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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 ...

May 1, 2016

McLeod runs fastest 110-meter hurdles time of 2016

Jamaican Omar McLeod clocked the fastest time of the year to win the 110 meters hurdles at the Drake Relays in Iowa on Saturday as Olympic champion Aries Merritt finished fifth on his return from a kidney transplant. Overcoming rainy conditions and a sodden ...

Apr 25, 2016

Kipchoge, Sumgong race to victory at London Marathon

A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win. The London Marathon on Sunday produced contrasting victories in the men’s and women’s races for 31-year-old Kenyans on ...

Apr 22, 2016

Kenyan president authorizes anti-doping bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an anti-doping bill required to avoid a ban from the Rio Olympics of a nation famed for its runners, the president’s office said on Wednesday. Video from the president’s office showed Kenyatta at State House signing the ...

Apr 20, 2016

Boston Marathon winner gives trophy to pioneer Gibb

Atsede Baysa learned a little about the Boston Marathon’s history a few days before she ran in it, hearing how Bobbi Gibb was turned down for a spot in the 1966 event but ran anyway to show that women could handle the distance. Then, ...

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Apr 20, 2016

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Sprint king Usain Bolt aims to crown his legacy with an unprecedented Olympic three-peat at the Rio Games, and to top that off by running the first ever sub-19-seconds 200 meters. The long-striding Jamaican suggested he might not stop there, leaving open the chance ...