Ariane Friedrich in strong German Championships team

By Mellissa Henry for World-Track BERLIN — National champion and World leader Ariane Friedrich heads the list of athletes selected on Tuesday to represent Germany at next month IAAF World Championships. Friedrich, who set a new German record of 2.06 metres last month at the IAAF Golden League meeting in Berlin – the same venue…

Skipping Worlds will help me, says Tasha Danvers

LONDON — Beijing Olympic Games 400m hurdles bronze medallist Tasha Danvers says she is disappointed with missing the World Championships, but insisted it is only for the best. Danvers injured her right hamstring a month ago and was hoping to recover in time to compete in Berlin. But after consulting with UKA chief medical officer…

Minor injury forces Tirunesh Dibaba out of Bislett Games

By Gary Smith, World-Track Tirunesh Dibaba, the Ethiopian World and Olympic 5000m and 10000m champion has withdrawn from Friday’s Bislett Games with an injury. Dibaba was down to compete in the women’s 5000 metres race, but aggravated a minor leg injury during a speed training session on Tuesday and will not make the trip. "I…

Chambers says he can beat Bolt if he improves stride length

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON — Dwain Chambers says if he is to defeat world record holder Usain Bolt over the 100 metres he will have to improve on his stride length. After closely accessing the blueprint of the Jamaican who experts say covers the distance win 41 strides, Chambers now thinks there are some…