Athletics

Marathon runner hops bus, completes race, wins bronze

A marathon runner who placed third in a British race had a secret weapon: bus fare. Rob Sloan completed the Kielder Marathon in a time of two hours, 51 minutes, but fellow runners immediately voiced suspicion, having not seen him toward the end of...

Male runner collapses at Chicago Marathon, dies

A 35-year-old North Carolina firefighter who was running for charity died Sunday after collapsing during the Chicago Marathon.


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Double Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will focus on the 200m at the final Golden League meeting of the season in Brussels on Friday.

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Kara Goucher and Tera Moody collapse during individual sessions with reporters to talk about disappointing finishes in the Berlin competition.


Awesome Bolt breaks 200m record

BBC Sport 21.08.2009
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Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt claimed yet another world record as he recorded a stunning victory in the 200m final at the World Championships.

Semenya left stranded by storm

Tom Fordyce BBC Sport 20.08.2009
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When Usain Bolt is no longer the main topic of conversation at the World Championships, you know something dramatic must have happened.


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Hong Kong will send the largest-ever delegation - 230 athletes and 110 officials and medical personnel - to the 11th National Games finals in Shandong from October 16 to 28.

Radcliffe set for New York test

BBC Sport 14.08.2009
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Paula Radcliffe will run in the New York City Half-Marathon on Sunday to gauge whether she is fit to run at the World Championships in Berlin.


Zola Budd still runs, but not from the past

Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times 10.08.2009
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She doesn't let her signature moment -- tangling with Mary Decker at 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles -- define her, as she raises her family in South Carolina and still trains and competes.

Bolt admits to fitness concerns

BBC Sport 23.07.2009
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Usain Bolt is hopeful of adding the 100m World Championships title to the Olympic gold medal he won in Beijing last year, despite not being 100% fit.


Benjamin quits as injuries tell

BBC Sport 21.07.2009
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Wales' former European junior 400m champion Tim Benjamin has quit athletics after struggling with injuries for the past few years.

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Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu is fit and ready to resume her build-up to defend her world title.


Turner aims to overcome setback

Bangkokbiznews 24.06.2009
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Nottinghamshire athlete Andy Turner says he is capable of achieving more, despite having had his lottery funding cut by UK Athletics last year.

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Dwain Chambers claimed victory in the 200m to help Great Britain finish in third place at the European Team Championship in Portugal.


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Britain's Olympic pole vaulter Kate Dennison has set a new national record of 4.51m at the Memorial Josefa Odlozila meeting in Prague.

This is track as it should be

Kurt Streeter Los Angeles Times 08.06.2009
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Eugene, Ore., which hosts the Prefontaine Classic each year, is one of the few places in America where track seems to matter year-in and year-out.


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Paula Radcliffe will attempt to regain the marathon world title after being named in the Great Britain team for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin.

For Decathlete Bryan Clay, Gold Medal Has Little Payoff

JOHN BRANCH The New York Times 02.06.2009
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The world’s greatest athlete, as he is often called, pulled a cardboard box from a shelf in the one-car garage of his three-bedroom home. It held his mementos from the Beijing Olympics, not counting the Wheaties boxes with his picture on them stac...


Tevin Carter wins boys' 200 at City Section championships

Ben Bolch Los Angeles Times 29.05.2009
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The Los Angeles Santee High junior edged favorite DeAnthony Thomas of Crenshaw with a time of 21.38 seconds. Thomas won the 100 with a personal best of 10.60 seconds.

Cool runnings for L.A. Marathon

Carla Rivera and Martha Groves Los Angeles Times 26.05.2009
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Kenyan racer Wesley Korir sets a course record of 2:08:24. Ideal weather allays fears about moving the race from March to May.



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