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The Diamond League meet in Stockholm may not have delivered the result we all wanted (Gay finished in 9.84 followed by Bolt in 9.97) but we had four prescient contest entrants.
After the great result in Hockenheim, the PUMA supplied teams and drivers confirmed their great performance by sweeping the first four places at the Hungarian GP. By winning his 4th Grand Prix this season, Mark Webber gained top position in the driver standings. Also Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso are within striking distance being only 20 points behind Marc Webber to promise an exciting championship final after the summer break.
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Usain Bolt has announced he will race in the 100m at the DN Galan Diamond League Meeting next Friday, August 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. The World?s Fastest Man will face top rivals Asafa Powell (Jamaica) and Tyson Gay (United States) for the first time since last year?s World Championships in Berlin where he set a new World Record of 9.58. Powell?s personal best in the 100m is 9.72, and Gay?s personal best is 9.69. This is one FAST race you won?t want to miss!
Fernando Alonso and Ferrari thrust themselves back into the title fight by scoring a 1-2 at the German GP in Hockenheim.
Bolt owned the Stade de France by winning the 100m in 9.84, a new meet record. So who guessed the right time?
PUMA Mile contestant, Shayla Houlihan, is training hard for the PUMA Mile - and it looks like things are going well! To keep motivated she carries the winning contract around with here wherever she goes. She even sleeps with it!
PUMA athlete, John Akii-Bua, is recognized as inventing the victory lap. After winning gold at the 1972 Olympics in the 400m hurdles he was so overwhelmed with joy that when a spectator handed him a Ugandan flag, he ran around the track waving the flag, the first ever victory lap.
From the Washington Post: March 17 - Usain Bolt will compete in the rarely contested 300-meter race at the Czech Golden Spike meet in May. Organizers said today that Bolt will attempt to break the world mark in the distance on May 27 in Ostrava. Michael Johnson holds the current mark of 30.85 seconds. The IAAF does not recognize it as a world record, as the distance is not used at major events. Bolt will receive $30,000 if he sets a world best in the 300.
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