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Super fields brought together for Shanghai Diamond League

May 18 2012

SHANGHAI, China (Sporting Alert) — Asafa Powell will take on a very strong men’s 100 metres dash field at the Samsung Diamond League Meet in Shanghai on Saturday. Powell Ready To Give A Good Showing The Jamaican former world record holder was beaten by American Justin Gatlin in his opening race of the season, but … More

Hot Shot set for Ostrava – IAAF World Challenge

May 04 2012

Ostrava, Czech Republic – Poland’s reigning Olympic Shot Put champion Tomasz Majewski whose son Nikolaj was born last week, is the latest star addition for the 51st edition of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet on 25 May which is an IAAF World Challenge meeting. In the 100m field, along with the already announced world record holder Usain Bolt, there … More

Phil Anastasia: At Penn Relays, U.S. 4×100 men’s relay teams raise expectations for Olympics

April 29 2012

Nobody hit Doc Patton like a linebacker on a blind-side blitz. Nobody dropped the baton. Nobody ran out of the exchange lane, threw a shoe, pulled a hamstring, twisted an ankle, lost a contact lens, or overslept and showed up late. For the USA Red 4×100-meter men’s relay team, that made for a successful Saturday … More

Americans sweep top titles at Penn Relays

April 28 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Reigning 100-meter world champion Carmelita Jeter and last year’s 100 and 200 world runner-up, Walter Dix, anchored US 4×100 relay routs of Jamaica on Saturday at the Penn Relays. With an eye toward showdowns at the London Olympics, the Americans swept all six “USA Versus the World” events, although Jamaican men’s superstars … More

USA vs. the World

April 28 2012

START LIST BAH Bahamas Michael Mattieu, Jamiel Rolle, Warren Fraser, Johnathan Farquason CANb Canada Black Sam Effah, Gavin Smellie, Jared Connaughton, Justyn Warner CANr Canada Red Dontae Richards-Kwok, Seyi Smith, Segun Makinde, Michael Robertson GER Germany Julian Reus, Sebastian Ernst, Platini Menya, Maximilian Kessler GUY Guyana Jeremy Bascom, Adam Harris, Kwesi Sarabo, Lee Prowell JAM … More

Old, new blood mix at Kansas Relays

April 21 2012

LAWRENCE — The Kansas Relays is one of those events where it feels oddly the same each year while also, at the same time, feeling oddly different. Bershawn “Batman” Jackson runs and wins for the seventh time, while Kansas sophomore Diamond Dixon pushes far more seasoned and proven elite runners. It is a weird mixing … More

Spearmon bests Wariner in 200 at UTA meet

March 24 2012

ARLINGTON — Jeremy Wariner ran fast. Wallace Spearmon ran faster. Spearmon and Wariner ran the fastest times in the world this year in the 200-meter dash Saturday in a star-studded field at the 36th annual Bobby Lane Invitational. Spearmon’s time of 19.95 seconds also was a Maverick Stadium record, breaking the old mark of 20.15 … More

USA Track & Field Classic: Deep fields for sprints, hurdles

February 06 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — The most celebrated sprint rivalry in women’s track and field kicks off in the 2012 Olympic year when American Allyson Felix and Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown run the 60 meters this Saturday at the USA Track & Field Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Held at the University of Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Center, the USA Track … More

World Class Sprints & Relays (DVD)

January 14 2012

Who the heck is Monte Stratton? Monte Stratton is a coach of 87 NCAA Division I All-Americans at TCU and UT Arlington.   He coached 24 X Conference Championships, had 24 X Conference Coach of the Year Honors, and most importantly , Stratton is the coach of Olympian Darvis “Doc ” Patton. The comprehensive instructional sprints training video … More

Doc Patton can handle it

January 05 2012

The months have passed now since Doc Patton ran into Harry Double-A at the world track championships in Daegu. Doc crumpled immediately to the track, felled as if by Ray Lewis. No wonder. Britain’s Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is indeed built like an NFL linebacker. Doc’s collarbone was separated in the collision. And the American men, once … More