Usain Bolt eases through 100m heats at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING (Reuters) – World record holder Usain Bolt barely broke sweat despite the sweltering temperatures to cruise through the Olympic 100 metres heats along with compatriot Asafa Powell and world champion Tyson Gay on Friday.
The 21-year-old Jamaican, aiming to become the first man for 24 years to do the Olympic sprint double, started slowly but [...]

Powell runs 9.96 in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) – Former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell ran an impressive 9.96 seconds on his return to competition from a shoulder injury at the Trinidad national championships on Saturday.
The race, into a slight head wind with persistent drizzle, was the Jamaican sprinter’s first since February.
“I was a bit nervous [...]

Usain Bolt – The Making of a 100m World Record Holder

Analysis of Usain Bolt’s world-record 100 metres run in New York on May 31, showed that he covered the distance in only 41.5 strides. On average, the world’s best sprinters cover the distance in about 45 strides.

Powell will be fit for Jamaican trials

Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell who has been troubled with a shoulder injury since April, expects to be fit for the Jamaican Olympic trials in late June.
Powell is scheduled to race for the first time since the injury at the June 20-22 Trinidad national championships. The real test will come when [...]