Category Archive: Track

Usain Bolt will run fastest ever race at London 2012

Good news for anyone who secured the highly sought after tickets to the London 2012 men’s 100m final: Usain Bolt reckons it will be the fastest race of his career.

The triple Olympic gold medalist thinks he will be at the peak of his physical prowess during the Games and that it is likely to be the pinnacle of his career.

He told MSN Sport: “I definitely think I can go faster. There is always room for improvement and I will peak at 26-years-old, which is next year so I think I have scope to go faster.”

“You never know, I may be the one to run 9.4secs. I’d really like that.”

Bolt also ruled out taking up the 400m. Some commentators had touted the Jamaican for a clean sweep of London’s sprint medals, but he says the “hard work” involved in running a new distance puts him off.

First person to complete London 2012 marathon course is 52-year-old club runner

A middle-aged club runner became the first person ever to complete the London 2012 marathon route yesterday.

Chris Finill, aged 52, was among just under 50 amateur athletes given the opportunity to test out the Olympic route ahead of Bupa London 10,000 road race. read more »

Video: Rusty Usain Bolt makes winning return to action

Usain Bolt made a tentative 100m return at last night’s Rome Diamond League – but still blew away the opposition to win the race.

The Jamaican (wearing blue, lane 4) – without a competitive race in nine months – got off to a horrendous start in the race. Compatriot Asafa Powell powered into an early lead and look set for victory, before Bolt hauled him back over the last 20m.

Bolt recorded a time of 9.91secs – disappointing by his own high standards. But given the poor start, it looks like there is still plenty to come.

Shifty masseur takes advantage of Usain Bolt

Poor old Usain Bolt. We don’t like to see anyone being taking advantage of, especially not when they are as talented an athlete as the Jamaican.

But he really shouldn’t have been so gullible when this shifty-looking masseur told him that massage had changed dramatically during his nine-month injury lay-off.

Bolt returns to action in tonight’s Diamond League meet in Rome.