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Usain Bolt points to Rio with more gold in his hands

BEIJING (AP) Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started. Was he healthy enough? Was he fit enough? Was he - gasp! - fast enough? Yes, yes, and a resounding yes. The Jamaican great left the Bird's Nest with three more gold medals and ended any suspicions about his dominance. Just in time, too, with the Olympic track...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A 200-400 sprint double at Olympics could be waiting Felix

BEIJING (AP) If Allyson Felix feels tired now, just wait until next year. The American sprinter would like to have the opportunity to run the 200 and 400 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Trouble is, the schedule right now really doesn't allow for it. Not enough recovery time. Given that she's one of track's biggest names, the International Olympic Committee said it will...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

US men, Jamaican women wrap up with relay victories

BEIJING -- LaShawn Merritt anchored the U.S. men's 4x400-meter relay team to a sixth straight world title, winning in 2 minutes, 57.82 seconds to end a relay drought for the Americans in the world track and field championships. Jamaica won the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 4x400 and was leading the final race on the final lap until Merritt overhauled Javon Francis...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt does LeBron stomp dance after relay win

    Real recognize real. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has had quite the week after winning gold in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter races at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The Fastest Man in the World kept it rolling on Saturday, collecting another gold medal as the Jamaican team anchor in the 4×100 relay.     After the victory, Bolt busted out a tribute...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Richards-Ross looks to lead US to gold in 4x400 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) A gold medal could make a tough trip to Beijing a little bit better for Sanya Richards-Ross. It's a story she's all too familiar with. Back at the Bird's Nest seven years after a huge disappointment left her crying under the stands, the American has a chance to once again lead the 4x400-meter relay team to a victory Sunday on the final day of the world championships...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold

BEIJING (AP) This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just a little deeper. So Eaton gritted his teeth and charged ahead, grimacing as he stepped over a low railing and into the stands to wrap his exhausted arms around his wife. That was about all the strength he had...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deja vu: Vlasic, Chicherova go 2-3 again at Bird's Nest

BEIJING (AP) Same stadium, same positions on the podium. Just like at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Blanka Vlasic won the silver medal and Anna Chicherova took the bronze at the world championships on Saturday. Both matched champion Maria Kuchina at 2.01 meters and finished behind the Russian on a countback. Even though their medals weren't gold, Vlasic and Chicherova still celebrated...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

1 would have been enough before, now Farah has a handful

BEIJING (AP) Only seven years ago, Mo Farah was daydreaming about winning a medal - just one, any color. On Saturday, the British distance runner was on the track posing with Usain Bolt at the Bird's Nest as the friends continue to collect gold by the bagful. With his runaway victory in the 5,000 meters, Farah now has five world titles in as many major races dating back to the same...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt gets gift from man who leveled him on segway

It appears that happy endings aren’t just for fairytales. Remember earlier in the week when track star Usain Bolt was leveled by a videographer on a Segway? Well, it appears that he was feeling some remorse for the accident and not just embarassment. “The important thing is that he is OK,” Song Tao, a CCTV cameraman, said through a translator, via The Guardian. “I’m...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Segway Man Gives Usain Bolt A Gift As An Apology For Almost Ending His Career

Remember that segway riding cameraman who almost ended one of the greatest sprinters of our lifetime’s career a couple of...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Malachowski wins discus world title for Poland

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): --- 8:52 p.m. Piotr Malachowski won the discus throw with a best mark of 67.40 meters to claim his first world championship title and give Poland a third gold medal in throwing events in Beijing. Malachowski was a silver medalist at the 2008 Olympics at the Bird's Nest and a two-time silver medalist at...
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Eaton eclipses own world record en route to decathlon title

BEIJING -- Ashton Eaton broke his world record in the decathlon, running 4 minutes, 17.52 seconds in the 1,500 meters to finish with 9,045 points and retain his world title. It was the first world record at the 2015 championships at the Bird's Nest, the venue of the 2008 Olympics. The Olympic and world champion had 8,216 points after nine events, a lead of 256 over second-place Damian...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eaton closes in on decathlon gold at worlds; Toth wins walk

BEIJING (AP) Ashton Eaton is closing in on another decathlon world title, and keeping the world record in sight, too. The American finished just behind his closest rival, Damian Warner of Canada, on Saturday in the 110-meter hurdles before a sizable discus throw brought him within 13 points of his world-record pace. The pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters close out the two-day...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Eaton leads by 165 after 6 events in decathlon

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): --- 9:30 a.m. Ashton Eaton leads the decathlon by 165 points after six events, placing second to Damian Warner of Canada in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. Warner won the last of the decathlon sprint hurdles heats in 13.63 seconds, reducing the margin by eight points to Eaton, who recorded 13.69. Eaton...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt back in relay, chases 3rd gold at worlds in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them. Not so fast. He still needs those bright yellow and blue spikes. There's one race left for the Jamaican - the 400 relay. A win there Saturday and he'll walk out of the Bird's Nest 3 for 3, just like he did seven years ago at the Beijing Olympics. He hasn't set any world...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

4 days before kidney transplant, US hurdler Merritt wins bronze at world championships

BEIJING -- When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American won a bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles Friday night at the world championships -- a victory he'll have less than four days to celebrate. Next Tuesday, he'll be...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton races out to big lead in decathlon at worlds

BEIJING (AP) The clock by the track isn't broken, Ashton Eaton. You really did run that fast. The defending decathlon champion thought for sure there was some sort of malfunction after seeing 45.00 seconds displayed in big, bold numerals as he finished the 400 meters Friday night at the world championships. That was a world-record time for the decathlon event, eclipsing the old...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Segway cameraman apologizes for running down Usain Bolt

One of the bigger stories this week in the world of sports world that became an absolute phenomenon was how world-class sprinter Usain Bolt wasn’t run down by one of his opponents during a race but instead was run over by a cameraman riding on a Segway after one. And the suddenly infamous media member wants everyone to know how sorry he is for inadvertently knocking over the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Image of Asia: Ashton Eaton races to wide lead in decathlon

In this photo by David J. Phillip, decathlete Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the decathlon's 400-meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. He set a world record, running the distance in 45.00 seconds, and extended his lead through five events. The defending world champion has 4,703 points after the event's first day, a lead of 173 over Damian Warner of Canada....
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt, clumsy cameraman get together after medal ceremony

BEIJING -- Usain Bolt and the clumsy cameraman returned to the scene of their collision, only this time there was nobody doing backflips. When they met again Friday, Bolt had just received his gold medal for winning the 200-meter final the previous night -- the race that preceded a dramatic collision with a TV cameraman who was filming his celebration from a two-wheel motorized vehicle...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time champion decathlete Hardee out of worlds with back injury

BEIJING — Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. His throbbing lower back couldn't take anymore punishment. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. Hardee said he was ''devastated'' to have to pull out of the 10-event competition, but...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

BEIJING (AP) Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. His throbbing lower back couldn't take anymore punishment. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. Hardee said he was ''devastated'' to have to pull out of the 10-event competition...
Via AP on Fox
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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