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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Move over Usain: What if Bolt is not the greatest sprinter in history?

What if Usain Bolt is not the greatest sprinter in history? What if there was someone else better than him – someone currently competing and hiding in plain sight, obscured only by a statistical error that conceals her true outlier brilliance? It is something that Bolt’s Jamaican compatriot, Elaine Thompson-Herah, might wonder after she stormed to a 10.54-second victory in the 100 metres at the Eugene Diamond League on Saturday, a fortnight after completing a second successive Olympic 100/200 metres […]

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Team GB’s CJ Ujah "shocked and devastated" after positive doping test

Team GB star CJ Ujah has denied claims that he has knowingly taken a banned substance, saying “I am not a cheat”. The 27-year-old ran the first leg in Great britain’s 4x100m relay team as they narrowly missed out on gold in Tokyo. Ujah has been provisionally suspended after a test showed the presence of two prohibited substances. The sprinter was informed about the “adverse analytical finding” on Thursday, showing the presence/use of ostarine and S-23, which both help with […]

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Team GB set to lose celebrated Olympic milestone by being stripped of medal

Team GB are on the verge of losing their silver medal from the 4x100m relay. CJ Ujah has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation after testing positive for two banned substances. Ujah tested positive for banned substances known as SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators) and Ostarine, an anabolic agent, which help the user build muscle. The 27-year-old ran the first leg of the final in which the Brits came agonisingly close to winning the gold at the 2020 Olympics, […]

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Bol’s bolt a bridge for a nation

Peter Bol is a man and a symbol. He is a young man who worked hard, trained hard and made personal sacrifices – as one must, to achieve his best. Peter Bol celebrates winning his semi-final.Credit:Getty Images So far, his best has involved astonishing achievements, including breaking the Oceania and Australian 800-metre record – twice! While breaking the record he set just a few days before, he rewrote Australian history by becoming the first Australian in 53 years to make […]

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The perfect race? Hurdles ‘Superman’ obliterates world record mark

A world record was predicted, but Norway’s Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and claim 400 metres hurdles gold in one of the all-time great Olympic races. Last month, Warholm broke Kevin Young’s 29-year world mark with a time of 46.70 seconds, but he blew his own record away with an astonishing 45.94 run in Tuesday’s final in Tokyo. Norway’s Karsten Warholm reacts after beating his own world record mark.Credit:Getty Images Benjamin pushed […]

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High jumpers incredible reactions to sharing Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020

Qatar's Mutaz Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi both shared the high jump gold medal in what were incredible scenes in Tokyo. The pair were battling it out to see who could go higher having both negotiated a high of 2.37m But neither could manage to nail their final three jumps attempts and spoke to the official about their options. Normally there would be a jump off, but they were told that "it's possible if you both decide" to share the […]

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The schoolboy moment that launched Browning’s career

Australia’s fastest boy helped turn Rohan Browning into Australia’s fastest man, the country’s best sprinter in decades. On Sunday night, Browning will attempt to become the first Australian man in 65 years to qualify for the Olympic 100 metres final. But seven years ago he wasn’t even the fastest schoolboy in the country. He had just had his breakthrough run, sneaking under 11 seconds, when Tasmanian Jack Hale became the next big thing by setting a blistering 10.13 to Browning’s […]

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