Asafa Powell confident “a lot of guys will eat my dust”

LONDON — A confident Asafa Powell believes that “a lot of guys will eat my dust” in the 100 metres when track and field action begins later this week. Powell, who has been labeled as a choker at the major championships in the past, is desperate to win an Olympic individual medal after missing out […]

Gatlin warns Bolt and Jamaicans: Americans will dominate in London

EUGENE — Newly crowned American 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin has told Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaican countrymen that they will be pushed aside at the London Olympic Games. Gatlin has been in fantastic form this season – running undefeated so far – as he raced to a personal best to win the 100m […]

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 […]

Wariner says he didn't dodge Merritt in Athens

By Steve Campbell, World-Track PARIS — World 400-metres champion Jeremy Wariner played down reports that he dodged a meeting with fellow countryman and Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt at the Athens Grand Prix on Monday (12). The pre-meeting entries had the pair featuring in their first one-lap clash for the season, but that did not materialized […]