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Jamacian Sprinters Blake, Powell and Bolt the best in the World

Johan Blake

Jamaica is known for their sprinter and now they have three at the top of the World with Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

The trio are training partners and in a race last week at Daegu, South Korea theywere matched up in what was to be a battle for the World Title.
Bolt, however, was disqualified for a false start which opened the door to Blake who ran a blistering 9.92 seconds to be crowned, at least for now, the fastest man in the world.
Blake also becomes the youngest champion at age 21.
In world ranking Blake is followed by fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell with Bolt slipping to third.
Blake has already had part of his reputation tarnished as he was caught for blood dopping two years ago.
 
But on this hot August evening the youthful Jamicaican was crowned 100 meter champion of the World.
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September 7, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , | Leave a comment

Cuba’s Dayron Robles caught cheating in the 110 hurdles World Championships

Look at the hand in the center
the highly anticipated 110 hurdles finals
world championships on 29 Aug, 2011
 
Dayron Robles representing Cuba holds back Liu Xiang at 3:58, 
causing Liu to hit the last hurdle and lose the gold 
 
Photo and caption submitted by Karl Kunz, one of the founders of the Hilo Marathon who now lives in Thailand.
 
Kunz will return to the Big Island in March 2012 to run the marathon he help create.

August 30, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Kipsiele Koech ranked #1 World 3K Steeplechase

Paul Kipsiele Koech

Paul Kipsiele Koech regains #1 world ranking in Men’s 3K Steeplechase

Paul Kipsiele Koech who had been in the second position only for three weeks and now regained the top spot in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase from Brimin Kiprop Kipruto.

A Keyan runner who specializes in the 3K steeplechase he won the2004 bronze medal in this event.

Despite being among the fastest steeplechasers, he has failed several times at the Kenyan trials for World championships or Olympics. He competed at the all seven IAAF World championships. At the IAAF World Athletics Final meetings, finishing every time in the top three, being the only athlete to achieve it.

June 25, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | Leave a comment

Albuquerque to host 2011 Masters Track & Field Championships

The 2011 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships have been awarded to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Track & Field announced Friday. The championships will be held March 4-6 in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Nearly 1,000 athletes, ages 30-99, are expected to compete in the championships.

“We are excited to have Albuquerque host the 2011 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships,” said USATF CEO Doug Logan. ” Albuquerque was a wonderful host to this year’s USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in February and with the addition of the Masters championships in 2011 they have put themselves on the map as one of the nation’s premier sites for Indoor Track & Field in the United States.”

2011 will mark the first year since 2005, and only the second time since 1998, that the Masters Indoor Championships will be held away from the East Coast. The 2005 championships were held in Nampa, Idaho.

The weekend before hosting the Masters Championships, Albuquerque will once again host the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 26-27.

“We could not be more excited to be hosting the Masters Indoor Championships next year,” said Dan Ballou, Director of Sports Marketing for the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We fully expect to put on a first class event for the athletes. Albuquerque is becoming a hotbed of indoor track and field at the national level, and having the 2011 USATF Masters Championship is another example of how the indoor track continues to draw visitors to our city.”

January 22, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Katie McGregor Wins USA Women’s 10 mile championship

Katie McGregor

Katie McGregor from Saint Louis Park, Minn, won the USA Women’s 10 Mile Championships last week in a time of 54 minutes and 21 seconds.

This was McGregor’s seventh career U.S. title.  In the autumn of 2006 McGregor ran the New York City Marathon and finished in ninth-place with a time of 2:32.36.

During the spring of 2007 she won the USATF 25 km championships, finishing in a time of 1:25.53 which was nearly three minutes ahead of the rest of the field.

Her success continued in early 2008 when she finished fourth at the US Cross Country Championships in San Diego. 

Achievements

  • 2007 USATF 25 km Champion
  • 2006 USATF 10 km Champion
  • 2005 USATF 10 km Champion
  • 2005 USATF Outdoor Champion (10000-meter run)
  • 2003–2008 U.S. World Cross Country team (8 km)
  • 1999 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track & Field Champion (5000-meter run)
  • 1998 NCAA Cross Country Champion
  • 1998 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Champion (3000-meter run, Distance Medley Relay)
  • 1998 Big Ten Conference Cross Country Champion
  • 1997 Big Ten Conference Cross Country Champion

October 5, 2010 Posted by | Profiles, World Track & Field | , , , , , , | Leave a comment