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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

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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 ... 

9 ways to be a more grateful runner

By Toni Carey on in News
Want to give something back to the running community? Here's how.

The saying ‘running is a privilege’ couldn’t be truer, but it’s something we’ve all taken for granted at one time or another. The open road is our playground and there’s no shortage of races to run. We run, we complain about said run, and when it comes to critiquing races, runners are ... 

Former barber sets Masters Marathon Record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Kenneth Mungara breaks his own Masters World Marathon record at Australia's Gold Coast Marathon, finishing in 2:08:42.

Kenneth Mungara of Kenya broke his own Masters world marathon record on Sunday after winning the Australia’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon in 2:08:42. Mungara, 41, first set the record with a 2:08:44 victory in Milan on 12th April. That performance lowered the previous standard of 2:08:46, set by Andres Espinosa of ... 

Eddie Izzard and Tanni Grey-Thompson launch volunteer initiative

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Big Help Out hopes to drive more volunteers to dedicate their time to grassroots sport across the UK.

Sports volunteering charity Join In and BBC Get Inspired have announced their partnership for the launch of the Big Help Out, an initiative to inspire 10,000 new volunteers to help out at local sports clubs, groups and events across the country. Join In patron Eddie Izzard and Paralympic athlete Baroness ...  ... 

Runner takes on 90 marathons in 90 days for Tommy’s baby charity

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Following a string of heartbreaking miscarriages, Mark Vaz decided to take on the 2,358-mile challenge to fundraise for Tommy’s, the baby and pregnancy charity.

It's not unusual to run marathons for charity, but 32-year-old Mark Vaz is taking it to a whole new level - he's running 90 marathons in 90 days for Tommy's, the baby and pregnancy charity. Kicking off on Tuesday 7th July, Mark will smash the world record for the most ... 

Dina Asher-Smith sets new British Championships 100m record

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The 19-year-old sprinter ran a 11.08-second 100m at the British Championships in Birmingham this weekend.

Dina Asher-Smith has set a new British Championships record, running 100m in just 11.08 seconds. The 19-year-old hit the time yesterday (Sunday 5th July) at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Asher-Smith's time was only 0.06 seconds off the GB national record she set in the Netherlands this May. In the men's heats, Chijindu Ujah ... 

New women's 10K to launch in Hyde Park this October

By Georgia Scarr on in News
500 women will take on Run with the Girls 10K in Hyde Park, in conjunction with women's running charity A Mile in Her Shoes.

Run with the Girls 10K, a new women-only race based in London's Hyde Park, is set to launch on Sunday 4th October. The leads runners past the iconic Serpentine Lake and around the picturesque Royal Park, with its flat course making it perfect for beginners and PB-chasers. The event is ...  ... 

Student runs 72 miles in 72 hours in aid of Crohn's charity

By Charlie Hanson & Georgia Scarr on in News
21-year-old student Liz Daly ran from Brecon to Cardiff in just 72 hours to fundraise for the charity forCrohn's.

Running 72 miles in itself is an amazing feat, but to do it in as many hours is something else. But that's exactly what 21-year-old Liz Daly did last weekend to fundraise for forCrohn's, the UK's only charity dedicated solely to funding research and raising awareness for the digestive condition ... 

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