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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2017

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2017 and recalls how each one was created20mm lens 1/1250 f4 ISO 1000 Continue reading…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Mo Farah takes place in British public’s hearts with Spoty win | Sean Ingle

The delight for Mo Farah was clear as he won Spoty, the only award missing in his long and successful athletics careerIt was the biggest shock in the 63-year history of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards. But as Sir Mo Farah’s name was rea…

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BBC and Mo Farah just clear finish line in Sports Personality of the Year | Simon Burnton

BBC viewers surprise everyone, including the winner Mo Farah, by not choosing the favourite Anthony Joshua, resulting in some technical glitchesIf the beauty of sport lies in its drama and its unpredictability then in the end this programme reflected i…

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Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year before technical issues strike – video

Mo Farah is announced as the winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2017 at a ceremony in Liverpool on Sunday night. Farah, in London, is then unable to give his reaction following the result as the feed from the capital cuts outMo …

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Mo Farah wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award

Athlete pips Superbikes world champion Jonathan Rea and Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, while boxer Anthony Joshua misses out despite being favouriteSir Mo Farah was named the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday night as the presenters Gar…

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It’s fair enough for Sports Personality of the Year to ask some searching questions | Sean Ingle

Given sport’s bad reputational year, it is fine that the BBC is preparing to get Chris Froome to defend himself on what is normally a controversy-free programmeFor more than 60 years the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year has served up a mildly diver…

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BBC prepares for Hamilton-Froome-Farah no-show at Spoty awards night

• Lewis Hamilton second favourite for award behind Anthony Joshua• Chris Froome will be in Mallorca and Mo Farah is moving houseThe BBC is preparing for the possibility three of the biggest names on its shortlist for sports personality of the year, inc…

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Eliud Kipchoge recruited to give Mo Farah tough test in 2018 London Marathon

• Kenyan missed world record by eight seconds in 2016• No Briton has won in London since Paula Radcliffe in 2005Mo Farah has been warned that next year’s London Marathon will be harder to win than an Olympic gold medal after race organisers revealed th…

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Mo Farah retains lottery funding as 24 British athletes are dropped

• Funding maintained for Farah despite hints over quitting GB team• Tiffany Porter, Shara Proctor and James Ellington among those missing outMo Farah will be maintained on lottery funding next year having survived a cull that has led to 24 British athl…

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Mo Farah set to keep lottery funding after switching to marathon

• UK Athletics to announce list of lottery-funded athletes on Friday• Decision increases chances he will run for Britain at 2020 OlympicsMo Farah is set to continue as a lottery-funded athlete when UK Athletics announces the names on its World Class Pe…

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Mo Farah splits with controversial coach Alberto Salazar and returns to UK

• Farah denies move linked to US anti-doping investigation into Salazar• ‘I’m leaving simply because we want the kids to grow up in the UK’Mo Farah has parted ways with his controversial coach Alberto Salazar but denied the split was because of a US an…

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Mo Farah becomes first athlete to win Great North Run four times in a row

• Farah came home in one hour and six seconds
• Runner equals Benson Masya’s four titles won in the 1990s

Mo Farah made history on Sunday as he won his fourth successive Great North Run title.

Related: Mo Farah calls time on GB career after victory in final track outing

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Mo Farah makes farewell gesture to mark symbolic changing of GB guard

• Farah signs off British track career with Diamond League 3,000m win
• Shows vested interest in inspiring next generation: ‘Now it’s finally done’

Mo Farah ended his final track race on British soil by rattling through his greatest hits – the surge to the front with a lap to go, the mulish kick off the final bend, the Mobot at the finish – but then applied an unexpected twist as he ripped off his cherished British vest and passed it to his team-mate Andy Butchart.

It was, as Farah revealed afterwards, a symbolic changing of the guard. For not only does he want Butchart to follow in his path – but he also believes that, at 34, he will never race in a British vest at a major championships again.

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Mo Farah at a crossroads on day of his UK track farewell

Britain’s greatest distance runner will get a hero’s welcome at Diamond League curtain-call in Birmingham, but needs to take action to counter suspicion

It is not widely known that when the BBC’s Panorama alleged that Alberto Salazar had broken or bent several anti-doping rules in June 2015, Mo Farah’s initial instinct was to split from the American coach who had guided him to Olympic and world championship glory. That was certainly his position when he boarded a flight from Portland to the United Kingdom, via Amsterdam, two days later. Yet by the time he arrived in Birmingham for a Diamond League meeting he had dramatically changed his mind.

According to one source, Farah decided it would be unfair to ditch his coach and thus throw him to the wolves, when he had seen no evidence of wrongdoing. Another believes that, deep down, the urge to stay with the man who had transformed him from a decent distance runner, finishing sixth and seventh in the 5,000m at the 2007 and 2009 world championships, into the world’s best was simply too strong.

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Greatness of Usain Bolt burnished even with bittersweet final appearance | Andy Bull

Usain Bolt, who has captivated our attention for nine years, hobbled over the finish line with a pulled hamstring in the 4x100m and won’t thank the IAAF

This is how it ends then, with Usain Bolt face down on the track, 10 metres out from the finish line. Just when you wondered whether Bolt was going to accelerate counter-clockwise around the earth to reverse time, or announce that he had to return to his home planet and then fly off into the night sky, or disappear with the princess into the happily-ever-after, all the dragons dead behind him, he gave us a last reminder that he’s only human after all. His hamstring went before he’d made it halfway home. He slowed to a halt while the field sped past him, then stumbled into a roll. It meant he crossed the line alone, and last. His first world championship final, in the 200m in 2005, finished the very same way.

Related: Usain Bolt’s furious team-mates blame organisers for 4x100m injury

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Mo Farah takes world 5,000m silver to fall short of a farewell double

• Briton fails to add to 10,000m success in final major run on the track
• Farah, winner of four world and Olympic doubles, beaten by Muktar Edris

Mo Farah missed out on the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the World Athletics Championships, bringing down the curtain on his track career at major events with a silver medal.

Farah, 34, is stepping up to the marathon and had hoped to add to the doubles he won at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and the 2013 and 2015 world championships. He also won the 5,000m at the 2011 worlds, giving him 10 global golds in all.

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World Athletics Championships 2017: Mo Farah goes for 5,000m gold – live!

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KJT aces 1.95m with a perfect leap! It didn’t even graze the bar. She’s the fourth high jump finalist to clear the height, although the one blot on her card at 1.92m means she is technically fourth and outside the medals.

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Britain’s Morgan Lake has a perfect card so far, clearing 1.84m, 1.88m and 1.92m comfortably. She raises her arms to get the home crowd behind her before steaming into her arced approach, but nudges the bar and it’s her first failure of the competition, at 1.95m. She is followed by the 19-year-old Ukrainian Yuliia Levchenko, who makes it look easy, and the teenager will join Lasitskene at 1.97m, as will the German Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch. Next up, it’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

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