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Runner saves blind 80-year-old man after he falls in canal

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Neville Tyldesley was rescued by a passing runner after being discharged from hospital - can you help find him?

A runner in Manchester came to the rescue on Easter Monday after 80-year-old Neville Tyldesley plunged into a canal on Holland Street, the Manchester Evening News reports. Neville, who is blind and has dementia, had been discharged from the Manchester Royal Infirmary and sent home in a taxi, but ended up ... 

Eddie Izzard takes on 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Comedian Eddie Izzard is taking on another epic marathon challenge for Sport Relief 2016.

Comedian and running hero Eddie Izzard is in the midst of yet another impressive run streak, this time a 700-mile pilgrimage across South Africa for Sport Relief 2016. A tribute to anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, Izzard plans to run a total of 27 marathons over 27 days ...  ... 

South African Wayde van Niekerk makes sprinting history

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Wayde van Niekerk sets a 100m‚ 200m and 400m hat-trick record.

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk has become the first athlete in history to run the 100m in under 10 seconds‚ the 200m in under 20 seconds and the 400m in under 44 seconds. Van Niekerk ran 100m in 9.98 seconds in Bloemfontein on Saturday, adding to his 19.94 personal best ... 

Train with astronaut Tim Peake in orbit

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Run with British astronaut Tim Peake live from the International Space Station using RunSocial.

British astronaut Tim Peake invites you to run with him as he trains for the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon on-board the International Space Station (ISS). Peake will become the first man to run a marathon in space as he prepares to take on the 26.2-mile virtual reality treadmill challenge on ... 

Mo Farah to make world half marathon debut in Cardiff

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Mo Farah has announced he will be headlining the GB World Half Marathon Championships team.

Mo Farah has confirmed he will be competing at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on 26th March. His debut appearance at the event, Farah currently holds the European half-marathon record. He hopes to break the current 58:23 world half marathon record, set by Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese in ... 

How tainted was the women’s 1500m at London 2012?

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Six of the first nine finishers of that Olympic race have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs in the years before or after.

On February 29th, the IAAF announced that Sweden’s 2013 world 1500-metre champion, Abeba Aregawi, had tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended from competition pending the examination of her “B” urine test sample. News reports say she tested positive at an out-of-competition test early this year for meldonium, which was added ... 

Jessica Ennis-Hill nominated for World Comeback of the Year

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The GB heptathlete is in the running for the Laureus World Sports Award following her win at the Beijing World Championships.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has been nominated for the World Comeback of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, after she won gold for her heptathlon performance at the Beijing World Championships last year. Ennis-Hill had given birth to her son Reggie just 13 months previously. 'I feel very honoured to be ... 

Saucony launches revolutionary new gait assessment technology

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The Saucony Stride Lab expands on the experience offered by typical gait assessments.

Running lifestyle brand Saucony have launched their all-new Stride Lab gait assessment technology, which will be toured around UK running shops this year. Developed by the Saucony Innovation Lab in Boston, the Stride Lab expands on the experience offered by typical gait assessments; while most simply film a runner ...  ... 

9 Ethiopian runners under investigation for doping

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Ethiopia’s anti-doping agency is investigating nine runners, five of them high profile athletes, after they returned 'suspicious' test results.

UPDATE: 2/3/16: Endeshaw Negesse, who won the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, has been the first Ethiopian athlete named as having reportedly failed a drug test. It's thought that Negesse tested positive for Meldonium, a drug which improves blood flow to the heart. Ethiopian-born Swedish 1,500m runner Abeba Aregawi failed tests for ... 

World 1500m champ Aregawi suspended after positive drugs test

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Abeba Aregawi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the Swedish Athletics Federation has confirmed.

A spokesman for the Swedish Athletics Federation has confirmed that 25-year-old 1500m world champion Abeba Aregawi tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the IAAF. Due to defend her title at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon next month, Aregawi has requested a B sample ... 

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