Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 30, 2015

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women's 5,000 meters by more than 17 seconds at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba with ...

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 30, 2015

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Part of Sebastian Coe's new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his "ostensibly clean" sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday. The Briton will become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at ...

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 25, 2015

Caballero stuns field to capture women's discus title

Cuba's Denia Caballero landed a shock win in the women's discus competition on Tuesday, her first-round effort of 69.28 meters beating all her rivals, including defending champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia. Olympic champion Perkovic salvaged the silver medal with a late effort of 67.39, having ...

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 24, 2015

Arai takes aim after topping javelin qualification

Ryohei Arai was the top qualifier for the men's javelin final at the world athletics championships on Monday. Needing 83.00 meters to automatically qualify for Wednesday's final, Arai threw a personal season-best 84.66, 1.34 ahead of Argentina's Braian Toledo. Arai, who holds the second-longest throw ever ...