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Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters

Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with a time of 9.98 seconds at an intercollegiate meet on Saturday. Kiryu finally realized a long-held Japanese athletics dream by shaving 0.02 off the national record set by Koji Ito in 1998. The tail wind ...

Farah wins thrilling 5,000 to end track career

/ Aug 25, 2017

Farah wins thrilling 5,000 to end track career

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's track career ended with a thrilling win in a sprawling four-man finish to the 5,000 meters at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Farah avenged his world championships loss by Muktar Edris, who fell over the finish line as ...

Farah wins final track race in Britain

/ Aug 21, 2017

Farah wins final track race in Britain

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds. "Emotions have been ...

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

/ Aug 18, 2017

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third ...

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

/ Aug 15, 2017

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

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The Japan men's 4x100-meter relay team stunned the world when it captured the silver medal at last summer's Rio Olympics. But the team's latest success provides momentum toward the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Japan track and field team for the recent world championships in London returned ...

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

/ Aug 13, 2017

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

Japan won its first medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at a world athletics championships, finishing third after Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, running the anchor leg for his nation, hurt his leg shortly after taking the baton and could not finish the race Saturday. Shuhei ...