Showing posts with label WORLD ATHLETICS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WORLD ATHLETICS. Show all posts

Christophe Lemaitre's 9.95s 100m Stockholm Video

>> June 19, 2011

About two weeks ago, Christophe Lemaitre eclipsed the European U-23 and French national record in the 100m with 9.96s. And he once again breaks the two records concurrently with an impressive 9.95s (+1.0) in a race which saw him beaten the 100m specialist Dwain Chambers in second place (10.07s). It was during the 2011 European Team Championship in Stockholm yesterday (June 18, 2011).

But it was not only that, he has becomes the third fastest man in Europe, behind only Portugal's Francis Obikwelu (9.86s - 2004) and British's Linford Christie (9.87s - 1993). It was also the third fastest time by a European since 2004.

He ran a very-controlled speed,  explosive starts, smart clearance,  good acceleration, smooth transition and strong top speed. Everything seems perfect. And of course, that is the only way to break personal best.

Sub-10s is no longer a magical barrier for Lemaitre, he has been very consistent at 9.9-10.0s over the last three years. Lemaitre opens the 2011 season with 10.00s in May 26, and then running against Yohan Blake in June 07, clocking 9.96s.

But remember, there are plenty of sprint monsters out there!. And don't forget Justin Gatlin of USA who set 9.97s earlier this month also improving, as well as Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago and Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica. I've no complaint at all when Lemaitre announced to concentrate only the 200m in the World championships. Lemaitre is NOT in the TOP 10 lists so far this year:

9.79 Tyson Gay (USA) Clermont on June 04
9.80 Steve Mullings (JAM) Eugene Diamond League on June 04
9.85 Mike Rodgers (USA) Eugene Diamond League on June 04
9.89 Ngonidzashe
Makusha (ZIM) NCAA on June 10
9.91 Usain Bolt (JAM) Rome Diamond League on May 26
9.92 Nesta Carter (JAM) Eugene Diamond League on June 04
9.93 Keston Bledman (TRI) Clermont on May 04
9.93 Asafa Powell (JAM) Rome Diamond League on May 26

9.94 Darvis Patton (USA) Eugene Diamond League on June 04
9.94 Michael Frater (JAM) Eugene Diamond League on June 04

9.95 Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) Stockholm on June 18

Christophe Lemaitre's 9.95s (French National Record, European U-23 Record) Video


Christophe Lemaitre's 9.96s French NR (Video)

>> June 08, 2011

No fluke at all. He is the first (and the only) whiteman to break the 10s barrier and it was in 2010. Then he repeated twice after that. Heading to the 2011 World championship in Deagu, it's not a miracle if a whiteman Christophe Lemaitre qualified for the 100m final race, and will line up against Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Asafa powell etc. He has proved to be very consistent over the 100m. He just rewritten the French national record at 100m dash by one hundredth of a second to 9.96s. Check out the video:

100m Men Results (Wind: +0.9m/s)

1, Yohan Blake JAM 9.95
2, Christophe Lemaitre FRA 9.96 NR
3, Daniel Bailey ANT 10.00
4, Dwain Chambers GBR 10.09
5, Jimmy Vicaut FRA 10.31
6, Ryan Moseley AUT 10.34
7, Fabio Cerruti ITA 10.34
8, Pierre Alexis Pessonneaux FRA 10.54


Nine Sprinters Ran Sub-10 Seconds ! The Best and The Fastest Day in the History of Sprinting

>> June 05, 2011

The 2011 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon (USA) ran yesterday saw six sprinters managed to dip under 10 seconds in the century dash. The race was won by Steve Mullings of Jamaica in 9.80s, an impressive improvement of his previous PB 9.89s set 2 weeks ago. Second place went to USA's Mike Rodgers who set a respected PB 9.85s, while Jamaica's Nesta Carter third in 9.92s.

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It's perhaps the best 100m race of all-time, or equaling the 1991 World Championship's record, where six sprinters crossed the finishing line under 10s (Carl Lewis 9.86s WR, Leroy Burrell 9.88s PB, Dennis Mitchell 9.91s PB, Linford Christie 9.92s PB, Frank Frederick 9.95s PB, and Raymond Stewart 9.96s PB).

Update: Also equaled the achievement of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where 6 sprinters clocked sub-10s (Usain Bolt 9.69s WR, Richard Thompson 9.89 PB, Walter Dix 9.91 PB, Churandy Martina 9.93 NR, Asafa Powell 9.95, and Michael Frater 9.97 PB).

