Time to Bolt! … Speed test for sprint king in London today

first_imgLONDON, England: It was almost as if royalty had walked into the tiny press conference room at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel as Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt addressed the world’s media yesterday ahead of his appearance at today’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, London Diamond League, at the London Olympic Stadium. The only thing missing really was some entrance music. Still, truth be told, the sprint king’s crown has been a little dusty these days. The world 100m and 200m record holder was quite clear: He is expecting to leave next month’s World Championships in Beijing with double sprint gold medals around his neck. He is not in the least bit worried by the form of American Justin Gatlin, and the fast times are close – very close. “I never doubt myself. I look forward to competition. Beijing is a month away, so I don’t worry about that. I’ll take it a step at a time,” Bolt said. “I have to run tomorrow and get through these two races, and I have been training really hard and pushing myself, so it’s all about execution now, and if I can do that right, then I know I will run fast. It’s all about getting the timing right, and when Beijing comes, it will come, but I know I have to take it a step at a time. “For me, it just takes one run to get to 9.7 seconds, so I’m not worried about times. Everyone knows sometimes I struggle through the season, but it takes time, and sometimes it takes getting to the big moment to get focused, but I’m sure when I get to the championships, I will be ready, so I’m looking forward to it,” Bolt sought to assure. Bolt will feature in what will be only his second 100m this year, and he will be desperate to get things clicking in a season that has been shrouded in doubt after he was forced to miss a couple of Diamond League meets due to an injury concern. The six-time Olympic champion, who posted 10.12 in his lone 100m race this season, admitted that it will be important for him to execute properly and run a good time here, as he looks to build momentum heading into the World Championships. “It’s definitely one of my most memorable stadiums to run in. The crowd was great the last time I was here, the Olympics was just epic so I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to competing here again,” Bolt stated. “I need to get my execution right. Most of my races have been poor, so its all about getting the right execution and getting it done. If everything goes right, and I execute right, then the times will come.” “I’ve always said that if my coach isn’t worried, then I am not worried, because he will always find a way to get me ready for the championships and he is confident that I can be ready and so am I. All we have to do is just work. I have been doing well in training. Everything has been going better and smoother so, hopefully, now I can go on the track and deliver,” Bolt said. The Jamaican will face countrymen Nesta Carter and Kemar Bailey-Cole as well as Mike Rodgers, Ryan Bailey, and Jimmy Vicaut in a heats-then-final system. The first of two heats will get under way at 8:17 p.m. (2:17 p.m. Jamaica time) with the final set for 9:29 p.m. (3:29 p.m. Ja time). Bolt has looked just as flat in the 200m, returning a best of 20.13 this season after three runs, but despite less than a month to go before the start of the World Championships, Bolt said he has never considered just focusing on one event this season and believes improvements in his 100m over the next few weeks will undoubtedly help his preparations for the longer sprint. “I need to run more 100m, if I do that, my 200m will come along because its always the first part of my race that needs work. The last part of my race always comes together and this is why I am working so hard and this is why I need to get some 100m races now and this has been our focus. We have been working hard in training and I know I will get it right,” Bolt said. “I’ve never thought of doing just one event.” He could not confirm if he will compete at next week’s Stockholm Diamond League, pointing out that the decision will be taken after his assignment here. The London Olympic Stadium is an old stomping ground of his but will it, again, prove a stronghold for the king of sprints? In this case, in more ways than one, time will definitely tell. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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World Championships Fact

first_imgJamaica’s women’s 4×100 metres relay team won gold in 41.94 seconds at the 1991 IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. The members of the quartet were Dahlia Duhaney, Juliet Cuthbert, Beverley McDonald and Merlene Ottey.last_img

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James double strike keeps StGC perfect in ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup

