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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

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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 ...  ... 

Over 2,000 runners take part in Race to the Stones 2016

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The UK’s 'most popular' ultra marathon saw a new course record this weekend.

This weekend saw over 2,000 participants take on the 100K Race to the Stones, the UK’s 'most popular' ultra marathon which heads along the oldest path in Britain. The path runs from the Chilterns in Oxfordshire to the Thames Crossing at Goring, which then rises up onto the North Wessex ... 

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.

UPDATE - former banned athlete Liliya Shobukhova has been ordered to repay £377,361 plus costs to London Marathon organisers by the British High Court. However, the claim may take some time as the decision will need to be enforced in Russia before London Marathon see any of the cash.  Drug cheat Liliya ... 

VIDEO: The Fall trailer

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Headline-hitting 1984 Olympians Zola Budd and Mary Decker open up about the infamous fall in their 3,000m race in this brand new documentary feature. Airing on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Friday 29th July, there will also be an exclusive screening and Q&A at Picturehouse Central on 27th July, followed ... 

Blind sport charity celebrates 40th birthday

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Metro Blind Sport opens the door to sport for visually impaired people and hopes to find UK's first blind Olympic runner.

Having seen its 40th Athletics Open this weekend, London-based charity Metro Blind Sport is now on the lookout for young blind runners to reach the Olympics, competing alongside non-visually impaired athletes. This is inspired by athletes such as American Marla Runyan, who competed in the 1500m at the 2000 Sydney ... 

Rob Young's USA record attempt ends after injury

By Brian Dalek on in News
Rob Young’s efforts to break a 36-year-old record had come under scrutiny from observers who alleged he was not running the whole way.

Rob Young, who was attempting to break the record for fastest crossing of the U.S. on foot, has ended his effort because of an injury.  The 33-year-old ultrarunner from London sustained a broken right fifth toe and cellulitis last week, according to a crew member who was supporting Young on his run. Michael ...  ... 

Marathon Man Rob Young denies cheating allegations

By Kit Fox on in News
Young, who's looking to beat the record for the fastest trans-America crossing, dismisses critics who say he’s not running the whole way.

33-year-old ultrarunner Rob Young is attempting a world record for the fastest crossing of America on foot. Averaging more than 65 miles a day, he is on pace to break the 36-year-old record.  Yet nearly 2,000 miles into the trek, questions from the running community have forced Young and his crew ... 

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From Russia with love: Is ‘sorry’ enough to lift the Rio ban?

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Russia has apologised for cheating, but should they be allowed to compete in Rio?

In an article published in The Sunday Times last weekend the Russian sports minister apologised for the doping scandal surrounding the country. Vitaly Mutko said Russia is 'ashamed' of its cheating athletes and maintains he is committed to ensuring the sport is 'clean and fair'. Mutko went on to argue that maintaining the ban for the ...  ... 

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