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Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

/ Aug 9, 2017

Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

Wayde van Niekerk didn't even push through the line to win the 400 meters at the world championships on Tuesday. After all, his semifinal heat in the 200 is coming on Wednesday. Much like Usain Bolt at his best, Van Niekerk can cruise even against ...

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

/ Aug 8, 2017

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica. That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration ...

Kenya's Kirui claims gold in men's marathon

/ Aug 6, 2017

Kenya's Kirui claims gold in men's marathon

Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya a record fifth men's marathon title at the world championships on Sunday, winning a seesaw race with Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia that finished on London's famed Tower Bridge. Kirui had to come from behind to pass Tola in the final quarter ...

Farah takes gold in 10,000

/ Aug 5, 2017

Farah takes gold in 10,000

With the same aura, bravado and even the lackluster start, Usain Bolt stuck to tradition Friday in his farewell championships. The Jamaican great revved up the crowd at the Olympic Stadium and then coasted to victory in his first-round heat in the 100-meter dash. "It was ...

Bolt supremely confident ahead of farewell worlds

/ Aug 2, 2017

Bolt supremely confident ahead of farewell worlds

An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable. A loss in his going-away party? Impossible. Track's fastest man and greatest entertainer made both those points clear Tuesday leading to his final world championships this week. It was an engaging hour filled with reminisces, chats about his plans and ...