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Aoyama Gakuin wins fourth straight ekiden

/ Jan 3, 2018

Aoyama Gakuin wins fourth straight ekiden

Aoyama Gakuin University came from behind to win the annual Tokyo-Hakone collegiate men's two-day ekiden road relay for the fourth straight year on Wednesday. Aoyama Gakuin's first runner, Yuji Onoda, turned a 36-second deficit into a 52-second lead in the sixth stage and the Tokyo ...

Toyo University takes lead in Hakone ekiden

/ Jan 2, 2018

Toyo University takes lead in Hakone ekiden

Toyo University took the lead in the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Tuesday, winning the first day of the two-day race for the first time in four years. Five runners from Toyo University, the 2014 overall champions and last year's runners-up, clocked 5 hours, ...

/ Dec 21, 2017

Marathon runner Risa Shigetomo to retire next March

Former Olympian and two-time Osaka Women's Marathon winner Risa Shigetomo announced Thursday that she will retire next March. "I judged that this is the best time to stop," the 30-year-old said at a press conference. "I'd like to take a little rest." Shigetomo placed 79th in the ...

/ Dec 19, 2017

Justin Gatlin fires coach, faces new doping probe after report

World 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin, twice suspended for doping, could face another scandal after The Daily Telegraph reported Monday that members of his entourage offered to sell undercover reporters performance-enhancing drugs. The 35-year-old American sprint star has fired coach Dennis Mitchell, according to the report, ...

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

/ Dec 11, 2017

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

Retired Japanese figure skater Mao Asada checked one item off her bucket list Sunday in Honolulu, giving herself a passing grade after completing her first full-distance marathon. The former world champion clocked 4 hours, 34 minutes, 13 seconds over the 42.195-km distance and was all ...

/ Oct 26, 2017

Runner Ilias Fifa arrested in Spanish doping probe

Reigning European 5,000-meter champion Ilias Fifa was arrested in Barcelona on Wednesday as part of a doping probe, sources of the investigation confirmed. Fifa, born in Morocco but who has represented Spain since 2015, was arrested at his home on Wednesday morning in Santa Coloma ...

Mao to compete in Honolulu Marathon

/ Oct 12, 2017

Mao to compete in Honolulu Marathon

Mao Asada will run in the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 10, the race's PR department announced on Thursday. It will be the first full marathon for the 27-year-old three-time world figure skating champion and 2010 Olympic silver medalist, who retired in April. "As a former athlete ...