Gebrselassie beats Radcliffe in the Vienna City Marathon challenge

Published on April 15, 2012 |

Henry Sugut won the 29th edition of the Vienna City Marathon, clocking an Austrian allcomer record of 2:06:58. The 26 year-old Kenyan produced the best result of the day. In the women’s race Fate Tola (Ethiopia) defended her title in a time of 2:26:39. In the much anticipated OMV Champions Race Haile Gebrselassie clearly beat…

Nickel Ashmeade anchors Pure Athletics to victory at Florida Relays

Published on April 8, 2012 |

Gainesville, Fl — Jamaican sprinter Nickel Ashmeade anchored his Pure Athletics 4×100 metres relay team to victory at the 2012 Florida Relays, held at the University of Florida, here in Gainesville. Ashmeade, a finallist over the 200m dash at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea last year, ran anchor and teamed up with…

Jeremy Wariner wins at Texas State Invitational

Published on April 8, 2012 |

American 2004 Athens Olympic Games champion Jeremy Wariner won the men’s 400-metres dash at the Texas State Invitational on Saturday. Wariner, who is using the early meetings as tune up for the U.S. Olympic trials later this year, clocked 45.64 seconds in a dominating performance to win the event on the day. The former Baylor…

Tyson Gay plans to limit races ahead of trials

Published on April 2, 2012 |

Sprinter Tyson Gay has no plans to race too many time leading up to the American Olympic trials in June. Gay, the 2007 sprint double world champion, is recovering from hip surgery and has not been able to do a full out training session as yet. He’s hoping to return to full fitness ahead of…

Jamaican Yohan Blake ready for strong Zurich line-up challenge

Published on September 7, 2011 |

ZURICH — World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is hoping to keep his edge over another strong line-up at the Samsung Diamond League in Zurich on Thursday. The Jamaican powered from behind to take the men’s 100m title at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and will face most of the…

Usain Bolt: Yohan Blake didn’t caused me to false-start

Published on September 4, 2011 |

Usain Bolt is refusing to blame anyone for his false-start that saw him being dumped from the World Championships 100-metres finals last weekend. The Jamaican – champion in both the 100m and 200m sprints in Berlin – was disqualified from the straightaway event, after he jumped the gun. But while many found other areas to…

Humbled Usain Bolt extend his congrates to Yohan Blake

Published on August 29, 2011 |

Usain Bolt congratulated his Jamaican team-mate and training partner Yohan Blake on winning the World Champion after he false-started. Bolt also congratulated the other medal winnings – American Walter Dix and St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins – and said he’s put his 100m disqualification behind him. He’s already looking forward to running the 200m…

Was it Yohan Blake who moved first?

Published on August 28, 2011 |

DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt did not protest the false-start charged to him by the starter, which ended his hopes of repeating as the World champion over the 100m in Daegu on Sunday. However, the debut continues to surround the incident, with All-Athletics.com owner, Attila Spiriev, now joining the list of analysts still breaking…

Injured Asafa Powell forced to pull out of World Championships

Published on August 25, 2011 |

Asafa Powell’s bid to win a major championships gold medal took another blow after he was forced to withdraw from this weekend’s IAAF World Championships due to injury. Powell, the fastest sprinter in the world this year over 100 metres, at 9.78 seconds, was seen as a strong challenger to fellow countryman and defending champion…

Asafa Powell believes now is the right time beat pal Usain Bolt

Published on August 23, 2011 |

Asafa Powell believes he’s the man to beat over the 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships, which starts in Daegu, South Korea this weekend. Powell, a bronze medallist at the last two worlds, has the fastest time this season, at 9.78 seconds, and he believes now is the right time to win one over…

Chambers: Bolt could be beaten in Daegu

Published on August 22, 2011 |

Great Britain sprinter Dwain Chambers believes Usain Bolt can be beaten over the 100 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, which start this week. Bolt holds the world record at 9.58 seconds, but has been way off his regular form this season. The Jamaican has a seasonal best of 9.88 secs – much faster…

Usain Bolt wins close 100m dash in Monaco

Published on July 23, 2011 |

BY Racquel Smith and Susan Beckford Usain Bolt had to dig deep into his reserves, but managed to come back to win a very close the men’s 100 metres at Friday’s Herculis 2011 Meeting, the 10th leg of the Samsung Diamond League in Monaco. The Jamaican found himself trailing countryman Nesta Carter for most of…