Rudisha and Pearson lead fast times, Gatlin loses to Gay over 100m

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — World Record holder David Rudisha predicted a fast time and that he did to win the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Friday. The Kenya superstar clocked a storming meeting record and world-leading time of 1:41.54 to lowered his own world-leading mark of 1:41.74 with his…

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…

Sheri-Ann Brooks at the double at Donovan Bailey Invitational, Blake wins 100m

Sheri-Ann Brooks at the double at Donovan Bailey Invitational, Blake wins 100m

EDMONTON, Canada — Jamaicans Yohan Blake and Sheri-Ann Brooks won sprint events as several meet records fell at the Donovan Bailey Invitational in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday. Blake, won the men’s 100 metres in 10.05 seconds, bettering American Trell Kimmons (10.11) and Jamaican Lerone Clarke (10.13). Blake will now turns his attention the Jamaica Olympic…

Usain Bolt runs 9.79, beats Asafa Powell in Oslo
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Usain Bolt runs 9.79, beats Asafa Powell in Oslo

OSLO, Norway (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt had to do some chasing tonight, but he did so successfully in catching Asafa Powell at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games – IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday. The World record holder and double Olympic champion, who set a world-leading 9.76 seconds time when bettering Powell in…

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Usain Bolt: Gatlin needs to worry about Gay, Blake before testing me

ROME — Usain Bolt has laughed off comments from American sprinter Justin Gatlin – which suggested that the 2004 Olympic champion was ready to take down the world record holder in London. Gatlin, who has been in great form this season, following his return to the track from a four-year suspension – believes that he…

Ato Boldon sounds bold Bolt warning to rivals
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Ato Boldon sounds bold Bolt warning to rivals

MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Ato Boldon, the four-time Olympic Games medalist believes that Usain Bolt‘s opening race at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday has set him up well for another exciting summer. Bolt raced over the 100 metres for the first time this season and his performance…

Joseph Kiptum and Natalya Puchkova win Hanover after thrilling finishes

Two thrilling finishes that went right to the wire marked the TUI Marathon Hanover on Sunday. In the men’s race a fascinating battle for victory ended with a triumph for Joseph Kiptum (Kenya), who just held off Ethiopia’s Megersa Bacha Chikuala. Both clocked 2:09:56. Little more than 20 minutes later spectators witnessed another finish where…

Marathon stars Gebrselassie, Radcliffe meets Austria’s President

The President of Austria, Mr Heinz Fischer, has met athletics legends Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie for a reception in the Vienna Hofburg during the marathon weekend in Vienna. On the day after this honour the two runners were involved in the OMV Champions Race, where the Ethiopian chased the British world marathon record holder…