As the 2015 World Championships, were concluding, I heard one commentator speculate about how 100 and 200 gold medalist Usain Bolt would fare against 5k and 10k gold medalist Mo Farah in a 600m race. 487 more words
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- Dafne Schippers (100m silver & 200m gold)
It is a sad reflection of the current climate within track and field that the accomplishments of Beijing’s standout performer were widely greeted with uneasy tension rather than basking in the arrival of a new sprinting sensation. 2,351 more words
Athletics has been suffering a bad reputation for a while now, as doubts over the integrity of its competitors continue to surround the sport.
The worry that the ‘clean’ competitors that have achieved success only by not being caught is a pressing issue, and something that will be addressed by incoming IAAF president, Lord Sebastian Coe as he looks to restore some credibility to athletics. 846 more words
With the obvious exception of one Usain Bolt — the living legend from Jamaica who landed in Beijing, China, for this year’s biggest track and field meet under a cloud of doubt and left undefeated with three gold medals — the story of the 2015 IAAF World Championships was the Kenyan national team. 1,232 more words