RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sprint events are expected to draw most of the highlights at Rio 2016 in Brazil, as a wholesale of world-class sprinters have assembled in the city of Rio de Janeiro for one of the most anticipated Olympic Games ever.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – USA Today sports writer Paul Meyerberg is backing American LaShawn Merritt to beat Usain Bolt in the 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, later this month.
Results from the main events at the Meeting Region Guadeloupe on Saturday evening (14). Among the highlighted athletes at the meeting were Asafa Powell, Kirani James, LaShawn Merritt and Marquise Goodwin.
The men’s 400-meter rivalry between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt will return to the Prefontaine Classic for a record fifth time, and after sub-44 races the last two years, it’s possible one of the oldest records in meet history could take a tumble.
The 2016 IAAF Diamond League opened with some sizzling performances across the events, as world-leading marks were set in the sprints, distance and in the field.
DOHA, QATAR – The 2016 IAAF Diamond League series will kick-off on Friday with the season’s opening meeting in Doha. The star-studded setup will feature some 38 champions and 80 other medal winners from former Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships, according to the meeting officials. Highlighting the list of Continue Reading
DOHA, Qatar – LaShawn Merritt believes the men’s 400m world record could be under serious threat this year, as he’s backing some one to go low 43s before the campaign is over.
DES MOINES – LaShawn Merritt admits that Kirani James was the better man on the day after the American was beaten in the Rio Olympic Games Preview Men’s 400m by the Grenadian at the 2016 Drake Relays on Friday night.
Kirani James ran a world-leading 44.08 seconds to beat rival LaShawn Merritt and win the Rio Olympics Preview men’s 400m at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee in Des Moines, IA.
Two of track and field’s biggest relay carnivals, the 2016 Penn Relays and the 2016 Drake Relays will go off this week and coverage from both will be available on USATF.tv and FloTrack.