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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Sprinter wins for Britain and college star takes hurdles

Dina Asher-Smith became Britain’s first female sprint world champion, while Grant Holloway outran the demolition derby to his left to become only the sixth man to capture NCAA and world …


Track Worlds notebook: Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400

Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore. They sure know him. The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two years of dealing …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Alberto Salazar’s downfall

Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. “Lance, call me asap!” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Alberto Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships

Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory Tuesday …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Welcome back: Isaac Makwala stops, drops and sprints at worlds

Isaac Makwala made the most of a belated chance to compete in the 200 meters at the world championships and qualified for the final. The runner from Botswana had been …


With challenger not admitted, Wayde van Niekerk cruises to victory

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk eased up before the finish line and still won his second straight 400-meter world title by .43 seconds on a chilly night in London. …


Justin Gatlin takes gold, pays respect to Usain Bolt at worlds

Justin Gatlin may have ruined Usain Bolt’s going-away party with his surprise win in the 100 meters at the world championships. Gatlin still did his best to soften the blow …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

Usain Bolt’s farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman took gold and silver …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Slow start can’t stop Usain Bolt in debut at last worlds

The World’s Fastest Man saved his best for last. Usain Bolt lumbered out of the starting blocks and was closer to last than first for half the race. But he …