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Merritt beats world champion Van Niekerk to win 400

ZURICH (AP) LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich meet on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month. Merritt won in 44.18 seconds, 0.10 ahead of Grenada's Kirani James - who claimed bronze in Beijing - and 0.17 ahead of Van Niekerk, the South African who left his kick too...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton runs, jumps, and throws to a world record

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton broke his own world record this week in Beijing at the IAAF World Championships, on his way to a first place finish. His score of 9,045 points, accumulated over the combined efforts of 10 individual events, bettered his previous mark by six points and further established his dominance as the greatest decathlete of all time. This win, coupled with Eaton...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Rudisha to race against the clock in 800m in Zurich

ZURICH (AP) After announcing his return to the top with a second world championship title in Beijing last month, 800-meter world record holder David Rudisha is aiming to run even faster at the Weltklasse Zurich meet on Thursday. Rudisha has had a difficult time since breaking the world record at the 2012 London Olympics. He missed the 2013 world championships with a bad knee and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Criminal probe into Powell, Simpson dropped in Italy

UDINE, Italy (AP) A criminal doping investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson plus their trainer has reportedly been dropped in Italy. The ANSA news agency says a preliminary trial judge made the decision Wednesday at the request of prosecutors in Udine. Powell, Simpson and Canadian trainer Christopher Xuereb were placed under criminal investigation...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Veronica Campbell-Brown wins 200m heat while switching lanes (Video)

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her 200m heat Thursday at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships despite switching lanes during the race.The Jamaican sprinter, and 2011 world champion, started the fifth heat in lane 5, but veered wide after rounding the curve, crossing the finish line first while in lane 6. Immediately afterwards, Campbell-Brown said she was "having a headache...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: US runner Molly Huddle latest dope to prematurely celebrate, lose

U.S. runner Molly Huddle, 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing running the 10,000 meters, thrilled she had the bronze...but teammate Emily Infeld was right behind her.Nobody expects Emily Infeld. And who the hell celebrates a bronze?Dope.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

American Runner Celebrates Too Early, Costs Herself Bronze Medal (Video)

Molly Huddle did a fine job of running 9,999 meters. One tiny problem, though: The race she was running was 10,000 meters. The American track and field runner ensured she’ll be on blooper reels for the foreseeable future thanks to one very avoidable gaffe. Huddle was in position to medal in the final of the 10,000 meters at the world championships over the weekend. She felt comfortable...
Via NESN.com
10 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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. 4x100m relay team stripped of Olympic silver medals

According to NBC Sports, the U.S. Olympic 4x100m relay team has been stripped of its silver medals by the International Olympic Committee. This is no surprise following Tyson Gay’s failed drug tests in the summer of 2013. Per the NBC Sports report: “As expected, following USADA’s decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified...
Via Sportsnaut
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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