Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field’ Category

Ben Flanagan, Leslie Sexton capture their 1st Canadian 10K road race titles

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Canadian runner Ben Flanagan won his first-ever 10-kilometre road race on Sunday in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon event while Leslie Sexton captured her second national women’s title in a month. The competition doubled as the Canadian 10K Championships.

Sprint legend Usain Bolt calls Canada’s De Grasse ‘the guy to beat’

Friday, October 15th, 2021

World's fastest man Usain Bolt says Andre De Grasse's consistency on reaching the podium makes him the frontrunner to dominate the sprint scene.

Distance runner Mary Cain sues ex-coach, Nike for millions over alleged abuse

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Distance runner Mary Cain, whose career fizzled after what she has called four miserable years at the Nike Oregon Project, has filed a $20 million US lawsuit against her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike.

Canada’s Kate Bazeley in search of ‘magical race’ at Chicago Marathon

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
2019 Toronto Marathon

Elite distance runner Kate Bazeley of St. John's is set to compete in her first World Marathon Major on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET in Chicago, where the 37-year-old mother of three daughters is hopeful of setting another personal-best time.

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter tests positive, faces disciplinary hearing

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Jamaica's Olympic and world championship medallist Nesta Carter, whose positive doping test caused Usain Bolt to be stripped of his Beijing 2008 Olympic 4x100 meters relay gold, has tested positive again and faces an anti-doping hearing next week.

Bromell runs world-leading 9.76 seconds to win 100m after Olympic disappointment

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Trayvon Bromell banished his Olympic disappointment and beat his own world-leading time in the 100 metres Saturday, winning the Kip Keino Classic in 9.76 seconds in Nairobi.

Fred Kerley leads American sweep of Diamond League men’s 100m podium

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Fred Kerley led the charge for a United States sweep of the men's Diamond League 100-metre podium on Friday in Brussels, Belgium. 

Effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

The effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar of events, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Sunday.

Neeraj Chopra wins India’s 1st Olympic gold medal in track and field

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Neeraj Chopra Olympics

Neeraj Chopra won India's first ever gold medal in track and field, winning the javelin throw in Tokyo.

Canada wins Olympic bronze in men’s 4x100m relay

Friday, August 6th, 2021

The Canadian men's 4x100-metre relay team of Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney and Jerome Blake has captured Olympic bronze in Friday's final at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.