Usain Bolt improves WL to 9.76secs in Rome

ROME (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt delivered a spanking 9.76 seconds (-0.1 m/s) world-leading time to hammer a solid field and win the men’s 100m dash at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder got away first time and kept moving away from the field as the race […]

Usain Bolt: Gatlin needs to worry about Gay, Blake before testing me

ROME — Usain Bolt has laughed off comments from American sprinter Justin Gatlin – which suggested that the 2004 Olympic champion was ready to take down the world record holder in London. Gatlin, who has been in great form this season, following his return to the track from a four-year suspension – believes that he […]

Justin Gatlin runs 10.12, wins 100m in Rabat

RABAT (Sporting Alert) — Justin Gatlin won the men’s 100-metres dash at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athlétisme in Rabat on Sunday. The World Indoor 60m champion posted a time of 10.12 seconds to take the victory over St. Kitts and Nevis experienced star and former world champion Kim Collins, who ran 10.17secs. Morocco’s Aziz […]

Powell ready to go, Campbell-Brown v Jeter and more in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China — Asafa Powell will take on a very strong men’s 100 metres dash field at the Samsung Diamond League Meet in Shanghai on Saturday. The Jamaican former world record holder was beaten by American Justin Gatlin in his opening race of the season, but clocked a very quick 9.88 seconds, the fourth fastest […]

Kirani James opens with win in Colorful Daegu

DAEGU, Korea — World champion Kirani James cruised to victory on his outdoor debut in the 400-metres at the Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting – IAAF World Challenge Meet – in Daegu, Korea on Wednesday. Cruising James Untouched The Grenadian star quarter-miler pulled away from the field with over 100m left in the race and then […]

Complete Ponce Grand Prix Results

PONCE — Results from the 2012 Ponce Grand Prix, which took place at the at the Paquito Montaner Stadium in Puerto Rico on Saturday night. MEN’S RESULTS 100 Section Two (-1.9): Keston Bledman TRI 10.12; 2 Nickel Ashmeade JAM 10.15; 3 Trell Kimmons USA 10.18; 4 Tyrone Edgar GBR 10.42; 5 Travis Padgett USA 10.46; […]

Yohan Blake runs 9.84 to win Cayman Invitational

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Blake fired his own warning to his rivals with a new seasonal best of 9.84 seconds to win the men’s 100m dash at Wednesday night’s inaugural Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Blake, the IAAF World Champion over 100m last summer, improved his best for […]

Lashawn Merritt clocks world-leading time at Guadeloupe meeting

BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe (Sporting Alert) – Olympic champion Lashawn Merritt got his outdoor season off to a flyer after clocking a world-leading time to win the men’s 400-metres at the Stade de Baie-Mahault in Guadeloupe on Tuesday. The American who was impressive at the Penn Relays last weekend took his main event in 44.73, the quickest […]

2012 London Marathon race coverage

All the latest stories, photos, audio interviews and videos can be found on the Latest Race News section of the London Marathon website. Race day coverage will include race reports from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair races, plus interviews and other news. Rolling news There will be live up-to-the minute rolling news of the […]