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Spearmon cruises in 200 with no controversy

Restores dropped word in 1st paragraph: With AP Photos. By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Wallace Spearmon took another big step toward erasing the bad memories of being disqualified at the Beijing Olympics, overcoming a slow start to win the men's 200-meter final in 19.82 seconds Sunday at Hayward Field. ''That's definitely something that's been on my mind...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Track focus Saturday turns to women's 200

The longest 100-meter dash ever is soon coming to a finish. After Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh run in the 200-meter final Saturday night at Hayward Field, the two women will choose how they will resolve their third-place tie last weekend in the 100 meters. A decision was expected either Saturday night or early Sunday. At stake was the third spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Spearmon wins 200 at US track trials

Wallace Spearmon won the 200 meters at the U.S. track trials in 19.82 seconds on Sunday to earn a spot on the Olympic team. Maurice Mitchel was second in 20:14, and Isiah Young third in 20:16 to round out the U.S. team in the event for the London Games. Sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay were missing from the field because they decided to pass on the 200 after securing spots...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Dix doesn't run in 200 meters at Olympic trials

The top American sprinters were on the sideline and not in the starting blocks for the opening round of the 200 meters. As expected, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay didn't run in the event Friday at Olympic track trials. But the absence of Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix was a bit of a surprise. Dix was hampered by a sore left hamstring that slowed him in the 100, but he thought...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Gatlin wins 100 at Olympic trials

Justin Gatlin flew out to a fast start and held off Tyson Gay to win the 100 meters in the U.S. Olympic trials. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, finished in 9.80 seconds, beating Gay by 0.06 seconds Sunday night. Ryan Bailey was a surprise third-place finisher as he edged 2009 U.S. champion Mike Rodgers, savvy veteran Doc Patton and Walter Dix, the Olympic bronze medalist...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Gatlin wins 100 at US Olympic trials

Justin Gatlin flew out to a fast start and held off Tyson Gay to win the 100 meters in the US Olympic trials. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, finished in 9.80 seconds, beating Gay by 0.06 seconds Sunday night. Ryan Bailey was a surprise third-place finisher as he edged 2009 US champion Mike Rodgers, savvy veteran Doc Patton and Walter Dix, the Olympic bronze medalist in...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Lots to watch at USA track trials

The countdown to the Olympics is well underway, but the intensity picks up from now until July 1 as the American track and field trials take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. I'm looking forward to seeing who's going to make this Olympics team for what is going to be a historical event later this summer. The city of London is going to put on a great show and nobody...
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hayes returns to hurdles after all but retiring

Joanna Hayes limped off the track four years ago at the Olympic trials fully intending on never hurdling at this level again. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist tore a tendon in her knee at the trials and didn't want to go through months of rehab, let alone the grind of another season. So she called her coach, Bobby Kersee, and said she was stepping away for good. Kersee patiently...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Gatlin anxious for return to Olympic trials

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer The last time Justin Gatlin took the stage at the Olympic trials, he was a kid on the brink of becoming the next big sprinter in track. Those days seem long ago. So much has transpired for Gatlin since the `04 trials, when he finished second to Maurice Greene and knocked off a college star named Tyson Gay...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Nike: USA uniforms could shave time

US Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times -- a difference that could have elevated Walter Dix from bronze to the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. Dix still wouldn't have caught the fastest man in the world that day. Usain Bolt of Jamaica simply ran away from...
Via Fox Olympics
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

US Olympic uniforms could shave time off sprints

U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times - a difference that could have elevated Walter Dix from bronze to the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. Dix still wouldn't have caught the fastest man in the world that day. Usain Bolt of Jamaica simply ran away...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre Classic draws big stars

The glamour event at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend will be the men's 100 meters featuring a showdown between Walter Dix and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin. No, wait, the marquee race Saturday is Carmelita Jeter taking the line against Allyson Felix in the 200. Check that, it's got to be the men's 400 as teen sensation Kirani James of Grenada takes on American...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pre Classic draws some of track's biggest stars

The glamour event at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend will definitely be the men's 100 meters featuring a showdown between Walter Dix and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin. No, wait, the marquee race Saturday is Carmelita Jeter taking the line against Allyson Felix in the 200. Check that, it's got to be the men's 400 as teen sensation Kirani James of Grenada takes...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

OLYMPIC ATHLETES SHARE FASHION TIPS

With a name like Ralph Lauren designing their Olympic apparel, Team USA will certainly be among the best-dressed at the London Games. But outside the uniformity, outside of their sport, many of these athletes have a distinct sense of style. Olympians like Alicia Sacramone, Ryan Lochte and Allyson Felix shared their fashion tips and the clothing items/accessories that are essential...
Via A Glam Slam
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Team USA sweeps the World in Penn Relays

Team USA used a Penn Relays romp as a hopeful sneak preview for London. Allyson Felix ran on a pair of relay teams that set Penn Relays records on Saturday, and the United States was flawless in all six relays in the ''U.S.A. vs. the World'' races at Franklin Field on Saturday. USA Track and Field set the lofty goal of 30 medals in the Olympics. Felix, Sanya Richards...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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