Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters

More Sports / Athletics Sep 9, 2017

Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters

Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with a time of 9.98 seconds at an intercollegiate meet on Saturday. Kiryu finally realized a long-held Japanese athletics dream by shaving 0.02 off the national record set by Koji ...

Sani Brown sprints to head of class

More Sports / Athletics Jun 26, 2017

Sani Brown sprints to head of class

by Shintaro Kano

The 10-second barrier has been unbreakable for Japanese sprinters in the 100 meters, Koji Ito coming the closest in 1998 when he ran it in 10 seconds flat. But Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, the 18-year-old half-Ghanaian prodigy, is giving Japan hope the wall may finally ...

Cambridge dreaming of big future

More Sports / Athletics Jun 4, 2016

Cambridge dreaming of big future

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Born to a Jamaican father and a Japanese mother, maybe sprinter Aska Cambridge has a slight edge genetically over most other runners in Japan. But that fact alone isn't enough to make him an elite athlete. He needs to get physically stronger. In the winter of ...