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Usain Bolt to attend Formula E race, but which is faster?

The FIA Formula E Series will be in London this weekend for a doubleheader that will bring it’s inaugural season to a close. Plenty of big names will be on hand during the event, including the fastest man on Earth: Usain Bolt. The 28-year-old Jamaican holds multiple sprint race world records, including an incredible 9.58-second run at the 2009 Berlin World championships. With the...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USC sprinter believes he can beat Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin

It is a huge honor to be considered the world’s fastest man. No one runner has been able to compete on the level of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt nor American sprinter Justin Gatlin since their debuts in the Olympics some ten years ago … until now. USC junior sprinter Andre De Grasse thinks he can be the next big sensation in the world of Olympic sprinting. And as Ric Flair says...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farah says he never doped; missed tests were 'mistakes'

LONDON -- Two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says he's never taken performance-enhancing drugs and describes his two missed tests as "simple mistakes." The British distance runner missed two tests in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics, where he won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. The report came at a time when Farah's American coach...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt called the 'neighbor from hell' over crazy parties

When Usain Bolt isn’t setting world records and working on maintaining his reputation as the fastest man alive, he apparently likes to have a good time. According to some of his neighbors in Jamaica, Bolt’s propensity for partying has become an issue. The Daily Mail reports that Bolt has developed a reputation in Kingston for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gatlin-Powell-Gay to race in 100 at Diamond League meet

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The three fastest men in the world this year are set to race each other in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting. Organizers of the Lausanne meeting say Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay are entered for the race on July 9. Usain Bolt, the world-record holder and two-time Olympic champion over 100 meters, has opted to run the...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Farah worried about reputation amid allegation against coach

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is concerned his reputation is being ruined by the doping allegations against coach Alberto Salazar, but says he will not break ties with the American. Salazar has been accused of using doping practices for his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project, in investigations by ProPublica and the BBC. Farah, the world and Olympic 5...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Eaton pulls out of Hypo with back injury

GOETZIS, Austria (AP) Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems. Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this week. It would have been the American world record-holder's first appearance at...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt getting back into shape ahead of worlds

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Usain Bolt says he is not worried by Justin Gatlin's fast times and is using this season to get into shape ahead of the world championship in Beijing after his injuries last season. The Jamaican great was talking on Sunday in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava two days before he runs the 200 meters at the Golden Spike meet there. The six-time Olympic...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracy wins 100 meters in Beijing after Gatlin withdrawal

BEIJING (AP) Marvin Bracy clocked 9.95 seconds to win the men's 100 meters at the World Challenge Beijing meet Wednesday, a day after American teammate Justin Gatlin withdrew from the event. Bracy beat Mike Rodgers by four hundredths of a second, with Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian taking third in 10.06 at the Bird's Nest, which will also host the world championships in August. Gatlin...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

God Has Lolo Jones’ Back in the Dating Game

If you are Christian, funny, attractive, and most importantly, a gentleman, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones needs you in her life ASAP. Jones took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal things didn’t quite work out with her last man, despite him having three of the four qualities listed above. Jones’ caption: I asked God why didn’t it work out with the guy I liked? He was a Christian...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolt to run at season-ending meeting in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) Usain Bolt will run at the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting on Sept. 11. Bolt, the world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters, will decide after the world championships in Beijing in August which event he will contest in Brussels. It will be Bolt's seventh appearance in Brussels, where he has posted five wins - four in the 100 and one in the...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. 4x100m relay team stripped of Olympic silver medals

According to NBC Sports, the U.S. Olympic 4x100m relay team has been stripped of its silver medals by the International Olympic Committee. This is no surprise following Tyson Gay’s failed drug tests in the summer of 2013. Per the NBC Sports report: “As expected, following USADA’s decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Lavillenie withdraws from Diamond League opener

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie has withdrawn from the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha after injuring his shoulder while running in a 4x100-meter race for his club in France. A statement from Diamond League organizers on Tuesday said Lavillenie hurt his shoulder when he fell at the finish line running the anchor leg in Lyon on Sunday...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Gebrselassie retires from competitive running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances up to the marathon, announced his decision to retire on Sunday after competing in the Great Manchester Run. And to underline his desire to keep going, he ran the 10-kilometer course...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympian uses javelin to pull out daughter's tooth

Bryan Clay is finding new ways to use his old equipment now that he’s retired. Clay is a decorated U.S. Olympic athlete who specialized in the decathlon. He’s a 2008 gold medal winner, and he’s now retired. He’s apparently spending his downtime doing a little dentistry work. On Tuesday night, Clay tweeted this video of him using a javelin to remove one of his daughter’s...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt will run again at Golden Spike meet in May

  Usain Bolt will compete again at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava in May. Organizers say the Jamaican great will run the 200 meters on May 26 at the meet, which is part of the IAAF world challenge series. They say it will be his only European meet in the first part of the season. The six-time Olympic champion will race for the seventh time at the meet, and returns...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Bruce Jenner gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night in which he described himself as a woman. The former Olympic star said in the interview that this would be his last one as Bruce now that he is transitioning into his new identity...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt: Gay's reduced doping ban sends wrong message

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt says American sprint rival Tyson Gay got off lightly and should have been kicked out of the sport for doping. Gay received a reduced one-year suspension in 2013 after testing positive for a steroid at the U.S. championships. He got the lighter penalty because he provided evidence to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led to an eight-year ban for coach Jon Drummond...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Meb Keflezighi, Hilary Dionne Combine For Special Finish At Boston Marathon

Even when he isn’t crossing the line first, Meb Keflezighi still manages to turn in an unforgettable finish. The last few miles of the race didn’t go as planned for the defending Boston Marathon champ, but Keflezighi still found a way to make the end of the race special for him and for a female runner. Keflezighi caught up to elite women’s runner Hilary Dionne down the final...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt in Rio: 'I'm excited now that it's getting closer'

  Usain Bolt walked into a small gym at the base of Rio de Janeiro's Mangueira favela on Thursday, took three shots on the basketball court - at least one from 3-point range - and made all three. That bodes well for next year's Olympics where the six-time gold-medal sprinter will try to add three more in Rio. Bolt says ''this will be my last Olympics, but I am definitely looking...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang to retire

  A Chinese newspaper says the country's former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang plans to announcement his retirement next week following nagging injuries. The Shanghai native has not competed since withdrawing at the London Olympics in 2012 after rupturing his Achilles tendon. He pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Games with a similar injury. The 31-year-old Liu became one of China...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympic champ Mo Farah runs fastest indoor 2-mile ever

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farah runs fastest ever indoor time for 2 miles

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015. Farah put aside a Twitter row with a British teammate in the build-up to the race to cross the line in 8 minutes, 3.40 seconds. The time eclipsed Kenenisa Bekele's world best of 8:04.35 at the same meeting seven...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah trashes fellow runner: Taylor Swift is probably faster

Great Britain’s Mo Farah is one of the best distance runners in the world. He has two Olympic gold medals, three World Championship gold medals, and five European Championship gold medals among the honors he’s received. That didn’t stop countryman Andy Vernon from taking a shot at him over the competition Farah would be facing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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