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VIDEO: Seven marathons, seven days, seven continents – blind

Media playback is not supported on this device Dave runs marathons. In fact, Dave runs a lot of marathons. Dave runs so many marathons that in 2008 he completed seven of them, in seven days and across seven continents. Oh… ...

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DNA analysis helps me – Rutherford

Olympic and world long-jump champion Greg Rutherford says DNA analysis is helping him to “make better decisions” about his training programme. A study by the University of Central Lancashire found that using DNA-matched training could enhance athletes’ performance. “For me ...

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Wada revokes Moscow lab accreditation

The Moscow Antidoping Centre has had its accreditation revoked by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). The lab was suspended on 10 November amid allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics. Wada said its decision, which the facility accepted ...

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Meldonium users may escape doping bans

Athletes caught using meldonium could avoid a ban after anti-doping chiefs said it was not clear how long it takes the drug to leave the body. Wada announced in September that it was adding the heart disease medicine to its ...

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VIDEO: Paula Radcliffe's Marathon tips

Media playback is not supported on this device Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is running the London Marathon for the first time and she was lucky enough to meet up with marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe. Drinking ...

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IAAF to rule on amputee long-jumpers

Athletics’ world governing body the IAAF has set up a group to rule on whether long-jumpers with prostheses can compete at the Olympics. The group must decide whether having a prosthetic leg gives athletes an unfair advantage. The IAAF Council ...

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Kenya given new anti-doping deadline

Kenya could be banned from the Olympics if it does not pass new anti-doping rules by a new World Anti-Doping Agency deadline of 2 May. Kenya has already missed two deadlines to show it is tackling cheating in sport – ...

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'Finishing down in 10th was miserable'

British high jumper Isobel Pooley is working towards a place in Team GB’s squad for the 2016 Olympics. The 23-year-old set a new indoor personal best of 1.93m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix earlier this year, but could only ...

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Russian athlete Lysenko fails drug test

Russia’s Olympic and double world hammer champion Tatyana Lysenko has become the latest athlete from the country to be suspended for doping. Athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, said the London 2012 gold medallist had tested positive for a banned substance. ...

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Phillips 2018 chef de mission for Wales

Professor Nicola Phillips has been named Wales’ chef de mission for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. The physiotherapist succeeds Wales’ 2014 Glasgow Games chef de mission Brian Davies, who is now Sport Wales’ director of elite performance. ...

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