first_imgMidfielder Dominic James (56th, 76th) scored a brace and Alex Marshall (68th) added another as St George’s College held off a spirited Ardenne High to make it three wins from three games in Zone C of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup football competition, with a 3-0 win at Winchester Park, St George’s College, yesterday.After a scoreless first-half, which the home team dominated but wasted a number of good scoring opportunities, James fired the Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached team ahead with a rasping drive from 30 yards that gave goalkeeper Kalvin Brown no chance.The lanky playmaker then added a second from the penalty spot on 68 minutes when St George’s were handed a dubious penalty after Marshall went down under a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge inside the area.”Today’s game he was exceptional,” assistant coach Marcel Gayle said about James.”He showed his quality and he showed his class not only by scoring two, but by his performance,” Gayle added.The hosts started comfortably and bossed possession against the opponents who, although not having real quality up front, played with discipline and determination. It was not long before the Georgians realised that they would be in for a match and stepped up their game.two opportunitiesJerome Coombs had two great opportunities to put St George’s ahead, but Brown parried his effort from five yards. Minutes later, the goalkeeper spilled possession under pressure from the said player, but in his eagerness to score, Coombs lifted the ball over the top with the goal at his mercy. Marshall was also denied by Brown, who kept the visitors in the game.St George’s continued to press after the break and 11 minutes in James was given time and space and he let fly from 30 yards to open the scoring.Twelve minutes later they added a second when Marshall went down inside the area and James converted for his and St George’s second.After missing a number of other easy chances, the hosts sealed the deal when Marshall turned and dribbled neatly in minimal space past three defenders, before slotting past Brown to make it 3-0 with a classy goal.Gayle said they had to work for the three points.”Ardenne pushed us to the limit … but the quality of St George’s College and our condition prevailed. But we had to dig deep,” Gayle said.Ardenne’s coach, Junior Francis, said the first goal caught them by surprise and the penalty knocked the wind out of their sails.”When you go two goals (down) like that to a St George’s team it’s very hard to get back in the game,” he commented.Yesterday’s ResultsZone BCumberland 0 – Greater Portmore 1Dunoon 0 – Hydel 2H Selassie 1 – Papine 1Zone CSt George’s 3 – Ardenne 0Eltham 1 – Innswood 2Denham Town 4 – Kingston Tech 1Zone FExcelsior 1 – Norman Manley 0Spanish Town 0 – Jonathan Grant 2Vauxhall 1 – Ascot 0Monday’s gamesZone AJamaica College vs Clan CarthyCalabar vs TivoliZone DHoly Trinity vs Charlie SmithSt Mary’s College vs PenwoodZone EWolmer’s vs BridgeportSt Jago vs Kingston HighZone GKingston College vs Campion CollegeCamperdown vs Jose Martilast_img read more

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Madrid edge Granada 1-0 in Spain’s La Liga

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada yesterday and take the overnight lead of the Spanish League, while Fernando Torres netted one goal and set up another to lift Atletico Madrid into second place.Granada’s disciplined defence and the solid goalkeeping of Andres Fernandez held Madrid in check, while the visitors’ attack matched their star-studded hosts chance for chance in an evenly-contested first half. But Keylor Navas thwarted Granada’s forward before Benzema tilted the match in Madrid’s favour 10 minutes after half-time with a close-range header to put the Santiago Bernabeu crowd at ease.Madrid have 10 points, one more than Atletico and Barcelona, which can reclaim the league lead against Levante today.Torres and Angel Correa both went on as second-half substitutes and inspired Atletico to a 2-0 win at Eibar, leaving Diego Simeone’s side ahead of Barcelona on goal difference.Valencia drew 0-0 at home with nine-man Real Betis after Dani Ceballos saw his second booking in the 48th, as Betis held on to take points despite having a player sent off early for a second straight match.In the capital, Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo saw his scoring run end after eight goals in his previous two matches. But Navas, who had been seconds away from being sent to Manchester United at the close of the summer window as part of Madrid’s failed transfer for David de Gea, extended the club record to a fifth consecutive clean sheet.”I had the chance to stay where I wanted to be and I will give it my all to remain here,” Navas said. “It was complicated because you know it is an awkward situation. But that is the past and I try to focus on the present, which is all that matters.”Madrid said it had invited the Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident that generated global outrage. Osama Abdul Mohsen had arrived to the capital earlier this week after a Spanish football academy offered to help them rebuild their life.last_img read more

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Markofaprince, Seeking hope oblige

