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Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

• Day two of challenge against IAAF’s revised eligibility rules• Regulations ‘do not empower anyone’, say lawyersCaster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world go…

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Caster Semenya’s lawyers accuse the IAAF of underhand tactics

• Claim that naming witnesses broke confidentiality• Runner is challenging revised eligibility ruleCaster Semenya’s lawyers have accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of using underhand tactics to gain public support at the sta…

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Court has Semenya’s career in its hands – and decision could affect all of sport | Sean Ingle

The South African’s challenge to the IAAF’s testosterone rules could be as profound and far-reaching as the Bosman rulingIt is just one case, brought by just one athlete, against a single organisation. But Caster Semenya’s challenge to the IAAF’s testo…

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UK Athletics selects only one male sprinter for European Indoor Championships

• Ojie Edoburun is sole pick for men’s 60m in a 48-strong team• Reigning champion Richard Kilty thought to be lodging appealThe UK Athletics performance director, Neil Black, has defended the bizarre policy that has led to only one British male sprinte…

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Laura Muir smashes Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old British indoor mile record

• Scot smashes standard set in 1988 by five seconds • Teenage Ethiopian Samuel Tefera sets 1500m world recordNo sooner had Laura Muir obliterated the 31-year-old British indoor mile record by an astonishing five seconds than she started wrapping hersel…

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Reece Prescod tones down social life in quest for world championship gold

Sprinter has stopped going out at nights and replaced house music with reading to prepare for the worlds in SeptemberReece Prescod is as disarmingly honest as he is dizzingly fast. So when the 22-year-old is asked whether he ever feels a devil on his s…

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Laura Muir has her sights on 1988 indoor mile record in Birmingham

• Kirsty Wade’s indoor mile Birtish record has stood for 31 years• Muir to defend her 1500m and 3,000m indoor titles next monthShortly after Laura Muir first broke into the British team in 2014 she received an unexpected request from the Scottish middl…

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Caster Semenya gets government backing in IAAF testosterone row

• Minister calls proposed limits a ‘violation of human rights’• Double Olympic champion takes her fight to Cas on MondayThe South African government has thrown its weight behind Caster Semenya in her legal battle with world athletics’ governing body, t…

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Caster Semenya is ‘unquestionably a woman’, say her lawyers

• Semenya will fight for her right to compete without medication• IAAF fears athletes with DSD could dominate the sportCaster Semenya’s lawyers said the 800m Olympic champion is “unquestionably a woman” who will be fighting for her right to compete int…

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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male

• Case to be heard at the court of arbitration for sport next week• ‘IAAF has not said DSD athletes should be classified as male’The IAAF has emphatically rejected a report that it wants the women’s Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya, to be classifi…

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Jamaican runner Kemoy Campbell taken to hospital after collapsing at Millrose Games

Distance runner was acting as pace-setter when he collapsedCampbell, 28, competed in 5,000m for Jamaica at Rio OlympicsJamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell was taken to the hospital on Saturday after he collapsed and stopped breathing during the men…

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Dwain Chambers’ return to sprinting welcomed by Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

• Chambers, banned for doping in 2004, comes out of retirement• Mitchell-Blake says 40-year-old’s return is good for the sportDwain Chambers’ shock decision to come out of retirement at the age of 40 to race at this weekend’s British Indoor Championshi…

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Russia’s Paralympic doping ban lifted after IPC praises ‘significant reforms’

• Governing body says 69 of 70 reinstatement criteria met• Russia has still not officially responded to McLaren reportRussia will rejoin the Paralympics community next month after the International Paralympic Committee decide to lift a suspension impos…

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Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets record in global race – video

Susannah Gill has successfully completed a ‘crazy ambition’ – running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to win the gruelling World Marathon Challenge.Along the way, the 34-year-old from London braved -35C temperatures in A…

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Vikki Orvice, journalist and trailblazer for women in sport, dies aged 55

• Sun’s athletics writer diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007• ‘Lived her life with integrity and courage,’ says Paula RadcliffeThe Sun’s long-time athletics correspondent Vikki Orvice, who blazed a trail for women in sport during a 24-year career in n…

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Robbie Grabarz set for Olympic silver as 12 Russians banned for doping

• London 2012 high jump champion Ivan Ukhov banned• Court of arbitration for sport found ‘centralised’ doping schemeBritain’s Robbie Grabarz looks poised to be awarded an Olympic silver medal after 12 Russian athletes, including the London 2012 high ju…

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Marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has doping ban doubled to eight years

• Kenyan athlete ‘lied and fabricated records’• Sumgong won Olympic marathon at Rio 2016The 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has had her doping ban increased to eight years after her claims that she was injected with EPO by an “imposter” a…

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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing data deadline

• Russia missed deadline by more than a fortnight• ‘We will not be deterred from this mission’ says ReedieRussia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency despite missing a 31 December deadline to provide doping data from its Mosc…

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Jasmin Paris’s feat of endurance will be remembered in the long run | Sean Ingle

The runner’s remarkable story evokes a bygone age of pushing at impossible boundaries for the sheer love of sportClose the books. Ready the gongs. We may have already seen the most remarkable performance from a British athlete in 2019. The fact that Ja…

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Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris on her gruelling 83-hour win: ‘I just had one job to do’

The winner of the brutal Montane Spine Race on how hiking with her baby helped her to smash the men’s record – despite having to express milk along the wayIt is Britain’s most brutal running race – 268 miles non-stop along the Pennine Way, from Edale i…