Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

Aug 13, 2016

Rival sprinters Bolt, Gatlin take center stage

The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes center stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another likely showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of track and field will be on the line. Twelve months ago, when Bolt ...

Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

Jul 10, 2016

Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

A few more kids are on their way to Brazil after Saturday’s racing at the U.S. Olympic Trials. In this case, they are 41-year-old Bernard Lagat’s son and daughter, Miika and Gianna. The American record-holder flipped the script on a youth-filled trials Saturday, running ...

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It’s a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt’s summertime itinerary. The consensus: He’ll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter’s hamstring was Topic ...

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Jun 3, 2016

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he’s not concerned about the Zika virus. After winning the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome on Thursday, Gatlin’s next event is a street race in Rio on Sunday. ...

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 ...