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Usain Bolt’s Dominance Versus Other Dominant Athletes

How does the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, the Olympic gold medal medallist and world record holder over the 100m and 200m, measure up against other legends.
Via World-Track.org
1 day ago

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan will not run 2017 Boston Marathon

At the 2014 Boston Marathon, Shalane Flanagan clocked in the fastest time ever for an American woman. This year she will not be able to compete at the historic Boston Marathon because of a back injury. The Marblehead, Mass. native is a four-time Olympian who has ran the Boston Marathon three times. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she finished sixth in the marathon and won...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan out of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the Boston Marathon with a back injury. The native of nearby Marblehead posted the fastest time ever for an American woman on the course in 2014. She finished sixth in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro last summer and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Games in the 10,000 meters. Flanagan says Boston is...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain's Albert Rop in a sprint for the line. The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt may get stripped gold medal back on appeal

Usain Bolt still has at least of chance of keeping a relay gold medal that was stripped from the team.The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Friday that Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, whose positive drug test led to the 2008 Jamaican relay team being stripped of a gold medal, is appealing the decision.“A CAS arbitration procedure is in progress,” the court said in a statement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again

The heaving, uncontrollable sobs have occurred twice for Justin Gatlin. Once, for a failed drug test in his prime that led to a stay in track's version of purgatory. The other, over a .01-second slipup that he'll never get over. Say this much for the controversial sprinter: His life has certainly been filled with peaks and valleys, which he reveals in an hour-long documentary titled...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again

The heaving, uncontrollable sobs have occurred twice for Justin Gatlin. Once, for a failed drug test in his prime that led to a stay in track’s version of purgatory. The other, over a .01-second slipup that he’ll never get over. Say this much for the controversial sprinter: His life has certainly been filled with peaks and valleys, which he reveals in an hour-long documentary...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

WATCH: Usain Bolt comfortably wins 150m at Nitro Athletics 2017

Usain Bolt comfortably wins 150m at Nitro Athletics 2017
Via Track & Field
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt All-Stars win Nitro Athletics meet in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt and his All Stars completed a clean sweep of the inaugural Nitro Athletics series on Saturday, with Bolt winning the 150-meter race in his only solo appearance of the three-night meet. With Asafa Powell and Bolt - the former and current 100-meter world record holders - running the opening two legs of the deciding 4x100-meter mixed relay, the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt To Race Over 150m At Nitro Athletics Series Finale

World record holder Usain Bolt ready to run the 150m at the Nitro Athletics Series grand finale in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night. Stream it live! The post Usain Bolt To Race Over 150m At Nitro Athletics Series Finale appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
13 days ago

Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian runner Maria Savinova stripped of Olympic gold; Caster Semenya in line to take title.
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

IAAF Seb Coe says he's a fan of the Nitro Athletics concept

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) IAAF president Sebastian Coe says he's a big fan of the Nitro Athletics concept being showcased by Usain Bolt and which features mixed medley relays, sprints over non-traditional distances and elimination mile races. Bolt has led the Usain Bolt All-Stars in a team competition against Australia, New Zealand, China, England and Japan for two nights, including...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt leads his all-stars to relay win in Nitro meet

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell helped the Bolt All-Stars win the 4x100-meter mixed relay Thursday on the second of three nights of the Nitro Athletics meet. A botched baton change in the mixed relay by Australia cost it overall victory on the night. The home team initially thought it had beaten the Bolt All-Stars but was penalized 50 points after Jack Hale...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

USA bobsled finishes 1-3-6 in Igls’ bobsled World Cup

Over the weekend, the U.S. women’s bobsled team finished 1-3-6 for the women’s bobsled World Cup in Igls. U.S. track and field hurdler Lolo Jones and Elana Meyers Taylor teamed up for a first place gold medal on Saturday, while teammates Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans claimed bronze and Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs captured a sixth place finish. Jones earned her first...
Via Excelle Sports
17 days ago

WATCH: Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017

Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017
Via Track & Field
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt Opens Season 4x100m in Mixed Relay Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017

Usain Bolt Opens Season 4x100m in Mixed Relay Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017
Via Track & Field
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt in mixed company on first night of Nitro Athletics

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It was Usain Bolt unlike he has ever been seen before on the track - taking part in a mixed 4x100-meter relay. The first edition of the Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium saw the Bolt All-Stars winning the night, with Australia claiming second in the six-team event on Saturday. Bolt lined up in the second leg of the mixed relay against three...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowls and Olympic medals: Michelle Carter lives up to legacy of father-coach, Michael

When your father is Michael Carter—the only athlete ever to win both an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl title within the same year—it’s hard not to feel pressure to live up to legacy. But daughter Michelle Carter did just that this past summer when she became the first American woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal in the shot put, breaking the U.S. record along the way...
Via Excelle Sports
20 days ago

Refugee travel ban brings sadness to "Lost Boy" Lopez Lomong

On training runs through the woods, two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong's mind frequently wanders back in time. He thinks about arriving in this country as one of the ''Lost Boys of Sudan ,'' with nothing more than a book featuring the Statue of Liberty on the cover. He remembers becoming a U.S. citizen in 2007 after being among the thousands of young civil war refugees brought to the...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ultimately 'not sad' about losing Olympic relay gold

MELBOURNE, Australia — Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he's lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn't holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter. Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges

MELBOURNE, Australia — Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he’s lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn’t holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter. Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited...
Via The Denver Post
22 days ago

Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he's lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn't holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter. Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn collaborate for world record in distance medley relay

Olympic bronze medalists Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn of Boulder teamed with two other U.S. Olympians to break the indoor world record in the distance medley relay Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet in Boston. They finished the 4,000-meter run in 10 minutes, 4.3 seconds, which was 2.27 seconds better than the previous mark set two years ago in the Boston meet. ...
Via The Denver Post
26 days ago

Usain Bolt ‘not happy’ about being stripped of gold medal

Usain Bolt admitted that he’s not happy to have been stripped of a gold medal following a teammate’s positive test for a banned substance.Bolt told Andre Lowe of the Jamaica Gleaner that he was disappointed to lose the medal, which he won as Jamaica's relay team at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, but would consider helping with an appeal.“It’s rough that I have to give...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Analysis: Bolt can't outrun Jamaica's doping problem

It was bound to happen. Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica's anti-doping program and recognize things weren't right. Eventually, that was bound to ensnare Usain Bolt, the spirit-lifting superstar whose reach goes well beyond his own island but who is still losing one of his nine Olympic golds because of the problems down...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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