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Suguru Osako after finishing fifth at the New York City Marathon in November 2022
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Mar 5, 2024
Osako plans to run in men's marathon at Paris Olympics
The athlete also said he will run the Boston Marathon, where he made his racing debut in 2017, as scheduled on April 15.
France's Cyrena Samba-Mayela (left) and Bahamas' Devynne Charlton compete in the Women's 60-meters hurdles final during the world indoor athletics championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday.
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Mar 4, 2024
Charlton lowers world record; Duplantis wins another global title
Charlton clocked 7.65 seconds to shave two-hundredths of a second off her previous record in the 60-meters hurdles.
Benson Kipruto of Kenya wins the men's Tokyo Marathon on Saturday.
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Mar 3, 2024
Kipchoge struggles as Kipruto wins Tokyo Marathon
Ethiopia's Sutume Asefa Kebede won the women's race in 2:15:55, ahead of Kenya's defending champion Rosemary Wanjiru.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge speaks during a news conference ahead of the Tokyo Marathon on Friday.
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Mar 2, 2024
Kipchoge pays tribute to Kiptum ahead of Tokyo Marathon
Kipchoge is preparing to compete in Sunday's Tokyo Marathon in his first race since his Kenyan compatriot was killed on Feb. 11.
Kokugakuin University's Kiyoto Hirabayashi was the surprise winner of the Osaka Marathon on Sunday with the seventh-fastest time ever for a Japanese runner.
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Feb 25, 2024
Marathon debutant Hirabayashi claims surprise Osaka win
Kokugakuin University's Kiyoto Hirabayashi won the Osaka Marathon in his marathon debut Sunday with the seventh-fastest time ever for a Japanese runner.
Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum wins the 2023 London Marathon on April 23, 2023. Kiptum and his coach were killed in a car accident on Sunday.
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Feb 12, 2024
World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in traffic accident
World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana died in a traffic accident on Sunday.
Naoki Koyama (right) runs en route to winning the Marathon Grand Championship men's race in Tokyo on Oct. 15, earning a ticket for Japan to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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Feb 6, 2024
Koyama and Inoue among invited runners for Osaka Marathon
The event is the first of the two remaining "final challenge" races for Japan's third and last spot in the men's marathon at this year's Olympics.
Kengo Suzuki crosses the finish line in the men's category race in the delayed 2021 Tokyo Marathon in March 2022.
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Jan 31, 2024
National record holder Suzuki joins Tokyo Marathon field
The March 3 race is the last of two remaining "final challenge" races for Japan's final spot in the men's marathon at the Paris Games.
Honami Maeda (front) takes part in the Osaka Women's Marathon on Sunday.
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Jan 30, 2024
Marathon record-breaker Maeda vows to do better on world stage
The 27-year-old will take Japan's third and last Olympic spot in the women's marathon if no one beats her time at the Nagoya Women's Marathon.
Honami Maeda crosses the finish line in a national record of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 59 seconds on Sunday in Osaka.
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Jan 28, 2024
Edesa wins Osaka Women's Marathon as Maeda breaks 19-year-old Japan record
The 27-year-old Maeda will qualify for her second consecutive Olympics unless someone beats her time at the Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 10.
Gold medalist Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates after the men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Aug. 25.
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Dec 12, 2023
Lyles and Kipyegon named track athletes of the year
Lyles was recognized for the three gold medals he won at the world championships in Budapest.
Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya celebrates after finishing in a world record time of 2:00:35 to win the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8.
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Nov 3, 2023
Smashed records bring new focus to marathon ahead of New York
The Kenyan former world record-holder Brigid Kosgei will make her Big Apple debut after five previous major wins.
Kenya has experienced a surge in doping cases, with 70 athletes receiving bans in the last five years.
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Oct 17, 2023
Kenyan marathon runner Titus Ekiru hit with 10-year doping ban
Kenya has seen a surge in doping cases that have stained the reputation of the athletics powerhouse.
Naoki Koyama celebrates after winning the Marathon Grand Championship men's race at Tokyo's National Stadium on Sunday.
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Oct 15, 2023
Naoki Koyama wins Marathon Grand Championship, earns Paris berth
Suguru Osako, who finished sixth at the Tokyo Games marathon, could still qualify depending on his results in the next few months.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra (center), silver medalist Kishore Kumar Jena (left) and Roderick Genki Dean, who took bronze, pose after the men's javelin throw final at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.
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Oct 5, 2023
Japan earns three bronze medals in athletics at Asian Games
Dean, who hopes to make his first Olympic appearance since the 2012 London Games, just missed his season's best in the javelin throw.
Ririka Hironaka celebrates after taking silver in the women's 5,000-meter final at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday.
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Oct 4, 2023
Ririka Hironaka and 4x100 relay team take disappointing silvers
Hironaka appeared on course for victory before the final twist in the women's 5,000 meters.
Sebastian Coe greets Mitsugi Ogata, president of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, during the closing ceremony of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Aug. 27.
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Sep 18, 2023
Sebastian Coe looks forward to full stadiums in Tokyo for worlds
Sebastian Coe says athletics will still be dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 in 2028.
Noah Lyles celebrates after the U.S. won the men's 4x100 meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Saturday.
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Aug 27, 2023
Gold rush for Noah Lyles and Faith Kipyegon at world championships
On an enthralling night's action Armand "Mondo" Duplantis and Sha'Carri Richardson also rubberstamped their authority in their events.
Japan's Haruka Kitaguchi celebrates after winning the women's javelin throw competition at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Friday.
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Aug 26, 2023
Japan's Haruka Kitaguchi wins women's world javelin title
Kitaguchi climbed to the top from fourth place with her sixth and last throw of 66.73 meters, giving her gold after she earned bronze last year.
The Netherlands' Femke Bol (left) and Shamier Little of the U.S. compete during the women's 400-meter hurdles at the world championships in Budapest on Thursday.
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Aug 25, 2023
Femke Bol captures long-awaited gold in 400-meter hurdles at worlds
Bol's win helped her put last week's crushing relay heartbreak behind her.

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