Athletics

Taylor hunting down record again — at altitude

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Tignes , France (AFP) — Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor will target the world record today at altitude in the French Alps, just a week after coming up short in the same bid at the IAAF World Championships. Read More

Bolt effect drives business at Jamaican-flavoured Rhythm Kitchen

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England — There is a zinc fence mural at the back with a painting of a black woman in a head wrap. On the fence was a menu that reads rice and peas, curry goat, and coconut water. Read More

Thompson yearns for injury-free season to produce best form

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

London , England — In a season that should have been her rehabilitation from persistent injuries, Yanique Thompson was just two hundredths of a second from making the women's 100m hurdles final at the London World Championships. Read More

'Superhuman' wanted

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (AFP) — Usain Bolt's retirement leaves a huge vacuum to fill, but athletics is moving in the right direction in rebranding itself after scandals that seriously damaged its image, according to sports marketing experts. Read More

Big boots to fill

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

London , England — International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe believes with Usain Bolt's retirement the next face of track and field has big boots to fill and, more importantly, must be accessible. Read More

Photo: Big boots to fill

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Retiring global track legend Usain Bolt (centre) greets International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe during a farewell ceremony at the conclusion of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the London Olympic Stadium on Sunday. (Photo:... Read More

Photos: Through the lens of Collin Reid

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Usain Bolt greets IAAF president Sebastian Coe (right) during a special presentation where the track icon received a framed piece of lane seven of the London track he dominated at Olympics 2012. Read More

'A special sweet taste!'

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Lalonde Gordon ran a spectacular last leg as Trinidad and Tobago stunned the United States to crown themselves men's 4400 metres relay champions on the final night of the 16th IAAF World Championships here on Sunday. Read More

Farah rebrands as 'Mohamed' for road career

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (AFP) — British athletics great Mo Farah wants to be known as 'Mohamed' now that he is switching his focus to road racing, he has announced. Read More

Disgraceful!

Monday, August, 14 2017    

LONDON, England — A nasty bust-up by mile relay teammates Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson added to Jamaica's overall trend of misfortune and below-par performance at the London World Championships finishing 16th on the medal table. Read More

Elaine's relay skip due to Achilles bug

HOWARD WALKER At the 16th IAAF World Champs in London | Monday, August, 14 2017    

LONDON, England — MVP Head Coach Stephen Francis says Elaine Thompson's Achilles problem, which has affected her this season, was the main reason for the Jamaican sprint star not competing in the women's 4x100-metre final at the World Championships on Saturday. Read More

Goodbye, & thank you!

Monday, August, 14 2017    

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Kenya's Obiri denies Ayana world double

Monday, August, 14 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Kenya's Hellen Obiri claimed consolation for her Olympic silver last year by winning the Women's 5,000 metres World title yesterday. Read More

Gatlin's 100m victory does not define World Champs — Coe

Monday, August, 14 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Doping-tainted Justin Gatlin's 100m victory will not define the world championships, Iternational Association of Athletics FederationS President Sebastian Coe insisted yesterday, adding that he fully understood why the American sprinter had been... Read More

Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman' despite relay injury

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A sentimental Justin Gatlin hailed Usain Bolt as an “amazing showman” whose career would certainly not be defined by him pulling up with a cramp in the world 4x100m relay, the Jamaican's final competitive race. Read More



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