Previous article (including results and videos) on 2011 Prefontaine Classic (IAAF Diamond League) here

A few hours earlier, top American sprinter Tyson Gay opens his 100m race of the 2011 season with a World-leading time 9.79s in a heat race of Sprint Series meet at the National Training Centre (NTS) in Clermont, Florida. In the race, two other sprinters Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica and Kleston Bledman of Triniad and Tobago ran the sub-10s for the first time with 9.96s and 9.99s respectively. Travis Padgett of the USA came fourth in 10 flat. Tyson Gay didn't run in the final race but Kleston Bledman blazes to 9.93s (+1.0) to edge his PB again and winning the final race.

All together, 6 sprinters ran under 10s in Eugene, Oregon + 3 sprinters in Clermont, Florida. This makes (perhaps) JUNE 04 the best and the fastest day in the history of sprinting, with 9 sprinters clocking under 10 seconds!


Tyson Gay's 9.79s World-leading 100m Video at Star Athletics Sprint Series,
Clermont, Florida, US

Men's 100m Prefontaine Classic Video, 6 Sprinters Ran Under 10 Seconds

Kleston Bledman's 9.93s Video, Two-Times Sub-10s and PBs in a Day

Men's 100m Final Video at the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo, Japan
6 Men Ran Under 10s

Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 - 6 Men Ran Under 10s.


Prefontaine Classic 2011: Steve Mullings 100m 9.80s, Carmelita Jeters 100m 10.70s, David Oliver 110mh 12.94s, and Tyson Gay 100m 9.79s WL in Clermont

Jamaica's Steve Mullings blasts to a personal best time of 9.80s to win the men's 100m at the Nike Prefontaine Classic (IAAF Diamond League) in Eugene, Oregon US (June 04, 2011). It's the sixth time he recorded under 10s this year. The following is a detail of Mullings' performances to date (this year);

04.06.2011   9.80s +1.3    1         Eugene
21.05.2011   9.89s +2.0    1        Clermont
16.04.2011   9.90s +2.0    1r1     Starkville
21.05.2011   9.91s +2.7    1h2    Clermont
31.05.2011   9.97s -0.2    2rA     Ostrava

However Mullings' time was short to a World leading time 9.79s set by Tyson Gay (his teammate) at a small meet in Clermont only hours before. See amateur video at the bottom.

Steve Mullings 9.80s +1.3 (not World lead)

Meanwhile, USA's Jarmelita Jeters produced a stunning time 10.70s to destroy a strong women field and set the World leading time. Despite a slow reaction time 0.188, she was lucky as the race assisted by tailwinds of 2.0 m/s. Behind Jeters was Marshevet Myers of USA who set a PB of 10.86s. Jamaicans Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser and Sherone Simpson finished third, four and fifth in times of 10.87s, 10.95s and 11.00s respectively

Carmelita Jeters 10.70 +2.0

In the men's 110mh, David Oliver beats Liu Xiang to redeem a defeat in the Shanghai Diamond league last month and set a World lead time 12.94s. Liu who had ended Oliver's 20 winning steak in Shanghai clocked a season best time of 13.00s.

David Oliver 12.94s World lead

Most people thought that Mulling has lowered his World leading time 9.89s in the race in Eugene, but Tyson Gay set an explosive 9.79s a few hours earlier at a small meeting in Clermont, Florida US. Gay had a legal win of 1.1 m/s for the run.

Tyson Gay 9.79s in Clermont (World lead)

Check out FULL RESULTS at the 2011 Diamond League (Prefontaine Classic), Eugene, Oregon, USA


Veronica Campbell 9.91s World Best 100 Yards & Personal Best 10.76s 100m ; Usain Bolt 9.91s 100m , Ostrava Golden Spike 2011

>> June 01, 2011

US-based sprinter, Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica sets the 100 yards (91.44 m) World best with a time of 9.91s en route to win the women's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Athletics Challenge / Golden Spike in Ostrava (May 31, 2011).

The previous World best at 100 yards was held by Chi Cheng of Chinese Taipei (!) with 10.10s set in Portland, USA in 1970. Well in the next a few days there will be a post to discus about Chi Cheng!.

Campbell-Brown also improved on her 100 metres time, bettering 0.02s from her previous best time (10.78) set last year to 10.76s in which equaling Evelyn Ashford's time at the rank number eight at the all-time's 100m lists.

Women 100y & 100m Results 

Wind : +1.1 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat            Marks
1 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 9.91s      10.76s
2 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie              BAH           10.21s    11.09s
3 Schillonie Calvert JAM 10.22s    11.13
4 Ruddy Zang Milama GAB 10.30s    11.22
5 Barbara Pierre USA 10.38s    11.31
6 LaShauntea Moore USA 10.46s    11.38
7 Katerina Cechová CZE 10.49s    11.40
Stephanie Durst USA DQ  R-162.7

Women 100m Final Video

Ironically Usain bolt also timed 9.91s (same to Campbell's 100 yards) in the men's 100 metres and equalled his season best from the Diamond league meeting last week. So, is it a gap (8.56 metres) for the 100 metres between men and women of the same level?. The Lightning Bolt crossed the 100 yards line in 9.14s, subsequently failed to break the 100 yards World best 9.07s set by Asafa Powell at the same meet last year.

