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Great Britain selects Chambers for Berlin sprint double

29 July 2009

Dwain Chambers has been named in a 60-member Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for next month’s IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Chambers has been selected to race in both 100m and 200m dash, despite pulling out of the half-lap at the UK trials. UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said the sprinter has more than enough qualifying times in both events and should be given his chance to compete. Read Full Story...

Agent says Powell was tired at Crystal Palace

28 July 2009

The poor performance of Asafa Powell at the Aviva London Grand Prix last Friday, where he finished the 100 metres in a very disappointing sixth place was a result of tiredness, his agent Paul Doyle said on Monday. The former world record holder clocked 10.26 seconds to finish behind fellow Jamaican countryman and current world record holder Usain Bolt, and the weak outing has been blamed on the preparation before the race. Read Full Story...

Indian officials confident Bolt will be at Commonwealth Games

27 July 2009

 Indian athletics officials are confident the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will be part of the Jamaican team for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Bolt was the hot favourite to win the men’s 200 metres at the last Games in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, but was forced to skip the meeting because of an injury. In the eyes of many, the Commonwealth Games are not of high class, with one coach reportedly saying the Games "are more like Community Games." Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay hails Bolt contributions to track and field

27 July 2009

Reigning World short sprint double champion Tyson Gay believes Usain Bolt is exactly the kind of individual track and field has been missing for many years. The American said Bolt, the Olympic champion and world record holder in both the 100 and 200 metres, brings the sort of excitement and sportsmanship to the sport that is impossible to make it boring. "I feel really good the way he is transcending the sport," Gay said of his Jamaican sprint counterpart. "He is making the sport less boring because he is so exciting. Read Full Story...

Darren Campbell believes Gay will beat Bolt if he runs just the 200m

26 July 2009

Former Great Britain sprinter Darren Campbell believes Tyson Gay will beat Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Berlin, if the American runs just the 200 metres. Speaking to BBC Five Live on Saturday, Campbell said Bolt is definitely the man to beat in the 100m, but feels Gay, who is confident he can defend his titles in Berlin, will be a bag of problems over the half-lap. "I predict Bolt wins the 100m in the low 9.7s ahead of Gay," the former Olympic 200m medallist said. Read Full Story...

Campbell-Brown wins 200m in Barcelona

25 July 2009

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown shrugged off a slight headwind to win the women’s 200m dash at the 15th ‘Mi'ting Internacional d?Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona’ in Barcelona on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 22.37seconds in a -0.6m/s headwind to finish ahead of compatriot Simone Facey, who ran 22.87 for second place with American Ebony Floyd taking third with 22.97. Campbell-Brown, who is currently preparing for the defense of her 100m title at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany in August, was running her fastest time of the year. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay injured again

25 July 2009

American sprint champion Tyson Gay has revealed that he is now carrying an injury, following his 200 metres victory at the London Grand Prix on Saturday. Gay bolted home to 20.00seconds to win the half-lap comfortably, but admits after the race that he is again being bothered by a groin injury. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay runs 20.00 to win 200m at Crystal Palace, but injured

25 July 2009

American triple world champion Tyson Gay showed no signs of his groin injury when winning the men’s 200 metres in 20.01 seconds (+0.4m/s) at the London Grand Prix on Saturday, but admits afterwards that he is feeling some discomfort. Gay, in his familiar style blasted off the curve and pulled away from the trailing pack to win very comfortable. He, however, revealed that the groin injury is back. "The race went ok, but I got a slight injury (to my groin)," he said. Read Full Story...

Powell, Bolt saddened by Jamaican positive test reports

24 July 2009

Jamaican sprint aces Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell believes the news that five Jamaican athletes have been tested positive is a big blow to the sport and indeed to the nation. No names have yet been listed, but the two were not concerned about it, as they are confident it is not them. All the reports from the local media suggested that the top elite sprinters were not among those in questioned. Read Full Story...

Bolt runs easy 9.91 to win at Crystal Palace; Isinbayeva beaten

24 July 2009

World record holder Usain Bolt was on fire again in London after waving bye-bye to his rivals to win the men’s 100-metres at the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace. Bolt clocked an easy 9.91 seconds in a -1.7m/s headwind, while breaking down at the 60m mark to defeat a very strong field that included Asafa Powell, who faded to sixth. A slow start did not bother Bolt, as once again he was spectacular over the straightaway dash. The Jamaican forged ahead of the field midway through the race and then eased down, looked around, and still finished some three-metres ahead of everyone else. Read Full Story...

5 Jamaicans fail doping tests

24 July 2009

Five members of the Jamaican team for next month's world athletics championships have been recalled home after testing positive for a banned substance, a Jamaican anti-doping official said on Friday. Read Full Story...

