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Aug 26, 2015

Kenyans test positive at world championships: IAAF

BEIJING (Reuters) – Kenyan athletes Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary have been handed provisional bans after failing doping tests at the world championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Wednesday.

The runners from a nation famed for its middle and long-distance runners were targeted in pre-competition tests at their team hotel in Beijing on Aug. 20 and 21, the IAAF said in a statement.

Aug 26, 2015

Hurdler Merritt to have kidney transplant after worlds

BEIJING (Reuters) – Olympic champion and high hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant next week after competing in the world athletics championships in Beijing, the 30-year-old American said on Wednesday.

Merritt, who was told he would never run again after being diagnosed with kidney disease in 2013, set the second fastest time behind compatriot David Oliver in the heats of the 110 meters hurdles on Wednesday.

Aug 26, 2015

Athletics-Hurdler Merritt to have kidney transplant after worlds

BEIJING, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Olympic champion and high hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant next week after competing in the world athletics championships in Beijing, the 30-year-old American said on Wednesday.

Merritt, who was told he would never run again after being diagnosed with kidney disease in 2013, set the second fastest time behind compatriot David Oliver in the heats of the 110 metres hurdles on Wednesday.

Aug 26, 2015

Rudisha back on top of the world, Dibaba dominant at world athletics championship

BEIJING (Reuters) – David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt’s second sprint showdown with Justin Gatlin moved a step closer at the world athletics championships on Tuesday.

While Rudisha’s 800 metres victory was not a patch on the brilliant run that won him gold in a world record time at the London Olympics, there was a reminder of one of the great nights of that Games when Britain’s Greg Rutherford won long jump gold.

Aug 25, 2015

World Athletics – Rudisha back on top of the world, Dibaba dominant

BEIJING (Reuters) – David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt’s second sprint showdown with Justin Gatlin moved a step closer at the world athletics championships on Tuesday.

While Rudisha’s 800 metres victory was not a patch on the brilliant run that won him gold in a world record time at the London Olympics, there was a reminder of one of the great nights of that Games when Britain’s Greg Rutherford won long jump gold.

Aug 25, 2015

Rudisha back on top of the world, Dibaba dominant

BEIJING (Reuters) – David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt’s second sprint showdown with Justin Gatlin moved a step closer at the world athletics championships on Tuesday.

While Rudisha’s 800 meters victory was not a patch on the brilliant run that won him gold in a world record time at the London Olympics, there was a reminder of one of the great nights of that Games when Britain’s Greg Rutherford won long jump gold.

Aug 25, 2015

Dibaba dominates to win 1,500 meters gold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba stormed to victory in the world championships 1,500 meters on Tuesday to claim her maiden global outdoor title and add to her family’s impressive collection of medals.

The 24-year-old world record holder tired of a tactical race and hit the front with two laps to go, outpacing the field over the final 800 meters to win in four minutes 8.09 seconds.

Aug 25, 2015

Athletics-Dibaba dominates to win 1,500 metres gold

BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba stormed to victory in the world championships 1,500 metres on Tuesday to claim her maiden global outdoor title and add to her family’s impressive collection of medals.

The 24-year-old world record holder tired of a tactical race and hit the front with two laps to go, outpacing the field over the final 800 metres to win in four minutes 8.09 seconds.

Aug 25, 2015

Rudisha trusts his pace to regain 800m world title

BEIJING (Reuters) – Kenya’s Olympic champion David Rudisha put three difficult years behind him and trusted his finishing pace to regain the world 800 meters title at the Bird’s Nest on Tuesday.

Still not back at his best after the knee injury that cost him his chance to defend the world title in 2013, the 26-year-old kicked for home at the end of the back straight and held on to win gold in one minute 45.84 seconds.

Aug 25, 2015

Athletics-Rudisha trusts his pace to regain 800m world title

BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Olympic champion David Rudisha put three difficult years behind him and trusted his finishing pace to regain the world 800 metres title at the Bird’s Nest on Tuesday.

Still not back at his best after the knee injury that cost him his chance to defend the world title in 2013, the 26-year-old kicked for home at the end of the back straight and held on to win gold in one minute 45.84 seconds.

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