Bolt confirmed Asia trip withdrawal with fears of serious injuries

By Gary Smith, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — Jamaican sprint phenomenon Usain Bolt has confirmed his withdrawal from competition for the rest of the season. The triple world and Olympic champion has been running on an almost empty cylinder since the closing sections of the World Championships in Berlin last month and he believes if he […]

Caster Semenya pulls out of race in the midst of gender row

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — World champion Caster Semenya has withdrawn from a meeting this weekend amid speculation about the runner’s gender. The South African Press Association quotes her coach, Michael Seme, as saying she will not take part in the 4,000 meters at the national cross country championships in Pretoria on Saturday. He had said […]

South African athletics chief blasts Caster Semenya 'hermaprodite' claims

South Africa’s athletics boss Leonard Chuene has blasted Australian media reports alleging that world 800m champion Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite. The 18-year-old made global headlines last month when questions were raised over her gender after she won gold in the two-lap race at the World Championships in Berlin – crossing the line in a […]

Sprints Preview – IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final

Since their own impressive performances have been overshadowed by the historic exploits of Usain Bolt – and who hasn’t been over the past two seasons? – it’s easy to forget that American Tyson Gay and Jamaican Asafa Powell are the second and third fastest men in history. And the pair’s sixth face-off of the year […]