kiryu clocked a time of 20.80 seconds with a tailwind of 1.5 meters per second to finish behind Kenji Fujimitsu and ...

Apr 12, 2015

Bolt triumphs in 200-meter return

World 100- and 200-meter record-holder Usain Bolt competed in his first 200-meter race in 20 months Saturday, posting an easy victory with a time of 20.20 seconds on home soil in Jamaica. Bolt raced unchallenged off the curve at the UTech Classic event in ...

2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

Apr 7, 2015

2004 Olympic hurdles gold medalist Liu retires

China’s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang announced his retirement Tuesday, with the injury-plagued 2004 Athens gold-medal winner saying he had “no choice” but to bring down the curtain on his trail-blazing career. “From today, I will end my life as a professional ...

Kiryu focused on improving

Apr 6, 2015

Kiryu focused on improving

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The hype is similar to what it was two years ago, when he ran a 10.01 in the 100 meters as a high school senior. But Yoshihide Kiryu is a different sprinter now, one who is still in the middle of a developing process. ...