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WADA launches probe of Kenya

Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. The World Anti-Doping Agency said an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board. It’s also possible that Kenya could ...

Feb 9, 2016

London Marathon architect Disley dies at 87

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London Marathon, has died. He was 87. London Marathon organizers said Disley died in a hospital early Monday after a short illness. The Welsh-born Disley won the ...

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

Feb 6, 2016

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be ...

Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Jan 31, 2016

Fukushi bound for Rio after Osaka Marathon win

Veteran Kayoko Fukushi eased home to win her second Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, all but guaranteeing herself a place on the Japan team for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the process. The 33-year-old Fukushi pulled away from around the 25-km mark ...

Jan 27, 2016

Doha worlds bids under investigation

Qatar’s bids for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships have been referred to the IAAF ethics commission for bribery allegations to be investigated, the head of U.K. Athletics said on Tuesday. The 2017 championships were awarded to London, which defeated a rival bid ...

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Jan 26, 2016

Bolt considering running in 2020 Tokyo Games

Usain Bolt says he has considered the possibility of extending his remarkable sprinting career to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — but is targeting a history-making new world 200-meter record at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Games first. The Jamaican sprint star has repeatedly said ...

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Jan 13, 2016

IAAF considered covering up extent of Russian doping

Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the extent of cheating before ...

Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Jan 3, 2016

Aoyama Gakuin defends title

Aoyama Gakuin University successfully defended its Hakone Ekiden championship in style on Sunday, becoming the first team to lead the two-day event from wire to wire in 39 years. Aoyama Gakuin’s team won all five stages of the 109.6-km return leg from Hakone, Kanagawa ...

Aoyama Gakuin takes control

Jan 2, 2016

Aoyama Gakuin takes control

Defending champion Aoyama Gakuin University seized the lead on Saturday in the outward-bound leg of the two-day Hakone Ekiden road relay. Aoyama Gakuin’s team covered the 107.5-km, five-stage leg from Tokyo’s Otemachi business district to the resort town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in ...

Dec 31, 2015

Tokyo running events for the casual jogger


If watching the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden inspires you to test your own running ability, you could try your luck at a number of other races in the capital in January. Beginners are probably best advised to try the Imperial Palace Challenge Marathon on Jan. 24, ...

Dec 25, 2015

IAAF taskforce to inspect Russia in January

The International Association of Athletics Federations says a taskforce will visit Russia for the first time on Jan. 10-11 next year to inspect the response to the doping scandal which caused it to be banned from the sport. Russia must meet steps set out ...