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Coe alarmed by doping scandal

The current doping crisis engulfing track and field is as damaging to the sport as the scandals involving Ben Johnson and Marion Jones, IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe said Sunday. “In the 40 or so years in athletics, there have been big moments. Ben Johnson in 1988, Marion Jones, this ...

Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka International Marathon

Dec 7, 2014

Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka International Marathon

Former world record holder Patrick Makau of Kenya won the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday. Makau, who set a world record of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds at the 2011 Berlin Marathon, crossed the tape at Heiwadai Stadium in 2:08:22, 26 seconds ahead ...

Coe details vision for future of athletics in manifesto

Dec 4, 2014

Coe details vision for future of athletics in manifesto

Pitching his vision to overhaul the sport that has shaped his life, Sebastian Coe is apprehensive. Although track and field is not facing an imminent crisis, according to the IAAF presidential hopeful, it is “precariously placed.” Embrace youth, make events more accessible and transform ...

Nov 27, 2014

Coe plans to run for IAAF presidency

Sebastian Coe confirmed on Thursday he plans to run for the position of president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The double Olympic champion released a statement also saying he would unveil his election manifesto and vision for athletics and the IAAF ...

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Nov 16, 2014

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Tomomi Tanaka held off Philes Ongori of Kenya in a last-ditch sprint before the finish line to win the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Tanaka, appearing in her second full marathon after running as a pacemaker in last year’s event, ran ...

Nov 16, 2014

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Tomomi Tanaka held off Philes Ongori of Kenya in a last-ditch sprint before the finish line to win the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Tanaka, appearing in her second full marathon after running as a pacemaker in last year’s event, ran ...

Oct 25, 2014

Runner Mulaudzi killed in car crash

Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while ...

Sato shines as role model

Oct 4, 2014

Sato shines as role model

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With her clumsy but emotional and breathtaking presentation at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid in September 2013, Mami Sato became a household name in Japan. Sato stepped to the podium to lead off Tokyo’s bid ...

Japanese pair miss out to Mahboob

| Oct 3, 2014

Japanese pair miss out to Mahboob

by Dave Hueston

Kohei Matsumura and Yuki Kawauchi lost a footrace against Bahrain’s Ali Hasan Mahboob in the final stage of the men’s marathon and had to settle for the silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the Asian Games on Friday. Mahboob, a specialist at 5,000 and ...

| Oct 1, 2014

Tanii captures gold in 5-km walk

Takayuki Tanii broke the Chinese stranglehold on Asian Games race walking on Wednesday, taking gold in the men’s 50-km race in an event-record time. The 31-year-old finished in three hours, 40 minutes and 19 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in the world this year and ...

| Sep 29, 2014

Asian sprinters admit shortcomings

The prospect of an Asian-born athlete breaking the 10-second barrier for the 100 meters is still a long way off, according to two top sprinters. Kei Takase and China’s Su Bingtian admitted they had a lot of work to do to reach the landmark, ...

Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record

Sep 28, 2014

Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, becoming the first man to break the 2-hour, 3-minute barrier with a run of 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds. It was the second year running that the record had ...