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Tyson Gay Targets Usain Bolt's 19.19 Half-Lap World Record

American World 100m silver medallist Tyson Gay, who is scheduled to run the 400 metres at tomorrow’s seventh staging of the Jamaica International Invitational, is hoping to challenge Usain Bolt’s 200m record of 19.19 seconds later this season. “I hope that my 400m relates to my 200m dropping down and I think that’s the key,” Gay told journalists during a one-hour teleconference... 

Tyson Gay To Attack 200m Record in Manchester

Sprint ace Tyson Gay will bid to smash the long standing world best for the 200metres on a straight track at the Manchester CityGames on May 16. The 28-year-old world 100m silver medallist will be watched by current holder Tommie Smith, whose record of 19.5seconds was achieved 44 years ago on a cinder track in San Jose, Texas. “Given the advantage of no bend and the surface is a vast improvement... 

Bolt belonged not in the 2008 Olympics but the 2040 Games

In this month’s issue of Esquire magazine, there’s a great read on the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. What made the piece so fascinating and enlightening was this paragraph: “Ethan Siegel, a theoretical astrophysicist at Lewis & Clark College, recently charted a graph to demonstrate that, judging by the incremental progression of the 100-meter world record over the... 

Usain Bolt unlikely to challenge 400m WR until After 2012

Jamaican sprint sensation, the exciting Usain Bolt says he is unlikely to target Michael Johnson’s 400m world record until after his London 2012 mission. American Johnson, world record holder is set at 43.18 seconds and he has suggested the Olympic and world 100m and 200m champion should change events. However, Bolt said: “The 400m is painful! I think it is somewhere in the future but hopefully... 

Usain Bolt To Attack 300m World Record In Ostrava

  Usain Bolt (r) of Jamaica on his way to victory in the men’s 200m during day two of the IAAF World Athletics Final at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will make a rare appearance in a 300-meter race at the Czech Golden Spike meet in May. Organizers announced on Wednesday that Bolt, the Olympic and World sprint champion over the 100 and 200 metersand world... 

Michael Johnson still pushing for Usain Bolt to run the 400m

Usain Bolt should run the 400m - Michael Johnson American sprint legend Michael Johnson believes Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt should consider moving up to 400m after an impressive relay display last month. Bolt clocked a 43.58-second split in a 4×400 relay at the Gibson Relay meet in Jamaica 10 days ago. American Johnson’s world record from a standing start is 43.18 sec and his best... 

Michael Johnson says Bolt should slow down now

By Gary Smith, World-Track American legendary Michael Johnson believes Usain Bolt, who set world records at both the Olympic Games in Beijing, last summer and the Berlin World Championships in August should slow down now. Usain Bolt races home to win the 200m at the Brussels Golden League Running his very first full season in both the 100m and 200m last year, Bolt set a 9.69seconds world record... 

Bolt says he would never be over confident

By Gary Smith and Symone Goss, World-Track PARIS — Usain Bolt steps into every competition with the mentality of being a champion and such a desire has propelled him into the world beater he is these days. The Jamaican phenomenon, however, made it clear that at no point in time he is ever over-confident about his own talent and praised his coach Glen Mills for such a guidance. "I’m... 

Consistent low 43-secs needed to break 400m WR, says Merritt

By Miranda Morgan, World-Track EUGENE — Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt does not believe that Michael Johnson’s 400-metres world record is under threat this season. It was suggested that a fast race between himself and Jeremy Wariner could see the record lowering. Merritt, however, despite staying optimistic, thinks for someone to challenge the 43.18-seconds world mark of Johnson set in... 

Gay is USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS – Tyson Gay has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after running the third-fastest time in history in the men’s 200 meters Saturday at the Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York City. A 2007 World Outdoor triple gold medalist, Gay dominated the men’s 200m, crossing the finish line in a blistering 19.58 seconds. It is the third-fastest... 
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