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World’s Top 3 Male Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Usain Bolt rated #1 in world

1)     USAIN BOLT – JAMAICA – 100 & 200

Bolt is the World Record holder in both the 100 & 200 meter races.  He continues to dominate on the world scene most recently winning in Shanghai.

Bolt holds world and Olympic records in both the 100 and 200 meters, with time of 9.58 seconds and 19.30 seconds respectively.  He is the first man in history to beak both world records at one Olympics and the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meter events at the same Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Tyson Gay ranked #2 in world

2)     TYSON GAY – USA – 100

Career Highlights: 2009 World Outdoor 100m silver medalist; 2007 World Outdoor 100m, 200m champion and 4x100m gold medalist; 2007 Visa Outdoor champion;  3-time USA 100m champion (2006-2008); 2005 USA 200m champion; 2004 NCAA 100m champion; 2002 JUCO 100m champion; 2004 SEC 100m, 200m, 4x100m champion; 2007 & 2009 Jesse Owens Award winner

Ezekiel Kemboi ranked #3 in world

3)    EZEKIEL KEMBOI – KENYA – 3K STEEPLECHASE

Personal best     3,000m Steeplechase: 8:02.49 (2003) 

Career highlights

2002 – 2nd, Commonwealth Games, Manchester
2003 – 2nd, World Championships, Paris
2003 – 1st, All Africa Games, Abuja
2004 – 1st, Olympic Games, Athens
2005 – 2nd, World Championships, Helsinki
2006 – 1st, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne  

2010 8:06.28   Doha 14/05/2010
  2009 7:58.85   Doha 08/05/2009
  2008 8:09.25   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 13/07/2008
  2007 8:05.50   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 02/07/2007

 

May 27, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rising Star, Carmelita Jeter, USA

Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter

At the 2007 IAAF World Championships, Carmelita Jeter got her best start of the meet in the women’s 100 meter final and employed her typical strong finish to take a surprising third for the bronze medal in a personal-best 11.02.

jeter pose

     A relative unknown, Jeter came onto the scene in 2007 setting a personal record in the 100m (11.05) at the Adidas Track Classic and then went on to qualify for her first World Outdoor Championships roster for Team USA with her third-place finish at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships.

    Jeter says her improvement came by overcoming hamstring injuries that plagued her from 2003-2005. Deep tissue massage helped resolve it. Formerly coached by Warren Edmondson, she made a coaching change in spring 2007.  She says she looks at her World Champs medal every morning and evening to help give her motivation.

Jetter wins
Jetter wins

   Jeter is the most decorated track & field athlete in the history of Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she graduated with a degree in physical education in 2004. A 6-time NCAA Division-II All-America sprinter, she was a 3-time 100 meter runner-up at the NCAA Division-II National Championships. With 100/200 meter PR’s of 11.43 and 23.46.

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , | 2 Comments