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Bolt's Breakthrough

Fans argue endlessly about which race made it clear Usain Bolt would be a star. In most cases, the race selected is either Bolt's stunning 100 metre 9.76 second victory at the 2008 Jamaica Invitational, his world record defeat of Tyson Gay later that same season in New York, clocked in 9.72, or his eased-off 9.69 second dash in the Beijing Olympics. All three are good choices. 

McLeod Now With ‘#Foreverfaster’

Reigning 110m hurdles Olympic champion Omar McLeod is now a brand ambassador of shoe company Puma.

McLeod, who failed in his attempt to retain his World title in the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year, was sponsored by American shoe company Nike since he became a professional athlete at the end of the 2015 season.

Next In The Sprint Hurdles Line - Brittany Anderson?

Ever since 1990, when Michelle Freeman became the first Jamaican to pierce the 13 second barrier, the island has produced a steady stream of top notch 100 metre hurdlers. Freeman, Dionne Rose, Gillian Russell, Delloreen Ennis, Vonette Dixon, Lacena Golding-Clarke and Astia Walker all won important honours with Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Danielle Williams taking gold at the World Championships. 

Feature on Diane Guthrie's National Heptathlon Record

In 1911, the Right Excellent Norman Manley set a Boys Championships 100 yard record that lasted for 41 years. The Jamaican and NCAA heptathlon record, set in 1995 by Diane Guthrie, is seemingly headed in that direction too. Guthrie's big score of 6,527 points was the culmination of a 7 year journey that started at STETHS. 

4 Year Strategic Plan & Olympic Qualifying Process

WORLD ATHLETICS UNVEILS FOUR-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEASES OLYMPIC QUALIFYING PROCESS

World Athletics Newletter

Athletics finding creative solutions in challenging times

Hot on the heels of the men's and women's Ultimate Garden Clash pole vault events, there will be several other creative contests for athletes and fans to look forward to in the coming weeks.

 

Oslo's Impossible Games recently announced several world champions will line up for the innovative events on their programme, including a 2000m race between Team Ingebrigtsen in Oslo and Team Cheruiyot in Nairobi.

Happy Birthday, Arthur Wint

When Arthur Wint emerged into the world 100 years ago, on May 25, 1920, even his father, a Presbyterian preacher, might not have foreseen the greatness that lay ahead for his son. 28 years later, Wint would become a symbol of Jamaican excellence by winning the island's first Olympic gold medal. The remarkable achievement came at the 1948 Olympic Games over 400 metres.

Athletes Relief Fund - World Athletics

Professional athletes who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to register for a one-off welfare grant from today until May 31.