Lolo Jones blasts to 12.47 world leading 100m hurdles time in Greece

21 July 2009

World Indoor champion Lolo Jones, who missed out at winning a place on the American World Championships team in Berlin next month, blasted to a world-leading 12.47seconds to win the women’s 100m Hurdles at the 25th Vardinoyiannia athletics meeting in Rethymno on Monday. Jones’ time improved the previous 2009 world best performance of 12.52secs, achieved by Canadian Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. However, she just missed the 12.43secs personal best, clocked in Beijing last summer. Read Full Story...

Bolt says 9.54 possible in 100m

21 July 2009

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt predicted on Tuesday he could reduce his own world 100 meters record to 9.54 seconds when the right opportunity comes. Bolt clocked 9.69 seconds in last year's Beijing Olympic final despite celebrating his victory before he had crossed the finish line. The 22-year-old Jamaican, who will race against compatriot Asafa Powell over 100 meters at the London grand prix on Friday, told a news conference his coach Glen Mills had told him he could run the 100 in 9.54. "If the coach says so, he's always right," Bolt said, Read Full Story...

Bolt says his 9.79sec was done with 85% sharpness

19 July 2009

Jamaica’s sprint marvel Usain Bolt says in spite of the flourish of success thus far this season, he is still 15-percent shy of  full capacity. Bolt, who seems to invite appalling conditions everything he announces his intentions to land a fast time on the circuit, again beat the rain, the cold and wind to send another warning to his rivals on the back of a start he would rather forget in a blink. Following Thursday’s pre-meeting training session, which was ideal for sprinting, a confident Bolt promised “something special” on Friday evening’s Meeting Areva fourth A*F Golden League 2009 meeting in France. Read Full Story...

Bolt wins 100m in 9.79 in Paris

17 July 2009

World record-holder Usain Bolt comfortably won the 100 meters at the Areva Meeting on Friday, just missing Tyson Gay’s season-best time as he gears up for next month’s world championships in Berlin. Read Full Story...

Gay equals AR in the men's 100m

10 July 2009

Tyson Gay ran a world leading 9.77 seconds to win the 100 metres at Rome's Golden Gala on Friday and show Olympic champion Usain Bolt that he will not surrender his world sprint titles without a fight next month. The American had to equal his personal best to see off Bolt's Jamaican compatriot and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who ran 9.88 despite saying beforehand was not fully fit after suffering an ankle injury over two months ago. Read Full Story...

Watch IAAF Reebok Grand Prix LIVE

30 May 2009

 

Universal Sports will be broadcasting a portion of the Reebok Grand Prix LIVE.  NBC will have coverage from 4:30 – 6:00 PM ET and the Universal Sports Network will then broadcast coverage from 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET. 

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Rotterdam Marathon Highlights

8 April 2009

Rotterdam Marathon:  Last weekend’s exciting finish, which was the 2nd and 3rd Fastest Marathon Times in History

 

On-Demand Coverage of the Rotterdam Marathon

 

Highlights of Rotterdam Marathon:

Men’s
Women’s

 

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Boston, Chicago, NY race directors discuss Marathon Majors

8 April 2009

Race directors of the Boston, Chicago and New York City marathons spoke exclusively with Universal Sports via conference call during the Running USA 2009 summit in San Diego earlier this year. Guy Morse (Boston), Carey Pinkowski (Chicago), and Mary Wittenberg (NYC), who spoke from New York, talked candidly about the future of the World Marathon Majors series. They also addressed whether the races in London and Berlin are stealing the States’ marathon thunder and registration fees and where how they view their races evolving.

By their own admissions, the race directors are fiercely competitive with each other and unabashed champions for their events. Not surprisingly, they each believe theirs is the greatest marathon in the world. Universal Sports broadcasts all five Marathon Majors races.

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Bolt to race in his second 400m today at another local meet

21 February 2009

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, headlines today's Gatorade/The University of the West Indies (UWI) Invitational track and field meet at the National Stadium.

The meet, set to start at 9 a.m., will attract over 2,000 athletes from the nation's top clubs, MVP and Racers, along with high schools; but most attention, like last week's Camperdown Classic, will be on Bolt.

