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Usain Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

Usain Bolt racing to victory (Image credit: AFP)

Usain Bolt was an easy winner in his first race of the year in Europe, but failed to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava. In wet conditions, Jamaica’s six-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 20.13 seconds – well outside his 19.19 world record – to beat American Isiah Young. “You can’t be satisfied if ...

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US stripped of London 2012 Olympic relay medals

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The entire United States 4x100m relay team have been stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals as a consequence of Tyson Gay’s drugs ban. Former 100m and 200m world champion Gay was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. The 32-year-old returned his London 2012 medal when his suspension was announced in May 2014. ...

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Home-based athletes participate in 2015 GAA National Circuit Championships in Sunyani

Athletes taking part in the women's 100m heats (Image credit: Ghana Athletics Association)

Ghana’s home-based athletes finally got their national circuit season underway at the Interplast Ghana sponsored 2015 Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) National Circuit Championships at the Sunyani Secondary School (SUSEC) GRASS track on Saturday, 9th May. The championship had a number of notable performances, including from African 4x100m relay medalist Beatrice Gyaman, who won the women’s 100m in 11.90 secs ahead ...

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USA Successfully Defend Golden Baton at World Relays in Bahamas

USA celebrate their victory and world record in the distance medley at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

After winning seven of the 10 events in Nassau, USA once again underlined their domination of relay events by winning the golden baton for the second year in succession at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015. They may have had one or two mishaps, most notably in both 4x200m finals, but it didn’t affect their overall standing as they amassed ...

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U.S. defeats Usain Bolt, Jamaica in 4×100 at World Relays

The U.S.' Ryan Bailey celebrates after winning the 4x100 final at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anchored by Ryan Bailey, the United States defeated Usain Bolt and Jamaica in the 4×100 relay at the IAAF World Relays meet Saturday in Nassau, Bahamas. Bailey was running with Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, and the Americans posted a time of 37.38 seconds. Jamaica finished in 37.68, off its world-record 36.84 set at the 2012 Summer Olympics ...

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African athletes dominate at the Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa's last victory was in 2013 two hours before a bomb exploded near the finish line (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa has won the men’s race at the Boston Marathon and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich came first in the women’s race. Rotich took the title in two hours 24 minutes 55 seconds after a sprint finish with Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba. Desisa’s victory at 2:09:17 was more comfortable and he crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of his compatriot ...

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Kenya runner Wilson Kipsang anger at agent suspensions

Wilson Kipsang is the president of the Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (Image credit: AFP)

Reigning London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang has hit out at Kenya’s athletics authority for suspending his foreign agent without informing him. He told the BBC that Athletics Kenya (AK) was “fighting with fire”. Two leading sports agencies have been suspended for six months by AK. AK’s chief executive Isaac Mwangi said the suspension of the agency Rosa & Associates’ related ...

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IAAF presidency: Sergey Bubka launches manifesto

Sergey Bubka (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sergey Bubka has launched his manifesto for election to the International Association of Athletics Federations presidency, pledging to provide the most thorough athletics review ever. Six-time world champion pole vaulter Bubka, 51, will run against Sebastian Coe to succeed Lamine Diack in August. The Ukrainian has proposed holding more athletics events in public spaces. “We have an opportunity to go ...

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