Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt Jamaica celebrates winning the race ahead of Justin Gatlin in the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual(...)

Usain Bolt rounds the bend in his 200m semi-final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

So, four days after Usain Bolt evidently saved athletics, comes the very real possibility of Justin Gatlin doing the alternative. That’s not saying(...)

Usain Bolt smiles after easing through his 200m semi-final during day six of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. USA’s Justin Gatlin also cruised through his semi-final to set up a clash with Bolt in tomorrow’s final. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin looked in fine form as they ran the fastest times of the 200 metres semi-finals on Wednesday to set up a mouthwatering se(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line first to win his men’s 200 metres heat during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

A tired Usain Bolt and an emotionally fatigued Justin Gatlin progressed towards their second blockbuster sprint showdown of the world championships by(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins gold in the Men’s 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images.

As burdens go, that was quite a big one on Usain Bolt’s shoulders in Beijing, not many competitors enter a contest knowing that it is a “Battle for th(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the final of the men’s 100 metres at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Seven years ago in Beijing, Usain Bolt announced himself as the undisputed fastest man on earth, winning his first major 100 metres gold medal with su(...)

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(...)

Usain Bolt pipped Justin Gatlin to win gold in the World Championships 100m. Photograph: Afp

Over darkened Beijing skies, a moment of blinding light. For two years Justin Gatlin has been the undisputed king of sprinting as well as athletics’ m(...)

Usain Bolt eased through the 100m heats at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved a step closer to their highly anticipated Beijing showdown when both eased through the 100 metres heats on the ope(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins gold ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States in the 100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Some people are billing it as the race between good and evil. Others as the hero against the villain. Or else simply the showdown between the clean(...)

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