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IAAF hires former hurdler Jon Ridgeon as CEO

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 4, 2018

IAAF hires former hurdler Jon Ridgeon as CEO

Former British hurdler Jon Ridgeon was on Monday unveiled as the new CEO of track and field's governing body, the IAAF. Ridgeon, 51, competed in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400 hurdles between 1984 and 1996, notably winning world silver in the shorter discipline in ...

Yuma Hattori ends Japanese drought in Fukuoka

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 2, 2018

Yuma Hattori ends Japanese drought in Fukuoka

Yuma Hattori became the first Japanese runner in 14 years to win the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday. The 25-year-old held off Ethiopia's Yemane Tsegay and Eritrea's Amanuel Mesel to cross the finish line at Heiwadai Athletic Stadium for his first victory. "This was my fourth ...

More Sports / Track & Field Oct 12, 2018

Yokohama to host IAAF World Relays

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Yokohama will host the IAAF World Relays next year, the city and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations announced on Friday. It will be the event's first time away from its traditional home in Nassau, the Bahamas. The competition will be held at International Stadium Yokohama ...

Yoshihiko Ishikawa runs to victory at Spartathlon

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 29, 2018

Yoshihiko Ishikawa runs to victory at Spartathlon

Yoshihiko Ishikawa battled through cold and rain to win the 245.3-km Spartathlon race on Saturday, one of the world's toughest ultra-marathons. The 30-year-old, one of a record 60 Japanese runners who took part, clocked 22 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds for victory, for which ...

Japan wraps up Asian Games with gold medal

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 2, 2018

Japan wraps up Asian Games with gold medal

Japan wrapped up its Asian Games campaign with another gold medal on Sunday, the final day of the quadrennial multisport event, after defending its title in the mixed triathlon relay. The team of Yuka Sato, Jumpei Furuya, Yuko Takahashi and Yuichi Hosoda claimed the final ...

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 30, 2018

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

Japan's men's 4x100-meter sprint foursome showed on Thursday it has not lost a step since its runner-up finish in Rio, winning the Asian Games title with ease. Running a 38.16-second time, the team of 100-meter bronze medalist Ryota Yamagata, Shuhei Tada, Yoshihide Kiryu and Asuka ...