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Bahamas 2017: Day two at the IAAF World Relays

24th Apr 2017

It was 4x400m finals night on Day Two at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, which saw the British Athletics women’s team drop a massive five seconds on their time from the heat just 24-hours earlier to finish fourth in the world, with the men’s team coming home in sixth place. The women’s 4x400m selections continued with the team wide philosophy of trying out new...

Bahamas 2017: A mixed night for British Athletics

23rd Apr 2017

Day One at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas saw mixed emotions for the British Athletics teams, with both 4x400m teams finishing second in their heats to secure places in tomorrow’s finals, whilst the 4x100m team reached the final before failing to finish, after leading all the way until the home straight. The evening started off solidly as the team of Chijindu Ujah (coach: Jonas...

Running the London Marathon this weekend? Don't miss the opportunity to grab these great freebies!

21st Apr 2017

Running the London Marathon this weekend? There’s plenty of freebies available to you to make every inch of the 26.2 miles even sweeter, from...

Sir Mo Farah doctor says infusion not recorded correctly

20th Apr 2017

The doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah an infusion of L-Carnitine injection before the 2014 London Marathon has told the culture, media and sport select...

'Whizbee' and 'Hero' revealed as official mascots for The Summer of World Athletics

20th Apr 2017

Whizbee the Bee and Hero the Hedgehog have today been revealed as the official mascots for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships respectively following a nationwide search in partnership with iconic BBC children’s television show Blue Peter. Whizbee and Hero were created by talented Elinor, aged nine from the West Midlands and stood out from an overwhelming...

World class women's long jump set to be one of the highlights at British Athletics Team Trials

18th Apr 2017

Four British major medallists are expected to battle for honours in an electrifying women’s long jump competition at this year’s British Athletics Team Trials in Birmingham from 1-2 July. The event will be the British trials for the IAAF World Championships in London in August and will also decide who is crowned British champion. Shara Proctor (Coach: Rana Reider), who claimed silver...

Lord Coe says Russian anti-doping delays are disappointing

14th Apr 2017

Lord Sebastian Coe, the President of the IAAF has said today that the lack of progress by Russia to its anti-doping reforms is extremely...

Team of ten selected for IAU World 24 Hour Championships

12th Apr 2017

British Athletics today announced a team of ten ahead of the IAU World 24-Hour Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 1-2. Heading up the quintet of senior men are Robbie Britton - a World and European bronze medallist from 2015’s combined championships in Turin - Pat Robbins and Dan Lawson, with Robbins’ lifetime best haul of 256.801km securing him a highly commendable...

London Marathon Results - Club runner is fastest Britain home!

23rd Apr 2017

There was shock at the 2017 London Marathon as club runner and Swansea Harrier Josh Griffiths was the fastest British man home.  The 23-year-old was making his full marathon debut and was attempting to run the qualifying time for the 2018 Welsh Commowealth Games team.  However, Griffiths ran the 26.2 mile course in an astonishing time of two hours, 14 minutes and 49 seconds to...

Birmingham submits bid to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

21st Apr 2017

Embed from Getty Images   Following the withdrawal of Durban from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a bid by the city of Birmingham to host the games has been approved by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Company, on the same day the UK government has said it is ready to work with cities willing to host the games.  Birmingham is gearing up to host the 2018 World Indoor...

BBC commentator and former GB Olympian Brendan Foster to retire after 2017 World Championships

21st Apr 2017

Embed from Getty Images   Brendan Foster, the voice of British Athletics in the United Kingdom, has announced he will retire from commentating on live athletic events for the BBC following the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London later this summer.  Foster has been commentating on athletics for the BBC since he retired as a runner following the 1980 Olympics, including...

2008 Beijing silver medallist Germaine Mason has died aged 34

20th Apr 2017

Embed from Getty Images   The 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medallist Germaine Mason has died in a motorcycle crash, aged 34. Jamaican police have confirmed that the high jumper has died in a tragic accident in the country. The Jamaica Constabulary wrote on Twitter: "Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born athlete and former national high jumper, died in a motorcycle crash this...

Mo Farah doctor to face grilling from MP's

19th Apr 2017

Dr Robin Chakraverty, the doctor who admistered Sir Mo Farah with an infusion of the legal supplement L-carnitine before the 2014 London Marathon is...

British Athletics plays safe with women's 4x100m team

15th Apr 2017

British Athletics today announced that, due to minor injury concerns, it has taken the precautionary decision to withdraw the women’s 4x100m team from the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas on 22-23 April 2017. Winners of the 4x100m Olympic bronze last summer, Rio medallists Daryll Neita [Hamstring] and Desiree Henry [Knee] have both picked up slight injury concerns, along with squad...

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added

13th Apr 2017

The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four day event instead of the traditional three: 1 - 4 March 2018. The timetable has been structured so that the first competition...

Seven more Russian athletes permitted to compete internationally

11th Apr 2017

Embed from Getty Images   The IAAF has confirmed that seven more Russian athletes will be eligible to compete at this year’s World Championships in London under a neutral banner. Russia has been banned from international competition since November 2015 for alleged state-sponsored doping, which saw them miss out on the Rio 2016 Olympics. Despite this, Russian athletes can...

Weir claims magnificent seventh London win and Dixon and Griffiths take British crowns

23rd Apr 2017

David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer) made history at the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon as he surpassed Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record number of wins in the capital, taking a magnificent seventh victory. It was a highly entertaining day of action which also saw Aly Dixon (self-coached) and surprise package Josh Griffiths (self-coached) finish as British marathon champions. Weir...

US Olympic champion Brianna Rollins banned for a year for missing drugs tests

21st Apr 2017

Embed from Getty Images   US Olympic Champion Brianna Rollins has been suspended by the United States Anti-doping agency (USADA) for one year after failing three missed drug tests. Rollins won the 100m hurdles at the Rio Olympics in a time of 12.48 seconds. One of the missed drugs tests occurred when Rollins was meeting then US President Barack Obama at a ceremony honouring the US...

What are the British hopes of medals at the 2017 World Relay Championships?

20th Apr 2017

This weekend sees the 3rd edition of the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.  Since its inception in 2014, the Great British team...

14 tips to running a top marathon time

20th Apr 2017

Running a marathon is one of the most brutal feats of endurance any human can endure. 26.2 miles of intense agony.  Luckily anyone, as long as...

Athletes share £4,000 from Scottish XC Grand Prix

19th Apr 2017

Lachlan Oates and Morag MacLarty are the winners of the Scottish XC Grand Prix for 2016-17 – with each to pick up £750. That’s the top prize in the £4000 overall allocated for the Grand Prix, which is calculated over six events across the season, with four of those National races in Scotland plus British Cross Challenge events in Liverpool and Loughborough. Shettleston...

Unmasking Gold

14th Apr 2017

The Summer Olympics of 2016 saw team GB continue their quest for Gold; being the most fruitful of the modern games. We arrived home with 67 medals, topping London 2012 by two. GB are fast establishing themselves as fierce competitors on the global stage across all sports; but just how far are UK Sport willing to go for medals and who pays the price? Recent uproar within Cycling has lead to an...

British Athletics young officials leading the way in London

12th Apr 2017

Two of the UK’s top young technical officials have secured appointments at this year’s World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 taking place in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer. Aged just 19, India Hollingworth will be one of the youngest in the team. She is set to be a starter’s assistant on the track during...

‘Commonwealths mean so much to my family’ says Sharp

8th Apr 2017

Lynsey Sharp wants to fly the flag for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Australia – as she plots a path towards competing in three major...

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