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Stunner: Justin Gatlin wins 100 to spoil Usain Bolt's final championships

Usain Bolt is expected to close out his international career on Saturday in the 4x100 relay.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
August 05, 2017

WATCH: Justin Gatlin Beats Usain Bolt in Men's 100m Final at London IAAF World Championships 2017

Justin Gatlin Beats Usain Bolt in Men's 100m Final at London IAAF World Championships 2017
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August 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Gatlin spoils Bolt’s farewell in 100 with remarkable gold

London • Usain Bolt was no longer stunning. He was just stunned. At the end of a career in which he has dominated his sport for a decade, Bolt was beaten in his final 100-meter race by an American almost five years his senior — Justin Gatlin. Calling it quits at the age of 30 and looking for a golden farewell in his last individual race at the world championships, Bolt lost to a...
Via Jazz Notes
August 05, 2017

Two Americans beat Usain Bolt in Bolt’s final 100-meter race

Usain Bolt is one of the greatest athletes of all-time. He’s the fastest human in the history of the world. The Jamaican sprinter is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist.His final 100-meter race, however, did not go as expected. Bolt sprinted in his signature event at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in London Saturday. The storybook ending was not to be, as two Americans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: VFLs Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman beat Usain Bolt in his final individual race

Boom! A pair of Tennessee Volunteers beat Usain Bolt in his final individual race on Saturday. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman finished 1-2 in the 100 meter final in London, beating one of the greatest sprinters of all time. Here’s the video. Check out Gatlin’s incredible comeback on the outside to beat Coleman and Bolt. With Bolt on the way out, Christian Coleman certainly...
Via Rocky Top Talk
August 05, 2017

No Bolt means new 200 world champ for 1st time since 2007

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt will surrender another world title. This one, without even taking the track. The Jamaican great is skipping the 200 meters at the world championships, bringing an end to his string of four straight titles in his favorite event. This was planned. The loss to Justin Gatlin — along with up-and-coming sprinter Christian Coleman — in the 100 meters? Not so much...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 06, 2017

Usain Bolt takes bronze in his final race ever

If you haven’t been paying attention to the 2017 IAAF Outdoor Track and Field Championships, you wouldn’t have seen Usain Bolt race in his final meet ever. He raced the 100m, an event in which he holds the world record in. In the final, he placed third place earning him the bronze medal. It was the first time he had ever received a bronze medal in any event on the international stage...
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August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Felix relishes rematch at worlds after close 400 loss in Rio

LONDON (AP) — The scrapes for Shaunae Miller-Uibo have no doubt healed. The scars from the loss for Allyson Felix have not. Miller-Uibo used a head-first dive at the finish to beat her American rival in the 400-meter final at the Rio de Janeiro Games last August. Felix is very much looking forward to the rematch Wednesday at the world championships as she tries to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 08, 2017

Felix falters in 400 rematch as Francis grabs win at worlds

LONDON (AP) — Shaunae Miller-Uibo pulled up with about 30 meters to go. Allyson Felix uncharacteristically faded near the finish. Phyllis Francis? She just kept on running. The rematch between Felix and Miller-Uibo in the 400 meters on a rainy Wednesday night at the world championships took an unexpected turn. Neither runner wound up on the top step of the podium. That honor belonged...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 09, 2017

Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs win gold and silver in steeplechase at World Championships

The American duet of Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs captured gold and silver in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase on Friday at the IAAF World Championships in London, becoming the first American women to ever win the event. Coburn’s time of 9:02.58 was a championship record in the event, while Frerichs’ time of 9:03.77 was a personal best. The steeplechase wasn’t the only event...
Via Excelle Sports
August 11, 2017

Bolt, Farah take to the track 1 more time at worlds

LONDON (AP) — Saturday marks the end of the Usain Bolt’s career. The Jamaican great is looking for one more gold medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the world championships. The relay heats are set for early Saturday. If everything goes according to plan and no batons are dropped, it will also mark the final duel between Bolt and American rival Justin Gatlin, who beat the Jamaican...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 11, 2017

