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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...

2009-08-14 20:02:38

The 12th World Track and Field Championships begin Saturday and the stars of the show will make an immediate appearance in Berlin. Usain Bolt of Jamaica, who dominated the sprints while setting world records at the Beijing Olympics, will begin his run through the 100-meter heats en route to a potential gold medal performance on Sunday. Bolt's chief challenger is expected to be defending world champion Tyson Gay of the United States, who has regained his form after struggling through an...

2008-08-21 21:00:25

'That guy is fast': Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt amazes even himself as he becomes the first since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the 100 and 200. D1 (c) 2008 Commercial Appeal, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 00:00:07

By Mike Rowbottom Usain Bolt ran to the limits of his ability last night to become sprinting's new Superman, writes Mike Rowbottom It was hard to know which was the most arresting sight here in the "Bird's Nest" stadium last night - that of the trackside clock registering 19.30sec at the conclusion of the Olympic 200 metres final, or that of the man who had stopped it there to better Michael Johnson's monumental mark of 19.32, actually heaving for breath. Until last night Usain Bolt...

2008-06-25 09:03:04

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Tyson Gay's mother was hardly surprised to hear that her son had dinner in a restaurant. After all, Daisy Gay Lowe said, he eats nearly every meal outside the two-bedroom furnished apartment where he lives alone while training in this Dallas suburb. It was what Gay ordered in a Cajun-style restaurant that startled his mother. "He ate that?" she said, after hearing that the leading sprinter in the United States had tucked into a dish called Grilled Mahi Mahi St....

2006-05-27 04:34:34

By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Three years ago, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell were just two young sprinters among many running fast times and hoping to go faster. Now they are the joint 100 meters world record holders, giving the men's sprints a competitive edge unmatched since Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson clashed in the 1980s. "Michael Johnson, he really had no rivals," Gatlin told Reuters in an interview. "Maurice Greene really had no rivals. Marion Jones as well....

2006-03-09 07:47:36

By Paul Tait MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World record holder Asafa Powell shrugged off injury concerns with a strong run at an IAAF world tour event in Melbourne on Thursday, his final race before the Commonwealth Games. Jamaican Powell eased down over the final stages of his 100 meters race but still won comfortably in 10.29 seconds after a convincing performance into a headwind on a cold Melbourne night. Powell beat Darrell Brown, of Trinidad and Tobago, into second with a time of...

2005-08-04 16:27:37

By Justin Palmer HELSINKI (Reuters) - Being world 200 meters junior champion and record holder carries little kudos when it comes to mixing it with the best at a major championship. Just ask Usain Bolt. The 18-year-old Jamaican, inevitably nicknamed "lightning," failed to live up to his flash reputation when he failed to negotiate his first heat at last year's Olympic Games. With expectations high after smashing the world junior record by hurtling home in 19.93 seconds in April, nerves,...

2005-07-31 15:24:18

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - World 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell still hopes to run the 4x100 relay for Jamaica at the world championships despite having to miss the individual race through injury. Powell, who reduced the world record to 9.77 seconds this year, has been ruled out of the 100 heats on Saturday's opening day after sustaining a groin strain at the London grand prix on July 22. His race against Olympic champion Justin Gatlin of the United States was expected...

2005-07-20 07:44:38

(Please read in the third para "told reporters on Wednesday." instead of "told reporters on Tuesday") By Alison Wildey LONDON (Reuters) - World record holder Asafa Powell can even the score when he lines up against Olympic champion Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix on Friday. Gatlin was given the verdict over Powell in their only other meeting this year in Eugene, Oregon although both were timed at a wind assisted 9.84 seconds. "That wasn't really a race for me,"...

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