Yohan Blake

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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 of Jamaica falls to the track in the Men’s 4x100 Relay final. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

As sporting farewells go it was spectacularly surprising on the double - Usain Bolt pulling up injured in what was his last ever race on the track, wh(...)

 Jamaica’s Usain Bolt loses out to  Christian Coleman of the United States in the semi-finals of the 100m at the World Atletics Championships in London. Photograph:  Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Usain Bolt booked his place in the World Championships 100 metres final on Saturday but he was given a double scare by American Christian Coleman, wh(...)

 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(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finishline to win the men’s 4x100m relay. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Usain Bolt made it a triple-triple, leading Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metre relay Friday night and winning a third gold medal for the third cons(...)

Andre de Grasse of Canada and Usain Bolt of Jamaica react after completing the Men’s 200m semi-finals. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Usain Bolt jogged and joked his way to his fastest time this year to cruise into the 200 metres final in Rio and move a step closer to an Olympic ‘tri(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds out his arm with a sticking plaster on during a press conference in London ahead of the Anniversary Games. Photo: Justin Talliss/Getty Images

Now might not be the best time to talk about the jinx which apparently comes with making the front cover of Sports Illustrated, although here is a gen(...)

Usain Bolt (second from left) in action during the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters

Even as the so-called Olympic headline acts come and go there are none bigger than Usain Bolt, only now his appearance in Rio has come under clear and(...)

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(...)

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (centre) on the way to winning   the Aon Men’s International 100m in Santry. His time of 10.12 is the fastest ever run in Ireland.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kingston, Jamaica, it was not, although Yohan Blake brought a little taste of the Caribbean to Santry Stadium on Friday night, running the fastest (...)

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