David Greene Becomes Newest Sub-48 Quarter-mile Hurdler

Published on September 4, 2010 |

It has been a long time since a British 400m hurdler has broken 48 seconds. 18 years in fact. But here in the Poljud Stadium in Split – the same track where UK record-holder Kriss Akabusi struck gold in 1990 – David Greene became the 37th member of the elite sub-48 club, scoring a surprise…

Women’s 100m and strong fields in the throws to take the spotlight in Osaka

Published on May 6, 2010 |

Two reigning World champions and a pair of reigning Olympic champions will headline the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday, the second IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2010. Leading the field in the women’s 100m will be Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Earlier this year, Campbell-Brown won the World indoor title in the 60m…

Jamaican Coach Tells American Colleague He Should Be Grateful

Published on May 1, 2010 |

National track & field coach Raymond ‘KC’ Graham, a high school stand-out coach has blasted comments made by US Junior College coach Michael Smart about getting second-tier athletes from Jamaica. “Coach Smart has no regard or respect for Jamaican coaches when he said in an article that he got second-tier, and athletes who are not…

Tyson Gay Has 9.58secs On His Mind

Published on May 1, 2010 |

American star sprinter Tyson Gay, has one goal in mind this year, and that is to lower Usain Bolt’s 9.58secs world record in the 100m.

The Stars Come Out For Jamaica Invitational

Published on May 1, 2010 |

Fireworks are expected at today’s seventh Jamaica International Invitational track and field meet where several Olympic and World Championship medallists, including Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Carmelita Jeter and Veronica Campbell-Brown will be in action at the National Stadium.

Jamaicans leading the way at Penn Relays – High School Girls’ Preview

Published on April 21, 2010 |

Manchester – winner of one Penn Relays title – and Holmwood Tech, winner of 13, lead another strong group of Jamaican girls’ teams at this year’s Relays. Manchester’s sole victory came in the 1994 4×100 Championship of America. This year Manchester has the top time for the season in that event, the 45.52 it ran…

Bolt belonged not in the 2008 Olympics but the 2040 Games

Published on April 11, 2010 |

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…

Villanova's Sean Tully hungry for Olympic success

Published on March 31, 2010 |

Villanova taught Sean Tully how to be an engineer, but his greatest lesson on structural wear and tear didn’t take place in a classroom. The former Syosset High School track star can look back now and see where he went wrong. But a professional career that could culminate at the 2012 Olympic Games almost ended…

Outdoor debuts for Eaton, Jones-Ferrette, Edward and Brathwaite on tap in Austin

Published on March 31, 2010 |

Less than three weeks after his surprise World indoor record* in the Heptathlon, Ashton Eaton returns to the track at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which kick off today in Austin, Texas. The Oregonian’s appearance will be one of several notable outdoor debuts on tap as the U.S. spring season commences in earnest this…

Usain Bolt Sends Unbeaten Warning To Rivals

Published on March 30, 2010 |

The World’s Fastest Man ambled into a heaving club called Fiction in Kingston, Jamaica, just after 2.30 last Sunday morning. Usain Bolt showed none of the blistering speed which has made him an outrageous phenomenon. The Olympic and world champion in both the 100m and 200m, who has swept aside preconceptions about how fast a…

Take off your clothes, this is Rio

Published on March 20, 2010 |

You might have noticed that I have a rather predictable travel schedule (Tokyo pops up once a month; Milan six times a year; Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Zürich, Osaka and New York once a quarter; LA, Madrid, Singapore, Toronto and Taipei twice a year and then sporadic appearances in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Beirut, Washington and San…

Usain Bolt unlikely to challenge 400m WR until After 2012

Published on March 19, 2010 |

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.