REVIEW: Lightning Bolt strikes thrice

ATHLETICS – Usain Bolt won the men’s 100m at the world championships in Beijing. It was his third world title in this event. Bolt joined Carl Lewis (USA) and Maurice Greene (USA) as the only athletes to win three world titles in this event. Bolt also won in 2009 and 2013. Since Yohan Blake won this event in 2011, it is now four Jamaican gold medals in a row.

REVIEW: Adams equals Lavillenie in Diamond League

ATHLETICS – Valerie Adams won the women’s shot put in the Diamond League series in Rome on Thursday. This was Adams’ 19th victory in a Diamond League meeting, equalling pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie on most victories (19). Adams has now won all women’s shot puts in which she has taken part since the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October 2010. Continue reading

REVIEW: Kimetto records fourth fastest marathon

ATHLETICS – Dennis Kimetto won the Chicago marathon in 2:03:45 on Sunday. This is a new course record. The old record was held by Tsegaye Kebede who ran 2:04:38 last year.

  • Kimetto’s time is the fourth fastest ever and he is now the third fastest man on a marathon as Wilson Kipsang has the fastest and third fastest times.
  • Before today, Kimetto was the sixth fastest man in this discipline.
  • Haile Gebreselassie is still the fastest runner from outside Kenya.

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