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Ethiopia's Negesse wins Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse held off world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda to win Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, part of the six-race World Marathon Majors series. The 26-year-old Negesse took the tape in 2 hours, 6 minutes flat ahead of Kiprotich (2:06:33) and defending champion and race record-holder Dickson Chumba ...

Feb 17, 2015

IAAF plans to toughen drug testing

The IAAF, athletics’ global governing body, is to launch a doping crackdown on elite marathon runners after scandals involving top Kenyan and Russian stars. Organizers of the top races in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Tokyo and Berlin have agreed to finance extra testing ...

Feb 6, 2015

Bolt to start season with 400 meters

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is to open his 2015 world championships season on Valentine’s Day at the Camperdown Classic, where he’s expected to run the 400 meters. Bolt will compete at the meeting at Jamaica’s National Stadium, organized by his personal coach Glen ...

Feb 1, 2015

Estifanos triumphs at Beppu-Oita

Eritrea’s Tewelde Estifanos triumphed while Hiroki Kadota came runnerup for the top finish for Japan in the Beppu-Oita Marathon on Sunday. Estifanos, who broke away from Kadota ahead of the 33-km mark, crossed the tape in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 18 seconds on the ...

Jan 30, 2015

Kenyan marathoner Jeptoo gets two-year doping ban

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday. The biggest doping scandal to hit the East African country in recent years, Jeptoo’s case has focused attention ...

Jan 3, 2015

Aoyama Gakuin takes ekiden title

Overnight leader Aoyama Gakuin University won the 91st running of the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden on Saturday, earning the school’s first championship in the classic road race. A day after winning the opening leg for the first time in the school’s history, Aoyama Gakuin clocked ...

Aoyama Gakuin leads Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

Jan 2, 2015

Aoyama Gakuin leads Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

Aoyama Gakuin University got a leg up in the pursuit of the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden championship on Friday, when the school’s team won the first day of the grueling road race for the first time ever. Aoyama Gakuin finished the five-segment, 107.5-km route between ...

Dec 17, 2014

IAAF notifies Kipsang of missed test

Kenya’s former world marathon record-holder Wilson Kipsang has been notified of a missed doping test by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. The notification followed the failure by Kipsang, the 2012 Olympic medalist and New York marathon ...

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

Dec 15, 2014

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 ...

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 ...