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From Russia with love: Is ‘sorry’ enough to lift the Rio ban?

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Russia has apologised for cheating, but should they be allowed to compete in Rio?

In an article published in The Sunday Times last weekend the Russian sports minister apologised for the doping scandal surrounding the country. Vitaly Mutko said Russia is 'ashamed' of its cheating athletes and maintains he is committed to ensuring the sport is 'clean and fair'. Mutko went on to argue that maintaining the ban for the ...  ... 

Night of the 10,000m PBs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Cheer on the England Athletics 10,000m championships from the sidelines for free.

Athletics fans will be excited to hear you can watch the England Athletics and British Athletics 10,000m Championships action unfold up close and personal this month. On Saturday 21st May athletes will do battle to become British and English champion and secure places for the 10,000m at the Rio Olympic Games ... 

Rob Young attempts fastest crossing of the USA

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Marathon man plans to run 3100 miles in less than 46 days

This month, Rob Young aka Marathon Man UK is attempting the fastest crossing of America on foot. To beat it, Rob has to run across the USA faster than Frank Giannino Jr did back in 1980 - a feat that no runner has been able to achieve since. That’s 3100-odd ... 

Nicky Spinks completes double Bob Graham Round in record time

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Spinks beat Roger Baumeister’s previous record for the 132-mile race.

Running news this weekend has been dominated by the incredible feat of Nicky Spinks and her completion of the Double Bob Graham Round, setting a new record time of 45 hrs 30 mins. She beat Roger Baumeister’s previous record, set in 1979, for the 82-peak challenge by over an hour. A ... 

48 runners disqualified from 10K for wearing headphones

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Organisers of last weekend's Beverley 10K said the runners breached health and safety rules by listening to music.

48 runners at last weekend's Beverley 10K have been disqualified by race organisers for wearing headphones during the event, the Hull Daily Mail has reported. According to the organisers, runners were in breach of health and safety rules by listening to music. Some runners were informed at the finish line that ... 

North-West England races under investigation for being 'too short'

By Georgia Scarr on in News
38 races are being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers.

After three years of Greater Manchester Marathon results were declared invalid due to the course being found to be 380m too short, 38 races in North-West England are now being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers. Among the races, five have already been re-measured and found to come ...  ... 

London Marathon names millionth finisher

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39-year-old police officer Shannon Foudy was number 1000,000 to cross the Virgin Money London Marathon finish line.

Virgin Money London Marathon has named its millionth finisher. Shannon Foudy from Hemel Hempstead was running her first marathon on Sunday 24th April to raise money for the Luton & Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which saved the life of her daughter Catrin in January 2010. Foudy, a ...  ... 

Fell runner Jasmin Paris breaks Bob Graham women's record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
32-year-old Scottish fell runner Paris has smashed one of the toughest records in running by almost three hours.

Last Saturday (23rd April), Scottish fell runner Jasmin Paris set a new women’s Bob Graham record, breaking the previous time by over two and a half hours. The 32-year-old vet from Edinburgh completed the 66-mile circuit over 42 of England's highest summits in an astounding 15 hours and 24 minutes, smashing ... 

Marathon athletes picked for Rio 2016

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UK Athletics has confirmed that Derek Hawkins will join his brother, Callum, and Tsegai Tewelde in Rio this summer.

The first members of the athletics squad representing Team GB in the marathon event at the Rio Olympics have been named. Derek Hawkins will be running the men's marathon in Rio, UK Athletics announced this week. Hawkins will be included alongside his younger brother Callum and Tsegai Tewelde, both of whom ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Europe barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra running school teacher Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run the E1 Trail, a 4,750-mile self-supported route from Norway to Sicily, for the Stroke Association and Mountain Rescue.

Following his incredible barefoot run across the UK last summer, school teacher Aleks Kashefi has another challenge in his sights. The 37-year-old science teacher from Buxton has decided to take on the E1 Trail, a 4,750-mile self-supported run from Norway to Sicily. If he achieves his goal, Kashefi will become ... 

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