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Mo Farah tainted by Salazar link, says British marathon record holder

• Steve Jones highly critical of Farah’s work with former coach• Jones expects Farah to claim his record at London MarathonThe British marathon record holder Steve Jones fears Mo Farah will always be tainted by his association with Alberto Salazar – an…

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London Marathon warnings issued with race set to be warmest on record

• Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners• Temperatures expected to beat previous high in 2007Sunday’s London Marathon is expected to be the warmest on record. Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners, while event org…

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Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s marathon record with pacemaker aid | Sean Ingle

The Kenyan streaked clear to win in London last year and, with added assistance from male pacemakers this time out, has a realistic chance of toppling a record that has stood since 2003It is a record that has loomed over athletics for 15 years, impervi…

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Mo Farah hopes to battle with best at London Marathon despite 2014 pain

• Distance runner struggled during first attempt at 26.2 miles• ‘This is the biggest race and there is only one way to run it’Mo Farah believes he can compete with the very best during Sunday’s London Marathon despite failing to deliver during his firs…

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Marathon greats condemn Games organisers over Hawkins treatment

‘That should never happen’ – Paula Radcliffe rebukes organisersParamedics take minutes to render assistance to prone athleteCommonwealth Games organisers were heavily criticised for not providing sufficient medical assistance to a Scottish marathon run…

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Late call-up Lorraine Ugen anchors England to Commonwealth relay gold

• Long jumper drafted into 100m team with less than 24 hours notice• Women match gold show delivered by England’s menA long jumper by trade, Lorraine Ugen rarely covers more than 40m down the runway but she stepped into England’s 100m relay squad with …

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Commonwealth Games day nine – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, athletes and rugby sevens takes precedent among those going for glory Continue reading…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold but rebuffs treble talk

• England athlete sealed Commonwealth Games medal on Friday• European Championships present another golden opportunityEngland’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson sealed a heptathlon gold at the Commonwealth Games before downplaying her chances of completing a …

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Kyron McMaster lets the tears flow after gold follows coach’s death | Martha Kelner

Kyron McMaster’s 400m hurdles win gave the British Virgin Islands a first ever Commonwealth gold, and came months after his coach Xavier Samuels was killed in Hurricane IrmaKyron McMaster did not succumb to tears when he received his gold medal inside …

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England’s Zharnel Hughes disqualified in Commonwealth Games 200m drama

• Jereem Richards promoted to gold for Trinidad & Tobago• English sprinter caught rival in the face with his armEngland’s Zharnel Hughes was disqualified from the men’s 200 metres final after catching Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards in the fa…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games: ‘Tiny island nation of England is not doing so good’

Largest ever team to leave these shores is trailing Australia by a distance and the administrative backup has missed a trick tooTeam England ticked very few boxes at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, from the support officials who incomprehensibly bot…

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Caster Semenya storms to 1500m title but is criticised by fellow runners

• Brittany McGowan: ‘It’s tough for a lot of women in the 1500m’• Isaac Makwala blitzes the field to win gold in men’s 400mCaster Semenya’s strongest opposition on the way to winning Commonwealth gold came from a faulty starter’s gun which left the wom…

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No fairytale finish for Kurt Fearnley but Australia win eight golds in pool

Fearnley ends with a silver in T54 1500m finalMitch Larkin and Ariarne Titmus set Games records On a golden night for Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletes, a fairytale finish wasn’t to be for Australian Kurt Fearnley’s decorated career. The three-ti…

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Commonwealth Games day six – in pictures

All the latest pictures from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as cyclists, boxers, divers and athletes battle for medals Continue reading…

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Simbine beats Yohan Blake in men’s 100m final as Ahye takes women’s title

• Akani Simbine wins Commonwealth Games gold in time of 10.03sec• England’s Asha Philip fourth behind winner Michelle-Lee AhyeAkani Simbine upset Jamaica’s Yohan Blake to win the 100 metres gold medal for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games on Monda…

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Commonwealth Games days four and five – in pictures

All the latest images from the past 48 hours of action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as gymnasts, swimmers, boxers and weightlifters battle for medals Continue reading…

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Sally Pearson expected to pull out of Commonwealth Games through injury

Australian medal hope calls snap press conference Hurdler struggling to overcome Achilles injuryOne of Australia’s brightest gold medal hopes at these Commonwealth Games, Sally Pearson, is set to pull out of contention after failing to overcome her Ach…

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Adam Gemili out to break solo duck and bag Commonwealth Games 100m gold

• Sprinter missed 200m spot for 2017 world championships• Gemili took silver in 2014 though he has a relay gold from 2017Adam Gemili enjoyed winning relay gold in what was one of the most thrilling races at last year’s London world championships but he…

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Questions that will be answered at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games | Kate O’Halloran

Redemption for the ‘greatest choke’ and a possible restoration of Australian sporting pride are among the highlightsShe was favourite to be Australia’s flag-bearer, but lost out in that race to Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles. Hopefully it’s no omen f…