Eilish McColgan beats mum Liz’s Scottish 10,000m record in Holland

Eilish McColgan beat her mother Liz’s Scottish record with victory in the 10,000 metres at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Hengelo on Monday. The 31-year-old defied wind and rain at the Dutch venue to finish ahead of world record-holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia in a time of 30 minutes 19.02 seconds. Liz McColgan, a former world champion and Olympic silver medallist who is now her daughter’s coach, ran the previous Scottish best of 30:57.07 at the same […]

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Why it’s time for athletics to pull the trigger on its false start rule again

Zharnel Hughes is disqualified after a false start in the Men’s 100m From a grimace to a grin, Trayvon Bromell was resigned to his fate at Saturday’s Diamond League: a false start in the men’s 100m prevented the American from racing in Birmingham. A long-haul flight for a 10-second race and the obsolete one-and-done rule rendered his trip a total waste of time. Shock and disappointment quickly spread around the newly-opened Alexander Stadium, with Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who suffered […]

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‘It’s f***ing bulls**t’: Richard Kilty hits out at Reece Prescod after forgiving CJ Ujah for failed drugs test

Ujah, left, with team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake on the podium in Tokyo (Martin Rickett/PA) Richard Kilty insists “it’s f***ing bulls**t” that Reece Prescod has publicly forgiven CJ Ujah for a failed drugs test to cost Great Britain an Olympic silver medal. Prescod ran in the 100m for Team GB at Tokyo 2020, but was only a reserve for the 4x100m relay team. Prescod revealed that after a recent conversation he is now “cool” with Ujah, who […]

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Dina Asher-Smith insists there is more to come after 100m Diamond League victory

Dina Asher-Smith insists she is just warming up as she plots her world title defence. The world 200m champion held off the challenge of Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson to win the 100m Diamond League race in 11.11 seconds Daryll Neita was third at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Saturday. Asher-Smith is gearing up to defend the 200m title she won in Doha three years ago and was happy with how things are going. She said: “I feel like I’ve progressed, […]

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Keely Hodgkinson happy as decision to switch to 400m bears fruit

Olympic 800 metres silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson was delighted with her switch to the shorter 400m event at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham Hodgkinson, who set a new British 800m record at the Indoor Grand Prix last weekend, decided to drop down to 400m to build up speed ahead of the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade next month. After winning her semi-final in 52.45seconds to qualify for Sunday’s semi-final, Hodgkinson said: “At the bell I was fourth and I […]

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Italys Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs hits back at doping accusations

Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs has furiously denied doping allegations and claimed his gold medal was won with "blood, sweat, tears and injuries." Jacobs, 27, shocked the world in Tokyo last summer when he took the title from America's Fred Kerley by clocking 9.80 seconds. His time represented a new Italian record and the third occasion during the Games where he had broken the 10-second barrier, having only done so once previously. He later notched an historic double by helping […]

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‘I’ve never won like that before’: De Rozario powers home in New York City Marathon

Madison de Rozario turned a tight early race into a one-woman show to become the first Australian woman to win the New York City Marathon wheelchair event. De Rozario, 27, was in a dogfight with defending champion Manuela Schaer and five-time winner Tatyana McFadden early in the race. When leader McFadden hit the peak of the Queensboro Bridge and began to glide down, de Rozario sped past her and continued to build her lead. She finished in 1 hour, 51 […]

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Police arrest husband of murdered Olympian as he tries to flee country

Agnes Jebet Tirop's husband has now been arrested as he tried to flee to a neighbouring country after being named as a "suspect" in the Kenyan Olympian's tragic death. The Kenyan Olympic star, who was the women's 10km road race world record holder, died a week before her 26th birthday after she was allegedly stabbed in the neck and stomach with a knife. Following her death, police had treated Tirop's husband Emmanuel Rotich as a "suspect" as he was “still […]

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Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei upsets Brigid Kosgei to win London Marathon as Sisay Lemma wins men’s race

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei won a thrilling women’s London Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 17 minutes and 43 seconds as world record holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei faded late in the race to finish outside the podium places. Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia was a comfortable winner of the elite men’s race in a time of 2:04.01, crossing the line 27 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Vincent Kipchuma with Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew third. Jepkosgei, the reigning New York Marathon champion, smashed […]

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Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei wins women’s London Marathon in personal best time

Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei has won the women's London Marathon. She ran a personal best time of 2:17.42 after storming clear of her rivals. It makes her the seventh fastest woman in history. Degitu Azimeraw of Ethiopia was second with compatriot Ashete Bekere third. Charlotte Purdue finished 10th, finishing in a time of 2:23.26 – the third fastest in British history. Shortly after the women's race finished, Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma won the men's marathon. Lemma, 30, ran superbly to record a […]

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