15 Aug The six ages of athletics

Ovett became the first Briton since Tommy Hampson in 1932 to win Olympic 800m gold, with a despondent Coe taking silver. So what was the difference between the two men in a race that Coe was overwhelmingly expected to win? A look at the notion...

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14 Aug Steve Cram on winning gold 30 years ago

Thirty years ago in Helsinki, on 14 August 1983, a 23-year-old Steve Cram, racing against the likes of compatriot Steve Ovett and American Steve Scott, burst through in the final 200m to win the 1500m world title at the inaugural World Championships. Full Article HERE...

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10 Aug Report: Men’s 800m heats – Moscow 2013

Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman looked impressive and confirmed his status as the slight favourite for the men’s 800m with an assured outing in 1:44.93, ahead of Micheal Rimmer. Aman ran the fastest time by far of the six heats in the morning’s first round, and also...

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08 Aug Paula Radcliffe: Life bans needed for dope cheats

There has been no more strident anti-drug campaigner in sport than Paula Radcliffe. At the track-and-field World Championships in Edmonton back in 2001 the future marathon world-record holder held up a home-made banner proclaiming "EPO Cheats Out", protesting at the presence in the 5,000 metres...

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