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USAIN BOLT

American Christian Coleman celebrates after winning the men's 100 meter final at a Diamond League event in Xiamen, China, on April 20.
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Apr 26, 2024
American Coleman believes Bolt's 100 meter record could fall soon
Christian Miller, a 17-year-old from the U.S., ran 9.93 — the fastest time in the world this year — at a high school meet in Florida last weekend.
Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's 4x100m final at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Saturday.
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Aug 28, 2023
Noah Lyles takes tentative steps into Usain Bolt's big shoes
The question now is whether Lyles will be able to continue his fine form into next year's Paris Olympics.
U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles (right) beats the field to the finish line to win the 100-meter final at the world championships in Budapest on Sunday.
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Aug 21, 2023
U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles eager to pick up baton Usain Bolt left behind
Noah Lyles is ready to take aim at Usain Bolt's 200-meter world record after winning the 100 at the word championships.
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Jun 1, 2023
Usain Bolt eager to play impactful role in future of track and field
The Jamaican, who dominated men's sprinting for nearly a decade
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Aug 23, 2022
Usain Bolt files for trademarks to protect his victory pose
Bolt's signature pose became internationally known in 2008, as the world's fastest man dominated at that year's Beijing Olympics.
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May 14, 2022
Justin Gatlin excited to see new stars escape Usain Bolt's shadow
'We have the opportunity to sit back and really watch athletes blossom and kind of nurture them, cheer them on ... see exactly what they can do.'
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Nov 16, 2021
Retired Usain Bolt says he 'could have won' 100 meter gold in Tokyo
The eight-time gold medalist said that it was frustrating to watch the 2020 Games from his home in Jamaica as his male countrymen flopped and Italy's Lamont Jacobs claimed a shock victory.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 27, 2021
Who can fill the track void left by Usain Bolt's retirement?
The two 2020 athletes of the year were Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas, but their names remain largely unknown to the general public.
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Jul 17, 2021
Usain Bolt sees only tough times in Tokyo for Jamaica's men
While Jamaica's women look very strong going into their Tokyo campaign, the country's sprinting legend thinks the men will struggle.
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Aug 25, 2020
Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus
World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after last week celebrating his 34th birthday with a big bash mask-free.
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Dec 21, 2019
Sports, cultural events combine to provide spirited public unveiling of new National Stadium
The brand-new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was introduced to the general public on Saturday for the first time since construction was completed late last month.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 17, 2019
Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo
Approaching one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, double individual world record holder and now-retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt said he is thrilled to be coming to Japan for the sporting extravaganza, even if he is no longer considered "the fastest man alive."
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Mar 27, 2018
ESPN playing it for laughs with list
It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years.
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Sep 9, 2017
Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters
Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with a time of 9.98 seconds at an intercollegiate meet on Saturday.
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Jul 29, 2017
Cambridge aiming for redemption at world championships after Rio disappointment
Sprinter Asuka Cambridge has set his sights on a place in the 100-meter final at his IAAF World Athletics Championships debut next week, but he knows he must learn from past mistakes if he is to make his mark.
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Jun 11, 2017
Nervous Bolt wins final 100 meters on home soil
An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 meters sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday.
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Feb 16, 2017
Disgraced sprinter Carter files CAS appeal
Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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Feb 15, 2017
Bolt still at ease with plans to retire
Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport.
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Feb 2, 2017
Bolt says he won't compete at 2018 Commonwealth Games, keeping word on retirement
Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt has no plans to extend his career beyond this year's world championships in London and has ruled out a return to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Sep 14, 2016
Bolt leaves door open for 2017 world sprint double
Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 meters at next year's world championships, where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records.

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