LONDON – World athletics head Lamine Diack is acutely aware of the need to promote his sport beyond its traditional boundaries and showcase exciting talents such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
Track and field fans can now catch a street-level view of the action at the Festival of Excellence, a world-class track and field meet hosted by the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre on June 11th. Lane 9 tickets, released on May 20 and priced at $25, give fans access to a street festival on Devonshire Place, just inches from the edge of the eight-lane track where the world’s top athletes will compete.
KINGSTON — Former world record holder Asafa Powell says he is close to full recovery from an ankle injury and is looking forward to running faster times this season.
MANCHESTER, England — Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt says he hopes to be at full strength for this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany later this year.
MANCHESTER, England — Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie failed in his bid to reclaim his world 10-kilometre road-running record here on Sunday as gusting winds made his task impossible.