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I'm going after hurdles world record – McLeod

Olympic gold medallist Omar McLeod is focusing on the 110m hurdles world record after setting a Jamaican national record with a time of 12.90 seconds. American Aries Merritt’s world record stands at 12.80 and McLeod said he hopes to break ...

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European Team Championships: Great Britain third after day two with six victories

European Team Championships Venue: Lille Date: 23-25 June Coverage: Live on the BBC Red Button on Sunday (11:55-16:30 BST) Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won twice as Great Britain sit in third place after day two at the European Team Championships in Lille, ...

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Justin Gatlin: US sprinter could face a final duel with Usain Bolt

American Justin Gatlin has set up the prospect of a final showdown in London with Usain Bolt after winning the 100m in the US World Championship trials. Gatlin powered through in 9.95 seconds ahead of compatriot Christian Coleman, the fastest ...

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Athletes understand plans to erase records before 2005 – Warner

Outgoing UK Athletics chief Ed Warner has backed plans to erase world records set before 2005, adding that athletes affected understand “the greater good”. European Athletics wants historic records rewritten because of a lack of credibility following a doping scandal. ...

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Emma Wiltshire: Six gold medals with someone else's liver

In July 2014 Emma Wiltshire suffered acute liver failure while working with Welsh Athletics in Portugal. She went into a coma and woke up a week later to be told she’d had a liver transplant. A year later she won ...

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Rooney favours Anniversary Games medal ceremony

Britain’s Martyn Rooney says he would rather receive his Beijing Olympic bronze medal at the Anniversary Games than at the World Championships. GB’s 2008 men’s 4x400m relay team moved up from fourth to third after Russia’s Denis Alekseyev failed a ...

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Cameron Chalmers pulls out of Island Games to target World Championships spot

Guernsey sprinter Cameron Chalmers has pulled out of the Island Games to focus on securing a place at the World Championships in London in August. Trials for the event, between 30 June and 2 July, clash with the Games. The ...

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Russia doping: Federation bans athletes as Team GB wait on Olympic medals

Russia has banned three athletes for four years each as a result of retested samples taken at the 2008 Olympics. Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Inga Abitova and Denis Alekseyev tested positive for banned substance Turinabol. Kapachinskaya claimed silver in the women’s 4x400m ...

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Wightman wins Diamond League 1500m but Schippers disqualified in Oslo

Briton Jake Wightman knocked over a second off his personal best as he beat a high-quality field to win the 1500m at the Oslo Diamond League meeting. The 22-year-old Scot finished in three minutes 34.17 seconds – his previous best ...

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Get moving with Team Personal Best – sign up or promote your own event

As London prepares to host both the World Athletics and World Para Athletics Championships this summer, the organisers are encouraging the wider public to get active in support of the events. A grassroots initiative – entitled Team Personal Best – ...

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