Posts Tagged Men’s track and field

Fraser-Pryce blazes to season’s best in 100m in Paris

Asafa Powell of Jamaica, left, runs to win the men's 100m event with Jimmy Vicaut of France who set the European record, center, and Kim Collins of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, right, at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis north of Paris, France, Saturday July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Asafa Powell is getting quicker and quicker the closer the world championships get.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

France relay team finally gets Olympic bronze medal

PARIS (AP) — Three years late, France’s men got their 4×100-meter relay bronze medal from the London Olympics on Saturday, bumped up from fourth after the U.S. team was disqualified because of Tyson Gay’s doping.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Usain Bolt’s struggles “just a phase,” says teammate Powell

PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt’s Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder’s struggle with injury and poor form is “just a phase” and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Injured Usain Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meetings

PARIS (AP) — Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Britain’s anti-doping agency probes claims against Salazar

Alberto Salazar waits for the start of the men's 10,000 meters at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s anti-doping agency says it is investigating claims that American long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar encouraged athletes at the Nike Oregon Project to skirt anti-doping rules.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,