Men 100y & 100m Results

Wind : -0.2 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat     Marks
1 Usain Bolt           JAM 9.14s     9.91s
2 Steve Mullings                      JAM              9.19s     9.97s
3 Daniel Bailey           ANT 9.29s     10.08s
4 Kim Collins           SKN 9.30s     10.09s
5 Lerone Clarke           JAM 9.37s     10.19s
6 Ivory Williams           USA 9.40s     10.21s
7 Craig Pickering               GBR 9.49s     10.31s
8 Jan Veleba           CZE 9.62s     10.47s

Men 100m Race 1 Video

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Usain Bolt VS Asafa Powell's Rome Diamond League Video - The Importance of Strong Speed Endurance

>> May 27, 2011

Two monsters great sprinters of Jamaica, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell came face to face at the 2011 Samsung Diamond League (Golden Gala) in Rome, Italy on May 26, 2011. It was the 2011 debut by Bolt and second by Powell.

Asafa Powell was leading from the gun and seems hardly to be challenged. But the World's fastest man Usain Bolt who has started with a very slow reation time suddenly intercepted Powell at a distance of 10 metres from the finishing line. Usain Bolt clocked a time of 9.91s, narrowly beat Powell who stopped the clock at 9.93s. France's Christophe Lemaitre, who became the first whiteman to break 10.00s barrier last year, came third in 10.00s. Bolt's time is two hundredths of a second slower than World leading time 9.89s set by his compatriot, Steve Mulling a few days earlier.

In spite of Powell has extra explosive reaction, speed, power and strength but all was not suffice to win a competition which was attended by athletes of the same level with him. Therefore the race proved the importance of a strong speed endurance in the 100 metres as one of aspects of determine success.

Moral of the story: Even if you have a problem with your acceleration, don't give up! you still can win a race of your level by improving the top end speed or speed endurance.




Teddy Tamgho 17.91m Triple Jump - World Indoor Record (Video & Result)

>> February 22, 2011

Teddy Tamgho broke his own World indoor record in the Triple Jump on February 20, 2011 during the French national indoor championships in Aubiere.

The 21-year-old Frenchman leapt 17.91m and add one cm to the record he set when winning the World indoor title in Qatar, in March 2010.

Following are the full results and videos (17.91m & 17.90m in 2010):


17.91m (WIR)    1989      Teddy Tamgho
17.02m              1989      Yoann Rapinier
16.92m              1976      Karl Taillepierre
16.78m              1991      Gaetan Saku Bafuanga
16.57m              1977      Colomba Fofana
16.54m              1988      Harol Correa
16.39m              1986      Jules Lechanga
15.62m              1983      Davy Manga

Teddy Tamgho 17.91m New World Indoor Record

Teddy Tambgo 17.90m World Indoor Record (2010)

Results & photo courtesy of Federation Francaise d'Athletisme


13th IAAF World Championship in Athletics, Deagu South Korea 2011 - Entry Standards

>> February 05, 2011

The 13th World Championship in Athletics will be held at Deagu, South Korea from 27 August  to 04 September, 2010. Each member of IAAF is entitled to enter their qualified athletes only. Athletes must be achieve the entry standards during the qualification period from 01.10.2010 (01.01.2010 for the 10,000m, Marathon, Combined Events, Race Walks and Relays) to 15.08.2011. Entry standards are as follow:

1) Defending World Champions (from the 2009 World Championship)
2) Area Champions (E.g: Asian Champion, European Champion etc.)
3) At least one athlete per event for the host nation (South Korea)
4) One wild card (for each gender) will be given to nations who have no qualified athlete

1) A maximum of three athletes per nation with "A" standard will be allowed to participate.
2) A maximum of one athlete per nation with "B" standard + one or two athletes with "A" standard will be allowed to participate.

Read more about entry standard here

Recommended reading materials: 
Runner's World Training Journal
1983 World Championship in Athletics  
Athletics 2009: The International Track & Field Annual 
Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running


Usain Bolt ‘Elected’ as the Greatest Male Sprinter of All-Time

>> January 01, 2011

Distribution of votes to pick 'the greatest sprinter of all-time'
Usain Bolt is ‘officially’ the greatest sprinter of all-time based on a one year survey of public opinion poll from January 01 - December 31, 2010 to pick the greatest sprinter in the history at a sport’s website, which has its readers from more than 100 countries.

Usain Bolt outclassed seven others sprinters likes Asafa Powell, Ben Johnson, Bob Hayes, Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens, Maurice Greene, and Michael Johnson with an unanimous decision of 60% votes.

