Athletics

Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco

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American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Genzebe Dibaba breaks 1500m world record at Diamond League

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Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba produced a stunning run in Friday’s Monaco Diamond League meeting to set a new 1500m world record of three minutes 50.08 seconds. The 24-year-old took four seconds off her personal best to break Chinese athlete Yunxia Qu’s record of 3:50.46, which had stood since September 1993. Dibaba may not compete at the distance at next month’s World ...

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Usain Bolt to compete at London Anniversary Games in July

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Usain Bolt is to compete at the London Anniversary Games. Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion has struggled with injury this year but will return for the event at the Olympic Stadium from 24-26 July. Bolt, 28, has run just five times this season, clocking a 100m best of 10.12 seconds in April. Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Tyson ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

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American Justin Gatlin ran the joint second-fastest time of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League in Lausanne. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, ran in 9.79 seconds ahead of next month’s world championships. Powell and Gay both ran 9.92 seconds, while Usain Bolt was out injured, although the ...

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World University Games 2015: Gyaman misses 100m finals

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In the ongoing World University Games, Beatrice Gyaman has failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 100m after finishing 5th in the second semi-finals with a time of 11.81 seconds. She earlier recorded her personal best time of 11.75 seconds in the previous round of the event. Emmanuel Appiah Kubi ran 21.35 in the men’s 200m to finish ...

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Ghanaian 400m and 200m runner Vivian Mills gets IAAF Scholarship

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The Ghana Athletics Association has announced that 400m runner Vivian Mills has been awarded an IAAF Scholarship to prepare towards the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Mills recorded the fastest time by a Ghanaian woman anywhere over 400m in 2014 with a personal best 53.04 secs clocking. After competing in the 400m heats at the third leg of the Interplast-Sea ...

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Asafa Powell runs second fastest 100m of 2015 to win in Paris

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Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell ran the second fastest 100m of the year to win the Diamond League meeting in Paris. Powell ran a season’s best 9.81m to beat France’s Jimmy Vicaut, who equalled the European record of 9.86. The 32-year-old Powell beat the 9.84 he ran in June’s Jamaican national trials.  American Justin Gatlin has run the fastest time of ...

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Mo Farah says he is 100% clean after allegations about coach

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British double Olympic champion Mo Farah says he is “100% clean”, following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar. UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) are investigating claims made in the BBC Panorama programme Catch Me If You Can. It alleged Salazar violated various anti-doping rules and used testosterone medication on Galen Rupp in 2002, when the ...

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Usain Bolt withdraws from Paris & Lausanne races with injury

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Usain Bolt has withdrawn from Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next month because of a pelvic injury. The six-time Olympic champion said the injury means he is “unable to compete at 100%” as it restricts his movement. It is the latest setback for Bolt, following his withdrawal last week from the 100m at the Jamaican national trials. But ...

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Justin Gatlin sets world-leading time to win US trials 200m final

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Justin Gatlin became the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he won Sunday’s final at the American Athletics Championships. The 33-year-old American, who has served two doping bans, recorded a time of 19.57 seconds in Oregon. It bettered the 19.68 secs he ran in May which, at that stage, was the best in the world. “I wanted to go out ...

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