The round up of March Madness

So it’s been a while since the last article so here is a quick summary of the stories making the headlines since i’ve been gone.

Dayron Robles of Cuba contrived to eliminate himself from the 60m hurdles competition at the world indoors, upon main rival Liu Xiang executing a near perfect start Robles thought it was a false start and slowed down, expecting a second gun to go.

But the second gun never sounded, Robles was eliminated and Xiang went on to claim the world title.

In the women’s 1500m Yelena Soboleva broke her own fledgling world record by recording a 3:57.71.


The Dwain Chambers saga has raged on, after winning the silver medal at the world indoors athletics most dangerous man has been weighing up whether or not to appeal his Olympic ban, before joining Rugby League strugglers Castleford on trial.

Athletics fans needn’t worry though as Beijing is still Chamber’s main focus and he has agreed to cooperate with doping authorities and name names.

Look for Dwain’s not inconsiderable chest inside a GB vest in China this summer after the appropriate political manoeuvring.

The 100m medal from the Sydney Olympics that formerly belonged to Marion Jones has been awarded to Katrina Thanou – the woman famously hounded out of the Athens games for suspected doping.

The Olympic torch has begun its trek across the globe amid concentrated protests made in response to China’s poor human rights record and treatment of Tibet.

Kenenisa Bekele won a record 6th world cross country title in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Team mate Tirunesh Dibaba, 22, won her third world title after a superb final lap.

And that is just about that roll on the outdoor season!

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