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Bolt escapes virtually unhurt from major car crash in Jamaica
30.04.2009 World
Triple Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt is doubtful for Saturdays sixth Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston.

Kanter throws season first 70+
30.04.2009 World
Estonian world and olympic winner Gerd Kanter improved his own world leading mark with year´s first 70+ throw at special discus meeting called World Record Challenge in California.

Rashid Ramzi tested positive for CERA
30.04.2009 World
Bahraini Olympic Committe confirmed for international media that the olympic track gold medalist tested positive for CERA is Rashid Ramzi, the winner of 1500 m.

Lolo stop in May
29.04.2009 World
U.S. Olympian and World Indoor Hurdles Champion, Lolo Jones suffered a slight hamstring injury while competing in the 100 meter hurdles at the Drake Relays this past Saturday.

Holm plays football
29.04.2009 World
Swedish 2004 Olympic High Jump winner Stefan Holm found a new sporting field, it is a football one. He started to play for Ostra Deje SK and in his first match scored a leading goal to 1:0.

Russian marathoners meet on 2 May
29.04.2009
The Russian Marathon Championships will be held in the city of Saranks on 2 May. The seasons leaders are Liliya Shobukhova and Oleg Kulkov.

IOC has seven findings on CERA
29.04.2009 World
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it has received the results from the further analysis on the samples collected last summer during the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Pishchalnikov wins second time for week
28.04.2009
Bodgan Pishchalnikov won the mens discus throw at the Kabardino-Balkaria Open Championships held in Nalchik achieving 64.41cm, 5th European and 9th World season mark.

Powell will be fit for Doha
28.04.2009 World
Former World Record holder in the 100m Asafa Powell will be fit and ready to run at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Doha, Qatar on 8 May.

Olsen had an operation
28.04.2009 World
Danish olympic and world medalist in shot put Joachim Olsen started in November his training for the outdoor-season 2009.

Tyson Gay returns to the track
27.04.2009 World
Tyson Gay returned to the track. The 2007 World Champion competed for the first time since Gateshead Meeting on August 31 last year (20.26 win at 200 m).

Ulrike Maisch missed norm for Berlin
27.04.2009 World
Reigning European Champion Ulrike Maisch finished third at the Berlin Marathon clocking 2:34:28 and missed the Berlin norm.

Russians tops in Zurich
27.04.2009
Olga Rosseyeva won the womens race of the Zurich marathon clocking 2:32.18. Elza Kireyeva finished second in 2:33.14.

United States reaffirm sprint power at Penn Relays
27.04.2009 World
At least for one afternoon, the United States is once again the global sprint power.

Shobulhova amazing debuts in London
26.04.2009
Liliya Shobukhova made an amazing debut at the London marathon finishing third in 2:24:24. Svetlana Zakharova was fourth, Inga Abitova was 6th and Lyudmila Petrova was 10th.

Tatyana Pushkaryova wins in Nashville
26.04.2009
Tatyana Pushkaryova won the Country Music Marathon in Nashville clocking 2:36.44. Albina Gallyamova placed third with 2:40.39.

Toth confirmed his excellent shape in Czech Republic
26.04.2009 World
Slovak European 2006 sixth placer Matej Toth confirmed his excellent shape at the European Athletics Walking Permit meeting (77th edition) in Czech Republic. He won the 20 km in new PB 1:20:53.

Russian women finish second at Penn Relays
25.04.2009
Russian team (Anna Geflikh, Darya Safonova, Antonina Krivoshapka, Mariya Savinova) finished second in the Sprint Medley Relay (200-200-400-800) at the Penn Relays clocking 3:37.37.

Wanjiru believes he can smash the world record
25.04.2009 World
Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru will compete at the London marathon. He believes he can smash the world record to lead the Kenyan challenge to retain the title for a sixth consecutive year.

Maisch hoping for comeback on Sunday
25.04.2009 World
Kenyans Joseph Riri and Daniel Cheribo plus Germanys European Champion Ulrike Maisch and Emily Kimurya of Kenya will be the main contenders in Sundays (26) Hamburg Marathon.

Hooker enjoys Perth Indian Summer
25.04.2009 World
Steve Hooker is heading to the beach twice a day. Perths Indian Summer is a good enough reason, but it is a perfect recovery session too.

Shobukhova to debut in London marathon
24.04.2009
For the first time since the Olympic womens marathon was inaugurated in 1984, all six defending Olympic medalists are competing in the same race on Sunday.

Abakumova wins in Adler
24.04.2009
Beijing Silver medalist and Russian record holder Mariya Abakumova won the womens javelin throw at the Nizamutdinov Prizes meeting held in Adler.

