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Britain’s Reece Prescod beats Gatlin to seal shock 100m win

Britain’s Reece Prescod beats world champion Justin Gatlin to seal a shock 100m victory at the Shanghai Diamond League.

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Prescod beats Gatlin to win 100m at Diamond League

Britain’s Reece Prescod beats world champion Justin Gatlin to seal a shock 100m victory at the Shanghai Diamond League.

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Six-time Olympic champion Felix will compete in Manchester

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix and five-time Paralympic gold medallist Jason Smyth will compete at the Great CityGames in Manchester on Friday.

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Belfast Marathon death: Stephen Heaney named

Mr Heaney collapsed at the Sydenham bypass, five miles into the race on Monday.

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‘There’s nothing left of my hip but I still won a medal’ – Dry on his surgery funding battle

Scottish hammer thrower Mark Dry is hoping to receive funding for a hip operation “as soon as possible”.

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‘Achievements crumbling before my eyes’ – ‘traumatised’ Kiprop vows to fight

Former Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop says he is “traumatised” after failing a drugs test and will “fight” to prove his innocence.

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Diamond League: Caster Semenya claims 1500m victory in first event of season

South Africa’s Caster Semenya sets a national record to claim victory in the women’s 1500m at the first Diamond League event of the year.

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Doha Worlds to include mixed relay & midnight marathons

The Doha World Athletics Championships in 2019 will include a 4x400m mixed relay and marathons beginning at midnight.

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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.

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New testosterone rules ‘appropriate’, says IAAF chief Coe

Athletics chief Lord Coe says controversial new rules around testosterone levels in female athletes are “appropriate for the sport”.

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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.

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Sprinter involved in Black Power salute given posthumous award

Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter involved in the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, will be awarded an “overdue” posthumous Order of Merit.

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Sports quiz of the week: Mo Salah, Mo Farah, maximums and musicians

Who was quick? Who hit a hat-trick? Who scored spot-kicks? Related: Football quiz: Liverpool in Europe Which of these statements about Arsène Wenger is false?He was the first non-British manager to win the league championship in England He was the fir…

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‘Testosterone rules wrong and I have offered Semenya my legal team’

The new rules for female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels are “wrong”, says Indian sprinter Dutee Chand.

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IAAF testosterone rules ‘like apartheid’, says ANC

Rules which could force some female runners with high testosterone levels to race against men or take medication are “blatantly racist”, says the ANC.

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Farah to miss marathon at European Athletics Championships

Mo Farah decides not to race in the marathon at August’s European Athletics Championships despite breaking the British record in London.

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