Category Archive: Athletics

Athletics News

Apr 24

101-year-old athlete wins 100m at World Masters Games

Indian athlete Man Kaur, 101, has won the 100m sprint at the World Masters Games in New Zealand, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39699546

Apr 24

Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade

Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal for the second time in five months after retrospective drug tests.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39695739

Apr 24

Kelly Sotherton set to be upgraded to another Olympic bronze medal

• IOC disqualifies Tatyana Chernova over testing positive for steroid
• British heptathlete already promoted to bronze in 2008 4x400m relay

Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to her third Olympic bronze medal. The development comes as a result of the International Olympic Committee disqualifying the Russian hepathlete Tatyana Chernova for testing positive for a steroid at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Chernova’s positive is only the latest in a long line from the IOC’s reanalysis of stored anti-doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Games.

So I’ve just this second found out I’m THREE TIMES OLYMPIC MEDALIST

Related: Jo Pavey to receive bronze for 2007 world championships … 10 years late

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/24/kelly-sotherton-set-to-be-upgraded-another-olympic-bronze-tatyana-chernova

Apr 24

Anyika Onuora: the untold story of Britain’s Rio Olympic medal winner who nearly died

Ten months before Anyika Onuora won bronze with the GB 4x400m team in 2016 she was in hospital with life-threatening malaria. Here she tells of her survival and comeback for the first time

“Honestly, it feels like therapy,” Anyika Onuora says with a light laugh. Ninety minutes after she began her incredible and previously unknown story, the Olympic medal-winning 400m runner sounds relieved. “I’ve been hesitant to talk about this for such a long time because I don’t like sympathy or attention. I’ve always just got on with things.”

Related: US glory in women’s 4x100m relay but hope springs for Team GB after bronze

I wanted to cry but it was too painful. I started shaking uncontrollably. I honestly thought: ‘I’m going to die.’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/24/anyika-onuora-untold-story-britain-rio-olympic-nearly-died

Apr 24

Welsh club runner Griffiths to coach himself for Worlds

Club runner Josh Griffiths, who qualified for the World Championships at the London Marathon, will continue to coach himself.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39694043

Apr 24

London Marathon: GB long jumper Jazmin Sawyers reports on the Mini Marathon races

British long jumper Jazmin Sawyers reports on the Mini London Marathon races that took part on Sunday morning.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/39695719

Apr 24

London Marathon runners: ‘It’s just being human isn’t it’

David Wyeth and Matthew Rees recall their inspiring encounter at the London marathon finish line.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39690250

Apr 24

World Relays: Great Britain’s women narrowly miss out on medal

Great Britain’s 4x400m women miss out on a medal by 0.23 seconds on the final night of the World Relays in the Bahamas.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39690239

Apr 23

London Marathon runner from Swansea stops for ‘guy in need’

Runner Matthew Rees comes to the rescue of a fellow competitor just before the race finish.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39686765

Apr 23

London Marathon: Record number of runners take part

More than 40,000 runners take part in this year’s gruelling 26.2-mile run, which was given a royal send-off.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39684236

Apr 23

London Marathon: Welsh runner Josh Griffiths first British finisher

Swansea Harriers club runner Josh Griffiths crosses the line in the London Marathon to claim World Championships place.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39686639

Apr 23

Welsh club runner Griffiths stuns GB elite men in London

Welsh club runner Josh Griffiths stuns Britain’s elite men at the London Marathon and qualifies for August’s World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39686121

Apr 23

I didn’t realise what I’d done – club runner on beating GB elite athletes

Club runner Josh Griffiths reacts to beating British elite athletes at the London Marathon to qualify for the World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39686637

Apr 23

Watch: An inspirational end to the Marathon for two runners

Swansea Harriers’ Matthew Rees helps fellow runner David Wyeth through a painful final 200 metres at the end of the 2017 London Marathon.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39685573

Apr 23

London Marathon: Daniel Wanjiru holds off Kenenisa Bekele to win

Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru holds off a strong challenge of Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele to win the London Marathon.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39684411

Apr 23

Keitany breaks Radcliffe record to win women’s marathon

Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon, while Daniel Wanjiru takes victory in the men’s race.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39683756

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