Athletics

‘These things happen!’: Eilish McColgan brushes off Great Scottish Run blunder

Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email Eilish McColgan has brushed off a blunder by Great Scottish Run organisers which invalidated her European and British 10k records. The organisers of the race in Glasgow on October 2 have apologised

Eilish McColgan stripped of 10k record after run course found to be 150m short

Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email Eilish McColgan has been stripped of her European and British 10km records after the Glasgow course was found to have been 150m short. Great Scottish Run organisers apologised to McColgan after her

Team GB sprinter CJ Ujah cleared of ‘intentional’ doping violation

CJ Ujah apologised to his relay team-mates over the doping breach Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email CJ Ujah has been cleared of “intentionally” doping but the Great Britain sprinter must still serve a 22-month suspension. The Athletics

London marathon LIVE: Latest updates from 26-mile race across British captial

Marathon world records Elite men: 2hrs 1mins 09secs, Eliud Kipchoge, Berlin, September 2022. For context, the average time for male runners is approximately 3 hours 48 mins. Elite women: 2hrs 14mins 04secs, Brigid Kosgei, Chicago, October 2019. While the average time for female runners is approximately 4 hours 23 mins. How to watch? The elite races and the iconic mass participation event will be broadcast live on the BBC this

Boston Marathon include non-binary category for 2023 race

Organisers confirmed the change as registration opened for the 127th running of the marathon on 17 April 2023 Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email Non-binary athletes will be able to run in next year’s Boston Marathon without having

Jake Wightman cruises into 800m semi-finals at European Championships

Wightman won gold over 1,500 metres in Eugene last month but is contesting the 800m in Munich Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email World champion Jake Wightman cruised into the semi-finals of the European Championships on Thursday. Wightman

Aussie Ollie Hoare beats best in the world as high jumper Eleanor Patterson says ‘I didn’t perform’

In the roll call of credentials for the announcers of the 1500m, Ollie Hoare’s CV was the briefest. Two world champions, Olympic silver and bronze medallists, world championship finalists, world indoor medallists. And Ollie. Ollie won. Australian Ollie Hoare upstaged the best in the world in the most competitive race of the Commonwealth Games to win gold in the 1500m. It repaired a clumsy day on the track when world

Kennedy completes stunning turnaround with pole vault gold

Last year Nina Kennedy’s career had crashed. She had bottomed out in Tokyo at the Olympics, finishing 12th after barely clearing a training height. She was shattered. Twelve months to the day she is now the Commonwealth gold medallist, two weeks after also becoming the third-best pole vaulter in the world by winning bronze at the world championships. Nina Kennedy won pole vault gold.Credit:Getty It has been a stunning turnaround.

Armand Duplantis lights up Eugene to take gold after stunning world record

Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunday, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day track and field meet in Eugene. After the United States claimed emphatic victories in both the men’s and women’s 4×400 metre relays, Duplantis took centre stage and duly delivered a perfect finale for the first championships on American soil. The Swede

Claudia’s choice: teen star pauses AFLW dream for world athletics championships

Claudia Hollingsworth faced a choice between her two great loves. There was no bad option, but there was no easy one either. An excellent schoolgirl footballer, she is also an elite runner. So, what was she to do? Footy or the track? The now 17-year-old was playing last year for her club, the East Brighton Vampires, and at the Sandringham Dragons. She had designs on being drafted to the AFLW