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SI.com: Tim Layden: Olympic redemption plans on hold for Wariner, Richards-Rossupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 19:55:00

DES MOINES, Iowa -- At their best, Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards-Ross make the very difficult look very easy. Their job is to run once around a track -- 400 meters -- faster than seven opponents. It's painful work, a mix of speed and stamina and more technical execution than you might imagine.

Awesome Bolt crushes rivals in Brussels 200mupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 17:41:00

Jamaican Usain Bolt continued his remarkable summer by producing another awesome performance to win the 200 meters at the Golden League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Trio eye $1m jackpot in Golden League finaleupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 08:21:00

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia and U.S. star Sanya Richards will be competing for a $1 million jackpot in the final Golden League meeting of the season in Brussels on Friday.

Bolt wins again as Isinbayeva sets new recordupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 17:36:00

Sprint king Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to beat fellow-Jamaican Asafa Powell in the 100 meters at the Golden League meeting in Zurich, while Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva banished her Berlin World Championships blues by setting a new world record of 5.06 metres.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Richards breathes sigh of relief with win in 400 metersupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 16:53:00

BERLIN -- The giant thud reverberating across the world track and field championships in Berlin on Tuesday night was the sound of Sanya Richards throwing the boulder of never-winning-the-big-one off her shoulders.

Richards finally claims first 400m gold medalupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 16:26:00

American Sanya Richards finally claimed her first global women's 400 meters gold medal with victory in the World Championships in Berlin on Tuesday.

Bolt smashes own record to win world 100m titleupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 06:04:00

Olympic champion Usain Bolt smashed his own record to end the reign of 100-meter title-holder Tyson Gay at the world athletics championships in Berlin on Sunday night.

Bolt and Gay stay on course for showdownupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 16:24:00

Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay stayed on course for their 100 meters showdown at the world athletics championships by coasting through their quarterfinal heats in Berlin on Saturday evening.

Richards gets better of Ohuruogu in finalsupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 16:34:00

Sanya Richards turned the tables on Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu to win the 400 meters at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart on Sunday, handing the Briton her only defeat of the year.

Bolt maintains streak with Zurich victoryupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 16:51:00

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt continued his unstoppable streak of form with a comprehensive win in the 100 meters at the Zurich Golden League meeting on Friday.

SI.com: Tim Layden: 12 final thoughts from the track at the Beijing Gamesupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 19:43:00

Some back-in-the-U.S, jet-legged final thoughts after the Olympic track meet in Beijing:

SI.com: David Epstein: Track carves niche in Beijing legacyupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 05:03:00

Running is a sport where relative success matters. A single group of striving runners can contain an individual for whom running at the pace of the pack is an act of utter laziness, and next to him or her, an individual for whom keeping up with that same pack is a heroic effort.

SI.com: David Epstein: Americans come up short again on nightmare trackupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 09:46:00

BEIJING -- To be the champion, you have to clear all 10 hurdles. That's the mantra LoLo Jones kept reciting to reporters between tears after she hit the ninth barrier in the Olympic final of the 100-meter hurdles, and fell from first to seventh in the last steps of the race.

SI.com: Tim Layden: Track and Field previewupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 12:07:00

BEIJING -- The track meet starts Friday morning at the Bird's Nest. Ten things I'm most intrigued by at the beginning:

SI.com: Tim Layden: Wariner feeling ripple effect from split with Hartupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 02:56:00

He watched on Thursday night from a seat high in Section J in the old wooden grandstand on the Hayward Field backstretch, anonymously punching a stopwatch while surrounded by another sellout crowd at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Clyde Hart is 75 years old; he has been coaching track and field for more than five decades, and he is to 400-meter runners what Bill Walsh once was to quarterbacks.

SI.com: Tim Layden: Divide and Conquerupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 16:43:00

ON THE toughest of training days, when repeat sprints painfully take their toll under the central Texas sun, Sanya Richards reaches for motivation and finds a name. Allyson Felix. "I think about her all the time when I'm working out, because she has such great talent," says Richards. "And such fast times." Richards drives her arms and pushes harder, chasing a distant ghost. Half a continent away, Felix works at UCLA on a weathered orange track framed by eucalyptus trees. She, too, knows where to find her best race. Sanya Richards .

SI.com: My Sportsman: Allyson Felixupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 03:05:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

Richards sweeps away 400m rivalsupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 10:14:00

Sanya Richards continued her dominance in the women's 400 meters with a runaway victory in the world athletic finals in Stuttgart on Sunday.

SI.com: Tim Layden: Wrapping up a great world championshipsupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 08:36:00

Twenty-six musings on the just-completed world track and field championships, one year out from the Beijing Olympic Games.

SI.com: Tim Layden: First classupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 05:12:00

Here was movement sweeter than beautiful music or fine wine, a combination of speed and style that ever so briefly transcends sport. We see it rarely in person and squeeze our eyes shut to remember it in ways that YouTube cannot convey.

SI.com: Tim Layden: Biggest matchups of track and field's title meetupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 23:22:00

The world track and field championships begin here Saturday morning. Eight matchups I'm looking forward to seeing:

SI.com: Tim Layden: What I've learned after three days at the track Worldsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 06:37:00

Four truths from the 11th World Track and Field Championships, now three days old in steamy Osaka, Japan.

Shaheen shines in IAAF World Cupupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 14:58:00

Europe and Russia took the team titles at the IAAF World Cup but the second day of competition belonged to Qatar-based Saif Saaeed Shaheen and Sanya Richards of the U.S. who completed competition doubles.

Gay breaks 10-second barrier againupdated: Sat Sep 16 2006 15:36:00

American Tyson Gay further underlined his growing reputation when he ran another sub-10 second race to win the men's 100 meters at the World Cup.

Jones named in U.S. World Cup teamupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 15:31:00

Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones has been included in the U.S. team for this weekend's IAAF World Cup in Athens.

Powell equals world record againupdated: Fri Aug 18 2006 15:11:00

Asafa Powell of Jamaica equaled his own 100-meter world record of 9.77 seconds at the Weltklasse Golden League meeting in Zurich on Friday.

Clement runs fastest 400m hurdlesupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 09:33:00

Kerron Clement ran the fastest 400 meters hurdles in the world this year, despite stuttering at the final barrier in the U.S. championships on Saturday.

Williams-Darling delivers a doubleupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 08:06:00

Olympic champion Tonique Williams-Darling of Bahamas battled through torrential rain to win the women's world 400 meters title on Wednesday.

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