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New York City Marathon champ Kipsang missed out-of-competition doping test

Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.
Via Fox Olympics
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanya Richards-Ross Looking Sharp in the Gym, Training for Rio

Jamaican American 400-meter World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. RELATED:  Sanya Richards-Ross's Training Progression Last Monday, Richards-Ross posted a video of herself
Via Stack
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday. The 28-year-old Lavillenie succeeded Usain Bolt after clearing 6.16 meters to take Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old mark in February. The Frenchman also won 21 of the 22 competitions he entered this year, securing victories...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenya's Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (AP) Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32. Ideal conditions - sunny skies and 46-degree temperatures - greeted the runners...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Up for track honors, Gatlin shrugs off critics

Justin Gatlin is far more interested in winning races than popularity contests. Still, the American sprinter with a doping history doesn't quite understand the backlash over his nomination for track and field athlete of the year. Gatlin went undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, a year that didn't include a major meet and one in which Usain Bolt chose to give his nagging...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt sports lederhosen, parties the oom-pah-pah out of Oktoberfest

Injury may have forced Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to end his track-and-field season early, but it's hasn't put the cork on his fun.  The reigning Olympic champion brought his high spirits to Munich, where the fastest man in the world was seen wearing lederhosen, imbibing the local brew, and wholeheartedly embracing the annual German beer-soaked booze-apalooza known as Oktoberfest...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How Lolo Jones Got Lean After Bobsledding

Lolo Jones is going to get an Olympic medal. It’s just a matter of time. In 2008, the track star from Iowa by way of Louisiana State University narrowly missed
Via Stack
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-time US 200m champ Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, faces up to 15 years

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder on Thursday morning. A South African judge ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist did not intentionally shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year but could still be convicted of culpable homicide. Pistorius shook and wept as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict. “Clearly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Track Star Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty Of Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius appeared to have a large pile of evidence going against him, but apparently not enough. Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder in an South African court on Thursday. The double-amputee track and field star was charged with murder after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death. Pistorius claimed it was an accident, thinking it was an intruder...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

  American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record holder Asafa Powell won the first in 9.90. Powell...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Race for the ages? 103-year-old sprinter wants to run against Bolt

Call the race of the centuries: The world's fastest centenarian, 103-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki, wants to run against world's fastest man Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash.  "I'd love to race Bolt," Miyazaki told Agence France Presse during a recent Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto.  He's certainly earned his place at the starting line. Born in 1910, Miyazaki was a...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Man Wants To Race Usain Bolt

Hidekichi Miyazaki is 103-years-old and his goal is to challenge Usain Bolt to a foot race. Remarkably, Miyazaki only started taking up sprinting eleven years ago, at the age of 92. In that time, he’s come a long way. His 29.83 second time in the 100-meter dash earned Miyazaki a world record for sprinters over 100 years of age. His reputation has also got him one of the best nicknames...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 02, 2014  |  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 Tori...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  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 fast he...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  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 Summer and...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  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.
Via Diehardsport
August 04, 2014  |  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
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones misses her bobsled butt

You read the title correctly. Lolo Jones has competed in both the summer and winter Olympics. Her most recent endeavor was as a member of the US Women’s Bobsled team, something that allowed the track athlete to gain what she called a “nice bobsled butt.” Of course since that time the extra weight, and butt, have come off the 31-year-old. “It was really tough just because...
Via Tireball.com
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones: I miss my nice bobsled butt

Lolo Jones has always been in tremendous shape, which is hardly a surprise considering she is both an Olympic hurdler and bobsledder. However, you might be surprised to hear that Jones actually prefers the physical condition she was in when she was training for the Winter Olympics over where she is at right now. During […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Misses Her Sochi Teammates … And Her Bobsled Butt

Lolo Jones misses certain facets from Sochi, such as her teammates and bobsled butt.
Via Gamedayr
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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