For the record, Bolt breaks 7 world records in the sprint events within 2 years, 2008-2009 and holds the current world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. He became the first human to run below 9.70s and 9.60s in the 100m. He also won 6 gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships.

The winner of 17 gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships, Carl Lewis gets second-highest votes with 12.3%. Behind Lewis was a former world’s 100m record holder Asafa Powell in 7.4% votes. Powell has the most sub 10s 100 metres of all time with 65.

The most successful long sprints (200-400m) athlete ever, Michael Johnson gets 5.2% votes, the 4th highest. Johnson holds the world records in 400m and 4x400m and has the world best mark in 300m.

Meanwhile, this poll also gave the chance to the readers to pick their own athletes. Therefore, ‘others athletes’ crept into 5th place by a 4.5% votes. I guess that it must be the votes whether for Tommie Smith or Jim Hines or Linford Christie or Tyson Gay.

Jesse Owens who won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympics gets 3.5% votes. Merely behind Owens was Maurice Greene, who holds the current 60m world record. Greene had become the three-time world champion at 100m, and also has run 53 times sub 10s. He got 3.2% votes.

Ben Johnson, the man who shaken the world by his incredible 9.79s in the century dash back in 1988 Olympics, however ended up with 2.3% votes, and that's really underrated!

Finally, ‘bullet’ Bob Hayes, the 1964 Olympic champion who became the first man to break under 10s in any conditions, has got the lowest rating with 1.6% votes.


Top 10 Most Impressive Performances in Athletics for 2010, Top Asian Athlete and Top New Comer

>> December 27, 2010

What are the best performances in athletics in 2010? the following is a list of my Top Ten Most Impressive Performances achieved during the 2010 season, as well as the Best Asian Athlete and the Best New Comer in Athletics. Unfortunately, I don't have Usain Bolt or Asafa Powell or Haile Gebrselassie on the 2010 top performances.


1) David Rudisha (KENYA)
Rudisha has broken the World record twice at 800m (1:41.09 & 1:41.01). He also won the African Championships and Continental Cup. He was unbeaten in 12 finals during 2010 season. He was named the Male World Athletes of the Year for 2010 by the IAAF. Without a doubt he is the best in the World in the 2010 season.

2) Blanka Vlasic (CROATIA)
Vlasic won 18 out of 20 meets at High Jump including seven out of seven wins in the Diamond League. She leapt 2.05m this year, a world leading and became the World Indoor champion, European Champion and the Continental Cup champion. She was named the Female World Athletes of the Year for 2010 by the IAAF.

3) Teddy Tamgho (FRANCE)
World Champion and World record holder at Triple Jump indoors (17.90m). He became the third best ever triple jumper with a distance of 17.98m he set in New York in June. He is the winner of 2010 IAAF Diamond League for Triple Jump.

4) Zersenay Tadese (ERITREA)
Most of readers doesn't recognize this guy (and his country!). But once you have broken the World record, you should have a slot on the top position. Tadese breaks the World records at Half Marathon and 20km (en route) in Lisbon with marks of 58:23s & 55:21s.

5) Anita Wlodarczyk (POLAND)
In 2010, only one World record has been broken in the women category and it was Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland in the Hammer throw. She hurled the iron ball to a distance of 78.30m, and eclipsed the old WR record 77.80m.

6) Tyson Gay (UNITED STATES)
Gay has beaten Usain Bolt at 100m this year. He was unbeaten at 100m in 2010 season and has recorded the fastest time in the world over the 100m in 9.78s. He also ran 44.89s in the 400m, thus became the first man to break U-10, U-20 and U-45. He also set a World best mark at 200m straight in 19.41s. He is the winner of 2010 IAAF Diamond league for 100m.

7) David Oliver (UNITED STATES)
Oliver set the 4th and joint 5th fastest times in the 110mh ever, 12.89s & 12.90s. He won the Continental Cup and six out of six in the Diamond League races as well as unbeaten in 15 finals at 110m Hurdles.

8) Allyson Felix (UNITED STATES)
Felix became the first person ever to win two IAAF Diamond League trophies in the same year, 200m & 400m. She also won World Indoor relay gold and wins in 21 out of her 22 individual races

9) Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAMAICA)
A consistent sprinter for many years. This year she became the World Indoor champion at 60m. She also recorded the World leads at 100m (10.78) & 200m (21.98) and was unbeaten all season.

10) Steven Hooker (AUSTRALIA)
Hooker won the World Indoor Championship, Continental Cup and Commonwealth Games at Pole Vault. He also set World outdoor lead of 5.95m and 6.01m indoors.


Olga Rypakova (KAZAKHSTAN)
Rypakova won the World Indoor championship, Continental Cup and Asian Games at triple jump. She also has recorded the 2010 World lead and Asian record, 15.25m.


