Fraser 10.88, Bolt 9.86 win 100m titles at Jamaica trials

Published on June 27, 2009 |

KINGSTON – Shelly Ann Fraser blasted to an outstanding world-leading 10.88seconds, running into a -1.5m/s head wind to take the women’s 100m title at the Jamaica Championships on Saturday. The Olympic champion got home in front of Kerron Stewart, who finished second in 10.93 and Commonwealth Games champion Sheri Ann Brooks, third in 11.16. Usain…

Rogers, Jeter win close wind-aided 100m titles at U.S. trials

Published on June 26, 2009 |

EUGENE — Carmelita Jeter, the hottest female sprinter in the world this year, held on for life to beat a closing Muna Lee and win the women’s 100metres at the U.S. Championships here in Eugene on another windy day at Hayward Field.

Daniel Bailey ready to run Antigua on the athletics map

Published on June 26, 2009 |

Reporting By Gary Smith Rising sprint star Daniel Bailey said he wants to put Antigua’s name prominently on the world athletics map. While there has been significant improvement over the last few years in the country’s profile, the Olympic quarter-finalist is still a bit concerned with the overall status. "I am tired of seeing my…

Gay breezes to 9.75 then departs Eugene

Published on June 25, 2009 |

EUGENE — Sprinter Tyson Gay proved that he is healthy and ready to go with wind-assisted 9.75 seconds 100metres run on the opening day of the U.S. Championships here at Hayward Field Thursday.

Injured Oliver to miss U.S. trials and World Championships

Published on June 25, 2009 |

EUGENE — Beijing Olympic 110 metres hurdles bronze medal winner David Oliver has been forced to withdraw from this week’s U.S. Championships and will miss the IAAF World Championships because of an injury.

Jeremy Wariner ready to regain No.1 rank again

Published on June 24, 2009 |

EUGENE — Former World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner wants to return to the form that won him those titles.

Gay plans to leave Eugene in a flash

Published on June 24, 2009 |

By Gary Smith, World-Track EUGENE — Floating on the back of his remarkable 19.58seconds in the 200 metres in New York, last month, Tyson Gay is hoping lay down a fast 100-metres time at the .U.S. championships and leave in a flash. The World sprint double champion is set to run only his first 100m…

Interesting sprint battles expected at Jamaica Championships

Published on June 23, 2009 |

KINGSTON, Jamaica — We all know what Usain Bolt will do this weekend at the Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Championships, so that is not the argument.

No ducking from Bolt and Gay

Published on June 19, 2009 |

Both Gay and Bolt are scheduled to race in Europe before the world championships and if their meet calendar matches, there will be no dodging.

No more big meets for Jemilo until worlds, says agent

Published on June 18, 2009 |

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pamela Jelimo’s agent Barnabas Korir has confirmed that the Olympic champion will not compete in another demanding field until the IAAF World Championships in August.

Liu's return still a mystery

Published on June 18, 2009 |

SHANGHAI, China — The return of China’s superstar hurdler Liu Xiang is still uncertain as he is still not yet accessible for sprinting in a pair of spikes.

Chris Tomlinson wants worlds medal

Published on June 18, 2009 |

LONDON — British ace Chris Tomlinson believes he can come good when it matters and win a medal at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin later this summer.