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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

- Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan
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German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals

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German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals

- LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Johannes Vetter won the javelin at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as his great rival and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler missed out on the podium. Vetter's opening throw of 89.89 meters was enough to win the gold and the 24-year-old was overcome with emotion after clinching the title, mopping his tears on a German flag. Czech Republic pair Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych threw personal bests of 89
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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships

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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships

- Usain Bolt's career on the track ended in disappointment on Saturday, as the athletics star pulled up with an injury during the 4x100-meter final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. NBC Olympics shared this image of the 30-year-old, as he failed to finish the race: Bolt was already chasing the British and American teams when he started the final leg of the race, and he didn't even come close to the finish line before pulling up
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Letter: The Forum does not devote enough coverage to track and field

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Letter: The Forum does not devote enough coverage to track and field

- The practice of this paper is to list the first place finisher and then any local finisher. For example, when North Dakota State University is in California, we can read the time and name of the winner in the 100 meters along with any NDSU athlete who placed in that race. Not a whole lot of information there.
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Botswana's race of one

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Botswana's race of one

- Botswana's Isaac Makwala was cleared to run in the men's 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday by the IAAF which had previously barred him for medical reasons - and celebrated his reprieve by qualifying for the...more Botswana's Isaac Makwala was cleared to run in the men's 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday by the IAAF which had previously barred him for medical reasons - and celebrated his reprieve by qualifying for the semi-finals
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Houlihan to race at World Championships

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Houlihan to race at World Championships

- SIOUX CITY | Shelby Houlihan burst onto the international running scene a year ago by racing her way to the Summer Olympics in an event she considered herself to be a novice at. Thursday, the Sioux City native will get her next opportunity to show the world just how much she has improved in the 5,000 meters. Houlihan is set to run in the preliminaries of the race at the IAAF World Championships in London on Thursday
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Phelps ready for year two with Ducks

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Phelps ready for year two with Ducks

- EUGENE, Oregon – A year of change didn’t dampen Kiana Phelps first season as a member of the University of Oregon track and field team. The four-time state discus champion from Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central underwent a technique change during her first year on the Eugene, Oregon campus. “My first year went about how I expected and wanted it too,” said Phelps. The daughter of Scott and Laura Phelps redshirted during the indoor season and improved throughout the outdoor season meet by meet through the process of changing the technique with which she uses to throw
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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman: how he beat Usain Bolt twice at World Championships

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman: how he beat Usain Bolt twice at World Championships

- Tennessee track star Christian Coleman “could feel” Usain Bolt coming as the sprinters approached the finish line in London. But Coleman didn’t see Justin Gatlin until it was too late, and Gatlin took the gold in the 100 meter final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Saturday. “It was all pretty crazy and pretty intense, but I knew it was going to be a great atmosphere like that with people screaming and yelling,” Coleman told SEC Country in a phone interview Sunday afternoon
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Gatlin spoils Bolt's 100 farewell; Notre Dame's Huddle takes eighth in 10,000

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Gatlin spoils Bolt's 100 farewell; Notre Dame's Huddle takes eighth in 10,000

- LONDON - Usain Bolt was no longer stunning. He was just stunned. At the end of a career in which he has dominated his sport for a decade, Bolt was beaten in his final 100-meter race by an American almost five years his senior — Justin Gatlin. Calling it quits at the age of 30 and looking for a golden farewell in his last individual race at the world championships, Bolt lost to a man who produced a comeback not only on Saturday but also through a doping-tainted career
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Digest: USD's Nilsen takes 13th place

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Digest: USD's Nilsen takes 13th place

- USD's Nilsen takes 13th place. LONDON, England – South Dakota freshman Chris Nilsen placed 13th in the men’s pole vault qualification, narrowly missing Tuesday’s 12-man final, at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships on Sunday at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Nilsen cleared 18 feet, 4.50 inches, on his second attempt to finish 13th. He was one of 17 athletes to make the bar while eight athletes went on to clear 18-8
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Athletics: Kenya struggle in 3,000m steeplechase heats

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Athletics: Kenya struggle in 3,000m steeplechase heats

- (Reuters) - Former gold medalist Brimin Kipruto failed to reach the final of the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase at the World Championships in London on Sunday, as Kenyan athletes struggled to impose themselves in the heats. Kenya's Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto booked his place in Tuesday’s final by winning the third heat in 8:23.80, but his team mates struggled in the London Stadium
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Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

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Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

- LONDON (Reuters) - After Usain Bolt's defeat, fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson will seek to restore the country's sprint status by adding the World Championship 100 meters crown to her Olympic gold on Sunday. Thompson, who also won the 200m at the Rio Games last year, is the favorite going into the race as compatriot and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce misses out while she prepares for the birth of her first child
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Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

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Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

- LONDON — One final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him. One final time, the world-record holder furiously pumped the arms and legs on his gangly 6-foot-5 frame, desperately trying to reel in all those would-be winners as the finish line fast approached. This time, the afterburners kicked in but not hard enough
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Digest: Grove records no height at worlds

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Digest: Grove records no height at worlds

- Grove records no height at worlds. LONDON, England – South Dakota recent grad Emily Grove recorded no height in the women's pole vault at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships on Friday at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Grove missed on her three attempts at 13 feet, 9.25 inches. A senior during the 2017 collegiate season, Grove qualified to represent Team USA at the World Championships with a third-place finish at the U
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Grove confident ahead of meet

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Grove confident ahead of meet

- LONDON – Emily Grove’s professional career is off to a fast start. Grove, who completed her collegiate eligibility at University of South Dakota this spring, participated in a pair of track and field meets in July prior to the IAAF World Championships that begin on Friday in London. Grove, a six-time NCAA Division I All-American, vaulted to a pair of runner-up finishes at the Goteborg Grand Prix in Sweden and the Padova Meeting in Italy
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Carl Lewis wants to be in another L.A. Summer Olympics - as coach

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Carl Lewis wants to be in another L.A. Summer Olympics - as coach

- Los Angeles has come to an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2028 Summer Games back to Southern California. USA TODAY Sports. In the words of Carl Lewis, Los Angeles was “never better” than when it hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics. Perhaps the signature athlete of those 1984 Games, with after he won four gold medals in track and field, Lewis will always have fond memories of what Los Angeles was as an Olympic host
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Facebook reunites ring lost at Cessna Stadium in the ’70s with owner

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Facebook reunites ring lost at Cessna Stadium in the ’70s with owner

- It was 1984, and Jay Hiltgen – a scholarship javelin thrower for Wichita State University – was at practice at Cessna Stadium. Something caught his eye on the ground, glimmering right by his javelin. He picked it up and saw that it was a high school class ring, decorated with a ruby red stone and a growling lion. Someone with the initials JAH who had graduated from Lawrence High School in 1977 had apparently lost it
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  • Digest: USD's Nilsen takes 13th place
    Digest: USD's Nilsen takes 13th place

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    USD's Nilsen takes 13th place. LONDON, England – South Dakota freshman Chris Nilsen placed 13th in the men’s pole vault qualification, narrowly missing Tuesday’s 12-man final, at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships on Sunday at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Nilsen cleared 18 feet, 4.50 inches, on his second attempt to finish 13th. He was one of 17 athletes to make the bar while eight athletes went on to clear 18-8
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  • Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race
    Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

    , bleacherreport.com

    Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan
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