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…

Pittman-Rawlinson out of London GP, doubtful for Berlin

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON — Jana Pittman-Rawlinson’s hunt to defend her 400metres hurdles title at the World Championships in Berlin next month took a step backward, after she suffered a bulging disc in her back, it was reported on Thursday. The Australian who recently returned to competition, following a one year layoff because of…

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Demus wins third U.S. 400m hurdles title

By Gary Smith, World-Track EUGENE — Lashinda Demus came back strong in the closing metres to win the women’s 400m hurdles finals with a world-leading 53.78 and collect her third outdoor title at these U.S. Championships. Fighting with the wind in the opening section of the race, the 2005 world silver medallist pulled away from…

Olympic medalists headline women's sprints at USA Champs

EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, Dawn Harper and Sheena Tosta highlight extremely competitive women’s sprints and hurdles fields at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. The final event of the 2009 USATF Outdoor Visa Championship…