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BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica
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BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica

Claudia Hammond reports from the sprint capital of the world, Jamaica, for the second of four special Health Check programmes on the lifecycle of an athlete. In "From Promise to the Podium", she investigates how this tiny island, of fewer than three million people, so consistently turns out world class track athletes. At the first race meet of the season, at the National Stadium in Kingston, she watches hundreds of school children from the country's high schools competing at the Camperdown Classic, and then holds her breath with the rest of the crowd, as the world's youngest-ever 100m World Champion, Yohan Blake, runs a personal best in the 400 metres. Jamaican sprint training has come home, and most of the elite athletes now choose to stay on the island with the top coaches at Race...
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Rusty Usain Bolt Wins in Rome

World record holder Usain Bolt despite a very poor start came through his first competition for nine months when winning over 100 metres at the Compeed Golden Gala, the third stop on the Samsung Diamond League series (more…)
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World record 4x100m Gold for Jamaica

Nesta Carter, Micheal Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell teamed up to take the 4x100m relay in world record time giving Jamaica it's 6th gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. After the female team failed to bring the baton around the (more…)
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Asafa Powell Introduces his Nike Zoom Aerofly

Asafa Powell may be having a hard time with the many drug tests he has endured so far in Beijing but Nike is ensuring that the feet of one of the fastest men on the planet are well taken care of for each sub 10 second clocking at the 2008 (more…)