Christophe Lemaître (FRANCE)
Lemaitre has become the first white man to break the 10s barrier. He won the Continental Cup at 100m. He is also the winner of three gold medals at the European Championships.

1) Wikipedia  (athletes above)
2) IAAF Website (related athletes)

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Lerone Clarke and Osayemi Oludamola Crowned as the Sprint King and Queen at 2010 Commonwealth Games, Full Results, Videos

>> October 07, 2010

Lerone Clarke of Jamaica crowned the king sprint of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi today.

The 29-year-old held off a strong finish with a 49 strides to cross the line in 10.12s, ahead of burly Englishman, Mark Lewis-Francis (10.20s) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Aaron Armstrong (10.24s).

Lerone Clarke has a personal record of 9.99s and he is on the rank number six or seven in the 100m in Jamaica.

Meanwhile Osayemi Oludamola of Nigeria who finished second in 11.32s had been reawarded the gold medal after a disqualification of Australia’s Sally Pearson. Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and The Grenadines took the silver in 11.37s while English, Katherine Endacott who did a personal best of 11.44s grabbed the bronze medal.

Sally Pearson was disqualified for false start after being declared a winner in the women’s 100m run following protest by England athletics team.

Here is a snippet of my first article right after the finals:

The 2010 edition of Commonwealth Games saw most of top sprint athletes withdrew including Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Dwain Chambers, Richard Thompson Steve Mulling, Michael Frater, Marvin Anderson, Daniel Bailey, and top female sprinters Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kerron Stewart and Kelly-Ann Baptiste because the event is taking place too late in the year or outside of the athletics season.

Results are as follow:

Video of Men and Women 100m Finals:


Ten Years Ago Today: Maurice Greene Won Gold Medal at 2000 Sydney Olympics

>> September 23, 2010

It was ten years ago today Maurice Greene captured gold medal in the men's 100m final at 2000 Olympic Games at Sydney, Australia.

Greene who came to the Olympics as the world fastest man with 9.79 set a year before, crossed the line in 9.87 -0.3 ahead of training partner Ato Boldon 9.99 and Barbados' Obadeli Thompson 10.04.

A few days later he, along with teammates John Drummond, Bernard Williams, and Brian Lewis, won the 4x100 meter relay in 37.65.

Greene's 100m time still ranks among the top-10 on the all-time list. Usain Bolt holds the current WR in 9.58, second fastest is Tyson Gay in 9.69, followed by Asafa Powell (9.72) and Nesta Carter (9.78).

As of today, he is the only sprinter to hold the Indoor 60m (6.39) and 100m (9.79) WR at the same time. His 60m WR which set twice still stand.

Greene, who dominated the sprint century for at least six years during his prime time has 53 times sub 10s in the 100m which at the time was more than any other sprinter in history.

On February 2008, he announced his retirement from athletics following a spat of injuries which have derailed him since 2006. rated Maurice Greene one of the greatest sprinters of all time, no doubt along with Jesse Owens, Bob Hayes, Tommie Smith, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt.

Maurice Greene R1, QF, SF and Final (Video)

Men's 100m Final Results (-0.3)

1 Maurice Greene (USA) 9.87
2 Ato Boldon (TRI) 9.99
3 Obadeli Thompson (BAR) 10.04
4 Dwain Chambers (GBR) 10.08
5 Jon Drummond (USA) 10.09
6 Darren Campbell (GBR) 10.13
7 Kim Collins (SKN) 10.17
DNF: Aziz Zakari (GHA)

Men's 100m SF 2
1, Maurice Greene (USA) 10.06s. 2, Jon Drummond (USA) 10.10s. 3, Ato Boldon (TRI) 10.13s. 4, Aziz Zakari (GHA) 10.16s. 5, Matt Shirvington (AUS) 10.2s6. 6, Aliu Deji (NGR) 10.32s. 7, Sunday Emmanuel (NGR) 10.45s. 8, Bruny Surin (CAN) 50.94s.

Men's 100m SF 1
1 Dwain Chambers (GBR) 10.14s. 2, Obadeli Thompson (BAR) 10.15s. 3, D Campbell (GBR) 10.19s. 4, Kim Collins (SKN) 10.20s. 5, L Myles-Mills (GHA) 10.25s. 6, Curtis Johnson (USA) 10.27. 7, Koji Ito (JAP) 10.39s. 8, Lindel Frater (JAM) 10.46s.


Lemaitre Wins IAAF VTB Bank Continental Cup 2010 in 10.06s

>> September 05, 2010

European sprint king, Christophe Lemaitre took advantage in the absence of the likes Gay, Carter, Bolt and Powell to win the men's 100m title of the IAAF VTB Continental Cup in Split, Croatia.

The 20-year-old was slow out of the block but surged through the field and crosses the line in 10.06, just ahead Antigua's Daniel Bailey who has recorded 10.10. Briton Mark Lewis Farncis came third in a season best time of 10.16.