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Dwain Chambers - 'Race Against Me'

21 February 2009

He may be banished to a low-key indoor meeting 300 miles away but Dwain Chambers is determined to have the final say at Saturday's televised Aviva International Match in Glasgow
Chambers, 30, has been barred by UK Athletics from competing in the showpiece curtain-raiser to the indoor season because it is part of the EuroMeetings group of events, which has a policy of excluding athletes with previous drug violations.
That means the Londoner will open his season on the same day at the Birmingham Games, a meeting aimed primarily at club-level athletes, but he will claim victory in absentia if he can go quicker than the sprinters competing in Scotland.
His 60 metres final in Birmingham takes place exactly one hour before the 60m race in Glasgow, in which Craig Pickering will represent Britain against the United States, Sweden, Germany and a Commonwealth Select team, and Chambers has already begun the long-distance mind games.
"As long as I'm faster than Mr Pickering, that's all I'm worried about," he said.
It is nothing personal. Chambers insists he bears no ill will towards the Bath student, despite his outspoken support for Chambers' life ban from the Olympics, but his desire to upstage the action in Glasgow is heartfelt. Read Full Story...

Chambers could make GB relay team

16 February 2009

New GB coach Charles van Commenee has reiterated Dwain Chambers can play an important role in the squad after his strong indoor trails performance. Read Full Story...

Bolt wins season opener in style

15 February 2009

Usain Bolt got his season off to a flying start with a win in the 400m at Jamaica's Camperdown Classic, the first race of the year. Read Full Story...

Bolt presented with Jamaica’s Sportsman of the Year Award

14 February 2009

Usain Bolt’s amazing efforts at last year’s Olympics in Beijing has brought him yet another award.

This time it was the Sportsman of the Year 2008 for Jamaica, an award he said topped all he received for his breathtaking runs.

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Chambers shines at indoor trials

14 February 2009

Dwain Chambers was in stunning form to win the 60m in a personal best 6.51 seconds at the European Indoor Trials and UK Championships in Sheffield. Read Full Story...

Olympic champion Robles out out indoor season

12 February 2009

Olympic hurdles champion Dayron Robles will miss the rest of the indoor track season because of a left hamstring injury.

The Cuban aggravated the injury during a 60-meter hurdles heat in France on Tuesday. That came after a strained hamstring had already kept him out of recent events in Goteborg, Sweden, and Stuttgart, Germany.

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Greene trades spikes for dancing shoes

10 February 2009

Maurice Greene's powerful legs still keep him in the spotlight but his ballroom dancing shoes, not sprinter's spikes, pay the bills these days. Read Full Story...

Shawn Crawford confirms giving Olympic 200m medal to Martina

31 January 2009

Shawn Crawford confirmed that he gave his Olympic silver medal to Churandy Martina, the sprinter who finished second in the 200 meters but was later disqualified for running out of his lane. 

"I’m like, if a guy is 10 meters in front of me, I don’t care if he stayed in the middle of his lane," Crawford told The Associated Press on Friday after finishing third in the 60 at the Millrose Games. "He was going to beat me anyway. He didn’t impede in anybody’s race."

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Ten to follow at the Aviva International Match

29 January 2009

The richest indoor international match in the world returns to its established home in Glasgow for the curtain raiser to the 2009 athletics season, this weekend. The country versus country format guarantees an exciting event to entertain the crowd at the Kelvin Hall. Read Full Story...

Lolo Jones back on track after Beijing nightmare

26 January 2009

If Barack Obama wants a new totem for the American dream, he might look to a woman who dragged herself up from a squat in a church basement to a shot at the top of the Olympic podium. These being hard times, however, there was one last hurdle and she stumbled. Literally.

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Williamson sprints to UK victory

21 January 2009

Great Britain's Simeon Williamson secured victory in the 60m at the UK Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham. Read Full Story...

Bolt is sprint chief in Track and Field News 2008 World Ranking

20 January 2009

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt led the way for Caribbean athletes, who secured ten top places on the 2008 Track and Field News Male World Ranking, released on Monday.

Bolt, the Olympic sprint double champion and world record holder in both events, was ranked world number 1 in the 100m and 200m.

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Jamaicans ranked top in Track and Field News 2008

19 January 2009

Jamaican sprinters, led by Olympic champions Shelly Ann Fraser and Veronica Campbell-Brown earned top spots in Track and Field News’ 2008 edition of the Women’s World Rankings. Read Full Story...

China's Liu likely out of Berlin worlds

7 January 2009

China's Liu Xiang will probably not defend his world 110m hurdles title in Berlin later this year because of the injury that forced him out of the Beijing Olympics, his coach told local media on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Bolt’s coach says he will be the fastest starter

3 January 2009

Usain Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, has vowed that the Jamaican double world record holder will become the fastest starter at his height in the next two seasons.

Bolt dominated the 100-metres dash all season — winning all but one race, which he lost to countryman Asafa Powell, who used a blinding start to see off the strong finish from the record holder at a Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm, on July 22.

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Richard Thompson escapes serious injuries in motor vehicle crash

1 January 2009

Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic hero Richard Thompson is recovering in the hospital after involving in a motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning, reports from the twin islands said. Read Full Story...

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