No triple jump for Kluft this season
24.04.2009 World
Former Olympic heptathlon champion, 26-year-old Carolina Kluft will not compete in the triple jump this season in order to concentrate on the long jump, Swedish media are informing.

Bolt to compete in Lausanne
24.04.2009 World
Superstar Usain Bolt confirmed another appearance during European summer. The triple Olympic winner and world record holder will run the 200 m at 34th Athletissima in Lausanne on July 7.

Lyuboslavskiy puts 20.04 at his first meeting
23.04.2009
Anton Lyuboslavskiy won the mens shot put at the Nizamutdinov Prizes meeting held in Adler, achieving 20.04m.

Liu Xiang donates Olympic torch to Beijing Olympic Museum
23.04.2009 World
Chinese 110m hurdlers former world record holder Liu Xiang donated his Olympic torch, which he received from Chinese President Hu Jintao, to the Beijing Olympic Museum.

Wariner to race in different colored spikes
23.04.2009 World
Double 400 m world champion Jeremy Wariner will race in different colored spikes in each round of this summers IAAF World Championships in Berlin, spikesmag.com can reveal.

Bogdanova starts on 30 May
23.04.2009
2009 European Indoor Champion Anna Bogdanova confirmed her participation at the Hypo-Meeting, the Austrian leg of the 2009 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on 30-31 May in Gotzis.

Bubka supports the basics of youth Olympic games
22.04.2009 World
IAAF senior vice-president Sergey Bubka raised his voice in support to Youth Olympic Games which will debut in August 2010 in Singapore.

Abakumova will come to compete against Spotakova
22.04.2009
The 48th Golden Spike Ostrava IAAF Grand Prix Meet (planned for June 17) announced two more female stars to headline the event.

Bekele and Gebrselassie in Hengelo
22.04.2009 World
Both Ethiopian running superstars confirmed their attendance at FBK Games in Hengelo on June 1.

Bolt to London
21.04.2009 World
The greatest star of the sport currently Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt confirmed his second of three-four planned appearances this summer in Europe in the period after Jamaican Trials.

New York waiting for stars
21.04.2009 World
Tyson Gay, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam and Carolina Kluft will be among the headliners at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix, organizers announced today.

Jeter world leading 10.96
21.04.2009 World
Carmelita Jeter achieved the fastest time in the world this year in the 100 meters (10.96 seconds) at 51st MtSAC Relays in Walnut.

Saladino to open in Rio
21.04.2009 World
Long jump world champion and Olympic winner Irving Saladino of Panama confirmed for Panama America that he will open the season at Area Permit meeting in Rio de Janeiro on May 17.

Khudyakov and Akimenkova won 100km Championships
20.04.2009
17 men and 4 women competed at the Russian 100km Championships held in Pushchino (Moscow region) yesterday.

Kirwa and Mayr win Vienna City Marathon
20.04.2009 World
Kenyas Gilbert Kirwa and Austrias Andrea Mayr were the winner in the unique debutants only race at the Vienna City Marathon.

Timofeyeva wins in Nagano, Tuptova wins in Salt Lake City
20.04.2009
Irina Timofeyeva of Russia won the womens race of the 11th Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon, contested in Nagano, Japan on Sunday 19 April.

Kotova is a mother
20.04.2009
Three time world indoor champion and former European champion in Long Jump Tatyana Kotova (32) gave birth on Sunday in her home town of Barnaul in Siberia to a boy who was 3.2 kg and 51 cm.

Borchin and Kaniskina win Wuxi 20Km titles
18.04.2009
Russias Olympic champion Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina raced to convincing 20Km victories on the first day of the Chinese leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Wuxi today (18).

Howe out of Long jump
18.04.2009 World
Reigning European Long Jump champion Andrew Howe suffers from an injury on his left Achilles tendon.

Borzakovskiy starts in June in USA
16.04.2009
Russian Olympic winner 2004 at 800 m Yuriy Borzakovskiy announced that he will open his season at Prefontaine Classic on June 7 in Eugene, USA.

Isinbayevas records ratified
15.04.2009
The following World records have recently been ratified...

Zelezny still able to throw well
15.04.2009 World
Best javelin thrower ever Jan Zelezny who was recently appointed meeting director of Golden Spike Ostrava IAAF Grand Prix meet surprised even himself at the end of the training camp in South Africa.

Majewski looking forward to Doha
15.04.2009 World
Olympic shot put winner Tomasz Majewski returned from training camp in Chula Vista, USA.

Borzakovskiy changes agents
15.04.2009
2004 Olympic 800 m winner Yuriy Borzakovskiy changed the agent.

Usain Bolt apologizes to Jamaican people
15.04.2009 World
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt apologized over his comments on youthful marijuana use as reported in a German newspaper Bild.

