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# sprinting - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

World 100m champion Coleman cries foul as he's hit with provisional suspension

The sprinter has missed four tests on ‘whereabouts’ grounds in the space of 18 months.

# sprinting - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again' Ireland Scott Talent This post contains videos

'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again'

The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow.

# sprinting - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now' Rocket Man This post contains videos

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now'

A year after a hamstring injury cut his season short, Marcus Lawler is heading into the European Championships in the fastest form of his life.

# sprinting - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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Thousands raised for arrested Sierra Leone athlete living rough in London

Jimmy Thoronka vanished after competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.

# sprinting - Friday 6 December, 2013

GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster

The Ireland international wing gives some insight into his approach to training.

# sprinting - Sunday 14 July, 2013

This 'revised' list of top 100 metre times will make athletics fans feel very sad

Only Usain Bolt remains untarnished in the top 10.

Athletics world rocked as Gay, Powell and Simpson test positive for banned substance

It’s been a dramatic day in the world of elite sprinting.

# sprinting - Friday 1 March, 2013

Indoor Championships: Gregan dominates 400m heat

The Dubliner coasted to victory in 46.97 seconds in Gothenburg this morning.

# sprinting - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Bolt out to become 'a living legend'

The 100m and 200m world record holder has set his sights no lower than achieving total domination at this summer’s Olympic Games.

# sprinting - Friday 30 December, 2011

YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year Virals This post contains videos

YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year

If exposure to digital media and 24-hour news has all but erased your memory: don’t panic. We’ve gathered all the valuable stuff in one place.

# sprinting - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement

Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.

# sprinting - Monday 5 September, 2011

Report Card: how was Daegu for you?

With the dust having settled on another IAAF World Championships, we look back at the stories, both Irish and international, that grabbed the headlines last week.

# sprinting - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Watch: Jamaica's incredible run in the 4x100m

The team included Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt: all of whom, it turns out, are quite good at running.

# sprinting - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Redemption for Bolt in 200m

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has put the disappointment of his disqualification from the 100m behind him to take gold in the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

# sprinting - Thursday 1 September, 2011

YouTube top 10: because Franck doesn't want to go to Eastlands Manchester City This post contains videos

YouTube top 10: because Franck doesn't want to go to Eastlands

With a shot-putter running the 100m, French cyclist Thomas Voeckler racing a horse and the San Diego Chargers launching a wine, this week’s list is a tribute to sporting incongruity.

# sprinting - Monday 22 August, 2011

Bolt feeling confident ahead of Worlds

Unsurprisingly, Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt claims to be feeling confident ahead of his defence of the 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

# sprinting - Saturday 20 August, 2011

The sports week in pictures Cesc Fabregas This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

From euphoric celebrations to pint-swilling politicians, join us for a look back at the most striking sporting images from the last seven days.

# sprinting - Friday 19 August, 2011

Blade Runner in combative mood ahead of World Championships

Oscar Pistorius has hit back at critics of his qualification for the 2011 Daegu World Championships, claiming Science supports his right to compete.

# sprinting - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

American sprinter tests positive for banned substance

Former American 100m champion Michael Rodgers has tested positive for a banned stimulant. The result casts doubt on his participation in this month’s World Championships in Daegu.

# sprinting - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Double amputee 'Blade Runner' makes the Worlds

The athlete at the centre of the debate about the use of prosthetics in sport has qualified for the Athletics World Championships after clocking a personal best in the 400m.

# sprinting - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION sprinter Antonio Pettigrew has been found death in the back seat of his car.

The former sprinter, who was working as a coach at the University of North Carolina, was part of the United States’ 4x400m team that won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, but the team was stripped of its medals two years ago when Pettigrew admitted to doping.

University authorities are not sure whether his death was accidental or deliberate. It is reported that he was found to have taken a significant number of sleeping pills.

Its athletic director Dick Baddour told PA:

I don’t know any details other than that he was found in his car early this morning, not far from campus. I got a call around 4am and was told he had been found dead. We are deeply saddened to learn of Antonio’s death.

Pettigrew had been reported missing from his family home by his wife on Monday.

Pettigrew (42) had won the world 400m title in Tokyo in 1991, and had been part of the American teams that had claimed 4x400m gold at the 1999 world championships in Seville and at the Sydney games the follow year.

He conceded that he had taken drugs between 1997 and 2001 two years ago, however, when testifying in a trial against his former coach Trevor Graham, which resulted in the team – which had included Michael Johnson in 2000 – losing its medals.