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McLeod hurdles to Jamaican glory

Omar McLeod clocks 12.90 seconds to set a new Jamaican national record in the 110-meter hurdles final, ahead of runner-up Ronald Levy (left) at 13.12 during the Jamaica National Track & Field senior trials in Kingston on Saturday. The reigning world champion’s time eclipsed the previous Jamaican record of 12.94 set by Hansle Parchment in 2014 in Paris. McLeod has set his sights on Aries Merritt’s world record of 12.80 which he hopes to break before the world championships in London in August. Apart from Merritt, only Cuban Dayron Robles (12.87), China’s Liu Xiang (12.88) and fellow American David Oliver (12.89) have run faster....

June 26, 2017, Monday


Emotional Bolt’s last race in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Olympic champion Usain Bolt greets the crowd while riding around the National Stadium in Kingston before running his final 100 meters sprint at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix on Saturday. An emotional Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win the race, clocking 10.03 seconds. The multiple Olympic and world gold medalist, who will retire after August’s world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on Jamaican soil. ...

June 12, 2017, Monday


Cuba’s Robles eyes worlds after two injury-hit seasons

DAYRON Robles insists he has refound his mojo after two injury-hit seasons, the 2008 Olympic hurdles gold medallist now aiming to bag a trip to August’s world championships in London. Robles was back ...

June 10, 2017, Saturday


Bolt to run 100 at Ostrava

USAIN Bolt will return to the Golden Spike track meet in the Czech city of Ostrava to run the 100 meters. Organizers say the eight-time Olympic champion will run on June 28. Bolt will race for the 9th ...

June 7, 2017, Wednesday


Mini marathon for children

THOUSANDS of children aged between 9 and 13 years took part in a 4.2-kilometer “mini marathon” in Shanghai over the weekend. The Shangma Speed X Series Kids Run, starting and finishing at Shanghai Children’s ...

June 5, 2017, Monday


3,000 runners participate in Dongtan Challenge in Chongming

ABOUT 3,000 runners took part in “Under Armour The Strongest SIIC Dongtan Challenge” in Chongming Island. The participants had to run 4km before completing a 9km cross-country route at the Dongtan Wetland ...

May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Training camp planned for marathon runners

A TRAINING camp is being organized for local runners to prepare them for the Shanghai International Marathon in November. The 2017 Running Academy Marathon Training Camp will be launched in July and ...

May 23, 2017, Tuesday


Jamaican sprinters brace for life after Bolt

Usain Bolt’s imminent retirement is a blow for athletics, but a new generation of Jamaican sprinters is ready to try to fill his golden shoes, Olympic champions Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod said in ...

May 12, 2017, Friday


Clearing a hurdle for a novice

Sergey Shubenkov, the 110-meter hurdles world champion, gives guidance to student athlete Li Huaihai during the 2017 IAAF Diamond League Star Athletes School Clinic at Fengxian High School yesterday afternoon. Shubenkov, along with Rio Olympics silver medalist Orlando Ortega and local hurdler Xie Wenjun, showed up at the clinic, and watched students compete in the 2017 Shanghai Student Diamond League. The trio will return to the track at Shanghai Stadium tomorrow evening to compete in this year’s IAAF Diamond League Shanghai leg. ...

May 12, 2017, Friday


US star Powell slams record rewrite plans

LONG jump world record-holder Mike Powell said plans to rewrite world records set before 2005 are “a slap in the face” and vowed yesterday to fight the move. European Athletics has proposed that only ...

May 4, 2017, Thursday


 

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