Demus runs 52.63, as fast times light up Monaco

By Gary Smith and Steve Campbell, World-Track MONACO — American Lashinda Demus send out perhaps the most highlighted warnings before the World Championships when she hammered a world-class field that included Olympic champion Melaine Walker to win the women’s 400m hurdles at the Herculis 2009 meeting in Monaco on Tuesday. Never a contest in the…

Is Isa Phillips racing too often before Worlds?

By Gary Smith, World-Track PARIS — It is always ideal to be race sharp before a major event, but there are those with the belief that in-form hurdler Isa Phillips could be racing a little too often before the World Championships. The Jamaican champion has been immaculate over the 400m hurdles this season – improving…

Jackson predicts an American 400m hurdles sweep in Berlin

By Gary Smith, World-Track EUGENE — American champion and former World Championships 400 meters hurdles gold medallist Bershawn Jackson is predicting a possible American sweep in event at the world championships in August. "I think we will sweep the medals again in Berlin. Most definitely," said the confident Jackson after his victory in Eugene. "We…