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Dutee Chand cleared to race following landmark gender case

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been cleared to compete again after IAAF suspends 'gender test' rules.

In a landmark gender case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended 'hyperandrogenism' rules, allowing Chand to compete for India in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in August. The 19-year-old sprinter was banned from competing by the Athletics Federation of India last summer after failing a hormone test that revealed her body produced high levels of ... 

Record-breaking weekend for GB athletes at the Anniversary Games

By Georgia Scarr on in News
This weekend saw a new GB women’s 100m record from Dina Asher-Smith, world records for Paralympians Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn and a 3,000m win for Mo Farah.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the first GB woman to break an 11-second 100m, finishing in just 10.99 seconds at this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. This marks an improvement on her previous British record of 11.02.  In the International Paralympic Committee Grand Prix, Georgina Hermitage set a new world record of one ... 

Over 10% of athletes may be doping, WADA director says

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Additionally, young athletes may be being coerced into taking banned substances in an attempt to reach elite status.

More than 1 in 10 elite athletes may be using banned performance-enhancing substances, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman. "We have some guestimates based on some research undertaken over the last years... It's far more than we would wish it to be - over 10%. That is of ... 

6,000 kids take on GO Run For Fun 2K at the Olympic Park

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The event featured appearances from gold medal-winning athletes Daley Thompson, Colin Jackson and Louise Hazel.

Last Thursday (16th July) saw 6,000 children take on a 2K around London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of charity GO Run For Fun's initiative to get 100,000 children involved in fun runs. The children ran alongside Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson, Olympic champion hurdler Colin Jackson and Commonwealth gold ...  ... 

Mo Farah finishes fourth in Monaco Diamond League 1500m

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Farah now holds the fastest two times ever by a European.

In his second race back since doping allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar surfaced, Mo Farah clocked 3:28.93 at the Diamond League 1500m in Monaco on Friday. He finished just 0.12 seconds outside his European record from 2013 and now holds the fastest two times ever by a European. But Farah proved ... 

Genzebe Dibaba breaks 1500m world record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Genzebe Dibaba has achieved what many believed to be impossible, breaking the 1500m world record that had stood for 22 years.

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record in the women’s 1500 metres at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday, running 3:50:07. In a move that was considered unbeatable, the 24-year-old took four seconds off her PB, breaking Yunxia Qu of China’s 22-year-old world record of 3:50:46 that had stood ... 

VIDEO: Race the DLR

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Ever been stuck on the train and thought you could run it quicker? James Heptonstall and his mates prove it's possible...

Remember James Heptonstall, who beat the Circle line in a sprint from Mansion House underground station to Cannon Street station? Well, he's at it again - Heptonstall and his friends Noel Carroll, Rob Bell and Will Serocold took on London's Docklands Light Railway, carrying out a relay race against the train ... 

Gatlin ineligible for Athlete of the Year

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Drug cheat Justin Gatlin will not qualify for the IAAF’s Athlete of the Year award.

Following a new rule in the selection process, American sprinter Justin Gatlin is not eligible to receive the IAAF’s Athlete of the Year award. Gatlin currently holds the number one times for the 100m (9.74) and 200m (19.57) and won the 200m at last month's US Championship. But despite being named ... 

Pippa Middleton runs Kenya Marathon in 3:56:33

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Duchess of Cambridge Catherine's younger sister runs sub four Safaricom Marathon in Kenya.

Since making her debut as Maid of honour to The Duchess of Cambridge back in 2011, Catherine's little sister Pippa Middleton has been known to enjoy a challenge. The socialite and party planner has tackled everything from sashaying down the aisle in front of two billion people to skiing marathons to cycling ... 

Promotion: Earthmiles app rewards you for running

By RW Promotions on in News
Ever wished you could be rewarded for running? You can with Earthmiles!

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or newbie, you’ve probably found that staying motivated is key, especially when you lack time or energy. While you always tell yourself to “just do it,” you can get some positive motivation from this amazing free app we’ve been using lately: Earthmiles. It’s a great space ... 

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