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USAIN BOLT THE SHINING LIGHT

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PARIS. — Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt shone at the Beijing world championships, but athletics was later mired in a shocking doping-linked corruption scandal that plunged the Olympics’ number one sport into crisis. Bolt bagged an unprecedented fifth treble gold medal haul at a global championship in the Chinese capital in August, suitably in the same Bird’s Nest stadium where ...

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BOLT TO RUN IN LONDON ANNIVERSARY GAMES

Usain Bolt

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will prepare for the Rio Olympics by competing at the 2016 London Anniversary Games. The six-time Olympic champion returns to the track where he won triple gold at the 2012 London Olympics to take part in the event from 22-23 July. London, which is part of the IAAF Diamond League Series, will host Bolt’s final race before Rio 2016. ...

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ZIM NEEDS MODERN FACILITIES: MAKUSHA

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UNITED STATES-BASED Zimbabwean long jumper and sprinter, Ngonidzashe Makusha says there is need for the country to invest in modern training facilities to boost local athletes’ chances of qualifying for major sporting events like the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Championships and the Olympic Games.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Makusha, who is planning a comeback ahead of next year’s ...

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RIO 2016: MAKUSHA HOPEFUL OF QUALIFICATION

Ngoni Makusha

Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper, Ngonidzashe Makusha, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games before being injured less than two months ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, will be hoping it’s a case of third time lucky at next year’s Rio Olympics. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   The 28-year-old United States-based star, who is ...

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ATHLETES READY FOR VUMBA MARATHON

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THE country’s top athletes have declared their readiness for the tough Old Mutual Vumba 21km Mountain Run slated for Vumba Botanical Gardens this morning.BY KENNETH NYANGANI   The race is regarded as one of the toughest events in the country as athletes have to negotiate through a mountainous route. The finishing point has been changed from the traditional Leopard Rock ...

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MAKAZA TARGETS LEGENDS MARATHON

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HARARE – 2015 Two Oceans Marathon runner-up Collen Makaza will be satisfied with nothing short of victory when he lines up for the third edition of the Legends’ Ultramarathon in East London, South Africa today. By Farayi Machamire Makaza is taking part at the 68km race, which has attracted more than two thousand runners. Although he did not compete in ...

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JUWAWO THIRD IN BEIJING, QUALIFIES FOR RIO

Wirimai Juwawo

ZIMBABWE long distance runner Wirimai Juwawo qualified for next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after meeting the qualifying time on his way to finishing thirdat the 2015 Beijing Marathon in China yesterday. Source: D Nhakaniso. NewsDay Juwawo (34), who finished 15th in the marathon race at the 2012 London Olympics, put on his best perfomance of ...

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