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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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VUMBA 21KM HALF-MARATHON SET FOR SATURDAY

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The stage is set for the Old Mutual Vumba 21km half-marathon to be held this Saturday, where the country’s top athletes are expected converge. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The race had been initially set for October 10 before it was moved to October 29. National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president, Tendai Tagara confirmed that the race would now be held ...

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NAAZ TO SET UP REGIONAL OFFICES

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National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president, Tendai Tagara, who was re-elected into office on Saturday, said he is eager to set up two regional offices in Harare and Bulawayo. BY KENNETH NYANGANI One of his goals is to see more local athletes participating at international events. Tagara was re-elected unopposed in elections in Mvuma, where all executive members retained ...

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SEVEN AFRICANS VYING FOR IAAF AWARDS

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South Africa and Kenya headline Africa’s list of nominees for the 2016 IAAF Athletes of the Year awards, set to be announced in Monaco on December 2. South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya are named on the list of 10 male and 10 female athletes shortlisted for the top prize. Kenya’s David Rudisha, Eliud Kipchoge, Censeslus Kipruto and ...

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BOLT TO RUN LAST RACE IN JAMAICA

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Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run his last race on home soil at June’s Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition two months later, he said on Friday. The 30-year-old, who won the 100 metres at this year’s Racers Grand Prix, has already said he plans to retire from the sport after the August 5-13 world championships in ...

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VUMBA HALF MARATHON ON

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NATIONAL Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) president Tendai Tagara is hoping for an improved race at this year’s Old Mutual-sponsored Vumba Mountain Half-Marathon set for October 10 in Manicaland province. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The prestigious annual event is, as has been the norm, set to attract the country’s top athletes. Veteran administrator Tagara said preparations for the race were at ...

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