Mary Keitany, Paul Kosgei and Gilbert Kirwa chase world records at the BIG 25 Berlin on Sunday

Three Kenyan top stars will run the 30th edition of the BIG 25 Berlin this Sunday: Mary Keitany, Paul Kosgei and Gilbert Kirwa are ready for fast times. The jubilee edition of Germany’s oldest big city road race is very likely to see two world record attempts. The BIG 25 Berlin boost the strongest international…

Women’s 100m and strong fields in the throws to take the spotlight in Osaka

Two reigning World champions and a pair of reigning Olympic champions will headline the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday, the second IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2010. Leading the field in the women’s 100m will be Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Earlier this year, Campbell-Brown won the World indoor title in the 60m…

Boston Marathon affects latest World Rankings

World Rankings The latest All-Athletics.com World Rankings have been released. This week the biggest effect came from the Boston Marathon. Men’s winner Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya moved from 28th to the 6th position, while Ethiopian Tekesde Kebede, who was second in Boston, went from 24th to 13th place. Winner of the women’s race, Teyba…

Justin Gatlin will not be allowed to make early comeback

[picappgallerysingle id=”6612343″]Controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin will not be allowed to make an early return to competitive competition, the International Association of Athletics Federations said on Monday. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100metres champion was given an eight-year ban, reduced to four on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after he tested positive for…

World Indoor 60 favourite Ivory Williams tests positive for marijuana

American world indoor 60m favourite Ivory Williams has withdrawn from this weekend’s IAAF championships because of a positive test for marijuana, his manager said on Wednesday. “He had a marijuana positive,” Ray Flynn said in a telephone call from the United States. “To the best of my knowledge it was at the US championships,” Flynn…

Belgian sprinter Fatmata Bangura tests positive for doping

Belgian sprinter Fatmata Bangura will miss next weekend’s world indoor championships after she was provisionally suspended because of a positive doping test. Sierra Leone-born Bangura was tested at her first Belgian championships last month and anti-doping officials found traces of the steroids clembuterol and stanozolol. Belgian athletics official Tille Scheerlinck told Belgian media that the…

IAAF president Lamine Diack says Usain Bolt saved track and field

Usain Bolt may have been the person to save track and field in the face of a number of doping scandals, as well as to highlight the merits of the junior school system. That’s according to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president, Lamine Diack. “I think it was the thing that was needed in…