first_imgMARKOFAPRINCE and SEEKING HOPE, both lightly raced three-year-olds, scored easy wins in the respective sections of the Knutsford Park Cup feature over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. In division one, MARKOFAPRINCE, ridden by the sparingly used but competent jockey Harriston Lewis, was installed an 8-5 second favourite in a field of 13 bred three-year-olds (non-winners of two) and justified the support with a 23/4 length victory over BIMINI at 5-1 and the even-money favourite SHINE. MARKOFAPRINCE was content to chase long-time leader FIRE ALARM (23-1) under in-form Wesley Henry into the straight. He disposed of FIRE ALARM approaching the distance and moved away for a decisive win ahead of the late-running BIMINI. A chestnut colt by Market Rally out of Princess KK, MARKOFAPRINCE, who won on his debut over the straight on August 22, is owned, trained, and bred by Carl Anderson. Later in the afternoon, the 4-5 favourite SEEKING HOPE, with Wesley Henry aboard, overcame a slow start to win division two by five lengths from long-time leader LOVE TRAIN (10-1) and the 90-1 outsider TWIGHTLIGHT CITIZEN in a 12-horse field. Despite missing the break, SEEKING HOPE, from the Spencer Chung stables, gradually mended to turn for home very wide into the straight. At this stage, LOVE TRAIN, with Prince Holder aboard, still enjoyed a clear lead, but SEEKING HOPE lengthened his strides midway the last furlong to win like an out-of-class animal on this his fifth outing. SEEKING HOPE, who had previously won over 1300 metres in maiden company on August 18, is a chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the Pat N Jack mare Swapping Secrets. Meanwhile, the howling 1-5 favourite BLUE DIXIE made a smashing debut in the opening two-year-old race over 1200 metres, going wire to wire for a 91/2 length win over stable-companion BIG AL at 3-1. The bay filly by Siky Mesa out of Dixie And Bullet was ridden by Omar Walker for co-owners Don Wehby and Michael Bernard in a seven-strong field. Harriston Lewis, Wesley Henry, Jevanne Erwin, and title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen shared the riding honours with two winners each, Erwin producing the 51-1 outsider COURT CALL with a terrific late run to win the fifth race over 1400 metres for a huge upset. SLOW STARTlast_img read more

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Laurie Foster: Race for Olympics heating up

first_imgThe traditional magic and mystique of Olympic year is once again raring its attractive head. With just about nine weeks to go for the National Championships (Trials), already, a few athletes are positioning themselves, drawing for their bow and taking aim. The bullseye is a seat on the plane to the widely acknowledged ultimate in sports participation, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in the Brazilian city of Rio. For this blessed nation, with the eye-catching attraction of the sports’ world-governing body, the professional circuit, yet unfolded, promises of spectacular performances are rife. After missing two World Championships through troubling injury, Yohan Blake has stormed back. He has publicly dropped a name that identified him as a monstrous and despicable creature, which he is not. The former St Jago High School sprinter and current national under-20 record holder (10.11+1.2) blasted a then 100m world-leading 9.95 legal at the UTech-MVP Classic on April 16. It stands as arguably the most compelling boost of confidence and satisfaction levels for a country trying to put its best feet forward leading into the great spectacle in the South American continent this August. EARLY DAYS Downgrade the Blake impact a bit to Simone Facey’s 11.00 at the Tom Jones Memorial last weekend. This, too, must be a morale strengthener to an athlete who has been constantly flogged in more recent times by many she considered to be her inferior in junior track. The 2009 Berlin WC 4x100m gold medallist has sent an early indication of her path to Rio. The mark will earn her lanes at the very top of the competition ladder where there is no dodging by the world’s fastest as exists with the other gender. Yet, it is early days and one is not aware of the quality or sustainability of her programme. Suffice it to say, in the absence of this knowledge, to the fringe-based honours suspects at Trials: “Watch out, VCB, Sherone (Simpson), Kerron (Stewart) and company, Simone might have been sleeping, but is now fully awake.” The advance of the nation’s throwing programme cannot escape mention in a Rio context. Foster’s Fairplay will continue to carry the flag for coaches/pioneers of excellence in that traditionally ignored area. Julian Leonard Robinson and Michael Vassell have torched the consciences of the movers and shakers of the sport in the local arena. Their charges have been crashing parties in both genders. The new, and much appreciated by a few, wellness in discus and shot put is contagious. It has spread to the Edwin Allen and Petersfield High school models. Foster’s Fairplay, on that limited mention, is hearing legitimate calls reminiscent of the soul classic by the group Champagne – “How about us?” Yes, the template has extended to other camps. However, the point to be made is that the world scene has been invaded in these hitherto peripheral disciplines and the two coaches mentioned can take a proverbial bow. As MVP’s Paul Francis, himself part of a game-changing group, said on Facebook recently, words to the effect of: “Why stop at the World Junior level? Go for the Olympics.” Let us then see if the throwing contingent of (Odayne) Richards, (Jason) Morgan, (Federick) Dacres, (Traves) Smikle and company can inspire the new discus national Under-20 record holder and Vassell-conditioned Shanice Love to reach for Rio. With all that jockeying for team selection in store, the fans’ taste buds are already well moistened. The intensity of the Diamond League and all that it brings to the fore will only be more enticing and threatens to sweeten the competition brew even further. Looking at the pending action, on field and track, one learned critic, referring to the Jamaica Trials, opined: “It will be like a mini-Olympics. Another, speaking in less ornate terms, confided: “It nah guh normal.” Foster’s Fairplay believes that those predictions could fall short at crunch time, June 30 to July 3. For feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Bills axe Ryan ahead of season finale

