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Mo Farah: Olympic and world champion to compete at the Chicago Marathon

Britain’s Mo Farah will compete at the Chicago Marathon in October, his third race over the distance and his first in the US. The four-time Olympic gold medallist finished third at the London Marathon in April, in a new British ...

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Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic champion gives up fight to prove innocence

Former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop says he has given up trying to prove there was tampering with his positive doping sample. Kenya’s three-time world champion was found to have traces of erythropoietin (EPO) after a test in November 2017. ...

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Mare Nostrum: Olympic champion Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke in France

Olympic champion Adam Peaty continued his dominance in the 100m breaststroke by winning at the Mare Nostrum meeting in France. The 23-year-old Briton took the victory in 59.31 seconds, ahead of Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki. Chloe Golding claimed bronze for Britain ...

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The British BMX rider working in a school to help fund her Olympic dream

Media playback is not supported on this device “At times it’s been stressful, wondering where the money is going to come from, but the results are making it all worthwhile.” Beth Shriever will compete in her first World Championships as ...

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Robbie Grabarz: Olympic high jump bronze medallist retires

British high jumper Robbie Grabarz, who won a bronze medal the London 2012 Olympics, has retired. The 30-year-old won gold at the 2012 European Championships and silver at the World Indoors in 2016, and finished fourth at Rio 2016. He ...

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Former Olympic champion Kiprop was tipped off about drugs test

Former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop was tipped off by a doping control officer about a drugs test, but officials deny he was asked for money. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed the Kenyan, 28, tested positive for EPO after ...

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Former Olympic champion Kiprop denies doping

Kenya’s former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop says he will prove he is a “clean athlete” after reports he failed an out-of-competition drugs test. The 28-year-old three-time world champion reportedly tested positive for banned blood-boosting agent EPO. Kiprop finished second ...

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London Marathon: Mo Farah: 'Big ask' for four-time Olympic champion to win – Radcliffe

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe believes it is a big ask for Mo Farah to win this year’s London Marathon. Radcliffe also says the women’s world record she set in London in 2003 is also under threat this year. ...

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Greg van Avermaet: Olympic road race champion added to Tour de Yorkshire field

Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet will make his Tour de Yorkshire return in May. The 32-year-old finished seventh in his only previous appearance in the four-day race in 2015, which was the inaugural staging of the event. Van ...

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Lizzie Deignan Olympic cyclist announces pregnancy

Great Britain Olympic cyclist Lizzie Deignan has announced on Twitter that she and her husband are expecting their first child in September. Deignan, 29, from Otley, said she was now “aiming to return to professional cycling in 2019”. “I hope ...

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