Lemaitre is the first caucasian (white) sprinter to break the 10s barrier with 9.98s, set at the French nationals. He also won a triple gold medals at the European Athletics Championship. At the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rieti last week he improved on his 100m record to 9.97 at the final race that saw Jamaican, Nesta Carter became the fourth fastest man of all time by recording 9.78.

Click here for full results



David Rudisha Breaks World Record 1:41.01, Nesta Carter Runs 9.78 4th Fastest of All Time

>> August 30, 2010

David Rudisha second WR in a week, 1:41.01
I was said that David Rudisha will break many more World record by next year after he surpassed the long-standing WR of 1.41.11 by Wilson Kipketer at Berlin on 24th August. However in less than a week the Kenyan has broken another World record!

The 21-year-old bettered his baby World Record of 1:41.09 to a new 1:41.01 at the IAAF World Athletics Challenge in Rieti Italy. Thanks again to the rabbit (pacemaker), Sammy Tangui who paced him at 48.20 in the first 400 metres, faster than the bell’s time in Berlin (48.65).

Rudisha then took the lead at about 500m and hitting the 600m mark in 1:14.69 which just slower than in Berlin (1:14.54). At the home stretch, run against the clock he did a magic speed to stop the clock as the quickest time in history for two laps.

Second place went to countryman Lalang Kiplagat, clocking an impressive PB of 1:42.95 while USA’s Nick Symmonds, third with a new PB of 1:43.76. GBR's Michael Rimmer and Poland's Marcin Lewandowski also finished with personal bests with 1:43.89 and 1:44.10 respectively.
Nesta Carter's world lead 9.78

Again, I had assumed Tyson Gay as the best sprinter in 2010, he won the Diamond League Trophy, has beaten Usain Bolt and sets the world leading time of 9.78 in London. But Nesta Carter got out of the block like a bullet then delivered a strong finish to tied Gay’s time on the super fast track at the stadium which famous for the world record-breaking.

Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell's training partner, who set 9.86 at the IAAF EAA meeting in Luzern, Switzerland and then improved to 9.85 at the London Diamond League, established him as the fourth fastest man in history, surpassing the big names Maurice Greene (9.79), Donavon Bailey and Bruny Surin (9.84), Leroy Burrell, Justin Gatlin and Olusoji Fasuba (9.85).

Took advantage form the fabulous condition, five other men has dipped under 10s barrier. Ryan Bailey of USA registered a new personal best with 9.88, improved 0.07 from his 9.95 at SF. Jamaican Mario Forsythe who trains with Usain Bolt and runs 9.99 in SF was third in 9.95. Bailey and Forsythe's performances at the SF making them as the 73rd and 74th athletes to break 10s.

With Forsythe first time to break 10s, Jamaica has accumulated a total of nine sprinters who has run below 10s, surpassed Nigeria which has produced eight while powerhouse the USA, after added Ryan Bailey, accumulating 35.

Christophe Lemaite, the first white man to break 10s with 9.98 at French Nationals and the new Europen Sprint king on fourth in a new French record of 9.97, his third sub 10s after a 9.98 at SF. World Championship silver medalist, Michael Frater of Jamaica, was fifth in 9.98. American Michael Rodgers finished sixth in 10.00, edging Jayasuma Saidy Ndure (PB 200m 19.89), who set a new Norwegian record of 10.00.

With sunny conditions and a 29 degree Celsius of temperature plus tailwinds, it was the best results from the 100m final in history after the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo where 6 men have dipped under 10s. Following are results and videos.

Men's 100m final results:

1 Nesta Carter JAM 9.78 =WL
2 Ryan Bailey USA 9.88 PB
3 Mario Forsythe JAM 9.95 PB
4 Christophe Lemaître FRA 9.97 NR
5 Michael Frater JAM 9.98 SB
6 Mike Rodgers USA 10.00
7 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR 10.00 PB
8 Daniel Bailey ANT 10.11

Full results:

Video of Men’s 100m Final

Video of Men’s 800m Final


Tyson Gay Takes Diamond League Title, Wins the 100m in 9.79, Nesta Carter improved to 9.85

>> August 28, 2010

Carter (9.85 PB), Tyson Gay (9.79), and Blake (9.91)
Tyson Gay defies the cold condition and a false start drama to win the men’s 100m at IAAF Samsung Diamond League Memorial van Damme meeting at Brussell, Belgium (August 27, 2010).

In front of a sell-out 47,000 seats at King Baudouin stadium, Gay had a slow start but surged at the halfway to win the 100m title in 9.79, defeating Jamaica’s Nesta Carter who improved one hundredth of a second of his record to 9.85. Third place went to Carter’s countryman Yohan Black in 9.91.

