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Injury stops comeback of pole vault record-holder Isinbayeva

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva has been forced to delay her comeback after injuring her Achilles tendon at her first competition. Isinbayeva was due to compete at a Russian domestic event in her home city of Volgograd on Saturday but pulled her Achilles in the warmup, her coach Evgeny Trofimov told the Tass agency. The injury will end Isinbayeva...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Galen Rupp will run the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Galen Rupp confirmed Thursday that he will be participating in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on February 13. This is big news, but it’s not completely unexpected. Rupp is 29 years old, and his prominence on the international stage has lost some of its edge. This is not to say he is not competitive or won’t win himself a few USA Championship track titles this year, but...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah finishes 2nd on 'slippery' course in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Mo Farah finished second to Garrett Heath of the United States at a rainy Great Edinburgh Cross Country men's race on Saturday. Double Olympic champion Farah lost to Heath in a sprint finish in his first race of 2016. Heath clocked 25 minutes, 29 seconds in the 8-kilometer race, with Farah two seconds behind. Farah, who is preparing for the defense of...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius granted bail, set to appeal murder conviction

Oscar Pistorius is a free man, for now. A Pretoria judge ruled that the 29-year-old former Paralympic Gold Medalist will remain free on bail, until he’s sentenced for murder in April and as he appeals his conviction. Pistorius, nicknamed “Blade Runner” experienced one of the biggest falls from grace in sports history, inspiring many after becoming the first double-leg amputee...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistorius found guilty of murdering girlfriend Steenkamp

    Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the previous conviction of culpable homicide. Pistorius had previously been found not guilty of premeditated murder, but Judge Eric Leach has ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist had to have known that firing his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

IAAF clears marathoner Radcliffe of doping allegations

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain. Tom Dulat Getty Images EuropeLONDON -- The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked ''any scientific or legal basis.''Track and field's governing body issued a 38-page response to allegations...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2015  |  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
September 02, 2015  |  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
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 27, 2015  |  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
August 26, 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

Usain Bolt called the 'neighbor from hell' over crazy parties

When Usain Bolt isn’t setting world records and working on maintaining his reputation as the fastest man alive, he apparently likes to have a good time. According to some of his neighbors in Jamaica, Bolt’s propensity for partying has become an issue. The Daily Mail reports that Bolt has developed a reputation in Kingston for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 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

WATCH: Olympian uses javelin to pull out daughter's tooth

Bryan Clay is finding new ways to use his old equipment now that he’s retired. Clay is a decorated U.S. Olympic athlete who specialized in the decathlon. He’s a 2008 gold medal winner, and he’s now retired. He’s apparently spending his downtime doing a little dentistry work. On Tuesday night, Clay tweeted this video of him using a javelin to remove one of his daughter’s...
Via NESN.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Bruce Jenner gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night in which he described himself as a woman. The former Olympic star said in the interview that this would be his last one as Bruce now that he is transitioning into his new identity...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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