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  1. Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan retires

    Former freestyle world record holder and three-time Olympic medalist Eamon Sullivan says he has retired competitive swimming just weeks after pulling out of the Australian team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a shoulder injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  2. Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson have bans reduced by CAS

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced 18-month doping bans for Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson to just six months.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  3. Russian swimming at risk after doping cases

    Russia is at risk of being suspended from international swimming competition following a series of positive doping tests, the country's sports minister said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  4. Asafa Powell files appeal, wants doping ban reduced to three mont...

    Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has asked for his 18-month doping ban to be reduced to three months, arguing that he only committed a minor offense.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  5. Miles and miles

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    On this day 60 years ago, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. Then a 25-year-old English medical student, Bannister became an international sensation with his record-setting run of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds in Oxford ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  6. Former 100-yard dash record holder Frank Budd dies

    Olympic sprinter and former 100-yard dash world record-holder Frank Budd died this week at 74.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  7. Wilson Kipsang wins London Marathon for second time, sets course-...

    World-record holder Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon for the second time on Sunday, producing a course-record time to see off a strong field despite arriving late in the British capital after his passport was stolen.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2014
  8. Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months after testing...

    A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  9. Endurance sports - London Marathon field is stacked with the worl...

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    The field for the London Marathon is stacked and Roger Robinson breaks down a field that boasts the world record holder and five of the 10 fastest marathoners in history.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  10. Mao Asada sets world record at Figure Skating World Championships...

    Mao Asada of Japan set a world record on Thursday to finish first in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  11. United States sets world record in 4x400 at world indoor champion...

    The United States set a world record in the 4x400 meter relay at the world indoor championships.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2014
  12. Ashton Eaton narrowly misses world record in winning heptathlon a...

    Ashton Eaton won yet another gold and again proved himself a leading contender for the world's strongest athlete.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  13. Pole-vaulter Renaud Lavillenie withdraws from worlds

    New indoor pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will not defend his title in the world championships next month because of a foot injury.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  14. Renaud Lavillenie breaks 21-year-old indoor pole vault record

    Under the watchful eye of Sergei Bubka himself, it was perfect symmetry as Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.16 meters to break the great's longstanding indoor pole vault world record in the same Ukrainian city of Donetsk more than 20 years later.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  15. 102-year-old French cyclist Robert Marchand sets world record

    Age hasn't slowed cyclist Robert Marchand.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  16. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy

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    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014