Category Archive: Track

Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru dies in fall

The reigning Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru has died after falling from a balcony at his home, Kenya police have confirmed.

The 24-year-old took the gold medal at Beijing in 2008. Police are now trying to find out whether he jumped deliberately or fell from the first floor of his house in the Rift Valley town of Nyahururu. read more »

USA hurdler Lolo Jones issues comedy Twitter apology to her coach

Women’s 100m hurdler Lolo Jones managed to keep her spirits up after being beaten into third place at the opening Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha last Friday.

The USA athlete came over a bit Karate Kid-ish as she tweeted an apology to her coach for failing to heed his advice. read more »

Top five mildly humorous Tyson Gay headlines

Following today’s news that American sprinter Tyson Gay will make his season debut at Manchester a week on Sunday, we celebrate the man who titillates and terrifies headline writers in equal measure.

He makes his return to action because you don’t become a top notch sprinter like Tyson Gay by sitting on your backside all day playing bingo online. You have to do some running too.

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Totally Random: Usain Bolt sings Bob Marley with Paolo Nutini

Totally Random is our new feature, where we bring you something that is neither newsworthy, nor topical. It needn’t even by new, but it must be entertaining.

Like this video, for instance. When we launched this blog, we didn’t anticipate too many posts about Scottish-Italian troubadour Paolo Nutini. But that was before we found this footage of him singing with the fastest man of all time.

It might seem like an unlikely partnership but spurred on by a mutual love of reggae and the money of sports brand Puma, the pair enjoyed an unlikely duet of Bob Marley’s classic One Love during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.