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Nov 5, 2019
JAAF officials regret IOC's decision to move marathon, race walk events to Sapporo
"Athlete first" is a magical phrase. When you use it, people will be convinced.
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Dec 20, 2018
JAAF seeks to ban use of iron injections by long-distance runners
The Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Thursday it is looking at stricter controls on iron injections which can enhance the performance of long-distance runners.
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Jun 15, 2018
JAAF promotes Marathon Grand Championship as vital preparation for 2020 Olympics
Japan's runners who earn spots for the Summer Olympics will gain significant experience running on a nearly identical course during the trial for the 2020 Tokyo Games on home soil.
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Mar 29, 2017
Change to Japan's marathon team selection in works for 2020
The Japan Association of Athletics Federations is considering changing the national marathon team selection process for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a bid to bring more transparency to the procedure, a source close to the situation said Wednesday.
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Nov 2, 2016
JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming
With the stunning silver-medal performance by the men's 4x100-meter relay squad, Japan's track and field team seemed to have left the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on a high note this summer.
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Mar 17, 2016
JAAF picks six runners for Rio de Janeiro marathons
Former world championship bronze medalist Kayoko Fukushi headlines Japan's marathon squad for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the Japan Association of Athletics Federations revealed its six representatives on Thursday.
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Jul 2, 2015
JAAF reveals marathon selection process for 2016 Rio Olympics
The Japan Association of Athletics Federations clarified the selection process for the men's and women's marathons for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Tokyo on Thursday.
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Dec 17, 2013
Fukushi, Kiryu honored by JAAF
Veteran long-distance runner Kayoko Fukushi received the athlete of the year trophy and high school sensation Yoshihide Kiryu also grabbed the spotlight with two accolades at the annual JAAF Athletic Awards on Tuesday.
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Apr 28, 2013
Takahashi opposes reducing marathon selections for IAAF World Championships
Sydney Olympic gold medal-winning marathoner Naoko Takahashi has an objection, saying a Japan Association of Athletics Federations decision takes irreplaceable opportunities away from the runners.

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