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BOLT SHOCKED BY JAMAICA’S ABSTENTION

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Usain Bolt has said he was shocked by the decision of Jamaica’s athletics federation to abstain from an IAAF vote on a sweeping reform package at the governing body of world athletics. The reforms, aimed at changing how the IAAF operates, were overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress in Monaco on Saturday, after members voted 182 to 10 in favour. ...

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BOLT WINS SIXTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award on Friday, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10 000m gold in Rio. “I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said Bolt, who will retire next year. “I love competing, I dream of being in the stadium ...

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ZIMUTO, MUROWE WIN LIQUOR HUB RUN

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Tendai Zimuto of Black Rhinos Athletics Club endured sweltering heat, romping to victory in the senior men’s Liquor Hub 10km Fun Run in Bulawayo yesterday. BY FORTUNE MBELE Zimuto, who picked up a cash prize of $500 for winning the race, clocked 30:57:65, failing to beat last year’s record of 30:36:40 held by Kevin Pangiso, . Wellington Varevi of Black ...

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US UNIVERSITY ESTABLISHES GABRIEL MVUMVURE FUND

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ZIMBABWEAN sprinter, Gabriel Mvumvure’s efforts to raise funds for him to undergo a kidney transplant received a major boost after his former college in the United States; Louisiana State University (LSU) announced that it would be partnering him in his fundraising efforts. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 28-year-old star, who represented Zimbabwe at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro early ...

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SA READY FOR 100KM WORLD CHAMPS

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A full-strength national team will turn out at the IAU 100km World Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain on Sunday. While no South African athlete has won the open race at the global ultra-distance showpiece, the five-man squad will be confident of challenging for a maiden victory. The team is made of four men who have won the 89km Comrades Marathon ...

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CHINA, JAPAN JOIN BOLT FOR AUSSIE EVENT

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China, Japan and England on Monday signed on for an innovative team athletics event in Melbourne in which sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first Australian appearance. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt launched the inaugural Nitro Athletics and will captain the ‘Bolt All-Stars’ in the February competition, which will feature six teams. “Both the Chinese and Japanese fans love their ...

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VAN NIEKERK NAMED BEST MALE ATHLETE

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Elite South African speedster Wayde van Niekerk has received a special recognition from the Association of National Olympic Committees (Anoc) for his spectacular performance at the Rio Games in August.Source – Supersport His runaway performance which saw him clocking 43.03 seconds to win gold and set a 400m world record at the quadrennial spectacle, was enough to see 24 year-old ...

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USAIN BOLT: WHAT IS THE WORLD’S FASTEST MAN REALLY LIKE?

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MOST people know that Usain Bolt is the fastest human on Earth. But most people have absolutely no idea how that feels. What is it like to command a frame of muscle and bone so perfectly conditioned that, at the bang of a starting pistol, you move so explosively that you leave the world behind? The remarkable thing about Bolt ...

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BOLT, THOMPSON IN LINE FOR IAAF AWARDS

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics. Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10 000 metres victory in Rio. Bolt, a five-time former winner of the award, became the ...

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BOLT SET TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Usain Bolt is set to race in Australia for the first time in his career after it was confirmed the nine-time Olympic gold medallist will take part in the inaugural edition of the Nitro Summer Series in February. Source – Supersport The 30-year-old is likely to earn upwards of $1 million for his appearance, according to local media reports. Bolt ...

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