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Wilson Kipsang leads Kenyan sweep at Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (AP) Wilson Kipsang led a Kenyan sweep of the podium at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, had a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 58 seconds, a meet record. That was over a minute slower than the current world-best of 2:02:57 set by compatriot Dennis Kipruto Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Gideon Kipketer finished second in 2:05:51...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt in New Pokémon Stars Ad

Usain Bolt in New Pokémon Stars Ad
Via Track & Field
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Michelle Carter wins women's shot put in US Indoor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Olympic champion Michelle Carter won the shot put Sunday in the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships with a mark of 62 feet, 5 1/4 inches. Carter has been busy outside track since Rio, making an appearance on ''The Bachelor'' and doing speaking engagements across the country at everything from businesses to churches. `''The Bachelor' was fun,'' Carter...
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March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa, American Molly Huddle win NYC Half

NEW YORK (AP) Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia ran the fastest time in five years in winning the NYC Half, and Molly Huddle of the United States won her third straight women's title in the 13.1-mile race Lilesa, the silver medalist in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics, was timed in 1 hour, 4 seconds Sunday and finished ahead of Britain's Callum Hawkins (1:00:08) and fellow Ethiopian...
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March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

This 12-Year-Old Jamaican Track Star Is Already Being Compared to Usain Bolt

As eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt thinks about retiring, Jamaica may already have its next big track star. Twelve-year-old Jamaican sprinter Brianna Lyston is already being compared to the fastest man alive and there's no question why. RELATED: Sprinters: Improve Each Aspect of Your Speed During the 2017 Boys and Girls Championship in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday...
Via Stack
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt shoots down ‘fake’ Facebook post asking for donation money

On Sunday, a Facebook post by “Bolt Usain (Lighting Bolt)” went viral. It was a request for people to donate money to help a mother treat her sick son.The real Usain Bolt quickly shot it down, however, as “fake,” and the post was quickly pulled down by Facebook. While it wouldn’t be surprising if Bolt really had attempted to help someone in need, this post was clearly not a viable...
Via Sportsnaut
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui pulls away from American Galen Rupp for win in 121st Boston Marathon

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April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic athlete Germaine Mason killed in crash in Jamaica

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April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones single again, no longer dating Brad Wing

If Lolo Jones was in a relationship with New York Giants punter Brad Wing, it doesn’t appear it lasted very long.Late Sunday night, Jones shared a funny post on Instagram that revealed she is single. “Welp back to being single and putting out thirst trap pictures again,” Jones wrote.Jones has always been pretty open about her personal life. She was in the market for a boyfriend for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanya Richards-Ross reveals she had abortion weeks before Olympics

Sanya Richards-Ross, an Olympic track and field athlete who is married to former NFL cornerback Aaron Ross, recently published a memoir that included a very personal account of a difficult decision she and her husband made back in 2008.Just weeks before she was set to compete in the Beijing Olympics, Richards-Ross decided to have an abortion so she could continue to pursue her dream...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt wins his final 100m race in Jamaica Racers Grand Prix 2017 Exclusive Last Race in Jamaica

Usain Bolt wins his final 100m race in Jamaica Racers Grand Prix 2017 Exclusive Last Race in Jamaica - SALUTE TO A LEGEND Bolt opened his final track season with a winning time of 10.03 after making a grand entrance at the track meet.
Via Track & Field
June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols morning report: John Currie on Butch Jones, Rick Barnes on Memphis series, Christian Coleman on Justin Gatlin

Tennessee Vols A.D. John Currie on Butch Jones, Renewing the Memphis series, and Christian Coleman lead the Volunteers news for Monday, June 12, 2017. The Big Orange Caravan is heading across the state as we are in the heat of summer, and the weekend after the Tennessee Vols announced a new baseball coach, other news […] Tennessee Vols morning report: John Currie on Butch Jones,...
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June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Tyson Gay keeps sprinting in memory of 15-year-old daughter

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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant at nationals

Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nationals

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June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100 meters at Golden Spike meet

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June 28, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt wins 100m at Ostrava Golden Spike 2017 HD -Post Race Interview

Usain Bolt wins 100m at Ostrava Golden Spike 2017 HD -Post Race Interview
Via Track & Field
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m - Monaco Diamond League 2017

Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m - Monaco Diamond League 2017
Via Track & Field
July 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Stage all set for Hardee at worlds after Eaton’s retirement

LONDON (AP) — Trey Hardee wants to set the record straight: No, he’s not retired. Never has been. The thought really never crossed his mind. The two-time world champion decathlete understands why everyone may have jumped to that conclusion. He’s 33, has been sidelined by an assortment of injuries and did some broadcasting work for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. On top of that, his...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 01, 2017

Bolt, Farah headline the 1st day of world championships

LONDON (AP) — The stadium will be packed Friday for the opening of the world championships — and not only to catch a glimpse of Usain Bolt. After all, this is Mo Farah’s house. While Bolt races in an early heat of the 100 meters, the British long-distance runner will chase after the night’s only medal in the 10,000. He’s dominated the event, winning two straight world titles to go...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 03, 2017

Bolt, Farah in early action at world championships

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt and Mo Farah are poised to grab the early attention at the world championships. The Jamaican sprinter will compete in the opening round of the 100 meters, a race that should amount to a stroll. Gold in the 10,000 meters is at stake for Farah. On the opening night of the 10-day championships at the sold-out Olympic Stadium, the fervor of the home crowd will...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 03, 2017

Slow start can't stop Bolt in debut at last worlds

London • It was classic Bolt. The World’s Fastest Man saved his best for last. Lumbering out of the starting blocks and closer to last than first for half the race, Usain Bolt sped away nonetheless to an easy victory in his opening 100-meter heat Friday at his final world championships. His time — 10.07 seconds — didn’t matter. Neither did the fact that the evening’s best drama ...
Via Jazz Notes
August 04, 2017

Merritt clears a hurdle, returns to worlds with new kidney

LONDON (AP) — Looking back, American hurdler Aries Merritt realizes he probably shouldn’t have competed with a failing kidney at the 2015 world championships when he captured a bronze medal. “But in my heart of hearts, I thought that was my last championships,” Merritt said. He’s back. Even more, two years later and with a fully functioning kidney thanks to a transplant from his...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 05, 2017

Usain Bolt's last individual race spoiled

Usain Bolt had his farewell party spoiled when Justin Gatlin beat him in the 100 meters at the world championships. In a tight finish, Bolt was
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 05, 2017

WATCH: Tennessee sprinters Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman defeat Usain Bolt, finish 1-2 in 100m final

Usain Bolt is starting to know how the Georgia Bulldogs feel. In what was supposed to Bolt’s big finale, former Tennessee sprinter Justin Gatlin, 35, played spoiler and pulled off a surprising upset in the 100 meter final at the World Championships in London. Bolt came in third, behind Volunteer Christian Coleman, 21, who won the 100-meter semifinal earlier in the day. The trio raced...
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