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  1. Usain Bolt in quotesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | Worcester News

    Usain Bolt will compete for the final time when he races in the 100 metres and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London this summer. "I am a living legend; bask in my glory."

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  2. Botswana sends strong team to IAAF World Athletics ChampionshipsRead the original story

    51 min ago | Xinhuanet

    Botswana will have what is arguably its strongest ever team to compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships to kick off in London early August. Having only won one medal in the history of the championships, Botswana has its prospects look brighter than ever after it has in recent years emerged as a powerhouse in the middle distance sprint events, especially the 400m.

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  3. Athletics: 'Excited' Rudisha ready to rock London againRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star Online

    David Rudisha can't wait to get back to the stadium where he ran a world record time five years ago and is confident he can maintain his dominance of the 800 metres at the world championships in London next week. The 28-year-old Kenyan still holds the two-lap world record with the one minute 40.91 seconds he ran for his first Olympic gold, when he lit up a packed East London stadium on a balmy August night in 2012.

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  4. Sir Mo Farah's golden momentsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Romsey Advertiser

    Sir Mo Farah will race for the final time on the track at a major championships when he bids to defend his world 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles in London. Another two gold medals would take the four-time Olympic champion's total of global titles to 11 and continue his unprecedented spell of long-distance domination before he turns his attention to the marathon.

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  5. Simbine hoping to blitz 100m fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Femi Ogunode of Qatar, Akani Simbine of South Africa, and Justin Gatlin of the USA compete in the men's 100m race during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Doha, Qatar. Simbine won ahead of third placed Ogunode.

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  6. Cambridge aiming for redemption at world championships after Rio disappointmentRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Sprinter Asuka Cambridge has set his sights on a place in the 100-meter final at his IAAF World Athletics Championships debut next week, but he knows he must learn from past mistakes if he is to make his mark. Speaking to reporters at Haneda airport before taking off for the Aug. 4-13 championships in London, the 24-year-old admitted the prospect of running in the long-awaited-for event is playing on his emotions.

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  7. Farah to race in final meet in ZurichRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will delay his impending track retirement by a few days to compete at the Zurich Diamond League final, organizers said on Friday. The British five-time world champion had originally been due to bow out at home in London after the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships, which will be held from Aug. 4-13.

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  8. Three added to Jamaica's World Championships squadRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    Kimberley Williamson, Gleneve Grange and Kimarra McDonald have been added to Jamaica's World Championships team to London, bringing the tally of athletes to 59. The three have been added by request from the governing body the International Association of Athletics Federation based on their quota system. The IAAF makes allowance for athletes who did not make the qualifying standards to be included and high jumper Williamson, shot-putter Grange and 800m runner McDonald got a second chance to be at the prestigious championships based on their ranking positions.

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  9. Tas talent goes globalRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Examiner

    AIMING HIGH: Hamish Peacock is one of the Tasmanian contingent competing in the World Championships in Athletics in London this week. Picture: Phillip Biggs Tasmania will have three representatives at the World Championships in Athletics commencing in London on Friday.

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  10. 5 things about Linford ChristieRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Keighleynews.co.uk

    It is 25 years since Linford Christie won Olympic 100 metre gold in Barcelona, four years after his silver medal in Seoul. In Barcelona in 1992 Christie became the third British athlete to win the Olympic 100m, after Harold Abrahams and Allan Wells, taking gold ahead of Frankie Fredericks and American Dennis Mitchell.

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  11. Bolt and Farah bid farewell as athletics worlds come to LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The China Post

    Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt and British distance running icon Mo Farah end their glittering careers on the track as the world athletics championships come to London for the first time. The August 4-13 championships come five years after the athletics world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the first time as the showcase sport of the 2012 Games.

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  12. Humility helps Maine running legend continue building on storybook careerRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson smiles while talking to a running group in Portland before a training run in July. Samuelson, 60, said her life is about more than running these days but she'd still like to finish one more marathon in under three hours.

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  13. London 2017 | Down to nine medals in LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    TRACK AND Field news , the respected US publication, has lowered its predicted Jamaica medal haul from next month's World Championships in London. The new predicted total is nine, down from 11, with gold medals to be won by Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Omar McLeod, and the men's 4x100 metre team.

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  14. London 2017 | Three athletes added to Ja's squadRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Three Jamaican athletes have been added to Jamaica's team to the World Championships on the invitation of the IAAF. High jumper Kimberly Williamson, shot putter Gleneve Grange, and 800m athlete Kimmara McDonald have been added to the squad after the world's governing body extended invitations to them because of their top-32 ranking in their respective events.

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  15. Jamaica's women can bank on four medals in LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Shericka Jackson passing the baton to Jura Levy during the 4x200 metres relay in the Bahamas earlier this year. Jackson will be a key runner on the 4x400m team in London.

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  16. Usain Bolt Could Reverse Retirement Decision, Says Justin GatlinRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | India.com

    Birmingham, July 29: American sprint rival Justin Gatlin feels Usain Bolt will be tempted to reverse his decision to retire after the world championships next month. Bolt, who has won eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals had announced of quitting the track after competing in the 100m and 4x100m relay events in London next month.

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  17. Margaret Lambert, 103, Jewish athlete barred from Berlin GamesRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    Margaret Lambert had just won the high jump at the 1934 British Championships and was traveling with her father in the outskirts of London when she first saw published reports declaring the news. The Nazi party in Germany had just completed a purge of its political opponents, consolidating power for Adolf Hitler.

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  18. Blake : Ja could spring surprise at World ChampsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Earlier this month, the respected US publication TRACK AND FIELD NEWS predicted that Jamaica will win 11 medals at the World Championships, which start on August 4 in London. They have now dropped that figure to nine, but Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Asso-ciation , thinks that the 11 could be surpassed.

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  19. How Nitro provided a fast track to the 2017 world athletics championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Age

    It was not meant to happen this fast, if at all. Nitro was about glitz and spritz, about puffery and play, not pace and race.

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  20. Trey Culver named Scholar Athlete of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    It was announced earlier Friday that Lubbock-Native and current Texas Tech High Jumper Trey Culver, was named the Male Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. Culver finished the year with a 3.387 GPA, an Indoor NCAA Championships high jump title, a Big 12 Outdoor Championship crown and an Outdoor NCAA Championships silver medal.

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