Athletics

London Marathon 2021: Start time, route, odds and everything you need to know

The London marathon is back and it takes place on Sunday with athletes and the public ready to take on the 26-mile beast. Among the athletes is Brigid Kosgei who says she is well prepared for the race in which she is arguably favourite to win. She said: “First of all I want to say thanks because I have been invited to London again and I like London. Before I

British duo Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita both shine in 100m final in Zurich

British duo Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita posted season and personal bests respectively as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah stormed to 100m Diamond League glory in Zurich. Asher-Smith continued her comeback from the hamstring injury which ruined her Tokyo 2020 aspirations by finishing second in a time of 10.87 seconds. Compatriot Neita was fourth in 10.93secs, crossing the line just behind Swiss sprinter Ajla Del Ponte. Jamaican Thompson-Herah, who won 100m,

Zharnel Hughes breaks silence on CJ Ujah doping scandal as GB face losing medal

Team GB’s Zharnel Hughes has spoken out for the time since teammate CJ Ujah’s doping scandal. The pair were part of Britain’s relay team who won a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics in the 4x100m. However, due to Ujah testing positive for two banned substances, the team are in danger of losing their medal. Hughes, 26, who ran the second leg of the race, took to Twitter yesterday evening,

Saying thank you for one of the best moments of the Games ... with a cabbage

A cabbage came in the mail. Ash Moloney opened the bag delivered to his door in hotel quarantine, and found a cabbage. By now, he was not surprised. He had already received dog food, lubricant, colouring books and paints, as well as regular Uber Eats deliveries from people wanting to buy him lunch, dinner or coffee. He also got a big box of Lego. Australian decathletes Ashley Moloney and Cedric

After two days, and nine-and-three-quarters events, only one man could get Ash Moloney over the line

Cedric Dubler couldn’t win a medal, but he made sure Ash Moloney did. Moloney was exhausted. He had nothing left after two days and nine-and-three-quarter events. The 21-year-old’s legs were going, but he didn’t know how. Dubler and Moloney celebrate together after the 1500.Credit:Getty Images All that was left in the decathlon was the 1500m. Moloney could not let Garrett Scantling, the American who was in fourth place, finish the

Tokyo 2020 LIVE: Tom Daley, Laura Kenny and Dina Asher-Smith all go for medals

It’s already Day 14 of Tokyo 2020 and there are more chances for Team GB to get on the podium. GB currently sit sixth in the medal table, having won 16 golds, 18 silver and 17 bronzes so far. There are 23 medal events taking place on Friday, with plenty of action taking place on the athletics track. Recommended: CP3s return means the Suns are built to win right now

Moloney wins first Australia’s first decathlon medal

Ash Moloney has gone where no Australian has gone before, winning bronze in the decathlon, Australia’s first medal of any colour in this event and at the the track at these Olympics. After eight gruelling events, Moloney, the young star at his first Olympics, had been in second place. After the ninth event, javelin, he was third. It all came down to the last race, the 1500 metres, on Thursday

Aggressive McSweyn makes the running as he and Hoare reach 1500m final

Stewart McSweyn knows he can’t do that again. Twice now in Tokyo, McSweyn has taken a tactically aggressive plan into his races and got through, not comfortably, but he has done what is needed. He knows he can’t do that again in his bid to claim a medal. Stewart McSweyn had a front-running plan in his 1500m semi-final.Credit:Getty Images The Australian 1500-metres champion has made it through to Saturday night’s

Dutch favourite falls, comes from last to keep dream of historic treble alive

Sifan Hassan’s degree of difficulty at these Olympics was already higher than any other athlete’s. The Dutch distance runner is aiming to make history as the first person to win gold in the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m at one Games. She is a good chance to do it – a favourite in each race. Her schedule was so punishing that on Monday she had to run a 1500m heat in

‘Can we have two golds’: Bizarre high-jump finish after Starc’s giant leap

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim added a coveted Olympic gold to his list of accolades in the men’s high jump in Tokyo on Sunday, but he had to share the medal with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy after both men ended with jumps of 2.37 metres. Brandon Starc narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal but, mercifully, avoided becoming Australia’s second track and field athlete to finish in the dreaded fourth place