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BOLT’S NITRO SHOW RUNS INTO CONTROVERSY

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Usain Bolt led his All-Stars to victory in the second Nitro team athletics event on Thursday but it was mired in controversy with Australia docked points. Needing only to take the baton around the track in the mixed 4x100m relay, Australia blew their chance to top the night in the finale of the new concept at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium. Jack ...

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BULAWAYO READY FOR CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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BULAWAYO province is confident of retaining the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) cross country championships title when they host this year’s competition at Hillside Dam this weekend. BY FORTUNE MBELE Naaz will use the competition to select athletes who will represent the country in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country on March 26 at Kololo ...

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BOLT TURNS IN MEDAL, SAYS RULES ARE RULES

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Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt insisted on Thursday that the loss of one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of the doping sanction of relay teammate Nesta Carter won’t tarnish his legacy. “I am disappointed based on losing a medal, but it won’t take away from what I have done throughout my career, because I have won my individual ...

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CASTER SEMENYA OWNS 2016: GOLD MEDALS, AWARDS AND LOVE

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THERE’S no denying that it’s hard to keep up with Caster Semenya’s list of mammoth achievements. And dare we say, this year was no different. By Own Correspondent Soon after scoring a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as R500 000 prize money, Caster went on to win the overall season title in the women’s 800m ...

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FARAH’S AWARD FLOP MYSTIFIES FELLOW STARS

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Olympic gold medalists Alistair Brownlee and Nick Skelton expressed their surprise British athletics legend Mo Farah was again snubbed by the public for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Brownlee, who retained his Olympic title in Rio and also gained widespread respect for helping his ailing younger brother Jonny across the line in a triathlon in Mexico ...

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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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