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Yohan Blake to miss rest of the season
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Yohan Blake to miss rest of the season

Jul 22 2013, 5:01pm CDT | by IANS

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint superstar Yohan Blake is recovering well but will miss the rest of the track season, his manager Cubie Seegobin has disclosed.

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint superstar Yohan Blake is recovering well but will miss the rest of the track season, his manager Cubie Seegobin has disclosed. Blake has...

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Yohan Blake to miss rest of the season

Jul 22 2013, 5:01pm CDT | by IANS

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint superstar Yohan Blake is recovering well but will miss the rest of the track season, his manager Cubie Seegobin has disclosed.

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint superstar Yohan Blake is recovering well but will miss the rest of the track season, his manager Cubie Seegobin has disclosed.

Blake has struggled with a stubborn hamstring injury, which he suffered in April and has since pulled out of next month's IAAF World Championships in Moscow, reports CMC.

Blake, reportedly the second-highest earner in global athletics behind Usain Bolt, may have lost several millions since injuring his hamstring.

"Our thing is quality and it's not that money isn't needed, but we don't need money to the point that we are going to exploit a situation," Seegobin said.

"We just thank God that he is healthy and getting better and he is trying to get back to where he was."

The 100m world champion, who it is understood earns in the region of $150,000 in appearance fees alone, was previously forced to withdraw from meets in Edmonton, Shanghai and Doha, in addition to the Jamaica Invitational.

"He (Blake) would definitely like to go to the World Championships, anyone would," Seegobin in an interview with The Gleaner.

"But the mere fact that he is finally getting healthy and he is about three weeks away from being 100 percent; but he won't be right for the World Championships, the decision was made and he is okay about it now."

Blake is the second-fastest athlete in both the 100m and 200m, with times of 9.69 seconds and 19.26 seconds, respectively.

In addition to his 100m world title from 2011, the 23-year-old also won silver medals in the 100m and 200m at last year's Olympic Games.

"We have always been about quality and not quantity, Blake is not a regular athlete, he is a Ferrari and we are not going to put him on track unless he is going to give the 100 percent that everyone is accustomed to," Seegobin added.

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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn to focus on ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but h ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness ...
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18 hours ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his rec ...
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5 weeks ago

Celebrate Olympic Day on June 23rd!

Jun 17 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: olympic

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
Usain played cricket, Michael invented a new swimming stroke, Yelena sprinted the 100m! What will you do? So get out there, get active and share your photo on social media - and use the hashtag #olympicday! Olympic Day is a great opportunity to embrace the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect and to enjoy sport! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more YOG news! And don’t forget to show us what YOU are doi ...
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6 weeks ago

Why you should adopt France as your second team at the World Cup

Jun 11 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: SBNation

Putin Receives Letters of Credence from Foreign Ambassadors in Moscow
Paul Pogba is a shiny golden god. Also, they're funny. There's much to be said about having a second team to follow during big tournaments. After all, it's not like your first side -- England, in my case -- are going to be playing every day, and it's also not as though you have any real say in your first team anyway. For 31 teams, this World Cup will be painful; for a good c ...
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6 weeks ago

Sports Briefing | Track and Field: Usain Bolt Is Skipping Two Meets

Jun 6 2014 11:57pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Usain Bolt: "Faster Than Lighting" - Book Signing
Usain Bolt says he will skip the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on June 17 and a Diamond League meet in Paris on July 5 because he is behind with his traini ...
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