LONDON - World athletics head Lamine Diack is acutely aware of the need to promote his sport beyond its traditional boundaries and showcase exciting talents such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. In an interview after visiting the London 2012 Olympic sites, Diack expressed his enthusiasm for last month's 150 metres street race in Manchester, in which Bolt set a world … [Read more...] about IAAF president Diack applauds Bolt street race
Track and field fans can now catch a street-level view of the action at the Festival of Excellence, a world-class track and field meet hosted by the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre on June 11th. Lane 9 tickets, released on May 20 and priced at $25, give fans access to a street festival on Devonshire Place, just inches from the edge of the eight-lane track where the … [Read more...] about $25 street party tickets released to see Bolt in Toronto
By Gary Smith (World-Track) KINGSTON -- Former world record holder Asafa Powell says he is close to full recovery from an ankle injury and is looking forward to running faster times this season. "I'd say I'm 90 per cent ready right now," Powell was quoted as telling the Jamaican Observer. "Everything is looking smooth right now because I'm trying not to make … [Read more...] about Powell says he's ready to run fast again
By Gary Smith -- (Caribbean Net News) - World-Track MANCHESTER, England -- Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt says he hopes to be at full strength for this summer's IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany later this year. The triple Olympic champion produced a sparkling 14.35 seconds world best to win the 150-metres race at the Great City Games in Manchester Sunday … [Read more...] about Bolt – 'I could have gone faster'
MANCHESTER, England -- Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie failed in his bid to reclaim his world 10-kilometre road-running record here on Sunday as gusting winds made his task impossible. The 36-year-old - holder of 26 world records during his career - eased to victory but found a strong headwind in the final five kilometres impossible to overcome as he failed to … [Read more...] about Winds blow Gebrselassie record attempt off course
Usain Bolt hits the centre of Manchester today, vowing to show his rivals a clean pair of heels... When he was on the Beijing track, the elegance of Usain Bolt’s running was remarkable. How could he be so fast and yet so much at ease? Other great sprinters pounded the track but he, the greatest of them all, glided over it. Bolt was a phenomenon and part of the … [Read more...] about Street wise champion – Usain Bolt
By Glen Andrews (Sporting Actions) MANCHESTER -- Usain Bolt revealed that he could have gone as fast as 9.56seconds in the 100m at the Olympic Games in Beijing, last summer, had he not celebrated metres before the finishing line. Bolt won the men's 100m crown with a stunning world record time of 9.69secs, but said on Saturday that he could have perhaps sliced … [Read more...] about Bolts says he could have gone 9.56 without showboating
The Fastest Man in the World steps back onto the Track in Manchester, UK. Usain Bolt takes his two events and splits them in half. He will be running the 150m sprint on Sunday, May 17th LIVE on. EVENT: Great City … [Read more...] about Great City Games live on Universal Sports Sunday