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/ Apr 14, 2017

Coe warns Russia over drug reforms

The IAAF will re-evaluate its stance on Russia if the country continues to frustrate efforts to overhaul its anti-doping practices, president Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday. Russia was banned from international athletics in November 2015 after evidence emerged of state-sponsored doping and must clean ...

'70s shot put star Oldfield dies at 71

/ Apr 1, 2017

'70s shot put star Oldfield dies at 71

Brian Oldfield, the brash, bearish shot put star who helped popularize the spin technique, has died. He was 71. He died Sunday in his hometown of Elgin, Illinois, USA Track and Field said on its website. Oldfield was the first to throw the shot put over ...

/ Mar 18, 2017

Stars to honor Bolt in Jamaica

Britain's Mo Farah and Kenya's David Rudisha are among the athletes who will compete in the Racers Track Club Grand Prix on June 10, the final Jamaican competition for superstar Usain Bolt, organizers said Friday. The two are part of a star-studded international athletics field ...

JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

/ Mar 17, 2017

JAAF names marathon squad for world championships

Yuka Ando, who clocked Japan's fourth-best time in her debut race on Sunday, was named among six marathon runners by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Friday to compete at this summer's IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The 23-year-old, one of the three ...

/ Mar 7, 2017

Fredericks resigns from IAAF task force

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks said on Monday he had stepped down from an IAAF task force investigating Russian doping amid a corruption probe. "I have decided to step aside from the task force so that the integrity of its work is not questioned due to ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Chebii wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Satoru Sasaki placed fourth, the highest among Japanese runners, in the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon on Sunday, as Ezekiel Kiptoo Chebii of Kenya won the race. At one of the trial races for the world championships in August, a highest finish among Japanese with a ...

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

/ Feb 26, 2017

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang breezed to victory at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, but the Kenyan was well outside the world-record time he was targeting after adjustments to the course. Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, posted a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, ...