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Allyson Felix 'disappointed' she can't run 200-400 double

BEIJING (AP) Training-wise, Allyson Felix thinks she's fit enough to run the 200 and 400 meters at the world championships. Timing-wise, the schedule just doesn't work out. It's a situation that irks the usually stoic American sprinter, who qualified in both events but will focus only on the 400 in Beijing. Here's the dilemma: The semifinals of the 200 - her signature event and...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolt and Gatlin through to 100 semifinals; Farah wins 10K

BEIJING -- Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved closer to setting up the biggest duel of the world championships on Saturday, striding into the semifinals of the 100 meters with victories in their heats. Gatlin upstaged the Jamaican with the top time in the first round, even though the American got a little push from nature with a strong back wind of 2.1 meters per second during his...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolt, Gatlin through to 100 final at world championships

BEIJING -- The biggest showdown in years is on, despite a shocking stumble from Usain Bolt. The Olympic champion and Justin Gatlin are in the 100-meter final at the world championships after both won their semifinal heats Sunday in the most contrasting of ways. Bolt, always the hesitant starter, stumbled out of the blocks and had to chase hard throughout his heat to qualify in 9...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolt survives semifinals scare, wins 100m final at worlds

BEIJING -- After two years of uncertainty, Usain Bolt produced his biggest clutch performance to beat rival Justin Gatlin on Sunday in the 100-meter final at the world championships with a lunge at the line. Bolt was trailing for almost all of Sunday's race, the biggest showdown in the sport in years. But with gritted teeth, the two-time Olympic champion clawed back into contention...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world title by 0.01 seconds

By NESN Staff Usain Bolt handed Justin Gatlin his first loss in nearly two years Sunday, edging the American by 0.01 seconds in the finals of the 100-meter dash at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Bolt, who won gold in the event both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, finished with a winning time of 9.79 seconds. Gatlin clocked in at 9.80 to take second — his first loss...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100 meters in Beijing

BEIJING -- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first three-time world champion in the women's 100 meters, riding a lightning start to hold off Dafne Schippers on Monday. Tori Bowie of the United States took bronze. Already a two-time Olympic champion over the distance, Fraser-Pryce added another world gold in 10.76 seconds, her right arm and her index finger aloft as she crossed the...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

American Runner Celebrates Too Early, Costs Herself Bronze Medal (Video)

Molly Huddle did a fine job of running 9,999 meters. One tiny problem, though: The race she was running was 10,000 meters. The American track and field runner ensured she’ll be on blooper reels for the foreseeable future thanks to one very avoidable gaffe. Huddle was in position to medal in the final of the 10,000 meters at the world championships over the weekend. She felt comfortable...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolt back on the track to start 200 at world championships

BEIJING (AP) Celebration time is over, Usain Bolt. Your stage beckons. After a day off following his wild 100-meter win over Justin Gatlin, the Jamaican great returns for the opening round of the 200 meters on Tuesday at the world championships. This is the event Bolt loves best, too. He's captured three straight world titles in the event. Although Gatlin has the fastest two times...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Ashton Eaton to wear cooling hood at worlds

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the world championships (all times local): --- 6:25 p.m. If Ashton Eaton looks cool under pressure in the decathlon at the world championships, it's because he is. The Olympic champion and world-record holder will wear a specially designed cooling hood over the two-day competition that begins Friday. Researchers for his sponsor, Nike, came up with a...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

BEIJING (AP) No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home - a kidney transplant. That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion and world-record holder is treating each race this week as if it might be his last. With his kidney function less than 20 percent...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Veronica Campbell-Brown wins 200m heat while switching lanes (Video)

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her 200m heat Thursday at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships despite switching lanes during the race.The Jamaican sprinter, and 2011 world champion, started the fifth heat in lane 5, but veered wide after rounding the curve, crossing the finish line first while in lane 6. Immediately afterwards, Campbell-Brown said she was "having a headache...
Via Holdout Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Felix wins 400 meters for 9th gold at worlds, matches Bolt for most

Allyson Felix won the 400 meters in 49.26 seconds on Thursday to earn her ninth world championship gold medal and match the total of Usain Bolt. Ten years after she won her first gold, a 200-meter title in Helsinki, Felix ran the fastest time in the world this year to win in Beijing. Shaunae Miller of Bahamas won silver in 49.67 and Shericka Jackson of Jamaica took bronze in 49.99...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt coasts to dominant 200M win over Justin Gatlin

