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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. The 23-year-old twice IAAF athlete of the year became the first man to win both the 4km and 12km titles five years in a row following his triumph in Saturday's short race. Bekele, the Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion, broke away from his closest rivals with a powerful...

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. Dibaba prevailed in a sprint finish with Olympic champion Meseret Defar to lead three team mates across the line in the women's 5,000 final on the penultimate day of the championships. She is now the only person to win the double at a world championships, succeeding where her male...

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. Succeeding where her illustrious compatriots Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele had failed, Dibaba sprinted to victory in a championship record 14 minutes 38.59 seconds. Dibaba's team mate and Olympic 5,000 meters champion Meseret Defar was second and her elder sister Ejegayehu was...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.