His time was 0.01 short of his world-leading time set at the IAAF London Diamond League two weeks ago and still 0.21 off Bolt's world record. He earned USD 40,000 and a Diamond Trophy for winning the season-long competition.

Gay who ashamed the world record holder Usain Bolt at Stockholm, also beats Asafa Powell however was disappointed for being denied the chance of going head-to-head with Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell. The two monsters were pulled out due to back injuries.

Meanwhile Allyson Felix added a Diamond League Trophy from the women’s 200m, thus becoming the only athlete at the inaugural Diamond League meeting to win double trophy. Allyson won her first Diamond Trophy last week in 400m at Weltklasse Zurich. Affected by the chill and wet track, Felix won the event in 22.62, beating fellow Americans Shalonda Solomon (22.70) and Bianca Knight (23.01).

Kenya’s David Rudisha, who has broken the men’s 800m world record last week at Berlin, takes the title in a modest time of 1:43.50, defeating the two-times world indoor champion, Abubaker kaki of Sudan who has finished at 1:43.84. Rudisha’s teammate Boaz Lalang was third, clocking 1:44.29. Results and videos are as follows:

Men’s 100m Results (Wind: +0.1)

1 Tyson Gay USA  9.79  0.148
2 Nesta Carter JAM  9.85 PB  0.167
3 Yohan Blake JAM  9.91  0.183
4 Daniel Bailey ANT  10.09  0.171
5 Richard Thompson TRI  10.11  0.158
6 Mario Forsythe JAM  10.12  0.193
7 Trell Kimmons USA  10.20  0.183
8 Dexter Lee JAM  10.21  0.206
9 Martial Mbandjock FRA  10.26 0.155

Men’s 100m Video:


David Rudisha Breaks 800m World Record at ISTAF Berlin 2010 in 1:41.09 , Video

>> August 23, 2010

Kenyan David Rudisha has broken the men's 800m World record at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge in Berlin, German on August 22, 2010.

The 21-year-old former World Junior champion clocked 1:41.09 to eclipse the previous mark 1:41.11 set by Wilson Kipketer, a Kenyan-born who went to represent Denmark in 1997 in German.

Special thanks to the pacemaker, Sammy Tangui who did a great job for Rudisha, passing the bell at 48.65. But Tangui shortly stopped, leaving Rudisha alone who started pull away from the field.

I reckon he could be faster if the pacemaker pushes him all the way to 600m!

Rudisha who has 45.50 PB in the 400m reached 600m mark at 1:14.54 but seems no sign of fatigue and speeding through to the line with a new World Record!

In Oslo’s Diamond League meeting in June, he broke Sebastian Coe’s 31-year-old meeting record with a run of 1:42.04.

Then at the KBC Night of Athletics meet in the Belgium in July, Rudisha clocked an impressive 1:41.51, the 2nd fastest of all time. But below is the astounding one:



Zurich Diamond League 2010: USA 37.45, David Oliver 12.93, Jeremy Wariner 44.13

>> August 20, 2010

David Oliver posted the most impressive performances at the Diamond League Meeting in Zurich with a second fastest time over 110mh in 2010. Oliver who set 12.89, the third fastest time of all time earlier this year clocked a time of 12.93second to extend his winning streak to 12 in front of a sell-out crowd of 27,000 fans at Letzigrund Stadium.

Despite a moderate-pace start, Jeremy Wariner took the lead at the final straight with a strong finish to win the quarter mile event in a world lead time of 44.13, 0.27 off the world lead time, set by Jamaica's Jermaine Gonzales. Gonzales was second in 44.51 and Angelo Taylor of the USA finished third in 44.72.

American quartet, comprised of Trell Kimmons, Wallace Spearmon, Tyson Gay and Michael Rodgers set a world's best time of 37.45, defeating Jamaican quartet of Mario Forsythe, Michael Frater, Steve Mullings and Yohan Blake who finished in 37.76. The USA's time is the fifth fastest in history and not too far of the 37.40 national record set twice in 1992 and 1993.

Other events dominated by the USA were from the men's 100m and 200m as well as the women's 400m. Trell Kimmons became the 72nd man to break 10s with a 9.95 effort to win the men's 100m, ahead countryman Michael Rodgers (10.12). Spearmon ran 19.79, a season's best, to edge Jamaica's Yohan Blake into second in 19.86. Three-time World 200m champion Allyson Felix, matched Wariner's feat to win the 400m in 50.37.

However, double Olympic 200metres gold medallist Veronica Campbell spoiled the American's clean sweep in the sprint events as well as protected the Jamaican sprint pride . Campbell took advantage from her bullet start and Carmelita Jeter's slow start to win the blue riband event which ended in an exciting finish. Both sprinters stopped the clock at 10.89.