first_img PAINFUL LOSS He called the loss to Miami his most painful as a Bills coach, and the second most painful in his 20 NFL seasons as a coach or assistant. Ryan also second-guessed some of the decisions he made during the game, including punting from his own 41 with a little over four minutes left in overtime. He said he hoped the loss wouldn’t become his defining moment in Buffalo. “But if it is, it’s something I’ve got to live with,” he said. With speculation raised over the past month over his job security, Ryan also dismissed a question over whether two seasons were enough to be judged upon by the Pegulas. “Whatever they think is fair, that’s the only thing that matters,” he said. “I’m just going to try to win this game. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t mean anything. To me, it means a lot. I want to win the game. That’s who I am.” The Bills also fired Ryan’s twin brother, Rob Ryan, from his position as an assistant head coach with the responsibility to oversee defence. Rex Ryan came to Buffalo saying this would be his last job after six seasons with the Jets, and vowed to build the Bills into a bully. This has been a difficult year for the Ryans, who mourned the death of their father, Buddy Ryan, in June. Pegula then noted his wife in saying: “Kim and I and our entire Bills organisation share in the same disappointment and frustration as our fans, but we remain committed to our goal of bringing a championship to western New York.” The Pegulas made the decision to fire Ryan after attending Saturday’s game and then spending Christmas at their second home in the Adirondacks. Ryan was 15-16 in two seasons in Buffalo and is 61-66 overall. He hasn’t had a winning season since his second with the Jets in 2010, when New York went 11-5 and lost the AFC Championship game for a second consecutive post-season. Ryan was dismissed a day after he appeared emotionally drained during what became his final news conference. DISAPPOINTMENT ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP): The Bills have fired coach Rex Ryan before the end of his second season after he failed to build Buffalo’s defence into a bully or lead the team to the playoffs. The Bills announced Ryan’s firing yesterday, three days after a 34-31 overtime loss to the Dolphins dropped the Bills to 7-8 and officially eliminated the team from playoff contention. The loss extended the NFL’s longest active playoff drought to 17 seasons. Assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn takes over as the interim coach, and is expected to be a candidate to replace Ryan full-time. The Bills close the season in a meaningless game on Sunday at the New York Jets (4-11). Lynn is a long-time Ryan assistant and was promoted to offensive coordinator after Ryan fired Greg Roman following an 0-2 start. Team owner Terry Pegula reached the decision over the weekend and informed Ryan during the team’s day off on Tuesday. “We mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now,” Pegula said in a statement released by the team. “These decisions are never easy.”last_img read more

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Redemption for St Jago in 4x800m

first_imgOne of the most talked about events going into last Saturday’s 41st Gibson McCook Relays was the 4×800 metres open for high school boys. Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical were out but a close battle was expected among Kingston College who were in terrific form, Calabar High, Jamaica College and St. Jago High. St Jago’s Leon Clarke lost a commanding lead and his school was beaten by STETHS last year. This year he wanted to make amends. Joel Jean Pierre, Keenan Lawrence and Clarke along with newcomer to the team, Anthony Cox, were determined to go one place better. It was close going on the first leg as Cox gave them a slight lead ahead of KC but it was Lawrence on the second leg that put the team in a commanding position. Pierre maintained that lead to give Clarke another big lead. This time, however, he would not be beaten. He pulled away from his rivals for a convincing win in 7:32.76 to beat the two-year-old record, 7:33.87 which was held by KC. Lawrence said they wanted to win to give Pierre, now in his last year, a grand send off. “When I got the baton in first place I was determined to extend the lead as I wanted to ensure we won the race for John Pierre,” said Lawrence. Clarke said he went into the event very confident. “I got the baton in a similar position like last year. I knew that the coaching staff had confidence in me as I was allowed me to run in the same position and I am happy I was able to redeem myself,” he said. John Leiba who ran the distance programme at St Jago for many years before he gave it up some time ago was really happy with the performance of the team. “Three years ago some old students asked me to come back in the programme and get involved and the results over the period is a culmination of the hard work. We have had the three fastest times at the Penn Relays despite other teams winning the event over the years and I am happy that Michael Williams is also back to help with the programme. He has been motivating Clarke and he is very confident that the young athlete can break Neville Myton’s national 800m junior record”, said Leiba. Williams who flew down from New York for the Gibson McCook Relays was happy with the team’s win. “Last year I spoke to Clarke and gave him instruction how to run the race but he did not go through with that and I was determined to come back this year and motivate him once again , as before the race I told the boys that they are already winners and all they had to do was just stick to the plan and keep out of trouble,” said Williams.last_img read more