Trotskiy won 20 km in Belarus
14.04.2009 World
Experienced national champion Ivan Trotskiy won the 20 km event at Belarus Walking Cup in good 1:22:13.

Tsoumelekas ban confirmed
14.04.2009 World
Agencies are reporting that the doping ban of 2004 walking Olympic winner Athanasia Tsoumeleka was confirmed.

Bolt plans his career with long-term view
13.04.2009 World
Interesting piece on Usain Bolt by New York Times. Bolts coaches say he is not finished improving his sprint times. My main goal is to be a legend in my sport, Bolt, 22, said.

Usain Bolt´s record beaten at Carifta Games
13.04.2009 World
Second day of 38th Carifta Games registered excellent junior boys 400 m final as Grenada youngsters dominated.

Irina Mikitenko satisfied before London
13.04.2009 World
World Marathons Major winner Irina Mikitenko was satisfied with her test before London Marathon at 10 km Easter Run in Paderborn as she clocked 31:24 at 10 km.

Walter Dix started fast
13.04.2009 World
As South Florida Sun-Sentinel informs, the fastest man in America Walter Dix may be in jeopardy of not running in several major meets this season.

Kozmus to open the season at Skolimowska Memorial
12.04.2009 World
Slovenian olympic hammer throw champion Primoz Kozmus will open his summer season at inaugural Kamila Skolimowska Memorial on May 2 in Warszawa.

Radclliffe still hoping
11.04.2009 World
The Telegraph writes, that marathon world record holder Paul Radcliffe underwent surgery three weeks ago to remove a bunion from her right foot.

Gorkov and Chandra prevail at North Pole Marathon
11.04.2009
The worlds coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, lived up to its billing when competitors endured temperatures of -37C at the North Pole.

Ndereba for London
10.04.2009 World
36-year-old long distance runner from Kenya, Catherine Ndereba will not repeat her Four-time Boston Marathon victory this year.

Robles, Jelimo, Vlasic to Ostrava
10.04.2009 World
The best Czech one day meeting the 48th Ostrava Golden Spike, which is part of IAAF Grand Prix announced at a press conference its first top three big stars for Wednesday, June 17.

Berlin without Xiang
09.04.2009 World
As bloomberg.com informs, endorsement value of Liu Xiang has fallen 87 percent after he pulled out of the Beijing Olympics with an Achilles tendon injury.

Collins to start in Kingston, Martina in Guadeloupe
07.04.2009 World
Top Caribbean sprinters are planning to open their summer seasons within a month. Former world champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts plans his first 100 m for Jamaican Invitational in Kingston on May 2.

Return of Alvin Harrison
07.04.2009 World
Major sensation at Dominican Republic Championships held at Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium.

Lemayev sets PB in Paris
05.04.2009
Mikhail Lemayev set a PB at the Paris Marathon finishing 15th. He clocked 2:10.41, that is 4.04 minutes better his previous PB.

Sibileva finishes sixth in Portugal
05.04.2009
Tatyana Sibileva finished sixth at the 18 Grande Premio Internacional en Marcha Atletica in Portugal clocking 1:31.59.

2:05:47 course record for Kipruto in Paris
05.04.2009 World
Surprising Kenyan Vincent Kipruto broke the Marathon de Paris record with a 2:05.47 run, winning one of the fastest races of all-time as five other men ran under 2:07.

Swedish stars against soccer-only stadium in Stockholm
05.04.2009 World
Swedish stars expressed their voice against soccer-only stadium in Stockholm in future.

IAAF Dakar Grand Prix meet to be moved
03.04.2009 World
The 2009 IAAF Dakar Grand Prix meet, to be held on April 18, will be moved from Léopold Sédar Senghor stadium (60 000 seats) to Iba Mar Diop stadium (5000 seats).

Berlin presents Commemorative Coin and Postage Stamp Series
03.04.2009 World
The German Minister of Finance Peer Steinbruck presented the 10-euro commemorative coin and the postage stamp series in honour of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2009.

Pitkamaki plans to open the season in June
02.04.2009 World
Reigning javelin world champion Tero Pitkamaki plans to open the season on June 6 in Seinajoki.

Slesarenko back in full training
01.04.2009
2004 High jump olympic winner Yelena Slesarenko also missed the indoor season but is back in full training after camp in Portugal.

Jeremy Wariner learns from his mistakes
01.04.2009 World
Double world champion Jeremy Wariner who lost his quest for second Olympic gold at 400 m in Beijing last year to LaShawn Merritt is ready to learn from his mistakes.

Campbell-Brown to open in Kingston
01.04.2009 World
Jamaican olympic 200 m winner and 100 m world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown plans in May to compete at two meetings.

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