Strong sprints and throws fields expected for Colorful Daegu

DAEGU — Sprinters Walter Dix, Carmelita Jeter and Kirani James, as well as throwers Tatyana Lysenko and Betty Heidler are amongst the already confirmed stars for the Colorful Daegu Meeting, organisers said on Tuesday. The track and field meeting, which will take place on May 16 is part of the IAAF World Challenge series. Americans […]

Walter Dix flashes to 9.85w, Wariner beaten at Mt SAC

Olympic bronze medallist Walter Dix sounded his own warning ahead of this summer’s London Olympic Games with a wind-aided 9.85 seconds to take the invitational 100m at the 2012 Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday. The American was pushed slightly by a wind of +2.4 m/s, but his move in the second part of the race […]

Dix, agent resolve contract dispute

Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix recently resolved a contract dispute with his agent in an arbitration hearing. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed. The sprinter’s legal scuffle centered around compensation owed to agent Kimberly Holland, who helped him broker a rich deal with Nike. His side’s claim was that Holland wasn’t the sole reason […]

Curious case of sprinter Walter Dix

EUGENE –Success seems to come easy for Walter Dix. Dealing with it has been a much different story. The sprinter is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, a highly decorated collegiate runner at Florida State and owner of an almost unprecedented endorsement deal with Nike. He’s also a reluctant star who shies away from the spotlight. […]

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.