Fit Fix: Usain Bolt Claims World Title, the Foo Fighters Rickroll the WBC, and Jon Stewart Makes a Heel Turn


Morning, dudes, and happy Monday. Here’s the best in guy news from today—and the weekend—to start your week off the right way:

Bolt Defends Title: Usain Bolt held off a furious challenge from American Justin Gatlin to win the 100-meter world championship in Beijing on Sunday, running a 9.79 to Gatlin’s 9.80. Gatlin has run faster times, but his form collapsed in the last 30 meters. [USA Today]


Stewart and SummerSlam: Jon Stewart started off his retirement with a bang by hosting WWE SummerSlam in Brooklyn Sunday night—literally, he hit John Cena with a metal chair. Recap at [WWE]

The WBC Got Rick Rolled: The Westboro Baptist Church (those guys are still around?) decided to do their thing at a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City Friday night, so the band responded by piling into a pickup truck and blasting Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” before the show. [KC Star]

Buckeye Season: The Ohio State Buckeyes are the unanimous preseason #1 in the AP preseason college football poll, the first-ever unanimous decision since preseason rankings in 1950. TCU got the #2 spot, with Alabama, Baylor, and Michigan State rounding out the top 5. [Sports Illustrated]

The Iowa Fair Diet: As the circus of presidential candidates descends on the Iowa State Fair, they’ve realized that eating healthy basically means salad—on a stick! (By comparison, the ever-popular turkey drumstick has 1,136 calories.) [NPR]

Here Comes the Drop: The global stock market is taking a serious beating this morning—the Dow plunged more than 1,000 points shortly after opening—mostly anchored by concerns over China’s economic slowdown and expected tremors over Fed rates. [Wall Street Journal]

Don’t Panic: Unless you’re in a really peculiar investment position, the best thing you can do right now is take a few deep breaths and leave your investments alone. Seriously. Hit the gym, take out any imagined stress with some dumbbell squats, and trust in the market to sort itself out. [The New York Times]

“Looking at a Dinosaur”: Some very brave dudes in southeast Alabama managed to wrangle a 920-lb. alligator, which is believed to be a record for the lake where it was caught. []

“Adrenaline Takes Over”: Three Americans, two of them servicemen, took down a gunman armed with an AK-47 on a crowded French train Friday afternoon, even after he stabbed one of the Americans. French President Francois Hollande awarded them, and a Briton who also helped take down the gunman, with France’s highest honor. [The New York Times]

How Strong Is Your State?: The South reigns supreme in Skulpt’s recent survey of America’s strongest states, although New Jersey managed to muscle its way into the top 10. [Men’s Fitness]


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