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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'

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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 ... 

Jessica Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season due to injury

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The Olympian heptathlete has been struck down by an Achilles injury.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to miss the indoor athletics season due to an Achilles injury. The indoor season begins on 20th February, but the Olympic heptathlon champion has decided to prioritise her preparation for the Rio Olympics in August.  Ennis-Hill says "Training over the winter has been great, but in the ... 

Kara Goucher's journey to 2016 Olympic Trials marathon

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Video - Kara Goucher talks about her journey to Olympic trials and Rio 2016

Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher tells her story in her words. From her beginnings in the sport, through two Olympics, a Worlds' Bronze Medal, and multiple Marathon Majors she has emerged as the US's most notable female distance runner - beloved by fans all over the world. While her story touches ... 

World's first running event for able-bodied and disabled people announced

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Parallel London will take place on Sunday 4th September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

This autumn will see the world's first ever mass participation running event for able-bodied and disabled people take place in London. The not-for-profit event, Parallel London, will take place on Sunday 4th September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It includes a range of distances to suit different abilities, ranging ... 

Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
British ultra runner Susie Chan broke the previous 12-hour treadmill record by almost two miles this weekend.

40-year-old mum of one Susie Chan set a new world record this weekend for the furthest distance run by a woman on a treadmill over 12 hours. During the challenge carried out at Kingston University last Saturday, Chan covered 68.5 miles over the 12-hour period, narrowly breaking Swedish runner Kristina Paltén's ...  ... 

Fitness model pulls a Mini Cooper for an entire marathon

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Ross Edgley took the better part of a day to pull the 228-stone car 26.2 miles.

Like many first-time marathoners, Ross Edgley felt like a car was strapped to his back when he crossed the finish line. Unlike many first-time marathoners, Edgley actually did have a car strapped to his back at the 26.2-mile mark.  A 228-stone Mini Cooper, to be exact. Calling it the “World’s Strongest Marathon,” the ... 

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