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Ultrarunner faked parts of record run attempt, report says

By Kit Fox on in News
Rob Young maintains his innocence, despite findings from a three-month investigation.

Ultrarunner Rob Young received “unauthorised assistance” during his attempt this year to break the record for fastest run across America, according to an investigation commissioned by his chief sponsor, the sports compression company Skins. “We have identified no alternative plausible explanation for the data-of-record other than assistance, most likely in the ... 

Activity trackers have limited advantage in weight loss efforts, study finds

By Georgia Scarr on in News
People who used activity trackers as a weight loss aid lost less overall than those who used traditional methods.

If your FitBit is every bit as essential to your day-to-day life as food and water, you might want to reassess your wearable habit. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that overweight people who began using fitness trackers six months into a two-year weight loss ... 

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee supports his brother to finish line

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The older Brownlee brother showed incredible sportsmanship to his sibling at the ITU World Triathlon Championships 2016.

An exhausted Jonny Brownlee was helped to the finish line by his brother Alistair at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico this Sunday. 700m from the finish, the humid conditions began to take their toll on Team GB's Jonny, who was leading the field. As he staggered and paused ... 

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?

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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

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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 ... 

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