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Mo Farah stumbles twice, advances to 5,000 final at worlds

BEIJING (AP) Mo Farah stumbled once, then again, and still qualified easily for the 5,000-meter final at world championships. With his dominance over the 5,000 and 10,000 over the past five years, Farah is becoming the Usain Bolt of long-distance running. And like the Jamaican sprinter who stumbled over the weekend in the 100 semifinals, Farah survived a couple of scares on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jamaicans provide some smiles in the 200 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) Racing in a lane next to one of the big-name Jamaicans sure was a laugh. They certainly brought a few smiles to the sprints Wednesday night at world championships. Usain Bolt was already chuckling with the runner next to him before he crossed the finish line in the 200 meters. Another of the country's champions, Veronica-Campbell Brown, was up to a different sort of...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bolt, Gatlin ready for showdown in 200 meters at worlds

BEIJING (AP) A day before another showdown with his latest rival, Usain Bolt didn't show even the slightest trace of anxiety. Why would he? When you're this good - the Jamaican is going for a fourth straight world championship title in the 200 meters on Thursday night - you can afford to be extremely confident. ''Showing people that when it comes to the big time, I always show up...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 200 meters for his 2nd gold medal at this year's world championships

BEIJING (AP) Usain Bolt wins 200 meters for his 2nd gold medal at this year's world championships.
Via AP on Fox
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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
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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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt taken out by photographer on Segway

    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 for both men...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt Knocked Over by Segway, Funny Video

Usain Bolt won the 200m World Championships in China last night, beating out Justin Gatlin by .14 seconds. You can...
Via COED
11 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt trucked by cameraman riding Segway after 200M win

Nothing can stop Usain Bolt, except perhaps a cameraman who loses control of a Segway. The Jamaican sprinter had just cruised to victory in the 200 meters in Beijing, when a cameraman following him on his victory lap lost control and plowed the track star from behind. Bolt popped right back up, looking back to see what happened, as the mortified cameraman signaled that it was an...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt Tripped By Segway At World Championships

https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js Usain Bolt won gold in the 200 meters tonight in China at the World Championships ahead of second place...
Via Busted Coverage
11 hours ago  |  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
10 hours ago  |  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
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Usain Bolt dominates the 200m final in Beijing, then gets destroyed by a Segway while celebrating

Many of us felt that, Jamaican, Usain Bolt's best days were behind him. Over the last couple of seasons the sprinter has been slowed by hamstring and back injuries, but it appears that the only thing that will slow him down at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing is a rogue cameraman on a Segway. Bolt barely won the 100m event with a very good time of 9.79 seconds, edging out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Americans add 2 golds at worlds from Felix and Taylor

BEIJING (AP) Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships. Felix, because her best event is not the 400 meters. And Taylor, because he is still getting used to leaping off his right foot in the triple jump. What they showed Thursday is that they're so good, they win anyway. And the timing couldn't have been better. Noticeably absent...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt v. a Segway

Usain Bolt of Jamaica was hit by a cameraman on a Segway while celebrating his win in the 200-meter final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at National Stadium in Beijing.Bam.[Tara Mulholland]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton begins defense of decathlon title at worlds

BEIJING (AP) Ashton Eaton is in good shape, maybe even his best shape in quite a while. Mentally, he's as strong as ever, too. Watch out world record. The Olympic decathlon champion believes his best-ever mark could be in jeopardy at the world championships. His quest begins Friday with the 100-meter run, the first of 10 events over the two-day competition. Eaton's record stands...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  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
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss
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