Usain Bolt’s Career Ends By Pulling Up Lame In 4×100

The amazing career of Usain Bolt has come to an end in the worst way possible. After being upset in his final 100m race at the IAAF track and field championships in London last weekend, finishing in third place, Bolt was hoping to go out on top in the 4x100m relay. Unfortunately, Bolt’s final race was cut short when he pulled up lame on the final leg. With Bolt pulling up injured...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 2017

Mo Farah loses in final race on track at worlds

LONDON (AP) — It was the familiar “Mobot” celebration on an unfamiliar face. Muktar Edris put an end to Mo Farah’s dominance in the distance races at the world championships on Saturday, and he crossed the line doing the move that Farah made famous at the Olympics five years ago. Edris out-kicked Farah down the stretch, beating the British runner at his own game in the final seconds...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 12, 2017

Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too

London •  Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell...
Via Jazz Notes
August 12, 2017

Pearson, Harper-Nelson lead way in 100 hurdles at worlds

LONDON (AP) — Besieged by injuries, Sally Pearson missed nearly two years. Beleaguered by some bad results, Dawn Harper-Nelson hasn’t been quite the same, either. Yet there they were down the stretch, two Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalists vying for the title at the world championships on Saturday. Just like old times, they were reunited on the podium — Pearson taking first...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 12, 2017

Banner world for Felix, banner championships for US

LONDON (AP) — The race was still somewhat close when Allyson Felix grabbed the baton. Then, it wasn’t. She shifted into that Allyson Felix gear and opened up a lead that grew wider and wider during the second leg of the 4×400-meter relay Sunday at the world championships. The final two legs of the race were a formality, with the Americans winning in a cakewalk. It was Felix’s 11th...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 13, 2017

Long jump world champ Brittney Reese: ‘I’m not done yet’

LONDON – There was something different about this world championship victory for Brittney Reese. The usually stone-faced American long jumper already owned three world outdoor gold medals, not to mention the Olympic gold, captured at London Olympic Stadium nearly five years ago to the day. But after she fouled on her meaningless final attempt on Friday, she tore off her bib and flipped...
Via Excelle Sports
August 14, 2017

Usain Bolt Suffered Torn Hamstring In Final Race

Usain Bolt’s career did not end as planned. After being upset in the 100m at the IAAF track and field championships in London earlier this month, the final race of the Jamaican legend’s career was the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the baton for the final leg when he pulled up lame and fell to the ground in a heap of pain. Now we know exactly what happened to Bolt. According to a photo...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 18, 2017

Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds. “Emotions have been high coming into this event – not as much as (the 2012 Olympics in) London but...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 20, 2017

Thompson, Farah, Barshim Highlight Birmingham Diamond League

BIRMINGHAM, UK -- Elaine Thompson, Mutaz Essa Barshim and Mo Farah provided some of the highlights at the Muller Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (20).
Via World-Track.org
August 20, 2017

Shalane Flanagan upgraded to silver medal in 10,000-meter from 2008 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) notified the United States Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field on Monday that distance runner Shalane Flanagan has been upgraded to the silver medal for the 10,000-meter race she ran at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. In March 2017, Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey, who was the original silver medalist in the 2008 Olympic Games, was...
Via Excelle Sports
August 21, 2017

Olympic Champ Semenya Targets 600m World Best In Berlin

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya of South Africa will race in a special 600m at the 2017 Berlin ISTAF - IAAF World Challenge meeting on Sunday (27).
Via World-Track.org
August 26, 2017

Shalane Flanagan to lead group of past podium finishers in American Professional Athlete Field

Former open division runner-up Shalane Flanagan will be joined by two-time wheelchair champion Amanda McGrory, Josh George and Abdi Abdirahman at the world’s largest marathon, the New York City Marathon, in November. The American Professional Athlete Field will have a team representing four U.S. Olympians and seven Paralympians. Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden, as well as NYRR...
Via Excelle Sports
August 28, 2017

Fraser-Pryce Targets October Return; Staying At MVP TC

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce confirmed that she is still being guided by Stephen Francis at the MVP track club and is targeting a return to training in October, following the birth of her first child.
Via World-Track.org
September 19, 2017

2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results: Kipchoge, Cherono Win

Results from the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon as Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono won the men's and women's Elite races on Sunday (24).
Via World-Track.org
September 24, 2017
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