Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Today Ben Johnson seems a little confused over how beneficial the drugs were, and maintains he would still have won the 1998 Olympic 100 metres gold medal if he hadn’t been doping. Photograph: Reuters

“Sprinters are born, my friend. Not made. You have to understand that. The hard training was put in there, 12 years of hard training. The only thing t(...)

(l-r) Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Adam Gemili of Great Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Curtis Mitchell of the United States compete in the Men’s 200m final in Moscow. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Usain Bolt stormed to 200 metres glory this evening to rack up an incredible 13th global gold medal — not that the Jamaican is counting. Six days afte(...)