Monaco: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Kenya's David Rudisha and US hurdler Aries Merritt are in the running for the World Athlete of the Year Award. Three-time winner Bolt is heavily favoured to claim the accolade for a second-straight year after sweeping the sprint titles at the London Olympics.
The 23-year-old Rudisha, who won in 2010, was nominated after shattering the 800 metres world record in the London final. Merritt, meanwhile, broke the 110 metre hurdles world record in September following his Olympic triumph in the event.
The International Association of Athletics Federations on Monday arrived at the three nominees after their peers were asked to pick from a list of 10 of the year's top athletes. The winner will be announced in Barcelona on Nov 24.
The women's shortlist is yet to be announced....more
11:36 AM, Nov 06, 2012
New Delhi: Kenya's Edwin Kipyego won the men's elite section in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday. In the women's category, Ethiopia's Yimer Wude came out on top. Meanwhile, among the Indian participants, Rahul Kumar Pal finished on top in the men's category, while Sudha Singh won in the women's category. The marathon, which began at 6.30 am in the morning at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in central Delhi, featured...
08:59 AM, Sep 30, 2012
New Delhi: Olympic champion and world record holder, David Rudisha says the success-starved Indian athletics fraternity lacks an inspirational figure, like cricket has in the form of someone like Sachin Tendulkar. "India have the potential to produce athletes like Kenya and Jamaica but the problem is lack of inspiration and motivation. Like in cricket you have Sachin Tendulkar, young generation looks up to him," Rudisha told PTI in an interview....
08:53 PM, Sep 28, 2012
London: David Rudisha predicted a world record and delivered with an overpowering show of front-running to win the Olympic 800-meter title. When many were hoping that Usain Bolt would set such a mark in the 200 later Thursday, the Kenyan stole some of the Jamaican sprinter's thunder at the beginning of a balmy evening suited for setting great times. Rudisha set off with his giant strides from the starting gun,...
01:43 AM, Aug 10, 2012