The US sprinter, twice banned after failed drug tests, felt the force of public opinion as he won the 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championship. But is it time to start trusting athletes?
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lays on the track after suffering a hamstring injury in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Hamstring injuries played a major role at the 2017 world track and field championships. Without proper recovery, a hamstring injury can be career ending for some athletes.
The Bolt – Usain Bolt – after coming third in the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
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A Victorian athlete's use of 'performance-enhancing' coca was met with interested approval rather than anger of the kind directed at Justin Gatlin.
Usain Bolt (third left) and Nesta Carter (right) at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
One of Bolt's 4 x 100m team mates has tested positive for a banned substance – costing Bolt one of his gold medals.
Bolt strides to victory in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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In the 100m final, every hundredth of a second gained or lost in the race counts.
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Usain Bolt (centre) won the highly anticipated men’s 100m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
In sport, there seems no reasonable justification for drawing a line in the sand that places drug use on one side and the other performance enhancers on the other.
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