Gatlin warns Bolt and Jamaicans: Americans will dominate in London

Published on June 26, 2012 |

EUGENE — Newly crowned American 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin has told Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaican countrymen that they will be pushed aside at the London Olympic Games. Gatlin has been in fantastic form this season – running undefeated so far – as he raced to a personal best to win the 100m…

Galen Rupp and Amy Hastings win U.S. trials 10,000m

Published on June 22, 2012 |

EUGENE, Ore. — Galen Rupp ran the fastest time by an American this year so far to win the men’s 10,000m at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene on Friday night. Amy Hastings won the women’s race. Rupp, running steady splits throughout the entire race, crossed the finishing line first at 27:25.33, a time which…

Sheri-Ann Brooks at the double at Donovan Bailey Invitational, Blake wins 100m

Published on June 16, 2012 |

EDMONTON, Canada — Jamaicans Yohan Blake and Sheri-Ann Brooks won sprint events as several meet records fell at the Donovan Bailey Invitational in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday. Blake, won the men’s 100 metres in 10.05 seconds, bettering American Trell Kimmons (10.11) and Jamaican Lerone Clarke (10.13). Blake will now turns his attention the Jamaica Olympic…

Usain Bolt runs 9.79, beats Asafa Powell in Oslo

Published on June 7, 2012 |

OSLO, Norway (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt had to do some chasing tonight, but he did so successfully in catching Asafa Powell at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games – IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday. The World record holder and double Olympic champion, who set a world-leading 9.76 seconds time when bettering Powell in…

Usain Bolt: Gatlin needs to worry about Gay, Blake before testing me

Published on May 29, 2012 |

ROME — Usain Bolt has laughed off comments from American sprinter Justin Gatlin – which suggested that the 2004 Olympic champion was ready to take down the world record holder in London. Gatlin, who has been in great form this season, following his return to the track from a four-year suspension – believes that he…

Justin Gatlin runs 10.12, wins 100m in Rabat

Published on May 27, 2012 |

RABAT (Sporting Alert) — Justin Gatlin won the men’s 100-metres dash at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athlétisme in Rabat on Sunday. The World Indoor 60m champion posted a time of 10.12 seconds to take the victory over St. Kitts and Nevis experienced star and former world champion Kim Collins, who ran 10.17secs. Morocco’s Aziz…

Kirani James opens with win in Colorful Daegu

Published on May 16, 2012 |

DAEGU, Korea — World champion Kirani James cruised to victory on his outdoor debut in the 400-metres at the Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting – IAAF World Challenge Meet – in Daegu, Korea on Wednesday. Cruising James Untouched The Grenadian star quarter-miler pulled away from the field with over 100m left in the race and then…

Justin Gatlin fires back at Bolt and Blake

Published on May 12, 2012 |

DOHA — American sprinter Justin Gatlin returned to top form with a sizzling run in Doha and then took a dig at his Jamaican rivals Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake on Friday. Gatlin, who recently returned from a four year ban – clocked 9.87 seconds to win the 100 metres dash at the Doha Diamond…

Yohan Blake runs 9.84 to win Cayman Invitational

Published on May 9, 2012 |

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Blake fired his own warning to his rivals with a new seasonal best of 9.84 seconds to win the men’s 100m dash at Wednesday night’s inaugural Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Blake, the IAAF World Champion over 100m last summer, improved his best for…

Ato Boldon sounds bold Bolt warning to rivals

Published on May 7, 2012 |

MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Ato Boldon, the four-time Olympic Games medalist believes that Usain Bolt‘s opening race at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday has set him up well for another exciting summer. Bolt raced over the 100 metres for the first time this season and his performance…

Lashawn Merritt clocks world-leading time at Guadeloupe meeting

Published on May 2, 2012 |

BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe (Sporting Alert) – Olympic champion Lashawn Merritt got his outdoor season off to a flyer after clocking a world-leading time to win the men’s 400-metres at the Stade de Baie-Mahault in Guadeloupe on Tuesday. The American who was impressive at the Penn Relays last weekend took his main event in 44.73, the quickest…

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

Published on April 22, 2012 |

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…