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Friday 27 May 2011
Before settling into his starting blocks here last night, Usain Bolt flexed his new Popeye muscles and mouthed to the television camera: "Number one in the world. I'm ready." The fastest man in history was back on the track for the first time in nine months but for the vast majority of the 100-metre race in the annual Golden Gala gathering, the first stop in Europe on the 2011 IAAF Diamond League tour, the beefed-up Bolt was in danger of having sand kicked in his face.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
Usain Bolt admitted yesterday that he had suffered "a small setback" in his preparations for his 2011 track campaign but insisted: "I am fit and ready to start my season."
Monday 16 May 2011
It says something when you are clocked at 8.88sec for 100m and someone asks you whether your performance was "tinged with disappointment". But, then, every time Tyson Gay steps on to a running track his high-speed deeds are measured against those of Usain Bolt.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Saturday 14 May 2011
For someone who was the fastest man in the world in 2010 – too quick even for Usain Bolt when they fought their one high-speed duel of the year, over 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm in August – Tyson Gay was not exactly swift to look on the bright side of life as he sat on the sixth floor of a Manchester office block yesterday, contemplating his first race of this pre-Olympic season.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
In the claret and blue corner is Usain Bolt, in the blue and white Pele.
Monday 22 November 2010
The Kenyan 800m runner David Rudisha and Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic have won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. The 21-year-old Rudisha became the youngest athlete ever to win the award and succeeded Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt yesterday after breaking Wilson Kipketer's 13-year-old world record twice within eight days in August.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, has resumed training after his outdoor season was cut short by injury.
Friday 01 October 2010
Could there be a more extreme manifestation of winner-takes-all globalisation than the chasm separating Usain Bolt, the brilliant Jamaican sprinter paid £20,000-a-day for wearing clothes and the workers paid 50p an hour for making them?
Saturday 18 September 2010
Usain Bolt may retire from sprinting after the 2012 London Games, the triple Olympic champion disclosed yesterday.
Monday 13 September 2010
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Usain Bolt will become the "best paid athlete in track and field history" after agreeing an extension to his deal with Puma that ties him to the company beyond the London Olympics. The world's fastest man is set to earn more than £10m over three years, a deal that equates to what Cristiano Ronaldo is paid by Nike.
Sunday 15 August 2010
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