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German amputee keeps rivaling top long jumpers, eyes Olympics

Markus Rehm, the German amputee long jumper who qualified for but wasn’t allowed to compete at the 2014 European Championships, posted another personal best at an International Paralympic Committee meet in Barcelona on Saturday. 264 more words

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Caster Semenya: I can't stop running because of gender controversy

In the last two years, South African runner Caster Semenya hasn’t shown the 800m form that made her famous, when she took gold at the 2009 World Championships and silver at the 2011 Worlds and 2012 Olympics, and led to a gender-test controversy. 304 more words

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Justin Gatlin: 'All is fine' with Beijing meet organizers

U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin said “all is fine” with organizers of a Beijing track meet, after he previously said he was “kicked out” of the meet. 643 more words

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Roger Bannister's shoes from 4-minute mile set for auction

The shoes Roger Bannister wore when he ran the first sub-4-minute mile will be auctioned Sept. 10 in Great Britain.

The British Olympian wore shoes that weighed 4 1/2 ounces when he clocked 3:59.4 at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford on May 6, 1954, … 129 more words

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Justin Gatlin 'kicked out' of Beijing track meet

Justin Gatlin said he was “kicked out” from competing in a track and field meet in Beijing on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Gatlin’s agent, former 110m hurdles world-record holder  273 more words

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, LaShawn Merritt struggle in Shanghai; Diamond League recap

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and LaShawn Merritt continued early season struggles relative to their top rivals in a Diamond League meet in Shanghai on Sunday.

Fraser-Pryce, the Olympic and World 100m champion, finished fifth in the 100m in 11.25 seconds ( 392 more words

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Blind pole vaulter Charlotte Brown finishes third at state meet

A blind 17-year-old pole vaulter earned a bronze medal in the Texas high school Class 4A state championship meet Saturday.

Charlotte Brown, a senior from Emory Rains High School, cleared 11 feet, 6 inches, for third place in Austin. 317 more words

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