Donavan Brazier of the USA celebrates after winning the men’s 800m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: EPA

Wow. Of all the nights to produce to a World Championship best performance in the men’s 800 metres – and a first gold medal winner in the event for th(...)

Christian Coleman of the United States wins  gold ahead of compatriot Justin Gatlin  and Andre De Grasse of Canada in the men’s 100 metres final at the  World Athletics Championships  at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It wouldn’t be a proper race to decide the fastest man on earth without the need to suspend some credibility. Two years after Justin Gatlin beat Usain(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrating winning the men’s 200m final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

They say every generation throws a superstar up the pop charts. An Ali. Pele. And just like that a Usain Bolt. Unlike most people, not everything abo(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt congratulates team Japan at the end of the Men’s 4x100m relay final. Photograph: Getty Images

The dark horses from Japan may have failed to spoil Usain Bolt’s send-off party, but lightening team work helped them pull off a massive shock by ups(...)

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(...)