Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 24, 2019

Renowned running coach Yoshio Koide dead at 80

Long-distance running coach Yoshio Koide, who helped Japan become a powerhouse in women's marathon in the 1990s and 2000s, died Wednesday, sources close to him said. He was 80. Known for his lively personality, Koide coached Naoko Takahashi to Japan's first Olympic women's marathon gold ...

Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 15, 2016

Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

Mizuki Noguchi, the winner of the women’s marathon gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, announced her retirement on Friday. Noguchi’s announcement comes after she finished 23rd at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon last month and failed to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I ...