Latest Usain Bolt Stories

2009-08-16 20:25:10

Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds at the World Track Championships in Berlin Sunday, breaking his own world record. Bolt cut .11 seconds from his previous mark, set at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It was the biggest change in the 100-meter world record since electronic timing was introduced 41 years ago. American Tyson Gay was second in 9.71 seconds, a record for a U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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