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Rudisha on Kenya's team for worlds despite defeat at trials

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Olympic champion David Rudisha is on Kenya's team for the athletics world championships despite another defeat, this time at the national trials. The world record-holder in the 800 meters was beaten by Ferguson Rotich at the trials on Saturday. It followed back-to-back defeats for Rudisha at Diamond League meets to rival and Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

British review of Salazar finds no issue with Mo Farah

LONDON (AP) Britain's track and field body says its review of doping claims against coach Alberto Salazar has found no ''evidence of impropriety'' involving Mo Farah. The review was launched after Salazar, an American long-distance running coach, was accused of encouraging athletes at the Nike Oregon Project to skirt anti-doping rules. British Athletics says it found no ''reason...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patent pending: Nike’s Ashton Eaton recovery head sleeve

“After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself: Why does it feel good, after running, to pour a bottle of water over your head? I don’t know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.” The above passage by Olympian and decathlon record holder, Ashton Eaton, triggered Nike to...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah questioned in Salazar doping investigation

LONDON (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been questioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as part of an investigation into allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar. The Sunday Mirror newspaper said Farah spoke with USADA in a hotel in London on Saturday for five hours. Britain's Press Association said the meeting was believed to be routine and had been scheduled for...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Amos beats Rudisha in 800m in London Diamond League meet

LONDON (AP) Nijel Amos ran down David Rudisha to beat the Olympic champion by a tenth of a second in the 800 meters at the London Diamond League meet at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Rudisha led into the home straight but Amos, of Botswana, overtook him with 20 meters remaining to clock 1:44:57. Two other London Olympic gold medalists, Greg Rutherford of Britain and Valerie Adams...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in Diamond League

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt returned to form by winning the 100 meters in the Diamond League at London's Olympic Stadium in 9.87 seconds on Friday. After a poor start, Bolt struggled to break away from the pack but edged Britain's CJ Ujah over the last 10 meters. The Jamaican equaled his season's best of 9.87, which Bolt had recorded earlier Friday in qualifying. Bolt has struggled this...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt 'will show up' at World Championships in Beijing

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt says there is no concern about his participation in the World Championships in Beijing next month, after missing two Diamond League meetings with a left leg injury. Bolt, who will race in the 100 meters in the Diamond League meeting at London's Olympic Stadium on Friday, has not competed since running the 200m in New York last month. He withdrew from events...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The greatest race you’ve never heard about

Something world shattering just happened on July 17th, and 95% of the population most likely didn't even notice.   On a track very few people were watching, in a meet very few people knew was happening, 14 exceptional female mid-distance runners took the track in the Herculis Monaco to set history. On a perfect night in one of the most exclusive track arenas in the world, this...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudisha now the one who has to catch up

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) David Rudisha has been left behind, and he's not used to it. After two years of injury setbacks, the 800-meter Olympic champion, once untouchable over two laps, has endured a slow, frustrating battle for fitness. Meanwhile, his rivals - including Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos - are up to speed ahead of the world championships in Beijing next month. As he...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin continues fine form with dominant win in 100 meters

MONACO (AP) American sprinter Justin Gatlin continued his fine form by clocking 9.78 to win the 100 meters at the Herculis Diamond League meet on Friday, beating countryman Tyson Gay and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut. Gay, who earlier teamed up with Gatlin as the American men won the 4x100 meter relay, clocked 9.97 and Vicaut was timed in 10.03. But the performance of the night went to...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Moments after Devon Still delivered a tremendously powerful speech at the 2015 ESPY Awards on Wednesday, Caitlyn Jenner followed with one of her own. Jenner, making her first public appearance since coming out as a transgender woman earlier this year, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. U.S. women’s national soccer team captain Abby Wambach presented the award. In her...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Semenya not in South Africa's initial team for world champs

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Former 800-meter world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Caster Semenya has not made South Africa's initial team for the worlds in Beijing next month after failing to post a qualifying time. Athletics South Africa said Tuesday that athletes have until the end of July to qualify, with a final deadline of Aug. 10 for ''exceptional circumstances...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rule change means Gatlin ineligible for athlete of year

LONDON (AP) Even if Justin Gatlin manages to beat Usain Bolt at next month's world championships, he won't be eligible for the sport's athlete of the year award. A rule passed by the IAAF Council in November stipulates that athletes found guilty of serious doping violations - including Gatlin - will no longer be considered for the award, the sport's governing body said Tuesday....
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt returning to London to compete in Olympic Stadium

