American Tyson Gay runs fast 9.79 at Athletissima; Asafa Powell runs 9.88

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Sporting Alert) — American sprinter Tyson Gay flashed to a 9.79 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at Athletissima 2013 at Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. Gay, the world-leader at 9.75secs, got off a slow start, but ran back to dominate the last 50m in taking the win in a […]

Brianna Rollins flirts with world record to win 100m hurdles in AR of 12.26 – U.S. Trials

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – Brianna Rollins signed off Saturday’s third day of action at the U.S. Track & Field Championships with a sizzling 12.26 seconds (+1.2 m/s) to win the women’s 100-meter hurdles – flashing to a new American record at Drake Stadium. Rollins had looked very impressive in the early rounds, but […]

Usain Bolt slammed for posing with clothes which promote drugs

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — World record holder and track and field icon, Usain Bolt was heavily criticized, following media images showing him posing with clothes produced by The Pothead Diaries, a US firm which promotes drugs. According to the company’s website, their product is to help “express your inner pothead and celebrate our love […]

Wind-assisted 10.71 for Fraser-Pryce at Prefontaine Classic, Parchment runs WL in 110m

EUGENE (Sporting Alert) — Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her impressive form this season with a wind-aided 10.71 seconds performance to win the women’s 100m at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meeting at Hayward Field in Oregon on Saturday. The Jamaican star sprinter, as she’s been doing all season, rocketed from the […]

Bring it on! Gatlin tells Bolt and Blake to expect “good dogfight” this year

DOHA (Sporting Alert) — American sprinter Justin Gatlin is warning Usain Bolt that he will not have his own way this season and he must expect a “good dogfight” in the sprints at the World Championships in Moscow in August. Haven’t we heard this before? The American sprint sounded warning last summer as well, but […]

Usain Bolt, Carmelita Jeter win 100m dashes at Cayman Invitational

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt opened his season over 100 metres with a tight victory after taking the men’s dash in a modest 10.09 seconds at the 2nd Cayman Invitational on Wednesday night. The Jamaican world record holder had to come from behind to take the win in a photo-finish with […]

NFL star Adrian Peterson wants to race Usain Bolt

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) National Football League (NFL) star Adrian Peterson says he’s not phased by the accomplishments of Usain Bolt and would love to meet the Jamaican world record holder at the 2016 Olympics. The 27-year-old Minnesota Vikings running back revealed that he always wanted to compete at track meetings and is prepared to train […]

He’s A Legend: Bolt sets Olympic Record On His Way To Winning Gold

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Usain Bolt promised that he would do something special and he certainly did not disappoint after the world record holder blasted to another dominant performance to win the Olympic 100m gold medal on Sunday night. The world record holder set a new Olympic record and the second fastest 100m time ever […]