Liu trains in spikes but World Champs still out

By Huram Hung, World-Track SHANGHAI, China — China’s former 110m hurdles world record holder Liu Xiang took another step closer to full recovery on Wednesday when he trained in spikes for the first time since returning from an Achilles injury. Despite the promising signs, however, Liu’s coach Sun Haiping, who watched his athlete struggled to […]

Bolt – "I have not yet started 200m training yet!

By Gary Smith, World-Track PARIS — Usain Bolt has revealed his 19.59 seconds in Lausanne was achieved without any serious 200m training and his bracing for something special once the time comes around for the World Championships in Berlin next month. Running on a soaked track in 60-degrees weather with a slight headwind, Bolt ran […]

Campbell-Brown, Majewski lead 5 Olympic champions in Barcelona

By Mellissa Henry for World-Track BARCELONA — Five Olympic champions, including Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown and Poland’s Tomasz Majewski are on the list of participants competing at the 15th Míting Ciutat de Barcelona EAA meeting on 25 July. The organisers also confirmed that Americans David Neville, a member of the winning 4x400m relay team in Beijing […]

Kenya's Kitwara and Ngatuny spiked out of Berlin

Athletics Kenya officials are on Wednesday expected to name Olympic bronze medallist Micah Kogo and Moses Masai in Kenya’s 10,000 metres team to the World Championships. The duo will replace national champion Sammy Kitwara and Gideon Ngatuny, who finished second at last month’s national athletics championships. At the same time, Lineth Chepkurui, fourth at the […]

Blake runs 9.96 so who will be on Jamaica men's 4×100?

At last year’s Olympic Games the quartet of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell smashed the United States’ 1992 world record of 37.40. Breaking the world record then was no surprise to track and field fans as all four athletes had sub-10 times going into the meet. With their main rivals, the […]

Powell to take on Bolt over 100m in London

By Susan Porter, World-Track LONDON — World bronze medallist and former world record holder Asafa Powell will race against fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 100 metres next Friday at the Aviva London Grand Prix, organisers said on Wednesday. There has been several outstanding meetings leading up to this event, but according to meet director […]