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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 ... 

Kenyan athletics chief suspended over bribery allegations

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The chief executive of Athletics Kenya has been provisionally suspended over allegations of corruption, the IAAF Ethics Board has announced.

Athletics Kenya (AK) chief executive Isaac Mwangi has been provisionally suspended from all positions within Athletics Kenya and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after it was alleged he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans. The news comes a week after Mwangi asked to step down for 21 days while the IAAF investigated bribery ... 

IAAF prepared to ban Kenya from Olympics

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President Lord Sebastian Coe says the organisation needs to be "much more proactive."

IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe has said he is prepared to ban Kenyan athletes from the Olympics, following a spike in positive drug tests among their leading performers. "We know a disproportionate amount of reputational damage is caused by a relatively few countries," Lord Cow told BT Sport's The Claire Balding ... 

Kenyan athletics chief to step down amid bribery allegations

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Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi wants to step down temporarily amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans.

Athletics Kenya's chief executive Isaac Mwangi has asked to step down for 21 days while world governing body the IAAF investigates bribery claims. The investigation will look into allegations that Mwangi sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests, the federation said on Tuesday. The two suspended athletes Joy Sakari and Francisca ... 

Key figure in Russian doping scandal dies of 'massive heart attack'

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Former head of Russian anti-doping agency Nikita Kamaev dies suddenly.

Russia's former anti-doping chief Nikita Kamaev has died of a heart attack aged 52. His death comes just two months after he resigned from his post with RUSADA, the agency at the centre of Russia's biggest doping scandal. 'The preliminary cause of death was a massive heart attack,' RUSADA said in a ... 

Dad sets new pushchair half marathon record

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Calum Neff and his 11-month-old daughter Holland broke the Guinness World Record by more than two minutes.

Holland Neff, 11 months, was the first competitor to cross the finish line at Saturday’s Katy Half Marathon in Katy, Texas. She was followed closely by her father, Calum Neff, 31, of Houston, who set a pending stroller half marathon Guinness World Record of 1:11:27. Neff shattered the existing record of ... 

London Marathon co-founder John Disley dies

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Olympic steeplechase medallist and London marathon pioneer John Disley has passed away at the age of 87 after a short illness.

London marathon co-founder John Disley has died at the age of 87 after a short illness. Disley, from Corris in North Wales, helped create the first London event in 1981 alongside his friend Chris Brasher. The man responsible for designing the course, Disley was a successful athlete who took the bronze medal ... 

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