Athletics

Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 400 meters at world championships

American sprinter Allyson Felix won the 400 meters in 49.26 seconds on Thursday to earn her ninth world championship gold medal. Her total is second only to Usain Bolt, who later won the men’s 200 final for his 10th world title. Ten years after she won her first gold, a 200-meter title in Helsinki, Felix… Continue reading Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 400 meters at world championships

Athletics

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Usain Bolt won the rematch and 200m gold as he ran a wonderful bend to once again leave rival Justin Gatlin chasing silver and fresh air. On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird’s Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away… Continue reading Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Athletics · Inspiration

YouTube-inspired Julius Yego enjoys win

Kenya’s Julius Yego, who refined his javelin technique watching YouTube videos, says his World Championship gold medal was “really unbelievable”. At 5ft 9ins, the 26-year-old is relatively diminutive in the sport, but he threw 92.72m – a Commonwealth record – to win the competition by nearly four metres. “I had a serious injury and thought… Continue reading YouTube-inspired Julius Yego enjoys win

Athletics · Inspiration

110m hurdler Merritt to receive sister’s kidney

American hurdler Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant following the World Championships. The Olympic champion and 110m world record holder, 30, has a rare genetic disorder and will receive a kidney from his sister on 1 September. Merritt ran 13.25 seconds to win his heat on Wednesday and qualify for Thursday’s semi-finals in Beijing.… Continue reading 110m hurdler Merritt to receive sister’s kidney

Athletics

Powell wins in Paris with his fastest 100 in four years

Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 meters in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds on Saturday. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut matched Francis Obikwelu’s 2004 European record by finishing second in 9.86 with American Mike Rodgers third in 9.99. Jamaican Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce… Continue reading Powell wins in Paris with his fastest 100 in four years

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Justin Gatlin eases to 200m title at US championships

Justin Gatlin breezed to the 200m title at the US championships in a meeting record of 19.57sec. Gatlin dominated the race, taking the lead before the bend. His training partner Isiah Young was second and Wallace Spearmon third. Michael Johnson holds the US record of 19.32 and Usain Bolt the world mark at 19.19. The… Continue reading Justin Gatlin eases to 200m title at US championships