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Aug 29, 2015

Bolt lands sprint sweep, Farah the treble double

BEIJING (Reuters) – Usain Bolt needed a bit of help from his American rivals to win a third gold medal but Mo Farah secured a unique “treble double” all on his own on a dramatic penultimate night of the world athletics championships on Sunday.

While Bolt’s place in the sporting pantheon was assured long before he won his 11th world title in the 4×100 meters relay, Farah took his spot among the greatest distance runners of all time with his third straight 5,000 meters title.

Aug 29, 2015

Athletics-Bolt lands sprint sweep, Farah the treble double

BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt needed a bit of help from his American rivals to win a third gold medal but Mo Farah secured a unique “treble double” all on his own on a dramatic penultimate night of the world athletics championships on Sunday.

While Bolt’s place in the sporting pantheon was assured long before he won his 11th world title in the 4×100 metres relay, Farah took his spot among the greatest distance runners of all time with his third straight 5,000 metres title.

Aug 29, 2015

Arzamasova holds on for 800 meters world title

BEIJING (Reuters) – Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women’s 800 meters at the world athletics championships on Saturday.

The European champion kicked for home off the back straight and found enough gas to hold off her Kenyan rival when Sum attacked after the final bend, claiming her first major title in one minute 58.03 seconds.

Aug 29, 2015

Athletics-Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women’s 800 metres at the world athletics championships on Saturday.

The European champion kicked for home off the back straight and found enough gas to hold off her Kenyan rival when Sum attacked after the final bend, claiming her first major title in one minute 58.03 seconds.

Aug 29, 2015

Bolt secures third sprint sweep as Jamaica win relay

BEIJING (Reuters) – Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time on Saturday when, aided by a U.S. disqualification, he anchored Jamaica to the 4×100 meters relay title.

The 29-year-old, who had already won the 100 and 200 meters events at the Bird’s Nest Stadium, stormed across the line in 37.36 seconds to give his country a fourth straight world title in the event.

Aug 29, 2015

Athletics-Bolt secures third sprint sweep as Jamaica win relay

BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time on Saturday when, aided by a U.S. disqualification, he anchored Jamaica to the 4×100 metres relay title.

The 29-year-old, who had already won the 100 and 200 metres events at the Bird’s Nest Stadium, stormed across the line in 37.36 seconds to give his country a fourth straight world title in the event.

Aug 29, 2015

Farah burns up Bird’s Nest for golden triple double

BEIJING (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah kicked on the final corner and stormed down the home straight to retain his 5,000 meters world title on Saturday, securing an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships.

The 32-year-old Olympic champion, who won the 10,000m in Beijing last weekend, clocked 13 minutes 50.38 seconds to win a record third straight 5,000 meters world title.

Aug 29, 2015

Athletics-Farah burns up Bird’s Nest for golden triple double

BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah kicked on the final corner and stormed down the home straight to retain his 5,000 metres world title on Saturday, securing an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships.

The 32-year-old Olympic champion, who won the 10,000m in Beijing last weekend, clocked 13 minutes 50.38 seconds to win a record third straight 5,000 metres world title.

Aug 28, 2015

Schippers shifts up a gear to take 200m gold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Dutch flier Dafne Schippers completed her transformation from heptathlete to world champion sprinter when she ran the fourth fastest 200 metres of all time to win by a nose at the Bird’s Nest on Friday.

The 23-year-old European champion clocked 21.63 seconds to beat Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second and add gold to the silver medal she won in the 100m behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Monday.

Aug 28, 2015

Schippers pips Thompson to 200 meters gold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Dutch sensation Dafne Schippers clocked the fourth fastest run of all time to pip Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second to win 200 meters gold at the world championships on Friday.

The former heptathlete, who claimed silver in the 100 behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Monday, surged through the line in 21.63 seconds, the quickest time for 17 years in the half-lap sprint.

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