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VIDEO: 16 year old student runs 10.98 and sets new youth 100 metre record

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Candace Hill breaks youth record with a sub 11 second 100 metres

Sophomore Candace Hill of Rockdale Country HS (GA) ran an American junior record, World Youth record and national high school record of 10.98 in the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational. Only nine women in the world have run faster than Hill this year, with Olympic and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of ... 

Eddie Izzard: 'Keep the volunteering spirit alive'

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Comedian and marathon runner Eddie Izzard champions volunteers and their contribution to the running community. Find out how to get involved.

Behind every running club and race - be it a local parkrun or a major marathon - is a mass of volunteers, taking on everything from coaching to marshalling and media promotion. However, research by London 2012 legacy charity Join In reports that 70 per cent of grassroots sports ...  ... 

Forrest Gump runner completes John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Ewan Gordon ran the 1050-mile course over six weeks in memory of 9-year-old Thomas Laurie, who passed away after suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.

Runner Ewan Gordon has completed a 1050-mile route from John O’ Groats to Land’s End dressed as Forrest Gump. 43-year-old Gordon, who first began running in 2011, ran an average of 26 miles per day for six weeks to complete the course. Gordon undertook the challenge in memory of 9-year-old family ... 

World’s fastest female para-athlete Hayes heads to IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ilse Hayes will be one of 475 athletes from 38 countries competing in Grosseto.

Less than two months ago, Ilse Hayes became the fastest female para-athlete of all time when she sprinted to victory at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The partially-sighted athlete clocked 11.89 seconds in the 100m T13, 0.02 faster than the previous global best set by China's T12 world ... 

parkrun partners with Fitbit

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Performance fitness product pioneer joins forces with UK’s biggest running community.

Parkrun has announced a three-year partnership with Fitbit wearable activity trackers. As parkrun UK’s official sponsor, Fitbit will offer its software expertise to parkrun’s community, empowering runners with the information they need to reach their performance and training objectives. Parkrun holds free, weekly 5K timed runs around the world. The runs are ... 

Pistorius to be released from prison

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South African double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius will serve 10 months of 5-year sentence.

Oscar Pistorius, sentenced last autumn to five years in prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be released on 21st August after serving ten months, according to media reports. He will continue to be monitored while in home confinement. South Africa mandates such a release ...  ... 

Mo Farah ‘emotionally and physically drained’ by doping allegations

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Doping controversy involving Farah's coach Salazar has rocked the athletics community.

Mo Farah has spoken out following a BBC investigation alleging his coach Alberto Salazar has been involved in illegal doping practices. The allegations made in Catch Me If You Can - broadcast on BBC One last Wednesday - accused Salazar, the coach of the Nike Oregon Project, of encouraging team members to ... 

Gemili becomes first Briton to run sub-10 second 100m and sub-20 second 200m

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GB sprinter Adam Gemili made history at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, but collapsed with a leg injury shortly afterwards.

21-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili achieved a 9.97 second 100m at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, making him the first Briton to run 100m in under 10 seconds and 200m in under 20 seconds. However, Gemili collapsed just after crossing the finish line, and left the track in ... 

Alberto Salazar: No rush to judgment

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Is Alberto Salazar playing fair? We don't have any answers yet, say Amby Burfoot.

Like many others, I read the recent report from the BBC and the ProPublica article on the unusual medical practices of Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project runners with great interest. When I finished, however, I felt I hadn’t learned anything essentially new. Those of us who have known Salazar a long ...  Continue reading ... 

Marathon veteran Phillip Howells crowned Britain’s Most Overactive Pensioner

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Multi-marathoner Phillip Howells is well on the way to achieving his goal of completing 333 marathons.

Keen marathoner Phillip Howells has been crowned ‘Britain’s Most Overactive Pensioner’ by Senior Railcard. The competition aims to demonstrate that over 60s are living more active lifestyles than ever before and Howells' running credentials definitely prove this. A former army officer, computer parts salesman and now a Wigwam sales agent, the 68-year-old beat entrants from ...  Continue reading ... 

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