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Gatlin blazes 9.74 in Doha 100

Justin Gatlin sent a message to Usain Bolt on Friday — both with his legs and his mouth. Gatlin lived up to the pre-season hype by winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League opener, a personal-best time and a new meet record for Doha. ...

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

May 14, 2015

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told AP. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt at worlds

May 11, 2015

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt at worlds

Justin Gatlin ruled the track last season in a very Usain Bolt-like fashion: 18 wins from 18 races. Impressive, but comes with a tiny caveat: Bolt never lined up in the lane next to Gatlin last summer. The Jamaican world-record holder took time off ...

May 3, 2015

Relay team qualifies for Rio Games

Japan’s track team qualified for the men’s 4×100-meter relay at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing third in the race at the world relays on Saturday. Japan’s Kazuma Oseto, Kenji Fujimitsu, Yoshihide Kiryu and Kotaro Taniguchi came home in 38.20 seconds, behind ...

Apr 27, 2015

Japanese para-athletes claim bronze

Japanese wheelchair racer Masazumi Soejima and visually impaired Misato Michishita and Tadashi Horikoshi came in third at Sunday’s London Marathon. For the para-athletes, the London Marathon acted as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, awarding places to the top two ...

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Apr 26, 2015

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 42.2-km route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds in overcast conditions ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bolt rips reduced doping ban for Gay

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Desisa, Rotich steam to victories in Boston Marathon

Apr 21, 2015

Desisa, Rotich steam to victories in Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any ...

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Apr 19, 2015

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu fell short in his bid for a sub-10 second mark and also settled for second in the men’s 100 meters at the Oda Memorial International on Sunday. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.40 with a wind assistance of 0.2 meters per second ...

Apr 18, 2015

Kiryu places third in 200-meter race

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu settled for third in the men’s 200 meters on the opening day of the Oda Memorial International meet on Saturday. Kiryu clocked a time of 20.80 seconds with a tailwind of 1.5 meters per second to finish behind Kenji Fujimitsu and ...