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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...
By Kevin Fylan BERLIN (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell and American 400 meters runners Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards completed perfect Golden League seasons on Sunday to scoop $250,000 shares in the double jackpot.
By Kevin Fylan BERLIN (Reuters) - Asafa Powell, Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards completed perfect Golden League seasons on Sunday to scoop $250,000 shares in the double jackpot.
By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An angry Asafa Powell blamed officials for a dreadful start as he remained on course for a share of the Golden League jackpot with victory in the 100 metres at the Memorial Van Damme on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Meseret Defar made light of wet conditions at New York's grand prix meeting to break the women's 5,000 metres world record on Saturday.
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans Marion Jones and Justin Gatlin ruled the sprints Saturday with emphatic wins in their respective 100 meter races, and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia capped off New York's rousing grand prix meeting with a world record in the women's 5,000 metres.
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin, flying high in the sprint world after grabbing a share of the 100 meters world record last month, hopes to celebrate a happy homecoming when he headlines New York's grand prix athletics meet on Saturday.
By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic 5,000 meters gold medallist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia retained her 3,000-metres title in a time of eight minutes 38.80 seconds at the world indoor championships on Saturday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba ran the second-fastest women's indoor 5,000 meters of all-time and compatriot Meseret Defar clocked the third-fastest 3,000 meters at the Boston Indoor Games on Saturday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion Kenenisa Bekele will compete over 3,000 meters in Shanghai on Saturday a week after being named the 2005 male athlete of the year for the second consecutive season.