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Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2016

Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

Justin Gatlin considers himself an antsy person, finding it hard to wait early in the season for the fast times he hopes to have later in the year. “Worry about those later when they count the most,” he said. The 34-year-old American sprinter had ...

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

May 25, 2016

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

Athens Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s national athletics championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze ...

May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

May 21, 2016

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With ...

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

May 19, 2016

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

Usain Bolt called it “really bad news” for sport after the announcement that 31 athletes were caught doping in retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough. It’s rough in the sport,” the Jamaican great said Wednesday. “Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for ...

May 15, 2016

Bolt starts season with George Town 100-meter victory

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica opened his 2016 season Saturday with a 100-meter victory in 10.05 seconds at the Cayman Invitational. Making his first strides on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Bolt crossed the ...

Jamaican superstar Bolt prepared for season debut

May 13, 2016

Jamaican superstar Bolt prepared for season debut

Usain Bolt will take the first long strides on his road to Rio here Saturday when he makes his 2016 track debut with less than three months to go before the Olympics. The Jamaican sprint king is planning a successful defense of his 100 ...

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

| May 12, 2016

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

In the opinion of a whistleblower who uncovered Russia’s doping scourge, most of the changes in the country’s track and anti-doping programs are “just fake,” and not nearly extensive enough to allow the team into the Olympics this summer. Vitaly Stepanov, who along with ...