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World Track and Field

World Track and Field - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Someone finally found a way to catch Marion Jones and a 300 pound tattooed tortoise gets a standing ovation. Heres a look at the highs and lows of the 2001 World Track and Field Championships.

Someone finally found a way to catch Marion Jones and a 300 pound tattooed tortoise gets a standing ovation for rumbling across the finish line. Here's a look at the highs and lows of the 2001 World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

1Keeping Up With the Jones'
Someone finally caught up to Marion Jones. Jones' streak of 42 straight wins in the 100 meter dash came to an end on August 6th when she was beaten by the Ukraine's Zhanna Pintusevich-Block in the finals.
1Golden Greene
Maurice Greene proved he's still the fastest man on the planet by winning the 100 meter dash in 9.82 seconds. Maurice won the race even though he was injured and had to limp across the finish line.
1Trevor the Tortoise
While Maurice Greene was leaving people in the dust, Trevor Misapeka of American Samoa ran slower than your dad after he's chowed down at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Trevor the Tortoise weighs nearly 300 pounds and finished with a time of 14.28 seconds. "That's it, that's my personal best, I've never run that far before," said Trevor. "I figured if I got out of the blocks without falling on my face that I had a good chance of finishing the race."
1Not Very Trigger Happy
The only people slower than Trevor, were the guys starting the race. Several athletes complained that they had to wait too long in the starting blocks while starters took their sweet time firing the gun. Many runners said the long waits made them hestitant and they ran slower races.
1Juiced Up
Canadian sprinter, Venolyn Clarke, got busted for using steroids. The extra juice didn't really help as Clarke never even qualified for the 100 meter semi-finals. She now faces a four year ban from international racing.

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