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Usain Bolt ducks out of Diamond League final

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The Jamaican sprinter won't compete for the rest of 2015 following his triple win at the World Championships.

Following his triple gold medal success at the world championships in Beijing, Usain Bolt has decided not to race again for the rest of the year. The six-time Olympic champ said he plans to take a ‘short break’ after winning gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the ... 

Team GB tops medal tally at World Transplant Games

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Team GB won an impressive haul of gold medals at the World Transplant Games in Argentina.

Team GB came out top of the overall medal tally at the 20th World Transplant Games this month, earning 121 gold, 76 silver and 48 bronze across all the sports and age categories. Argentina came in second, South Africa in third, and Hungary fourth. Hosted in Mar del Plata, Argentina, The World ...  ... 

Lynsey Sharp breaks Scottish women's 800m record

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Sharp cites Kelly Holmes as ‘massive inspiration’ for her win.

Lynsey Sharp broke the Scottish women's 800m record at the IAAF World Challenge in Berlin on Sunday, beating world champ Marina Arzamasova in the process. The 25-year-old set the new Scottish National Record for the event in one minute 57.71 seconds, making her third in the all-time British list behind Dame Kelly and Kirsty Wade. Holmes ... 

Paula Radcliffe 'categorically denies' doping allegations

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Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe issues 1,700-word statement furiously denying allegations that emerged in a Parliamentary enquiry.

Paula Radcliffe has hit back at accusations made by The Sunday Times newspaper accusing athletes of cheating. Although Radcliffe was not specifically named, The Sunday Times published several pieces throughout August arguing that data taken from 5,000 athletes between 2011 and 2012 showed an 'extraordinary extent of cheating.' Radcliffe issued a 1,700 ... 

Kathrine Switzer’s 261 Women’s Marathon 2016 registration opens

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Europe's first women-only marathon opens for 2016 registration and announces the addition of a half marathon distance.

The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced that the third annual 261 Women’s Marathon & 10K will include an additional half marathon distance. The only women’s marathon in Europe, the 2016 event will take place on Sunday 10th April in the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. The race is ... 

Bolt wins World Championships 200m

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt beat the USA's Justin Gatlin to win the 200m at the Beijing World Championships.

Usain Bolt has won the Beijing World Championships men's 200m, finishing in 19.55 seconds. He beat the USA's Justin Gatlin to the gold for the second time this championship, having won the 100m by 0.01 seconds this Sunday. Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes landed in fifth place, while Dina ...  Continue reading ... 

Team GB wins gold at the World Transplant Games in Argentina

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The World Transplant Games are underway in Argentina and team GB has already scooped its fair share of gold medals.

The World Transplant Games, supported by the International Olympic Committee, represents the largest organ donor awareness event in the world, featuring 13 sporting events and competitors from 50 countries. On the third day of the competition, Runner’s World speaks to gold medallist and bone marrow transplant survivor Melissa Fehr. 36-year-old Melissa lives in London, ... 

Eritrean teen makes marathon history in Beijing

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19-year-old Ghirmay Ghebreslassie held off Yemane Tsegay and Munyo Solomon Mutai to win gold at the Beijing World Championships.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie overcame stifling heat and an all-star line up featuring the world’s best long distance runners to become the youngest man to win the marathon at the Athletics World Championships last weekend. The 19-year-old finished in a time of two hours 12 minutes 27 seconds, securing Eritrea's first ever World ... 

Dibaba dominates World Championships

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Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba stormed to victory in the 1500 metres at the World Championships on Tuesday.

World record holder Genzebe Dibaba took the lead with 800 metres remaining in the 1500m at the World Championships in Beijing on Tuesday, capturing the gold medal in 4:08.09. Faith Kipyegon of Kenya battled Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands in the stretch and took the silver in 4:08.96 to Hassan’s ...  ... 

London Marathon bans Liliya Shobukhova for life

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Russian distance runner Liliya Shobukhova will be excluded for life from the World Marathon Majors despite a reduction in her doping ban from WADA on Monday.

Drug cheat Liliya Shobukhova is free to compete again after her suspension was cut short as a reward for co-operating with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigations. But London Marathon chiefs vowed to maintain their zero tolerance policy on drug cheats and have said Shobukhova is still banned from taking part in the ... 

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