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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

By Kit Fox on in News
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 ... 

GB athletes face anti-doping contract

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Athletes may be asked to sign a pledge waiving their right to GB selection and forfeiting their career if they are caught doping.

All British athletes may be asked to sign a pledge agreeing to forfeit their Team GB career if they are ever convicted of a serious doping offence. The contract comes as part of an on going UK Athletics initiative designed to address the current doping crises. Earlier this month UK Athletics (UKA) released A Manifesto ...  ... 

Adidas ends multi-million dollar IAAF sponsorship deal

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sportswear giant adidas has pulled the plug on its IAAF sponsorship deal due to doping and corruption scandals.

Athletics has received another major blow after adidas, the IAAF's biggest sponsor, informed the athletics' world governing body of its decision to terminate its multi-million dollar sponsorship deal four years early. The move is understood to be a direct result of the doping and corruption scandals currently sweeping the sport and could cost ... 

Russia bans 4 athletes for doping

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The bans mark the Russian Olympic Committee's first sanctions on athletes since the doping scandal began.

The Russian Olympic Committee has announced the doping bans of four of its athletes, including European 800m silver medallist Irina Maracheva.  Maracheva, whose 2012 European Championships placing in the 800m was upgraded to silver after fellow Russian athlete Yelena Arzhakova was banned for doping, has been handed a two-year ban. Race-walker Anna Lukyanova, a ... 

London Marathon 2016 elite men’s field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 men in the elite field plus Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a nail-biting race.

The world’s greatest male marathon runners will go head-to-head once again at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, race organisers announced today. With an incredible five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 runners signed up, it's set to be a seriously speedy race. Following last year’s nail-biting finish, Kenya’s ... 

IAAF board were aware of Russian doping

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The second part of WADA’s report into the doping scandal reveals entrenched corruption in the IAAF.

Yesterday (14th January) saw the release of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s second report into the athletics doping scandal. The first report, released in November, determined that “there existed a consistent disregard for ethical behaviour and a conspiracy to conduct and conceal corrupt behaviour by particular highly placed members and officials of ... 

Seb Coe to CNN: "There is no cover up"

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IAAF president Seb Coe tells CNN's Amanda Davies that he recognises the seriousness of the athletics doping scandal and doesn't regret standing for presidency.

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London Marathon 2016 elite women's field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With nine women in the elite field boasting sub 2:22 PBs and Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a storming race.

Following an impressive debut last year, Tigist Tufa has confirmed she will be back to defend her title at the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. The second Ethiopian ever to claim the women’s title, Tufa performed a nail-biting sprint finish in the final three miles of last year’s race, beating two-time ... 

Boston Marathon documentary underway

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The first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon has been announced.

The creators of Boston, the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon, will focus on the iconic footrace’s first steps in 1897 as opposed to the 2013 bombings. ’Over the years, the Boston Marathon has had so many extraordinary stories of people achieving and accomplishing things,’ the film’s producer Megan Williams ... 

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