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt will return to London's Olympic Stadium to compete at a Diamond League meet on July 24. An injured left leg led to Bolt withdrawing from events in Paris last month and Lausanne on Thursday. Bolt's last race was a 200 meters in New York on June 13 that he described as ''really bad.'' His time of 20.29 was more than a second off his world record of 19.19. The...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletissima Diamond League Results

100-1, Justin Gatlin, United States, 9.75. 2, Asafa Powell, Jamaica, 9.92. 3, Tyson Gay, United States, 9.92. 4, Michael Rodgers, United States, 10.03. 5, Keston Bledman, Trinidad and Tobago, 10.03. 6, Kim Collins, Saint Kitts and Nevis, 10.08. 7, Isiah Young, United States, 10.11. 200-1, Zharnel Hughes, Britain, 20.13. 2, Anaso Jobodwana, South Africa, 20.21. 3, Isiah Young, United...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin races to 100 win; Farah takes 5000m at Athletissima meet

  Justin Gatlin easily beat two big-name rivals by clocking 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meet on Thursday. The in-form Gatlin left runner-up Asafa Powell of Jamaica trailing in 9.92, the same time as his fellow American Tyson Gay in third. The time was 0.01 outside Gatlin's world-leading season-best and the 2004 Olympic champion remained unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin races to 100 win in 9.75 at Athletissima meet

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Justin Gatlin easily beat two big-name rivals by clocking 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meet on Thursday. The in-form Gatlin left runner-up Asafa Powell of Jamaica trailing in 9.92, the same time as his fellow American Tyson Gay in third. Gatlin is shaping up as the man to beat at the world championships in Beijing next...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah to race in 3,000m at London Diamond League meeting

LONDON (AP) British Athletics says Mo Farah will compete in the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meeting at London's Olympic Stadium. The event, scheduled for July 24-25, will see Farah running on the track where he won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games as he steps up preparations for the World Championships in Beijing next month. Farah says ''this year's World Championships...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt's struggles "just a phase," says teammate Powell

PARIS (AP) Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is ''just a phase'' and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter. However, Powell also suggests it might be wiser for Bolt not to try to defend his 100-meter crown at the world championships next month. Powell says on Thursday ''if he's not 100 percent...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Goucher lashes out at former coach Alberto Salazar

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Distance runner Kara Goucher was upset at being portrayed as a liar by Alberto Salazar after her former coach went public to clear his name over doping allegations. Goucher went on the defensive Sunday after her 5,000-meter race at nationals, saying she's ''fighting to clean up my sport'' and started talking to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2013. A story by ProPublica...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gatlin blazes to fast time in 1st round of 200 at nationals

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Justin Gatlin exerted little energy in his first race of the U.S. championships Saturday, easily winning his opening heat of the 200 meters with a blazing time. Gatlin finished in 19.92 seconds on a steamy afternoon. According to USA Track and Field, it's the fourth-fastest time in the first round of a 200. After the race, sprinter Curtis Mitchell cracked: ''Hey...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

After wins in 100, Gay, Bowie weigh running 200 at nationals

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) A light cool-down jog, maybe a quick ice bath for her legs and then a call to her grandmother in Mississippi. That's pretty much the extent of Tori Bowie's celebration plans after winning the 100-meter title at the U.S. championships on Friday night. She needs all the rest she can get since the first round of the 200-meter race begins Saturday. One title is nice...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E driver's race for VISA innovation ambassador Usain Bolt's support

It may look like an audition for Top Gear’s new Stig but this is an unusual “qualifier” for the Visa London ePrix this weekend. This week's competitors in the FIA Formula E Series took to the streets of London in a foot race challenge laid down by the Visa innovation ambassador Usain Bolt ahead of the Visa London ePrix in Battersea, London.   The winner was the French...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah to race in 10,000 at Athletissima meeting

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is to run in the 5,000 meters at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. Organizers of the Athletissima meet on July 9 say it is the first time Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 gold medalist Farah will run at the track. The British runner has not competed since the BBC aired allegations that his United States-based coach Alberto...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sprinter Asafa Powell dominates 100m heats in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell dominated heats in the men's 100 meters at Jamaica's trials by recording a time of 9.98 on Thursday. Sprinters Kemar Bailey-Cole and Andrew Fisher both clocked 10.05. Yohan Blake finished with 10.24 after a poor start. The semi-finals and the final will take place on Friday. The coach of world record-holder...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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