Asafa Powell confident “a lot of guys will eat my dust”

LONDON — A confident Asafa Powell believes that “a lot of guys will eat my dust” in the 100 metres when track and field action begins later this week. Powell, who has been labeled as a choker at the major championships in the past, is desperate to win an Olympic individual medal after missing out…

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No messing around, Bolt buys Olympics starting blocks

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…

Bolt’s coach not surprised Blake beat him at Jamaica trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Glen Mills, the coach of both Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, says he was not surprised to see the world record holder beaten over the 100m at the Jamaica Championships on Friday night. Blake exploded from the blocks to outpaced Bolt and Asafa Powell to the finish line to win in a…

Yohan Blake leads 100m qualifiers, Bolt, Powell in also

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — World champion Yohan Blake leads the list of high-profiled sprinters heading into the semi-finals of the men’s 100 metres dash at the Jamaica National Championships on Thursday. Blake posted 10.00 seconds to win his heat over young star Kemar Bailey-Cole, who ran 10.12 secs for second and former national champion…

Gatlin warns Bolt and Jamaicans: Americans will dominate in London
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Gatlin warns Bolt and Jamaicans: Americans will dominate in London

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…

Bolt belonged not in the 2008 Olympics but the 2040 Games

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…