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KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Zharnel Hughes and Raheem Chambers both set 100m records at the Jamaica High School Boys and Girls National Championships in Kingston, on Friday night. Both sprinters removed records previously held by double Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake. Chambers rocked from the blocks and then held his form all the way through the race on his way to a stunning 10.29 seconds to take the boys’ class two 100m dash. His…

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — Double Olympic silver medalists Yohan Blake got his 2014 campaign underway on Saturday after racing over 400m at the Camperdown Classic local meeting in Kingston. Blake posted a time of 47.20 seconds to finish third in his heat, with the race going to his fellow Racers teammate Edino Steele, who ran 45.44 to win the event overall. “It was really good. I left myself back a little late and tried to run…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Reigning World champion Yohan Blake will not defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, next month, his agent Cubie Seegobin confirmed on Tuesday. Blake, the 2011 world champion over 100m, had been doubtful for the championships with a hamstring injury he picked up in April at the UTech Classic. Many of his fans had been crossing their fingers that the double Olympic silver medallist would have returned to…

EDMONTON (Sporting Alert) — Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir headlines the men’s 200 metres field at Saturday’s Edmonton International Track Classic and he is looking forward to running a fast time. Schedule Live streaming coverage Complete start lists Athletes Profiles NTL standings after two events Weir, who finished behind fellow countrymen Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake at the London Olympic Games last summer, comes to Edmonton in rich form after winning the 200m title at…

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Sporting Alert) — Former World record holder Asafa Powell, following some chaos, which forced a delayed re-run, put his poor effort at his national trials behind him to win the men’s 100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike – IAAF World Challenge Meeting on Thursday. Initially, the Jamaican ran 9.97seconds to win at the first sending off, but the race was ordered for a re-run, after a call back, which was missed by…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — World-leads and several other fast times have been producing around Usain Bolt all season, yet the Jamaican world record holder isn’t being bothered by his rivals’ impressive early season performances. Bolt, who besides his 19.79 second clocking over the 200m earlier this month, hasn’t been dominating the sprints the way track and field fans are accustom to, but the six-time Olympic gold medallist doesn’t seem to be worried. The 26-year-old…