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Bolt wins World Championships 200m

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt beat the USA's Justin Gatlin to win the 200m at the Beijing World Championships.

Usain Bolt has won the Beijing World Championships men's 200m, finishing in 19.55 seconds. He beat the USA's Justin Gatlin to the gold for the second time this championship, having won the 100m by 0.01 seconds this Sunday. Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes landed in fifth place, while Dina ...  Continue reading ... 

Team GB wins gold at the World Transplant Games in Argentina

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The World Transplant Games are underway in Argentina and team GB has already scooped its fair share of gold medals.

The World Transplant Games, supported by the International Olympic Committee, represents the largest organ donor awareness event in the world, featuring 13 sporting events and competitors from 50 countries. On the third day of the competition, Runner’s World speaks to gold medallist and bone marrow transplant survivor Melissa Fehr. 36-year-old Melissa lives in London, ... 

Eritrean teen makes marathon history in Beijing

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19-year-old Ghirmay Ghebreslassie held off Yemane Tsegay and Munyo Solomon Mutai to win gold at the Beijing World Championships.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie overcame stifling heat and an all-star line up featuring the world’s best long distance runners to become the youngest man to win the marathon at the Athletics World Championships last weekend. The 19-year-old finished in a time of two hours 12 minutes 27 seconds, securing Eritrea's first ever World ... 

Dibaba dominates World Championships

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Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba stormed to victory in the 1500 metres at the World Championships on Tuesday.

World record holder Genzebe Dibaba took the lead with 800 metres remaining in the 1500m at the World Championships in Beijing on Tuesday, capturing the gold medal in 4:08.09. Faith Kipyegon of Kenya battled Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands in the stretch and took the silver in 4:08.96 to Hassan’s ...  ... 

London Marathon bans Liliya Shobukhova for life

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Russian distance runner Liliya Shobukhova will be excluded for life from the World Marathon Majors despite a reduction in her doping ban from WADA on Monday.

Drug cheat Liliya Shobukhova is free to compete again after her suspension was cut short as a reward for co-operating with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigations. But London Marathon chiefs vowed to maintain their zero tolerance policy on drug cheats and have said Shobukhova is still banned from taking part in the ... 

World Championships weekend recap

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The first two days of the IAAF World Championships saw Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill take gold for Great Britain.

Mo Farah won Great Britain’s first gold of the championships as he took first place in the 10,000m. The 32-year-old Olympian beat Kenyan runners Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and Paul Tanui with a time of 27:01.13 – no mean feat in 25°C heat and 60% humidity. Usain Bolt took gold for ...  ... 

Guide to the 2015 World Championships

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Times when to watch and who to watch in Beijing...

The biennial IAAF World Championships are the most important global track and field competition outside of the Olympics. The championships commence in Beijing with the men’s marathon on Saturday morning (early Friday morning in Great Britain). Here is what to look for in the middle-distance and distance events, as well the ...  Continue ... 

Paula Radcliffe against athletes releasing blood data

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GB long distance runner Paula Radcliffe spoke out about the issue in an interview with the BBC.

Paula Radcliffe has expressed concerns over athletes releasing their blood data to the public. The 42-year-old, who has won London Marathon three times, told the BBC that the data could easily be misinterpreted and even used to inform athletes looking to manipulate the system. Her position is in line with ... 

Sebastian Coe named new IAAF president

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The former 1500m Olympic champion beat Ukranian former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka for the role.

Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 58-year-old Coe, who took 1500m gold at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, was voted in over Ukranian former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka with 115 votes to 92. Coe had been a vice president of the ... 

VIDEO: WADA may consider banning entire countries in doping battle

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In an interview with CNN, WADA president Sir Craig Reedie suggested banning countries for doping offences may be required.

In light of the recent athletics doping scandals, World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie has suggested that banning entire countries for doping may be considered by the organisation. Speaking to CNN's Christina Macfarlane, Reedie said "In a sense the fact that [banning countries] is discussed as a potential sanction ... 

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