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World Champion Sally Pearson impressed in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Sporting Alert) — World Champion and record holder David Rudisha of Kenya won the men’s 800m race at the Melbourne Track Classic in Australia on Saturday. World champion Sally Pearson was at the double after winning the hurdles and half-time events in quality times. Rudisha clocked 1:44.33 for the quickest time outdoors so far this season to beat the Australian pair... 

Yohan Blake runs 9.82 again in Berlin, says he could’ve run 9.7 easy

Berlin, Germany (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Blake flashes to yet another 9.82 seconds victory over the 100m at the 90th anniversary celebration of the ISTAF on Sunday, but said he could have gone even quicker. The Jamaican who was crowned world champion in Daegu, South Korea last month, equalled his personal best and seventh fastest time of all-time with the win in Berlin. However, the... 

No Village for Usain Bolt

DAEGU – Reports out of Daegu ahead of the 13th IAAF World Championships are that Usain Bolt, the king of the track, will not be staying in the Athletes’ Village. While it was disclosed on Tuesday that the United States, Jamaica, Canada and the U.K. will also share one premises, Bolt will stay in a hotel downtown Daegu. “Bolt, who holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in... 

Changes: IAAF World Championships in Daegu Could Benefit Jamaica

Jamaica could close next year’s IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea in a blaze of glory and a world record after a change in the schedule of the event which sees the women’s and men’s 4x100m relays ending the nine-day meet. The new schedule, which was first released in April and amended last month, will see both rounds of the sprint relays being run on the... 

David Greene Becomes Newest Sub-48 Quarter-mile Hurdler

It has been a long time since a British 400m hurdler has broken 48 seconds. 18 years in fact. But here in the Poljud Stadium in Split – the same track where UK record-holder Kriss Akabusi struck gold in 1990 – David Greene became the 37th member of the elite sub-48 club, scoring a surprise victory at the IAAF / VTB Bank Continental Cup. Greene was a finalist at last year’s IAAF... 
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