South Africa's government calls for athletics boss to be axed

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government received support on Sunday for its demand that the country’s top athletics official be axed after he admitted lying about gender tests conducted on 800-meter world champion Caster Semenya. Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene apologized Saturday, saying he had lied to protect the 18-year-old’s privacy. The sports ministry called […]

Ukraine’s Kasyanov, Dobrynska win IAAF World Combined Events Challenge in Talence

Ukraine’s Oleksiy Kasyanov and Natalya Dobrynska, the overnight leaders in the Decathlon and Heptathlon, ended up the victors in the 33rd edition of the Décastar meeting which is part of the 2009 IAAF Combined Events Challenge but in both cases it came down to the last events. The second day started as the first day […]

Berlin Marathon Results

Complete results from the 2009 Berlin Marathon which took place on Sunday 20, September MEN 1. Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia, 2:06.08; 2. Francis Kiprop, Kenya, 2:07:04; 3. Negari Terfa, Ethiopia, 2:07:41; 4. Dereje Debele Tulu, Ethiopia, 2:09:41; 5. Alfred Kering, Kenya, 2:09:52; 6. Girma Assefa, Ethiopia, 2:09:58; 7. Eshetu Wondimu, Ethiopia, 2:12:28; 8. Atsushi Fujita, Japan, […]

Hall, Ndereba win Philadelphia Distance Run – Results

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Hall outdueled three Kenyan runners on Sunday to become the first American-born runner to win the Philadelphia Distance Run since 1986. The top-ranked U.S. marathoner broke away from Sammy Ndereba, Benjamin Limo and Valentine Orare with about a mile to go in the 13.1-mile race and hit the finish line in 1 […]

Unmatched Jeter blasts to 10.64secs at Shanghai

By Huram Hung, World-Track SHANGHAI, China —– In-form Carmelita Jeter send another strong warning to her challengers for next season with another gallant run after the World Championships disappointments in Berlin. Coming up against a solid field here, Jeter rocketed from the blocks and then opened up a huge lead with every stride to win […]