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Seven selected to represent the British team at European 10,000m Cup

24th May 2017

British Athletics today announced the seven athletes set to represent the nation at the European 10,000m Cup in Minsk, Belarus next month. Leading the women’s quartet is Katrina Wootton (coach: Harvey Rose) who ran a lifetime best at the Night of 10,000m PBs last weekend, clocking 32:27.47 for third place in the contest. Part of the women’s team who won silver at the European cross...

London 2017 announces BP as latest partner of the World Para Athletics Championships

23rd May 2017

Global brand BP has been announced by London 2017 as the latest National Partner for the World Para Athletics Championships. BP has been a partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2013 and has supported a number of National Paralympic Committees and Paralympians around the world. The partnership with London 2017 Ltd reflects the strong alignment of values between BP and this...

British 200m Men's Team Trials will be a battle for the ages

16th May 2017

The men’s 200m will be the most hotly contested event of the British Athletics Team Trials at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 1-2 July, which will be the British trials for the IAAF World Championships in London in August. British Athletics boasts an unprecedented crop of world class sprinters capable of making the World Championships final in London – but first they face...

World record hurdlers to star at Müller Anniversary Games

12th May 2017

American sprint hurdles sensation Kendra Harrison is promising a spectacular show when she returns to the London Stadium for The Müller Anniversary Games on 9th July, a year after setting a new world record at the same event. Harrison, who missed out on a place in the US Olympic team for Rio, clocked an incredible 12.20 seconds to surpass Bulgarian Yordanka Donkova’s 28-year-old 100m...

Bosworth and Wilkinson headline British team for European Race Walking Cup

4th May 2017

Tom Bosworth (coach: Andi Drake), 6th placer at the 2016 Olympic Games, and reigning IAAF World Junior 10,000m race walk champion Callum Wilkinson (Mick Graham) lead a strong British Athletics team for the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady, Czech Republic on 21 May. Bosworth has been in encouraging form so far in 2017, placing second in two major 20km race walks at the Lugano Trophy and the...

Marathon and 50km race walker selections for London 2017 announced

26th Apr 2017

With ‘100 Days to Go’ until the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, British Athletics has today confirmed it will be sending its largest contingent of marathon runners to a World Championships since 1993. It is only the third time in history (1983, 1993 and 2017) that British Athletics has selected six marathon runners (three men and three women) to compete at a World...

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...

Unique medal design unveiled for Summer of World Athletics

23rd May 2017

Organisers today unveiled the official medals for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, which place the...

Norris leads a string of European Junior qualifiers as British Athletics' juniors shine in Loughborough

22nd May 2017

Hammer throw specialist and European Youth silver medallist Jake Norris (coach: Paul Dickenson) was the pick of the bunch as a host of the British Athletics juniors team secured European Junior qualifying marks at the 59th edition of the Loughborough International at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, Loughborough this afternoon. Norris, who had already thrown the qualifying standard for June’s...

British Athletics launches #Represent campaign ahead of 2017 World Championships

15th May 2017

Members of the British Athletics team today called upon all sports fans to join them in London this July and August and #REPRESENT the nation as the...

British officials take charge in London

10th May 2017

Five UK officials have been appointed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to officiate at the World Para Athletics Championships taking place in July in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Shona Malcolm, Dr Margaret Werrett, Dave Jessett, Jon Mason and Alison Jordan will be amongst more than 200 technical officials involved in delivering the championships. Shona...

Sayers announces retirement

3rd May 2017

British javelin record holder and 11-time British Champion, 34-year-old Goldie Sayers (coach: Dan Pfaff) has today announced her retirement from athletics. Looking back on a 20-year career in the sport, which saw Sawyers compete at three Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012), five world championships and three Commonwealth Games, British Athletics Performance Director Neil...

Coaches set for medal recognition at IAAF World Championships London 2017

26th Apr 2017

The organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 have announced that for the first time ever at a World Championships, coaches of medal winning athletes will also receive medals. The medals, gifted to successful athletes once they return from their ceremony, will be for them to hand to their coach or significant advisor in recognition of the unique and valued working relationship...

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...

How to prevent hay fever this summer whilst you run

23rd May 2017

Hay fever can be awful, constant sneezing, itchy leaking eyes, blocked nose, sore throat and much more. Given the extent of allergic reactions, as...

British Athletics announces junior team ahead of Loughborough International

17th May 2017

British Athletics today announced a 52-strong team of juniors ahead of the 59th edition of the Loughborough International (LIA), due to be held this coming Sunday (21 May) at the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium, Loughborough. One of six Brits currently topping the European U20 discipline rankings and fresh from clearing a new personal best of 2.20m over the weekend, high jumper Tom Gale (coach:...

Marathon Star Callum Hawkins takes break to present trophy to Giffnock North AAC

15th May 2017

Marathon runner Callum Hawkins hopes to improve on his remarkable Rio run at the World Champs in London this summer - given the right preparation and a slice of luck. The talented Scot, who has put together superb form since that surprise ninth place at the Olympics, is emerging as a global force after fine 2017 performances in half marathons in Japan and New York. Now 24-year-old Hawkins hopes...

Mountain runners selected for long distance Italian challenge

5th May 2017

British Athletics has today announced a team of nine which will head to Premana, Italy on the 6 August for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Leading the strong women’s quartet is last year’s gold medallist Annie Conway, who will be striving for a successful title defence in the Italian mountains. The triumph was her career highlight to date, and she will be...

Kelly Sotherton gets upgraded to Olympic bronze for the second time

27th Apr 2017

On Tuesday, former Great British athlete Kelly Sotherton found out that she had recieved her second Olympic bronze medal within the space of five...

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...

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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...

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