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News Related Topics Shawn Crawford of the U.S. checks the scoreboard after the men's 200 meters semi-final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 19, 2009. American sprinter Shawn Crawford, who won the 200
Usain Bolt opened defense of his Olympic 200-meter title with a comfortable win in the opening round Tuesday, easing up to a jog over the final 80 meters to finish in 20.39 seconds. The Jamaican, who won the 100 meters Sunday
Martina completed the distance in 20.42 seconds, becoming the first Dutch national to take a European athletics title since Bram Som in the 800 metres six years ago.
Danny Talbot wins 200m bronze at Euros British sprinter Danny Talbot won bronze in the 200m at the European Championships in Finland. Talbot finished behind race-winner Churandy Martina and Patrick van Luijk, both from the Netherlands, in 20.95s.
Two-time reigning discus world champion Robert Harting of Germany added the European Championships title to his resume on Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Gerd Kanter. A strong throw of 68.30 meters in the rain and cold gave him a title that
Irish athletes are prepared to go to qualify for London 2012 was demonstrated by rising Irish sprinter Steven Colvert (21) last weekend. The leggy 6ft 5ins Crusaders man ran an Irish U-23 record (20:57) in Slovenia last Thursday, just two hundredths
That's an eternity in a sport where athletes train for years in hopes of shaving off two-tenths of a second from a race time. The one-time standout runner quit the sport after high school, but he couldn't stay away forever. "I knew I had talent,"
Wallace Spearmon is tasting his breakfast for the second time this morning. Having just finished another 350-meter sprint, he is leaning over a fence at the new Oakridge School track, trying to calm his stomach. He already politely asked Oakridge
Switzerland (AP) — Usain Bolt has won the 100 meters at the Athletissima meet in 9.82 seconds, matching the fastest time this year. The Jamaican returned from injury to beat countryman Yohan Blake and Churandy Martina of the
World record sprinter Usain Bolt powered past seven rivals to win his first sprint since an achilles tendon injury sidelined him for over a month at the Diamond League meet here Thursday. The Jamaican outran his opponents comfortably, racing across