Olympic silver medallist Mason out of Worlds

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON – Beijing Olympic High Jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Berlin because of an injury. The 26-year-old Mason, who was expected to be among the front runners for a medal in the event, suffered an ankle injury during competition […]

Strong match-ups and World beaters set for DN Gala Stockholm

By Gary Smith, World-Track STOCKHOLM — A handful of match-ups and a host of world beaters are set to highlight Friday’s DN Gala Super Grand Prix meeting at the Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium. Leading the way in the sprint events are world-leaders Kerron Stewart of Jamaica and American Tyson Gay, who each will be hoping for […]

Saladino believes he can jump nine-metres in the LJ

By Kimberly Hubbart, World-Track MIAMI — Panama’s Olympic champion Irving Saladino believes he can become the first man to hit the fairy-tale 9-metres mark in the men’s long jump, as he seeks to remove one of the longest serving standards in the sport. Saladino, who owns a personal best of 8.73m, is currently going through […]

Blanka – "I can't avoid the pressure I just need to learn how to handle it"

By Symone Goss and Gary Smith, World-Track LONDON — Croatia’s high jump star Blanka Vlasic soared to victory at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka two-years-ago without a care in world, but she now admits to feeling a small degree of pressure in defending the crown. Vlasic will start as one of the favourites for […]

Bahamian Derrick Atkins runs wind-aided 10-sec in Zaragoza

By Mario Lopez, World-Track ZARAGOZA, Spain — World silver medallist Derrick Atkins from the Bahamas clocked a wind-aided 10.00seconds dead to win the men’s 100m dash at the Reunion Internacional Gobierno de Aragon in the breezy Centro Aragones Deporte in Zaragoza on Saturday. The Bahamian national record holder took the victory with a following wind […]

Jackson surprises 400m hurdles field, strong performances all-round in Eugene

EUGENE, Oregon — Former world champion Bershawn Jackson recovered well from hitting a hurdle early in the race to finish on top of perhaps the strongest assembled 400m hurdles field this year at the Prefontaine Classic Grand Prix.