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Bolts surge to 4th win

first_imgMOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her PHOENIX 86—Phelps 13, Jazul 13, Borboran 12, W. Wilson 11, Alolino 10, Baguio 8, Intal 8, Eriobu 7, Dehesa 2, Kramer 2, Lanete 0, J. Wilson 0.Quarters: 23-32, 51-47, 66-66, 92-86MERALCO 112 – KIA 97MERALCO 112—Durham 25, Newsome 19, Amer 17, Lanete 14, Caram 8, Dillinger 8, Nabong 7, Hugnatan 6, Chua 4, Faundo 4, Hodge 0, Daquioag 0, Sedurifa 0.KIA 97—Cummings 20, Celda 17, Khobuntin 13, Yee 11, Nimes 8, Corpuz 8, Revilla 6, Deutchman 5, Paniamogan 4, Camson 3, Ballesteros 2, Elorde 0, Teng 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 26-15, 57-41, 82-66, 112-97Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 2 PH boxing silvers in the bag They stayed on track for a target coach Norman Black set on his Bolts right from the beginning.“We want to get in the top four to get a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs,” said Black, who had three locals also scoring in twin digits. “We did relax a little bit, but for the most part, I thought we played very, very well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The loss was the fourth straight for the Picanto, who got 20 points from Markeith Cummings and 17 from Reden Celda.Chris Newsome scored 11 points in the first period and finished with 19, and his exploits in the opening frame fueled the Meralco breakaway. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano John Paul Erram of Blackwater gets an elbow from a driving Eugene Phelps of Phoenix in Sunday’s PBA match at Smart Araneta Coliseum —AUGUST DELA CRUZSave for a momentary lapse early in the second half on Sunday night, Meralco was a well-oiled machine and remained unscathed in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations as Allen Durham scored a triple double that keyed a 112-97 win over KIA Picanto at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham finished with 25 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and the Bolts scooted away from the overmatched Picanto late in the first period to rise to 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings In the first game, import Henry Walker fired 14 of his 32 points in the fourth period and helped the Elite upset Phoenix Petroleum, 92-86.Mike DiGregorio finished with 28 to make it a double-barreled attack for the Elite, who won for the first time in four games and are suddenly looking promising even with franchise player Mac Belo still not in the groove and prolific sophomore Art Dela Cruz remaining sidelined.“Our import gave us the inspiration,” Blackwater coach Leo Isaac said in praise of Walker, an NBA veteran who saw action for Alaska and NLEX in the past.BLACKWATER 92 – PHOENIX 86BLACKWATER 92—Walker 32, Digregorio 28, Gamalinda 9, Canaleta 5, Aguilar 5, Erram 4, Cruz 3, Miranda 3, Sumang 3, Belo 0, Banal 0, Cervantes 0, Sena 0, Pascual 0.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

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Las Vegas marathon moves start line away from shooting scene

first_imgCruz said about 40,000 runners are expected for various races during the weekend marking the 51st running of a race that evolved from a flat, wind-swept desert event in 1967 to a glitzy and music-filled attraction.There won’t be the usual bandstands, musical groups and amplified sound for the first 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of the marathon and half-marathon, in tribute to victims and affected families, he said. FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, runners fill the Las Vegas Strip in the shadow of the Mandalay Bay hotel, top left, during the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Las Vegas. The upcoming Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Nov. 12, has a new start line and race festival grounds. The race will start in front of the New York-New York resort on the Las Vegas Strip, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of last year’s start near the Mandalay Bay. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)LAS VEGAS — The start line for the upcoming Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has been moved away from the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, organizers said Friday.The Nov. 12 evening race will start in front of the New York-New York resort on the Las Vegas Strip, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of last year’s start near the Mandalay Bay hotel, Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon series executive Josh Furlow said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Efficient Fournier leads Magic rout of Spurs The Mandalay Bay was the hotel from which a gunman on the 32nd floor fired assault-style weapons Oct. 1 into a country music concert crowd of about 22,000 people, killing 58 and injuring almost 550.After using that same open-air festival ground for pre-race activities the last several years, the gathering spot for this year’s marathon and half-marathon will be between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo casinos and the T-Mobile Arena, said Dan Cruz, spokesman for race organizer The Competitor Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe overall 26.2-mile (42-kilometer) marathon and 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) half-marathon courses are still being finalized, Cruz said. But the new start line means runners will twice pass the site of the shooting as they run south on the Strip, loop around the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and head north again past casino marquees.An on-course tribute is planned near the site of the shooting, including a #VegasStrong signing wall that people can sign during a race expo beginning Nov. 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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