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Italian runners win gold and social media praise

A picture of four triumphant multi-ethnic Italian athletes is being shared far and wide on social media. It has hit a chord with Italians, as many people are hailing it a symbol of modern Italy, offering a “riposte” to the ...

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete says she has yet to reach her peak

Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she is yet to reach her peak and wants to build on her Commonwealth Games heptathlon triumph as she targets success on three fronts. The European Championships in Berlin in August come before next year’s World Championships ...

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'Bitter' Sharp accuses Muir of gamesmanship

Laura Muir refuted claims she was playing games after she won the 800m title at the British Championships. Fellow Scot Lynsey Sharp appeared to accuse Muir of entering the race after the deadline. A statement from British Athletics confirmed Muir ...

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British Championships: Laura Muir wins 800m title with impressive victory

Media playback is not supported on this device Laura Muir won the 800m title at the British Championships and said she will enter the event and the 1500m at the European Championships in Berlin. The 25-year-old Scot clocked a time ...

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Diamond League: Abderrahman Samba and Caster Semenya set fast times in Paris

Abderrahman Samba became only the second man in history to run under 47 seconds in the 400m hurdles with victory in the Diamond League in Paris. Samba, 22, who represents Qatar, won in 46.98. Only American Kevin Young has run ...

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Asher-Smith sets British Championships 100m record

Media playback is not supported on this device British Athletics Championships Date: 30 June – 1 July Venue: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two and the Red Button on Sunday. Full details Dina Asher-Smith set a British ...

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Christine Ohuruogu: Former world and Olympic 400m champion retires at 34

Great Britain’s former Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu has retired at the age of 34. Ohuruogu won 400m gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing a year after becoming world champion in Osaka. She took silver at the ...

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Six events not to miss: Why sprinters could steal show at British Champs

British Athletics Championships Date: 30 June – 1 July Venue: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham Coverage: Live video coverage on Red Button (Saturday) and BBC Two (Sunday). Full details The British Championships is one event, over two days with three-fold implications. First ...

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Greg Rutherford to miss British Championships with illness

British Athletics Championships Date: 30 June – 1 July Venue: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham Coverage: Live video coverage on Red Button (Saturday) and BBC Two (Sunday) London 2012 long jump champion Greg Rutherford will miss this weekend’s British Athletics Championships with ...

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Scottish Athletics: Stephen Maguire to return as director of performance and coaching

The coach behind Britain’s medal-winning relay teams is to return to Scottish Athletics in September as director of performance and coaching. Stephen Maguire, formerly director of coaching at the Scottish governing body from 2012 to 2014, will replace the departed ...

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