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Bolt earns third straight Olympic gold in men's 200m

By Brian Dalek on in News
The victory gives the Jamaican sprinter a “triple double” - and his eighth gold medal.

Usain Bolt added to his legacy Thursday night in Rio, becoming the first athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in the 200 metres. He finished in 19.78. The performance came four days after he accomplished the same feat in the 100 metres, giving him an Olympic “triple double” by winning ...  Continue reading ... 

Inspirational runner who battled terminal cancer passes away

By Michelle Kight on in News
Rebecca Griffiths had completed a half marathon in spite of her terminal diagnosis.

Back in December 2015, we ran a story on Rebecca Griffiths and the running group set up in her name, Team Bex. The motivational runner had defied a terminal cancer diagnosis to raise thousands of pounds for charity and inspire her Cambridgeshire community – including friends, family, nursing staff and ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Day 11 and 12 running round-up

By Michelle Kight on in News
Catch up on Tuesday and Wednesday's athletics events.

Women’s 1500m Faith Kipyegon pulled ahead of Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba to win Kenya their third athletics gold medal. Dibaba, who was favourite to win, took silver as she finished in second place in 4:10:27, just behind Kipyegon’s 4:08:92. Jennifer Simpson won bronze in 4:10:53, giving the US their ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Day 10 running round-up

By Michelle Kight on in News
Get up to date on Monday's athletics action.

Women’s 3000m steeplechase Ruth Jebet won Bahrain their first gold medal when she ran a new Asian record in the 3000m steeplechase. Ruth narrowly missed out on setting a new women’s world record by less than a second, but became the second woman ever to finish the race under 9 minutes ... 

Who is Ans Botha?

By on in News
Meet the 74-year-old former athlete and coach to 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk

Ans Botha and Wayde van Niekerk have been working together since 2012; two years after van Niekerk caught her attention when he finished fourth in the 200m final of the 2010 IAAF World Junior Champtionships in Canada.  In 2013, van Niekerk started focusing on 400m at Ans’ advice to improve his endurance and ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Weekend running round-up

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Catch up with the results of the Rio athletics so far, including the 100m, 10,000m and women's marathon.

Men's and women's 100m Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m golds as he stormed his way to first place in Sunday’s final, crossing the finish line in 9.81 seconds. The Jamaican was closely followed by the USA’s Justin Gatlin, who came in 0.08 seconds after him, ... 

EXCLUSIVE: Runner's World's Usain Bolt interview

By on in News
With his eye on three more golds at the Rio Olympics, a relaxed Usain Bolt talks to RW’s Kerry McCarthy about medals, fame and ugly feet.

So, honestly, what can we expect from you in Rio? ‘Three more golds, man. Last year I was injured for months and nobody knew what the problem was until really late, and I still won in Beijing. This year I’ve been training really well and I think it’s a good sign ... 

Budd and Decker come face-to-face 32 years after the infamous fall at the 1984 Olympics

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The controversial 3,000m race is under the spotlight in Sky Atlantic documentary The Fall.

It’s one of running history’s most iconic moments: the highly anticipated 1984 LA Olympics 3,000m women’s race. A barefooted Zola Budd, who at 18 had only taken on one other international race prior, battled at the front of the pack with the US’s national treasure Mary Decker. Both runners were ... 

Ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016 is upheld

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Despite appeals from Russia's athletes and Olympics Committee, track and field athletes are still banned from Rio.

The decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Rio Olympics has been upheld by Cas (Court of Arbitration for Sport), despite 68 Russian athletes and the Russian Olympic Committee appealing against it. The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) suspended Russia’s athletics federation after an independent report discovered evidence ... 

Russian Shobukhova required to repay London Marathon prize money

By Charlotte Wells on in News
Shobukhova will have to repay prize money to London Marathon following doping charges that banned her from the World Marathon Majors.

London Marathon has obtained judgment from the British High Court meaning Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova will have to repay prize and appearance money she received from their 2010 and 2011 events. Shobukhova will also have to pay a fee of £377,961.62. Shobukhova was banned from competing by the International Association ...  ... 

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