Brianna Rollins flirts with world record to win 100m hurdles in AR of 12.26 – U.S. Trials

Published on June 22, 2013 |

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – Brianna Rollins signed off Saturday’s third day of action at the U.S. Track & Field Championships with a sizzling 12.26 seconds (+1.2 m/s) to win the women’s 100-meter hurdles – flashing to a new American record at Drake Stadium. Rollins had looked very impressive in the early rounds, but…

Bolt runs WL 19.79 at Oslo DL

Published on June 13, 2013 |

OSLO, Norway (Sporting Alert) — Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt laid down a dominating world-leading performance to win the men’s 200 metros dash at Thursday’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games, the sixth stop of the IAAF Diamond League meeting for 2013 in Oslo. Bolt, after being upset by Justin Gatlin over 100m in Rome last week, promised…

Usain Bolt slammed for posing with clothes which promote drugs

Published on June 2, 2013 |

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — World record holder and track and field icon, Usain Bolt was heavily criticized, following media images showing him posing with clothes produced by The Pothead Diaries, a US firm which promotes drugs. According to the company’s website, their product is to help “express your inner pothead and celebrate our love…

Wind-assisted 10.71 for Fraser-Pryce at Prefontaine Classic, Parchment runs WL in 110m

Published on June 1, 2013 |

EUGENE (Sporting Alert) — Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her impressive form this season with a wind-aided 10.71 seconds performance to win the women’s 100m at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meeting at Hayward Field in Oregon on Saturday. The Jamaican star sprinter, as she’s been doing all season, rocketed from the…

Bring it on! Gatlin tells Bolt and Blake to expect “good dogfight” this year

Published on May 11, 2013 |

DOHA (Sporting Alert) — American sprinter Justin Gatlin is warning Usain Bolt that he will not have his own way this season and he must expect a “good dogfight” in the sprints at the World Championships in Moscow in August. Haven’t we heard this before? The American sprint sounded warning last summer as well, but…

Usain Bolt, Carmelita Jeter win 100m dashes at Cayman Invitational

Published on May 8, 2013 |

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt opened his season over 100 metres with a tight victory after taking the men’s dash in a modest 10.09 seconds at the 2nd Cayman Invitational on Wednesday night. The Jamaican world record holder had to come from behind to take the win in a photo-finish with…

Bolt, Blake beaten at UWI Invitational

Published on March 24, 2013 |

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt was beaten over 400 metres at the UWI Track and Field Invitational held at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track in Mona on Saturday. The triple Olympic gold medallist ran 46.44 second to improve on his seasonal best, but had to settle for second place behind Nicholas Maithland, who won…

NFL star Adrian Peterson wants to race Usain Bolt

Published on December 30, 2012 |

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) National Football League (NFL) star Adrian Peterson says he’s not phased by the accomplishments of Usain Bolt and would love to meet the Jamaican world record holder at the 2016 Olympics. The 27-year-old Minnesota Vikings running back revealed that he always wanted to compete at track meetings and is prepared to train…

He’s A Legend: Bolt sets Olympic Record On His Way To Winning Gold

Published on August 5, 2012 |

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Usain Bolt promised that he would do something special and he certainly did not disappoint after the world record holder blasted to another dominant performance to win the Olympic 100m gold medal on Sunday night. The world record holder set a new Olympic record and the second fastest 100m time ever…

Usain Bolt: “Everything is coming together”

Published on July 26, 2012 |

Usain Bolt says he’s feeling good and will be ready to defend his 100m and 200m sprint titles at the London Olympic Games this summer. The Jamaica admits that he had been having some problems with his hamstring, which came as a result of a back problem. Bolt was beaten twice at the Jamaica Championships…

No messing around, Bolt buys Olympics starting blocks

Published on July 18, 2012 |

Usain Bolt has taken a massive step in his preparation to defend his Olympic Games sprint titles after the World record holder purchased one of the starting blocks that will be used in London. Bolt has been complaining of having problems with the new blocks being used on the international circuit – revealing that they…

Rudisha and Pearson lead fast times, Gatlin loses to Gay over 100m

Published on July 6, 2012 |

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — World Record holder David Rudisha predicted a fast time and that he did to win the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Friday. The Kenya superstar clocked a storming meeting record and world-leading time of 1:41.54 to lowered his own world-leading mark of 1:41.74 with his…