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Bolt Proves Form In Ostrava

Jamaican rounding into prime form for the summer. Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt had a very slow start but made up for it in winning the 100m at the Ostrava (Czech Republic) Golden Spike meeting in an event record time, and world leading, 9.77 seconds.  Bolt says it was the “second worst start of my life,” […]

Bolt Headlines Golden Spike In Ostrava

A total of seven reigning Olympic gold medalists scheduled to compete. Usain Bolt will make his first appearance on the World Athletics Tour this week at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  Organizers are offering $100,000 if Bolt can break his own 100m world record of 9.69 seconds. While Bolt’s is the biggest […]

ÅF Golden League – DKB-ISTAF Berlin Preview

The hunt for the $1 million jackpot begins in Berlin. The IAAF’s ÅF Golden League kicks off this weekend at the DKB-ISTAF Berlin meeting.  The usual $1 million dollar jackpot (split for men and women) is up for grabs and there is a host of athletes vying for the grand prize.  All of the “contenders” […]

Bolt Dismantles Field At Festival Of Excellence

On a rainy night in Toronto the Jamaican Olympic champion proves his dominance. Usain Bolt made a dominant return to the track Thursday, winning the 100 meters in 10.00 in his first race since an April car accident.  In the process Bolt defeated 2004 Olympic 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford by a staggering .25 seconds. On the meet’s […]

Rupp Wins NCAA 10,000 Meters

The Oregon senior claimed the first outdoor national championship title of his career Thursday night in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas’ Shawn Forrest and Liberty’s Sam Chelanga threw all they had at Oregon’s golden boy, but he put down the hammer and pulled away easily in the closing two laps. For More:

Nike Prefontaine Classic Highlights

Eugene, Ore., lived up to its nickname of Track Town USA, as Americans posted some of the top all-time national performances. The 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic turned out to be the most exciting domestic Grand Prix of the year.  Eugene truly defined itself as Track Town USA, as Americans shined at the final meet before the […]

Prefontaine Classic Preview

An astounding 34 33 Olympic medalists are spread throughout the program. With all the star power convening on Track Town USA, including 34 Olympic medalists (oops, make that 33, as American sprint ace Tyson Gay has unsurprisingly scratched from the men’s 200), Sunday’s Pre Classic in Eugene, Ore., promises to be must-see TV for track […]

2009 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Photo Gallery

Take a tour of America’s Finest City as we followed Khalid El Boumlili and Yuliya Gromova to their victories at the 2009 Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego Marathon. [imagebrowser id=9]

Boumlili, Gromova Win Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego

Perfect weather conditions yield fast times, exciting competition. Morocco’s Khalid El Boumlili, 31, broke the East African stranglehold on the San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Sunday with a dominating victory, finishing with a time of 2:11:15. Remarkably, Boumlili, who finished third at Boston last year, had attempted to run the Los Angeles Marathon just […]