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2009-08-15 15:39:50

Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay coasted into the 100-meter semifinals Saturday and Christian Cantwell won the first American gold at the World Track Championships. Linet Masai of Kenya also won a dramatic women's 10,000-meter and Russia's Valeriy Borchin added the 20-kilometer walk title to his Olympic gold medal from last year. Bolt became a track superstar in Beijing, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes in world record time and then anchoring the Jamaican sprint relay team to another world...

2006-04-02 05:49:51

FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele completed a historic double by storming to the men's 12-kilometre title at the world cross country championships on Sunday -- then announced he would not be back.

2005-08-13 14:41:11

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba followed in the footsteps of her celebrated male predecessor Miruts Yifter on Saturday by completing a global 5,000-10,000 double.

2005-08-13 13:41:40

By Alison Wildey HELSINKI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba added the 10,000 meters title to her 5,000 gold on Saturday to become the first person to clinch the double at a world championships.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.