U.S. Women Win 4×400 By Largest Margin

Aug 13, 2017

(TEAM USA) The Team USA women’s 4×400-meter team was in such a class by itself at the IAAF World Championships that anchor leg Phyllis Francis looked like she was racing the camera vehicle instead of the rest of the field. Quanera Hayes, Allyson Felix, Shakima Wimbley and Francis won by the largest margin of victory…

Trinidad denies U.S. seventh successive 4×400 world title

Aug 13, 2017

(REUTERS) Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4×400 meters relay title when they won a breathtaking final at the The U.S led for most of the race until Lalonde Gordon ran a superb final lap for the Caribbean islands to overhaul Fred Kerley on the home straight and give Trinidad their…

Ajee Wilson wins 800 bronze

Aug 13, 2017

(APP) Ajee Wilson just added a new prize to her decorated track and field career, and it’s the biggest one yet — a bronze medal at the World Championships. The 23-year-old Neptune native placed third Sunday in the women’s 800 final, clocking 1:56.65 in London. Wilson finished only behind South Africa’s dominant Caster Semenaya (1:55.16),…

Dawn Nelson grabs silver in the 100 hurdles

Aug 13, 2017

(ESPN) Besieged by injuries, Sally Pearson missed nearly two years. Beleaguered by some bad results, Dawn Harper-Nelson hasn’t been quite the same, either. Yet there they were down the stretch, two Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalists vying for the title at the world championships on Saturday. Just like old times, they were reunited on the…

Paul Chelimo is third in the 5000

Aug 13, 2017

(TELEGRAPH) American runner Paul Chelimo sparked controversy following his pre-race gesture ahead of the 5,000m final in London at the IAAF World Championships. Chelimo, who in the end failed in his objective to defeat Mo Farah and had to settle for bronze, was pictured making Farah’s signature ‘Mobot’ move, before appearing to make a threatening…

USA women win 4×100

Aug 13, 2017

(ESPN) The U.S. women won the 4×100-meter relay Saturday by edging Great Britain and Jamaica for their first world championships title since 2011. Allyson Felix’s second leg of the race helped the U.S. women gain ground, while 100-meter world champion Tori Bowie clinched the victory on a strong anchor leg. Aaliyah Brown and Morolake Akinosun…

USA second in men’s 4×100 as Bolt is injured in last race

Aug 13, 2017

(NY TIMES) The loudest roar of these world track and field championships came on Saturday night as Usain Bolt lay facedown on the track and in great pain. The roar had nothing to do with Bolt: It was about a surprise British victory. After Bolt took the baton from his teammate Yohan Blake to run…

Emma Coburn wins gold, Courtney Frerichs grabs silver in women’s steeplechase

Aug 11, 2017

(OREGON LIVE) Emma Coburn pulled away down the stretch for the gold, and fellow American Courtney Frerichs finished just steps behind her for the silver in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. Coburn and Frerichs stayed with the lead pack for the entire race before racing to…

Brittney Reese wins long jump, Tianna Bartoletta third

Aug 11, 2017

(FLOTRACK) American Brittney Reese jumped 7.02 meters en route to a long jump gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, beating Authorized Neutral Athlete Darya Klishina of Russia and fellow American and Olympic champ Tianna Bartoletta, but perhaps more important than that gold medal for Reese was the message she spread after…

Kori Carter earns shock 400 hurdles win from outside lane, Dalilah Muhammad second

Aug 11, 2017

(REUTERS) American Kori Carter pulled off another of the growing number of shocks at the World Championships on Thursday, achieving the rare feat of winning the 400 meters hurdles title from the outside lane. All eyes had been on Carter’s U.S. team mate, Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad, who had been the strong favorite, but it…