Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Women’s marathon world record falls in Chicago

16/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

An unbelievable run from Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei saw her win the Chicago marathon in 2:14:04 to smash Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing marathon record of 2:15:25. After more than 16 years of efforts from the top female marathon runners in the world, the day that many thought would never come has arrive … Read more

Stock track. AtletiCAGeneve in Geneva 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

IAAF deems ‘fastest loser’ inappropriate for World Championships

27/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The term “fastest loser” has been deemed to be inappropriate by the IAAF, who are looking to move the phrase out of athletics to avoid the risk of devaluing athletes’ performances. Reporters have normally used the term to refer to athletes who have run the fastest times out of all those who did not … Read more

Genzebe Dibaba drops out of the World Athletics Championships

19/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Former world champion and current 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba will not be competing at the World Championships this year, pulling out due to a foot injury. The Ethiopian has had a strong season so far, sitting 2nd in the 1500m world lists and winning two Diamond League meetings in Rome … Read more

#ThrowThursday: Seven stories from British throwing this season

12/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

New talent, strong comebacks and a few moments of controversy have been the stories of the season from a British throwing point of view, with some getting a fair amount of attention both internationally and from outside the throwing community. Here are some of the bigger developments to have happene … Read more

Iraitz Arrospide: Steel City Spaniard wins world 50km title

02/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Four years ago, a Spanish student living in Sheffield decided that while he was there, he wanted to try out a new sport and made the switch from swimming to athletics. In 2018, under coach John Wood, Spain international Iraitz Arrospide grabbed a team silver medal in the marathon at the European Ath … Read more

Jazmin Sawyers signs autographs at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

National pride up for grabs at Manchester International

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13/08/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Junior champions, Paralympic winners and senior British athletes come together at Sportcity for the 2019 Manchester International event on Wednesday 14th August, which will be live here on from 1555 BST. The competition will see head-to-heads between Great Britain Juniors, England, … Read more

Elliot Giles and Kate Avery to star at Trafford BMC Grand Prix

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08/08/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Great Britain internationals and Olympic hopefuls Elliot Giles and Kate Avery will make the trip to Trafford on Saturday for the final British Milers’ Club Grand Prix event of the season, with each race watchable live on this page of from 1745 BST on Saturday. European bronze medall … Read more

Plagued by injuries, fuelled by success: Sally Pearson retires a true athletics great

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06/08/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It was a career that simply had it all. As she bids farewell to athletics, the Olympic, world and Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson can sit safe in the knowledge that every title possible to win sits gleaming proudly in her illustrious trophy cabinet. The 32-year-old can look back on a hugely sati … Read more

Swiss Court ruling against Caster Semenya “welcomed” by IAAF

31/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has welcomed a Swiss court ruling that requires three-time world champion Caster Semenya to take testosterone-lowering substances in order to compete in her favoured middle-distance events. The governing body initially ruled in late Apri … Read more

Future stars line up for English Schools’ in Birmingham

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11/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Many great names have won English Schools’ titles over the years such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paula Radcliffe. This weekend sees the sport’s potential future stars add to that list as they make the trip to Birmingham for the English Schools Athletics Association Track and Field Champions … Read more