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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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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Usain Bolt has withdrawn from Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next month because of a pelvic injury.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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Usain Bolt pulls out of Jamaica trials

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Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has been pulled from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships. Bolt, who has an automatic qualification spot for this summer’s World Championships in Beijing, was originally entered to compete in the 100m later today but according to sources close to the athlete, the decision was taken not to run the ...

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Usain Bolt drops out of Jamaican trials at short notice

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Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the 100m at the Jamaican national trials. The 28-year-old had signed up for Thursday’s race in a bid to improve his form for August’s World Championships in China, which he qualifies for as defending 100m and 200m champion. Manager Ricky Simms said: “Usain was never confirmed to run at the trials.” Bolt, the world-record holder ...

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Usain Bolt labours to victory in New York Diamond League 200m

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Usain Bolt laboured to victory in the 200m at the New York Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican world record holder clocked 20.29 seconds, edging out 19-year-old Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla. “I wasn’t too happy with the time today,” said Bolt. “But training has been going well and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.” In the men’s 100m, ...

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Usain Bolt: I’ll face Justin Gatlin when I’m ready

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Double-Olympic champion Usain Bolt has dismissed suggestions he is “afraid” of facing in-form American Justin Gatlin. The 33-year-old has run 2015’s fastest 100m and 200m – 9.75 and 19.68 seconds – but is yet to race Bolt this season. The pair are set to meet in the World Championships in Beijing in August, along with other leading sprinters Tyson Gay ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in new Rome record

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The 33-year-old surged clear of the field to win in 9.75 seconds – the seventh-fastest time in history – eclipsing Bolt’s 9.76 set in 2012. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, ran a 9.74 in the opening Diamond League meeting of the year last month. Olympic champion Sally Pearson suffered a wrist injury as a result of a fall ...

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Usain Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

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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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Usain Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

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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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