BEIJING -- Usain Bolt put his sprinting supremacy beyond doubt. With one of his coasting-at-the-end performances in the 200 meters on Thursday, Justin Gatlin still couldn't get close as the Jamaican won a record 10th gold medal at the world championships. Looking left and failing to see any red from Gatlin's jersey, Bolt lifted both arms and punched his thumbs into his chest to show...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt taken out by photographer on Segway

By Steve DelVecchio Usain Bolt won his fourth gold medal in the 200-meter sprint at the World Championships on Thursday, but he paid the price shortly thereafter. After Bolt was done dusting silver medalist Justin Gatlin with a time of 19.55 seconds, a photographer got a bit too close to the Jamaican while he was taking a victory walk. The end result was a nasty-looking spill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Taken Down By Segway Scooter After Worlds 200M Win (Video)

Usain Bolt still can’t be slowed on the track, but off of it is a different story. The legendary sprinter continued his worldwide dominance Thursday at the world championships as the Jamaican easily won the 200 meters, blowing by Justin Gatlin. Bolt coasted across the finish line to capture his second gold of the worlds after he won the 100 meter final Sunday, too. Bolt still has...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Usain Bolt Run Over By Camerman on Segway

Usain Bolt is currently in China making a mockery of the competition at the World Athletics Championships. This morning, he won gold in the 200m, rather easily and Justin Gatlin finished second. But after the race, as Bolt is doing […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt won 200-meter world championship then got taken out by a cameraman on a Segway

What do you get when you’re the world’s fastest man? Another 200-meter world championship? Sure, Usain Bolt got that in 19.55 seconds Thursday, toying with American Justin Gatlin in the last ten meters. Adoring fans around the globe? He’s had that for the better part of a decade. Lucrative shoe deal? Been there done that. How about being run over by a man holding a television...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Usain Bolt gets taken out by guy on Segway during victory lap

Usain Bolt is one of the greatest Olympic sprinters of all time. He has been known as the fastest man in the world for the better half of a decade and he continues to break records. Today, he is lucky that he didn’t break his ankle after his most recent race in Beijing. Following his win in the race, Bolt took the customary victory lap. The company broadcasting the event wanted...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt gets hit by Segway after completing sprint double (VIDEO)

Shortly after Usain Bolt won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships on Thursday, a cameraman proved that the World’s Fastest Man is still no match for one on two wheels. While taking in the victory with a bare-footed walk on the track, some doofus on a Segway ran into Bolt from behind and knocked the Jamaican sprinter for a loop. The Olympic...
Via The Other Paper
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt gets destroyed by cameraman on a segway after winning gold medal (video)

Usain Bolt continued to do what he does best on Thursday, as he left his opponents in the dust and won the gold medal in the 200-meter sprint at the World Championships in Beijing. Justin Gatlin finished in second place and took home the silver medal. Bolt’s win was a no-doubter as he finished with a time of 19.55 seconds, which is quite different than Sunday when he attained the...
Via The Sports Daily
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt taken down by Segway after winning 200m gold at World Championships (Video)

Usain Bolt was celebrating his victory in the 200 meters at the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing when he was taken down by a cameraman riding a Segway. The Jamaican sprinter won the gold medal with a time of 19.55 seconds. As he took his victory lap, a cameraman was following close behind on a Segway. The Segway bumped into a railing, causing the cameraman to lose...
Via Holdout Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

BEIJING (AP) Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. His throbbing lower back couldn't take anymore punishment. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. Hardee said he was ''devastated'' to have to pull out of the 10-event competition...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time champion decathlete Hardee out of worlds with back injury

BEIJING — Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. His throbbing lower back couldn't take anymore punishment. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. Hardee said he was ''devastated'' to have to pull out of the 10-event competition, but...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Segway cameraman apologizes for running down Usain Bolt

By Jason Rowan One of the bigger stories this week in the world of sports that turned into an absolute phenomenon was how world-class sprinter Usain Bolt wasn't run down by one of his opponents during a race but instead got run over by a cameraman riding on a Segway. And the suddenly infamous media member wants everyone to know how sorry he is for inadvertently knocking over...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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