16 Aug 2015

Who will be champions in China? Men’s track previews

100m: clash of the sprint titans In a race where only two athletes have a conceivable shot at gold, Justin Gatlin will start favourite after a year in which he has eviscerated all challengers who have stood in his way. Beijing, though, with a back-in-form Usain Bolt on the start

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16 Aug 2015

On this day: lightning Bolt strikes twice and shocks the world

The date was August 16, 2008, and in the cauldron that was the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, the pressure was heaped upon Usain Bolt’s 21-year-old shoulders. The Jamaican has already broken the world record for 100m earlier that summer, running 9.72 in New York, but could he now prove

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14 Aug 2015

US Gear Row Cleared up? Brits Lose Main Sponsor; Your JTG 5-A-Day

U.S. Athletes Can Wear Own Gear “The requirement for U.S. athletes to wear Nike-branded apparel at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing is not all-encompassing, and team members with sponsors other than Nike can wear their sponsor’s gear on many occasions during the meet”, USA Track & Field has now

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14 Aug 2015

Beijing 2015: the five events you can’t miss

Bolt, Gatlin and the race for credibility; Men’s 100m They can pitch it any way they want – good versus evil, drug cheat versus paragon of virtue, track’s hero versus its villain – but none of it will matter a jot to Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin when they settle

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07 Aug 2015

Olympic Champ Wants Gatlin Win; Beer Mile Record Bested; Your JTG 5-A-Day

British Athletes Warned Not To Reveal Blood Data In the aftermath of last weeks German documentary on blood doping British athletes have been warned to keep their data to themselves. “British Athletics has warned track-and-field stars past and present against allowing their blood data to be revealed after it emerged

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27 Jul 2015

They are all at it: Froome, Bolt and Gatlin, All Dirty in the court of Public Opinion

An excellent article by Kevin Garside of the Independent which delves into the issue of how drug cheats should be treated. He speaks about the differences between the media perception of Froome, Gatlin, Bolt and the court of public opinion. He speaks about how the clean athletes, or at least

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25 Jul 2015

Boltdown: Usain Bolt runs 9.87. Is he back?

It looks like Bolt is on the comeback trail. In April he ran a 10.12 in his only other performance of the season and since then he has had plenty of issues including a trip to Germany to solve long-standing injury issues. He missed most of the Diamond League season

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16 Jul 2015

Chegin Finally Banned; Colvert Claims Miscarriage Of Justice: Your JTG 5-A-Day

Colvert Claims Innocence Irish sprinter Steven Colvert was officially handed a two year ban today for a failed drug test in the summer of 2014. Colvert made a statement and claims it has been a ‘micarraige of justice’. Read his statement here. Goucher has had her say Kara Goucher has

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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin
01 Jul 2015

Gatlin versus Bolt “fight of legacy” rivalry shows what the sport is missing

Rivalries and hype are what make sporting contests great and attract the general public’s attention. Hardcore athletics fans may be loathe to admit it but there is only one rivalry, and one race, that people want to see this summer. And that’s Usain Bolt versus Justin Gatlin. It has the

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29 Jun 2015

Symmonds does it again, Boltdown to Retirement; JTG 5 A DAY

Symmonds does it again Nick Symmonds beat out all the competition to win his sixth U.S. title in the 800 meters, running 1:44.53. Duane Solomon lead out the field in under 50 seconds but just like the fable of the hare and the tortoise, Symmonds was five metres back off

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