Yohan Blake

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May 31, 2017

Big Weekend of Track in Boston: 2017 Adrian Martinez & adidas Boost Boston Games Preview

Boston is the PLACE TO BE this weekend as there are some great names entered in these two events. From sprint stars like Wayde van Niekerk, Yohan Blake, Toriw Bowie, and  Shaunae Miller-Uibo to mid-d and distance stars like Robby Andrews, Leo Manzano, Donavan BrazierDejen Gebremeskel, and Muktar Edris. Plus can HSer Casey Clinger break 4:00 in the mile?
May 24, 2017

WTW: Yohan Blake is BACK, A College Woman Runs 14:51, Why The 2020 Trials Shouldn't Be In Eugene, Joanie Turns 60 & More

Plus we point out a high school meet in Georgia produced more World Championship qualifiers than the USATF Distance Classic and praise an American who won an international marathon last week.
June 22, 2016

The Rebirth Of Yohan Blake

Last year, on the comeback trail after hamstring surgery, Yohan Blake, the second-fastest man in history, was running and losing "B" heats in Europe. Now, the man formerly known as "The Beast" is back in form, having exorcised his demons. "The nickname was holding me back. I keep on getting injured and it was related to the beasts in the Bible ... God didn't like it, so I had to change it."
June 18, 2016

Recap Of The US's 1st Street Meet: Marvin Bracy (10.23) Nips Yohan Blake At The Line, Tori Bowie Runs 11.03 & Jenn Suhr Scratches

The United States' first street meet is in the books. The atmosphere was great but not everyone was a fan of the temporary track. Yohan Blake was candid in the mixed zone afterwards, calling the track "atrocious." That's not all he was candid about as he also said that the Russians should be given a second chance in Rio and explained how God told him to give up "The Beast" nickname. A pastor told him if he did so, he'd run well in 72 hours and he then went out and ran his first sub-10 since 2012. Plus Jasmine Todd talks about her mysterious departure from UO.
June 11, 2016

Usain Bolt is Back! Runs 9.88 To Take Down Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake Despite Nearly Falling Over at Start

Bolt crushed it despite a terrible start. Video of race.
April 25, 2016

June 17-18: adidas Grand Prix Moves To Boston; Now The "adidas Boost Boston Games"

Day 1 will be on the track and include the traditional Dream Mile and Dream 100 while day 2 will be a "street meet". Nick Willis, Mesert Defar, Yohan Blake and Jenn Suhr are the elites announced so far.
February 15, 2016

Yohan Blake Opens His Season With A 48.14-Second 400 In Jamaica (Includes Race Video)

Blake was the last finisher in the race won by Javon Francis in 46.21.
July 15, 2015

Full Results From Lucerne, Switzerland: Lopez Lomong Takes Down Bernard Lagat In 3000 As Five Women Go Sub-2 In The 800

Lomong got the win in 7:42.19 to Lagat's 7:42.75. Andy Bayer was 6th (7:48.49). Switzerland's Selina Buchel took the 800 in 1:59.21, beating Chanelle Price by .03.

July 14, 2015

Startlists For Today's Spitzen Leichtathletik Meeting In Lucerne, Switzerland

A lot of Americans competing including Bernard Lagat, Will Leer, Ben Blankenship, Garrett Heath, Lopez Lomong, Andy Bayer in the 3000, Charles Jock, Chanelle Price, Molly Ludlow, Gabriele Grunewald in the 800s. Also Melissa Bishop, Jenny Meadows and Lynsey Sharp. Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake are both in the 100, albeit in different heats. *Live Results

February 23, 2015

What's Your 2014 Running Photo Of The Year?

What's your 2014 running photo of the year? Submit or tweet your entries to us. Winner and/or person who tells uf of winner wins $100.

June 03, 2014

Who Do You Think Is "Dirty"? Who Do You Think Is "Clean"? Male Track And Field Stars Doping Poll Results

It's spring cleaning time at and we present to you the results of our male stars doping polls - from Chris Derrick (7%) to Taoufik Makhloufi (87.6%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty"?
March 29, 2014

Jamaican Champs: Zharnel Hughes Breaks Yohan Blake’s “Champs” 100m Record With 10.12

The crowd sent absolutely nuts as two high schooler ran 10.12 and 10.16. LRC on site with video and more.

March 28, 2014

Jamaica Day 4: Rare Insider Access To A Racers Track Club Workout With Yohan Blake And Warren Weir, And Watching Track In The Bathroom At Usain Bolt's Sports Bar

Steve was given unprecedented access to a workout session of the famed Racers Track Club and learned the sprinters actually work their asses off. Afterwards, he celebrated in style at Usain Bolt's sports bar. Steve loved the establishment - the only problem was the only place he got to watch track on the TV was in the bathroom.
March 27, 2014

Jamaica Day 3: Lifting with Yohan Blake; Hanging at the car wash with Warren Weir; Getting pumped up with Calabar High; and a 1 AM 10 Mile Run In Kingston

Steve Soprano went inside the weight room with sprint stars Yohan Blake and Warren Weir and then had lunch at the car wash with Weir, who later gave a crazy 'Champs' pump up speech to Calabar High. Before the night was done, Steve decided he absolutely had to go for a 10 mile run at 1 am on the streets of Kingston.
March 26, 2014

Meet Zharnel Hughes: The 18 yr old has a shot a taking down Yohan Blake’s 10.21 and Usain Bolt's 20.25 'Champs' records

Is 18 year old, Zharnel Hughes, of Anguilla the heir apparent to Usain Bolt? Steve Soprano went to the old school IAAF High Performance Training Center in Kingston, Jamaica that helped produced Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to find out.

January 21, 2014

What's Your 2013 Running Photo Of The Year?

Rojo, Wejo and Yohan Blake performing "The Beast" is our personal LRC photo of the year. What's your 2013 running photo of the year? Submit or tweet your entries to us. Winner gets a cool $100.