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South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk to miss Commonwealth Games after surgery

South Africa’s Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk will miss next year’s Commonwealth Games after suffering a serious knee injury in a celebrity touch rugby match, the sprinter said on Tuesday.

Usain Bolt determined to pursue football dream

Retired sprint king Usain Bolt has vowed to pursue his dream of playing professional football but admits he will not “embarrass” himself if his goal is out of reach.

Usain Bolt mulls Mayweather-style comeback

He’s the fastest man in the world who hung up his spikes last month, but Usain Bolt has no plans to come out of retirement unless it’s guaranteed to be as big as an ordeal as Floyd Mayweather’s recent comeback to defend his title against Conor McGregor.

Record breaker Farah wins fourth successive Great North run

Britain’s Mo Farah won the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday.

It may take 20 years to break my record – Bolt

Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades.

Usain Bolt visits Japan, contemplates football career

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, who retired from the sport last month visited western Japan on Tuesday (September 5).

Farah ends track career in style, Gatlin slumps

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his track career in thrilling fashion on Thursday with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich while world 100m champion Justin Gatlin slumped to defeat.

Farah bids to give British fans memorable farewell

British athletics great Mo Farah will hope his final track race on home turf on Sunday will have a happier ending than last Saturday’s world 5,000 metres final.

Doping athletes deserve life bans – Usain Bolt

Jamaican track and field sensation, Usain Bolt, has said that, left to him, any athlete convicted of cheating must be banned for life.

No comeback from retirement – Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

SA’s Semenya claims third world 800m title

South African Caster Semenya, dogged by gender accusations since shooting to fame in 2009, won a third world title in the women’s 800m on Sunday.

Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off from press

British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press on Sunday despite his glorious track career ending with defeat in the 5,000 metres world championships final.

Gatlin blames TV schedule for Bolt’s injury

Justin Gatlin agreed with the complaints of the Jamaican relay team that a long wait before their 4x100m final at the World Championships on Saturday contributed to the injury suffered by Usain Bolt in his last race.

Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career

Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4×100 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama.

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