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Farah smashes Ovett's record at Birmingham GP

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Mo Farah smashed Steve Ovett's 36-year-old British record over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday. Farah, who has endured an injury-hit season, crossed the line in 8 minutes, 7.85 seconds, easily overhauling Ovett's mark of 8:13.51. The Olympic, world and European 5,000- and 10,000-meter champion's time was also a European record...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ends injury-plagued season early after only three races

ZURICH -- Usain Bolt has decided to end his injury-plagued season early, having competed in just three races in 2014. Organizers for Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Zurich said Sunday that Bolt had withdrawn from the event's 100-meter race and will not compete again this season. The decision comes a day after Bolt won a 100 race in Warsaw, Poland, clocking 9.98 seconds...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ends injury-plagued season early

ZURICH (AP) Usain Bolt has decided to end his injury-plagued season early, having competed in just three races in 2014. Organizers for Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Zurich said Sunday that Bolt had withdrawn from the event's 100-meter race and will not compete again this season. The decision comes a day after Bolt won a 100 race in Warsaw, Poland, clocking 9.98 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt clocks 9.98 to win 100m race in Warsaw

  Usain Bolt ran a 100-meter race in under 10 seconds for the first time this year, clocking 9.98 for a comfortable victory at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial on Saturday. Bolt's season has been disrupted by a foot injury and he used the minor meet, held under a roof at Warsaw's National Stadium, as a warmup for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday, his first...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Carter, Allyson Felix win at Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM -- Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter wins 100 meters in Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM (AP) Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sprinter Gatlin still tripped up by checkered past

Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry - he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate - in quite some time. Using a shorter, more compact stride, the American sprinter is off to an 11-0 start in 100-meter races this season, although none have been against a certain person named Usain Bolt. Yet, no matter how many events Gatlin wins or how...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

'Emotionally drained' Lolo Jones ends her track season early

Olympian Lolo Jones has put an early end to her track-and-field season.  The 32-year-old hurdler and bobsled star announced on her Facebook page that her Winter Olympics stint as a bobsledder had left her "emotionally drained" and that she would skip her last three hurdling races in Europe.  Jones became one of just a handful of athletes who have competed at both the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah gets long distance double gold at Euros

ZURICH -- Mo Farah clinched his 5,000-10,000 meter double at the European Championships on Sunday, giving his troubled season a golden finish that made him the double long distance champion at continental, world and Olympic levels all at the same time. After proving his rude health during his 10,000 victory on Wednesday, the Briton showed off his running smarts and explosive power...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday. Bolt cruised to victory on the four-lane track at Leme beach, easily beating Mark Lewis-Francis of Great Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States. Bolt said he felt ''sluggish'' and that his final...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt expects to run under 10s in Rio beach event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds in a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach this weekend. Bolt says Sunday's race is ''going to be a test'' to see where he's at with his preparations this season. He will be competing against three other sprinters in the ''Mano a Mano Challenge'' on a track at Leme beach...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah wins 10,000m at Euros, erasing health worries

Olympic and world champion Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the European Championships on Wednesday, erasing any worries about his health and setting him up for another long-distance sweep. Farah led a British one-two as Andy Vernon swept past Turkey's Ali Kaya in final meters to claim silver. After skipping the Commonwealth Games because of a tooth infection and stomach ailment...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

  Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the Commonwealth...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

ZURICH (AP) Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah, Schippers look for big Euros medal hauls

ZURICH (AP) Britain's Mo Farah wants to underscore his status as the pre-eminent long-distance runner of his age with another 5,000-, 10,000-meter double at the European Championships. Dafne Schippers wants to evoke memories of her Dutch compatriot Fanny Blankers-Koen by winning a sprint triple at the six-day event opening Tuesday. Farah has been unbeaten at the Euros since...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Having a Good Time With the Ladies at the Club (Photos)

Usain Bolt hit multiple clubs last night in London and looks like he had a pretty good time I would say. FLIP THE PAGES FOR MORE PHOTOS OF BOLT’S NIGHT ON THE TOWN…
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Really Needs Help With Her Twitter Game

Thank God I woke up. Having a nightmare. I had no abs. I was going into shock. Murder me in a dream but never no abs it was too much — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 4, 2014 Lolo Jones took to Twitter to tell of a nightmare she had last night where she had no […] The post Lolo Jones Really Needs Help With Her Twitter Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones shares terrible nightmare about abs

We all have nightmares. Nightmares are pretty much a guaranteed evil in life right along with taxes and wet socks.For Lolo Jones, her worst nighmare was realized last night after having a dream where she didn't have her signature rock-hard abs. Apparently, she was absolutely terrified.Thank God I woke up. Having a nightmare. I had no abs. I was going into shock. Murder me in...
Via Bush League Chronicle
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt dancing to ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ cures every case of the Mondays

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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Dances Before A Race

Looks like Usain Bolt doesn’t have to worry about any pre-race jitters. Guess it comes with the territory of being the fastest man on the planet. [YouTube] The post Usain Bolt Dances Before A Race appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Does Funny Dance Routine Before Race (Video)

I think Usain Bolt’s ability to stay loose before races has been the key to his dominance in track and field aside from his physical gifts of course. The guy never looks as nervous as his opponents before a race, actually more times than not he’s doing something downright silly and then he proceeds to blow the competition out of the water. Never fails. Before his 4x 100m relay...
Via BlackSportsOnline
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Shows Off Awesome Dance Moves At Commonwealth Games (Video)

Usain Bolt always leaves time for a little bit of fun, even when he seconds away from winning yet another race. In the moments prior to the 4×100 meter relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Bolt was seen dancing to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. Naturally, the crowd got into Bolt’s moves, singing and dancing along to the song. Apparently...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Announced He Will Retire After 2016 Olympics

Photo Credit: Brunel University via www.photopin.com     World champion and record holder track sprinter, Usain Bolt confirmed that he will be retiring after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  Bolt has already proved to be one of the all-time great track runners by holding records in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4×100 meters.  He has accomplished a lot in his short career...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt denies saying Commonwealth Games are a bit sh-t

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt is in damage control mode this week after a newspaper quoted him as saying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are “a bit sh-t.” Bolt is at the Commonwealth Games competing for Jamaica in the 4×100 meter relay. Though he’s living in the athletes’ village, he said he’s spending most of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt reaffrims dream to play for Manchester United

Usain Bolt is a huge Manchester United fan. Today, the fastest man alive reiterated his dream on one day playing for United. ‘Its a big dream. Believe in me,’ he says with a smile to BBC. He was with the club showing his allegiance through a very busy stretch for the Red Devils this past season: November 24th vs Cardiff City, Bayer Leverkusen on the 27th, a trip to Whiteheart...
Via The Sports Bank
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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