Where to watch the London Marathon? Best spectator spots

When is this year’s race? The 2022 London Marathon takes place on Sunday, 2 October, which is the last time the legendary race will occur in autumn before reverting back to the spring next year after a Covid-enforced disruption. Start times 08.30: Mini London marathon 08.50: Elite wheelchair races 09.00: Elite women’s race 09.30: Elite men’s race and mass start How to watch on TV The elite races and the iconic mass participation event will be broadcast live on the […]

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London Marathon provides stage for greatness after Eliud Kipchoge heroics

The creaking body of Kenenisa Bekele appears finally poised to reach the start line, at the time of writing, no doubt galvanised by Kipchoge’s latest breakthrough at 37 years of age. The 40-year-old logged a DNS at London two years ago, which was followed by third in Berlin with 2:06:47, a disappointing 2:12:52 in New York last November and a DNS in Boston earlier this year. The Ethiopian brings a curious subplot to this race, given he could produce fireworks […]

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Sir Mo Farah can compete with fastest in the world for ‘next three to four years’ despite injury setback

“The race was meant to be like training, afterwards he was excited to train harder for London. Things were going very well but sadly his hip started bothering him. “He’s been my mentor over the years, because of him I start to believe more, I can reach more and get medals, run fast. It’s sad that he is not with me on Sunday on the start line. “I don’t know why Mo hesitates about his potential in the marathon. He […]

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British long jumper left ‘hurt’ after European silver ‘taken away’ by controversial appeal

Jacob Fincham-Dukes was denied a medal Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email British long jumper Jacob Fincham-Dukes has spoken of his “hurt” after he was denied a silver European Championship medal despite already taking his lap of honour. Fincham-Dukes jumped 8.06m on his opening attempt, equalling the distance […]

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Heat chambers, thermometer pills and chocolate milk: How Phil Sesemann prepared for hot Munich marathon

Phil Sesemann poses after finishing as the top Briton at the 2021 London Marathon Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email As England endures another heatwave, there has been a peculiar sight along the canal path that connects Leeds to Liverpool in recent weeks. Phil Sesemann has been routinely […]

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Marschall chases Hooker record after snaring back-to-back gold medals

Kurtis Marschall matched pole vault great Steve Hooker in winning back-to-back Commonwealth gold medals then had a crack at breaking Hooker’s 16-year-old Commonwealth record. Marschall had secured a second successive gold medal once he had cleared 5.60m but decided to jump on. He cleared 5.70m with his next effort then had the bar raised to 5.81m – one centimentre higher than Hooker’s mark set in Melbourne in 2006. Kurtis Marschall celebrates his gold medal performance.Credit:AP Still, it was a vastly […]

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‘I am in good shape’: Browning runs 10.1 seconds to storm into 100m semis

Birmingham: Rohan Browning knew he had a fast race in him somewhere, he just couldn’t find it all year. He couldn’t find it at home, nor in Europe and certainly not at the world championships in the US last month when he really needed it most and was run out in the heats. In Birmingham in cool blustery conditions he found it. Browning delivered his best race of the year to run 10.1 seconds and win his 100m heat to […]

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Dina Asher-Smith claims 200m bronze at World Championships as Shericka Jackson storms to gold

Defending champion Dina Asher-Smith clinched bronze in the 200m at the World Championships. The 26-year-old lost the title she won three years ago to overwhelming favourite Shericka Jackson. Asher-Smith ran 22.02 seconds at Hayward Field to earn Great Britain’s third medal in America. Jackson’s 21.45 seconds was a personal best and championship record and added to her silver from the 100m with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce second. Recommended Asher-Smith had already equalled her British record of 10.83 seconds when she came an […]

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Dina Asher-Smith dedicates World Championship bronze to her family

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith dedicated her 200m world bronze to her late grandma and revealed how she has had to overcome grief. The 26-year-old claimed a gutsy place on the podium at the World Championships after losing Sislyn, aged 92, in May. Asher-Smith relinquished the title she won in Doha three years ago to overwhelming favourite Shericka Jackson but still earned Great Britain’s third medal in America on Thursday. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cev9NaXjifx Asher-Smith was clearly emotional as she celebrated, including an embrace […]

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Peter Bol breezes through to 800m semi-finals at world champs

Peter Bol was confident and assertive in controlling his heat for the 800 metres at the world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon, winning easily to advance to the semi-finals. This was Bol being workmanlike. It was not about guts or national pride; he was just going about his business in his first major championships since his Olympic heroics in Tokyo last year. Peter Bol won his heat to advance to the 800m semi-finals.Credit:Getty Images The Australian champion sat on a […]

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