Latest leaders of the 2009 World Athletics Tour Standings – Athletes acquired points to qualify for the IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final, to be held on 12-13 September in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Havana, Cuba – Twenty-year old Yordanis García improved his personal best by over 100 points to score a world leading 8496 points in winning the NACAC Combined Events Championships on Saturday (30) in Havana, his first international title since taking the World Youth gold in 2005.
Gotzis, Austria – Germany’s Michael Schrader sensationally won the 35th edition of the Hypo Meeting in Götzis with a new world seasonal best of 8522 points beating American Trey Hardee by just six points. Olympic champion Nataliya Dobrynska of Ukraine won the Heptathlon with 6558 points, the second best performance in the world this year.
RANDALL’S ISLAND, New York – It was a disappointing day for Jamaica’s seniors at yesterday’s 5th Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, as they failed to win any of the major races.
Complete results from the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix track and field meeting at the Icahn Stadium in New York City on Saturday. Tyson Gay, LaShawn Merritt, Allyson Felix and among others highlighted the meeting with super performances
Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers recorded a season’s best to win the 100-metres dash at the low-key Papaflessia athletics meeting on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE – Junior Alain Bailey led a 1-2-3 finish in the long jump for Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field on day one of the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, at Louisville’s Cardinal Park.
When Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters a year ago in New York, he was still just another sprinter from Jamaica, making a case to his coach that this was the event for him. He was two months away from his force-of-nature performance in Beijing and life as an icon.
Tyson Gay has never cared about his own popularity. But as he walked the halls in the Times Square Sheraton on Thursday, America’s Fastest Man couldn’t help noticing how much the track and field landscape has changed.