Inside Track: Waiting for the first sprint showdown

May 21, 2010

ATHLETICS-WORLD/When will the Diamond League have its first sprint showdown?

That’s a frequent question from athletics followers whose appetites have been whetted by the fast early times of Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt.

Gay dips under 45 seconds for sprinting milestone

April 20, 2010

World silver medallist Tyson Gay’s name should be popping up on more Diamond League announcements after a milestone weekend.

Usain Bolt, and how I spurred him on to greatness

August 17, 2009

bolt1His feet are now worth millions but for one horrible, time-stopping moment back in 2005, Usain Bolt’s path to athletics immortality could have been very different.

Bolt shatters his own 100 metres world record in Berlin

August 16, 2009

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt obliterated his own world record on Sunday as he won the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships in an incredible, mind-boggling 9.58 seconds.

Bolt v Gay to light up Berlin

August 14, 2009

boltUsain Bolt versus Tyson Gay is the sort of showdown that would grace any era of athletics and with a bit of luck the world championships in Berlin should give us two takes – in the 100 and 200 metres. 

World championships need a fit Tyson Gay

July 27, 2009

Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the man of the moment in the world of athletics but American Tyson Gay has the fastest times over the 100 and 200 metres this season and goes into next month’s world championships as defending champion over both distances.