Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Ellington and Levine fortunate to survive after motorbike crash

19/01/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images     British Sprinter James Ellington has stated he and Nigel Levine are “truly blessed” to be alive, after suffering “career threatening injuries” in a motorbike accident The pair were in Tenerife on warm-weather training before allegedly crashing into a car being d … Read more

David Weir hits out at British Athletics before announcing retirement

18/01/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Britain’s Six-time Paralympic Champion David Weir has officially called time on his Great Britain career after criticising British Athletics on Twitter and claiming he had been “let down again”. The 37-year-old previously expressed frustration with the British Athletics camp during Rio, stating that … Read more

Liz McColgan √¢‚Ǩ≈ìsurprised and disappointed√¢‚Ǩ¬ù by British Athletics’ funding decisions

04/11/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Liz McColgan is “surprised and disappointed” after high-profile athletes such as daughter Eilish McColgan and Laura Weightman were denied National Lottery funding as part of British Athletics’ World Class Performance Program … Read more

Report reveals ‘serious failings’ in Rio 2016 drug tests

28/10/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a report highlighting “serious failings” of the anti-doping programme at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which the organisation claimes were “forseeable and entirely avoidable.” The report claimed athletes that were scheduled for drugs tests “simply could not … Read more

Jeptoo doping ban extended to four years

26/10/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Former Boston and Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has had her two-year doping ban doubled to four years. The extension comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld an appeal made by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in 2015. The Kenyan was initially ba … Read more

IAAF find no proof of Ed Warner’s corruption allegations

25/10/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) have ruled out investigating corruption claims concerning the 2017 IAAF World Championship bidding process. The claims, made by UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner, accused Qatari officials of bribing the IAAF council in an attempt to win the … Read more

Johnson-Thompson parts company with coach Holmes

25/09/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has parted company with her coach Mike Holmes after an underwhelming Olympics performance, according to the Times. Desite setting a new British high jump record of 1.98m, Johnson-Thompson finished 6th in this year’s Olympic … Read more

Kemboi delays retirement in search of a final medal

19/08/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Kenya’s two-time Olympic steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has revoked his decision to retire from athletics. The 34-year-old had initially announced his retirement after the Olympic Steeplechase final on Wednesday, believing he had won the bronze medal after crossi … Read more

Stepanova cleared to compete internationally

01/07/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Russian Middle distance athlete Yuliya Stepanova has become the first athlete eligible to enter international competitions, as an independent athlete, after confirmation by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). The IAAF released a statement earl … Read more

Rodger unhappy after being left out of European Championships

28/06/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   British 400m hurdles champion Seb Rodger has hit out at Britain’s athletics organisation after he was left out of Great Britain’s squad for the European Athletics Championships in July. The 98-strong team was announced on Monday, with Rodger looking highly likely to be … Read more