08 Aug Mo Farah to return to Great North Run

Farah will compete in the Bupa Great North Run on September 7, race organisers have announced. The 31-year-old, who is gearing up for a 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the European Championships in Zurich next week after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games following illness,...

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07 Aug #StuffVernonHates

EDITED after Vernon wins a Silver Medal at the European Championship. Promise we won't bang on about it. The GB 5000m star Andy Vernon had a Twitter bust up with 800m Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Lynsey Sharp (READ HERE). Here are some other things he...

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07 Aug ‘Future is bright’ for Team Scotland

SCOTS Olympic legend Allan Wells has said the nation’s athltes should be “pretty happy” with a return of four track and field medals from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Wells, the 1980 Olympic 100 metres champion and six times a Commonwealth medallist, was a Glasgow 2014 Ambassador. He...

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07 Aug Katarina Johnson Thompson out of Euros

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for the European Championships in Zurich. The 21-year-old heptathlete, who had been due to compete in the long jump in Switzerland, has still not recovered sufficiently from the foot injury which ruled her out of the Commonwealth...

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06 Aug Kiplagat to run GNR: eyeing the double

EDNA KIPLAGAT will have a score to settle when she attempts to complete another famous double in the Bupa Great North Run on Sunday 7 September. The 34-year-old Kenyan ran her way into the record books when she won the World Championship marathon in Moscow in...

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06 Aug Team GB on course to avoid Olympic hangover

Great Britain can become the first nation to win more Olympic and Paralympic medals four years after hosting the Games, says UK Sport. The body, which invests money in high-performance sports, says home nations success at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow shows Team GB can better the...

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06 Aug Running surfaces to stay in Scotland

Athletics will mourn the dismantling of Hampden Park as it prepares to revert to being the home of football with the passing of the Commonwealth Games. However it will leave some inheritance behind. The two running tracks which were acquired for both the main stadium and...

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06 Aug Vernon apologises to Sharp after twitter row

English 5,000m runner Andy Vernon has apologised to Scotland's Lynsey Sharp after a Twitter row over her winning silver in the Commonwealth Games 800m. Sharp, 24, finished second in Glasgow on Friday less than a day after being on a hospital drip because of illness. Vernon was critical...

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