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Allyson Felix Considers 200-400m Double at Worlds

Allyson Felix (REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule) 

By Gene Cherry

July 2 (Reuters) – Olympic 200m gold medalist Allyson Felix surprisingly has not ruled out attempting to win both the 200 and 400m at August’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, her coach told Reuters on Thursday. 389 more words

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Asafa Powell Runs His Fastest 100m in Four Years

Asafa Powell (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

July 4 (Reuters) – Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100m in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds on Saturday. 241 more words

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Paris Diamond League - Swift Edition

It is probably a good thing that Paris is known as the ‘city of love’ not the ‘city of consistent athletics performances’ because that is one thing it certainly did not deliver. 395 more words

Athletics

Should we trust what we see? - A thought from the Paris DL


I have just sat through Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s press conference. She was funny, warm and engaging – although she did say “execute” so many times that I genuinely worried if the British journalist sitting in front of me might want to take her up on that offer! 377 more words

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Team USA Roster for IAAF World Championships

Allyson Felix (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

EUGENE, Oregon – (Reuters) – The provisional U.S. team for the Aug 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing based on performances at the weekend trials. 433 more words

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60 for '16: Cahokia (Ill.) long and triple jumper Ja'Mari Ward

Here is the record jump by Ja'mari Ward #btfstate15 pic.twitter.com/F1j1HxNkxg

— IL Prepster (@ILPTT) May 29, 2015

USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months.

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U.S. Sprinters Ready to Make Noise


Justin Gatlin running the 100m sprint at IAAF Diamond League in Brussels (REUTERS/Eric Vidal)

EUGENE, Oregon – (Reuters) – A strong and hungry group of U.S. 475 more words

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