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World Best Sprinter, Usain Bolt, Gone for the Season

World record holder in the 100 & 200 is out with an injury

Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, may be gone for the season.  The planets fastest sprinter is cutting his season short due to a lower back injury.

Ricky Simms, Bolt’s manager, sent an email stating that the world record holder in both the 100 and 200 meters is going in for treatment and will be skipping the IAAF Diamond League track and field meets in Zurich next week the Brussels meet at the end of August.

Bolt was undefeated in two years of individual competition until dropping a 100 meter race to American sprinter, Tyson Gay in Stockholm.  The American ran a 9.84 second race with Bolt clocking in at 9.97.

Bolt, who stands at 6 feet 5 inches, is the Tiger Woods of professional track and field bringing in millions of spectators to watch with interest the “fastest man in the world.”

Manager Simms is already planning Bolt’s return to the track during the 2011 season.

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August 13, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | 2 Comments

World’s best in the 400 hurdles – Lashinda Demus

Master of the 400m hurdles, Lashinda Demus

World leader Lashinda Demus faded to fourth in a matter seconds in the women’s 400 meters hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on July 21, 2010.

Leading during the first 300 meters Demus ran into trouble in the final straight away by chopping her steps which dropped her from first to fourth in a matter of seconds.

The talented American got it all wrong on the final flight of hurdles and with one stutter-step she was being overtaken by eventual race winner Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica, at 53.63.

Slipping by the Demus also, were Russia’s Natalya Antyukh (54.24) and USA’s Sheena Tosta (54.52).

Despite the setback the American is still consider by many to be the best 400 meter hurdler in the world.  It is my guess that Demus will regain her world standing during the next international track & field competition as she has already displayed her ability to get out quickly and take charge of a race.

August 7, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | Leave a comment