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Jepkosgei breaks 30-minute 10km road barrier

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei became the first woman to run under 30 minutes for a road 10km to win the Prague Grand Prix. The 23-year-old’s 29 minutes 43 seconds beat her own record of 30:04, set in the Prague Half Marathon ...

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Peacock wins at Great North City Games before taking break

British sprinter Jonnie Peacock won at the Great North City Games before he takes a year off from the sport. The two-time para-athletics champion eased to victory in the T44 100m in Newcastle, after his rival American Richard Browne pulled ...

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Great North Run – Brendan Foster's buddy, fitness to save sight & 10 steps to finish

There are as many reasons to take part in the Great North Run as there are competitors, and so many are worthy of a mention. Sunday’s race features runners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and here are three that ...

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From malaria to Olympic medallist in 10 months – Onuora's journey

Media playback is not supported on this device When British sprinter Anyika Onuora took some time off to visit family in Nigeria in October 2015, she expected it to be like every other holiday. But the 32-year-old contracted malaria and ...

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham beats Liverpool to lead England bid

Birmingham has been chosen over Liverpool for England’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has backed the West Midlands city, which would have to convince the Commonwealth Games Federation it should ...

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Great North CityGames: Jonnie Peacock to face rival Richard Browne in Gateshead

Great North CityGames & Great North Run Venue: Gateshead. Date: 9-10 September Coverage: Live coverage on BBC One, plus live text commentary on BBC Sport website and app Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock will face rival Richard Browne in the ...

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Britain's Ugen edged out in Diamond League final

Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic edged out Britain’s Lorraine Ugen to retain her Diamond League long jump title. In cool, damp conditions in Brussels, Ugen, who was fifth at the World Championships, led with 6.65m until Spanovic leapt 6.70 in the final ...

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Mo Farah aiming for fourth consecutive Great North Run title

Great North Run 2017 Venue: Newcastle. Date: Sunday, 10 September. Coverage: Live on BBC One from 09.30am-1.30pm (BBC Two highlights 18:00-19:00) and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Britain’s Mo Farah will aim for a record ...

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'Violent assault' ends world 800m champion Bosse's season

World 800m champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse says he has sustained “multiple facial fractures” in a “violent assault” which has ended his season. Frenchman Bosse, 25, took an unexpected gold at the World Championships in London earlier this month. But on Wednesday ...

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Doping: More than 30% of athletes at 2011 Worlds admit to doping

More than 30% of athletes competing at the 2011 World Championships admitted to using banned substances during their careers, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned study. The figure was even higher, at 45%, when athletes at the 2011 Pan-Arab Games ...

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