Report: Moses Tanui Injured, David Lelei killed in auto accident

Former 10,000-meter world champion Moses Tanui was injured and former world championship runner David Lelei killed in an auto accident on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, the Daily Nation newspaper reported Wednesday. Tanui sustained serious leg and chest injuries and was rushed to Nairobi Hospital, where the newspaper described his condition as being “out…

Dwain Chambers Runs World-Leading 60m Time Sheffield

European champion Dwain Chambers ran the fastest 60 meters this year at the British trials Saturday to qualify for the world indoor championships. Chambers, who won silver at the world indoors two years ago, clocked 6.50 seconds in Sheffield as he prepares for next month’s event in Doha, Qatar. The 31-year-old Chambers says he is…

World Class Hurdle Match-Ups Set For Boston Indoor Games

Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados, the reigning World Outdoor 110m hurdles champion, leads an all-star list of international hurdlers scheduled to compete at the 2010 Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Feb. 6, organizers announced today.   He will be joined in the men’s race by Ladji Docouré, a former World Outdoor Champion in the high hurdles. Brathwaite,…

Finland’s Osku Torro surprises with 2.32m NR; world lead also for Cantwell

Finland’s 30-year-old Osku Torro took a surprise High Jump victory indoors in Wuppertal, Germany, setting a world season lead with a 2.32m performance which not only added 5 centimetres to his outright personal best (2.27 outdoors, 2007 / 2.26 indoors, 2006) but improved the Finnish record by one centimetre. Torro, had a clean jumping card…

Valerie Vili to defend her world indoor shot put title

Valerie Vili will defend her world indoor shot put title at the World Indoor Championships in Doha Qatar in March, Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) said. The Olympic and World outdoor champion won the indoor title in Valencia in 2008 with a New Zealand and Oceania record of 20.19m, beating Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus by 45…

Jamaica's Omar Brown open to defend Commonwealth Games 200m title

By Gary Smith, World-Track KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Omar Brown has not ruled out defending his 200 metres title at the New Delhi Games in India next year. Brown, who won the title in close finish with Stephan Buckland of Mauritius and fellow countryman Chris Williams at the 2006 event in Melbourne,…