Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Final Lap: Injury Sidelines World's Fastest Man!

  • When is the last time a pro runner withdrew from a race because of a pulled pec muscle? Well, last week Asafa Powell pulled out of Mt. Sac Relays, and the 100 world record holder also sitting out of Penn Relays with the sore chest injury. Read Guardian

  • There are more questions than answers about Alan Webb’s training just four months before the Olympic Trials. An unfit Webb has pulled out of Drake Relays because his training isn’t up to par. "My training hasn't progressed to where I feel I can deliver the type of performance that I would like to for the Drake Relays," said Webb. "I hope to be able to make up for it and come back next year." Read Des Moines Register

  • Can you spare a dime brotha? In a ridiculous occurrence, Marion Jones’ teammates are hoping to raise more than $200,000 in attorney fees needed to challenge the IOC’s ruling to strip their medal in international courts. American athletes should not have to foot the bill for being caught up in this debacle. Read Chicago Times

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.

Photo Courtesy BBC.

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