Results (Golden league events) are as follow:
Men's 200m 1. Wallace Spearmon (U.S.) 19.79. 2. Yohan Blake (Jamaica) 19.86. 3. Ryan Bailey (U.S.) 20.10

Men's 400m 1. Jeremy Wariner (U.S.) 44.13. 2. Jermaine Gonzales (Jamaica) 44.51. 3. Angelo Taylor (U.S.) 44.72

Men's 110m hurdles: 1. David Oliver (U.S.) 12.93. 2. Dwight Thomas (Jamaica) 13.25. 3. Ryan Wilson (U.S.) 13.26

Women's 100m: 1. Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) 10.89. 2. Carmelita Jeter (U.S.) 10.89. 3. Marshevet Myers (U.S.) 10.97

Women's 400m: 1. Allyson Felix (U.S.) 50.37. 2. Debbie Dunn (U.S.) 50.57. 3. Amantle Montsho (Botswana) 50.63

Videos are as follows:

Men's 4x100m

Men's 200m

Men's 110mh


Tyson Gay Runs 9.78 to Set the Fastest 100m Time in 2010 , Full Results, Video

>> August 14, 2010

Tyson Gay clocked the fastest time in the world this year in a blistering run, despite a cold and a negative headwind to win the 100m at the London Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace yesterday (August 13, 2010).

The 2007 triple world champion had a wonderful lead from the start and cross the line in 9.78 against a field without two monsters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell both were out due to back injuries.

Bolt's  training partner Yohan Blake of Jamaica was second in 9.89, while the Olympic silver medalist Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago third in 10.05.

Yohan Blake's time is a new personal best and also the fourth fastest time in Jamaica behind Usain Bolt (9.58), Asafa Powell (9.72) and the Nesta Carter's 9.86 seconds set at Switzerland a few days ago.

A week ago, at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Tyson Gay ran 9.84 to upset the world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt who had previously held the world's leading time together with Powell at 9.82.

Tyson Gay, who coached by Lance Brauman and Jon Drummond, however admitted he was not in the best shape and had a little sore at his groin prior the race but he was determined not to let it undermine his performance. He drove on superbly and finished the race as a great warrior!

Results: (Wind: -0.4)


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Men's 100m Video:


Justin Gatlin Second Consecutive Win in 10.17

Justin Gatlin PB 9.85, SB 10.17
Justin Gatlin wins his second 100m race in comeback in Estonian capital, Talinn yesterday at August 13, 2010.

The 28-year-old American clocked a time of 10.17, a seven hundredth of second improvement from his first race at Bigbank Kuldliiga meet in Rakvere, Estonia 2 weeks ago.

Gatlin, who served a four-year doping banned, beating a countryman Justin William who has run 10.25 and Belarus' Alexsandr Linnik who came third in 10.59.

Gatlin, who lost 20 pounds over the past year as he battles to regain his place among the leading sprinters, is aiming for a place at 2012 Olympics in London and looking for a bid to regain the 100m title he won in Athens in 2004.

His next race is scheduled on August 21 in Finland.
Full Result (Wind: +1.0)
1, Justin Gatlin USA 10.17
2, Rubin Williams USA 10.25
3, Aleksandr Linnik BLR 10.59
4, Dmytro Ostrovskyy UKR 10.60
5, Trevell Quinley USA 10.78
6, Richard Pulst EST 10.86
7,  Kostyatin Vasyukov UKR 10.97
8, Asko Anipai  EST 10.98


Nesta Carter set an amazing 9.86, 3rd Fastest in Jamaica, 10th Fastest of All-Time

>> August 10, 2010

Nesta Carter became the third fastest in Jamaica after Usain Bolt (9.58) and Asafa Powell (9.72) after recorded a personal best time of 9.86 at Luzern, Switzerland on August 08, 2010.

Olympic double-Bronze medalist Walter Dix of USA was second in 9.88, also a new personal best. Third place went to Dix's teammate J-Mee Samuels in 10.03.

Carter, the 4x100m Olympic Gold medalist is a training partner of a former world record holder Asafa Powell and world championship medalist Michael Frater, trained under watchful eye of coach Stefan Francis at the MVP athletics club based in Kingston Jamaica.

Carter's time is the fourth fastest time this year behind the world leading time of 9.82 set by Powell and Bolt and the recent Tyson Gay’s 9.84 in Sweden.

On the all-time lists, Carter moved to the 10th fastest of all time, and matched the likes Carl Lewis, Frank Frederick, Ato Boldon and Francis Obikwelu's performances while Dix on the 17th fastest together with Shwn Crawford.

Results: (Wind: +1.0)

1, Carter Nesta JAM 9.86
2, Walter Dix USA 9.88
3, J-Mee Samuels USA 10.03
4, Mike Rodgers USA 10.09
5, Travis Padgett 10.27
6, Youssef Meite10.30
7, Malcolm Fongue SUI 10.50

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