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  1. Blake Leeper worries Oscar Pistorius' arrest will put negative sp...

    Jim Caple

    Oscar Pistorius inspired many disabled athletes, including Blake Leeper, who worries about the negative effect Pistorius' arrest might have on the Paralympic movement that benefitted so much from the South African sprinter's success.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  2. U.S. proving it can go the distance

    Jim Caple

    While America's women sprinters have combined for a gold, two silvers and two bronze medals heading into their 200 meter final, the male sprinters have just two medals -- Justin Gatlin's bronze in the 100 and Michael Tinley's silver in the 400 hurdle...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- No rest as Richards-Ross earns 200 semifi...

    Jim Caple

    A day after winning gold in the 400, the American sprinter was back on the track. She won her heat to earn a spot in the 200-meter semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Oscar Pistorius is Games' greatest feel-g...

    Jim Caple

    How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Do not blame Jeneba Tarmoh for withdrawin...

    Jim Caple

    Some might blame Jeneba Tarmoh for backing out of a runoff that might have brought great attention to her sport, but the sprinter should have never been put in a position to have to choose. The blame lies with USA Track and Field.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  6. John Carlos tells his own story

    Jim Caple

    Sprinter John Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, but he is remembered less for that than for what happened afterward when he and teammate Tommie Smith took the medal stand. The pair stepped onto the pod...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  7. Is new false start rule really a good idea?

    Jim Caple

    Perhaps track would be better off by adopting football's penalty for a false start. Just back up the offending sprinter five yards and go again. In Usain Bolt's case, that might make the race even more exciting. Heck, after watching Bolt cruise t...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  8. Sprinter Usain Bolt on his challengers -- 'Everyone wants to be t...

    Jim Caple

    With the men's 100-meter field for the worlds depleted by injury, here's hoping Usain Bolt's true competition is ready for the 2012 London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  9. Crawford among track's leading faces

    Jim Caple

    Sprinter Shawn Crawford leads the way among the top track and field athletes to watch.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2004