A welcome relief for the sport of Athletics

Bolts household pose!!
Bolts household pose!!
Bolt waits for the start.
Bolt waits for the start.
Bolts household pose!!
He leads around the bend..

"It is disappointing that people are still trying to cheat but it is great that we're catching them," said the 54-year-old former world, Commonwealth and European 1500m champion" - Steve Cram

In a year that has been plagued with drug taking allegations, today, the world of athletics was lifted today with the victory of its 'poster child', Usain Bolt sealing a double victory in the mens 100 and 200m's.

A popular athlete Bolt has become the figure most recognised in this global sport. 

Amidst all of the allegations surrounding, most notably his main rival Justin Gatlin, Bolt was able to remain calm and do his talking on the track! 

Two Kenyan runners have been suspended after testing positive for doping at the World Championships in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced.

Joyce Zakary, 29, and Koki Manunga, 21, have accepted provisional bans after "targeted tests" by the governing body.

The pair, who competed in the 400m and 400m hurdles, were tested at their team hotel on 20 and 21 August.

BBC athletics commentator Steve Cram said the suspensions of Manunga and Zakary are a "double-edged sword" for the sport.

"It is disappointing that people are still trying to cheat but it is great that we're catching them," said the 54-year-old former world, Commonwealth and European 1500m champion.

Lets hope that with this win, alongside some of the wonderful British success with Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill the sport will continue to evolve in a positive way! 

Here's Usain Bolt showing what hard work and dedication can achieve....

Posted by James on August 27th 2015

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