Alex Seftel

Alex Seftel

Marcin Lewandowski and Neil Gourley at the 2018 Athletics World Cup. Photo: MV4R Photography

The battle is on for Scottish glory in Grangemouth

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16/08/2019 by Alex Seftel

More than 700 athletes will be chasing medals at the FPSG Scottish Athletics Senior and U17 Championships this weekend and you can watch the action live on this page of A host of Great Britain and Scotland international athletes are on the start lists for Grangemouth, meaning there … Read more

World junior record holder Mondo Duplantis among a host of stars in Gothenburg

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13/08/2019 by Alex Seftel

World junior record holder and European champion Mondo Duplantis is assured of a great reception from the Swedish crowd when he competes at Friday’s Gothenburg Athletics Grand Prix, which is live on this page of from 1700 BST. The 6.05m vaulter is one of a number of top names in the … Read more

Three world records broken in RaceRunning ahead of World Championships debut

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25/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

“I always believed, I always dreamed. Now my craziest of dreams has come true!” These were the words of Britain’s Ellie Simpson when it was announced that RaceRunning had officially been recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. As a result, when the 2019 World Para Athletics Championshi … Read more

Naomi Ogbeta at the 2018 Athletics World Cup. Photo: MV4R Photography

World standards being chased at England Athletics Championships

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24/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

Established internationals will line up alongside young stars returning from European competition this weekend, as Manchester hosts the England Athletics Senior Championships. The event is combined with the historic Amateur Athletic Association Championships (AAAs), as well as the UK Inter-Counties. … Read more

Paralympic champion Aled Davies at a Rio 2016 homecoming celebration. Photo: National Assembly for Wales via Flickr

International stars head to Welsh Championships in Cardiff

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12/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

Two-time Paralympic champion and F42 shot put world record holder Aled Davies leads the entries for the Welsh Athletics Senior Track and Field Championships. Olympic bobsleigher Mica Moore (below) lines up in the 100m, where she will face the likes of Amy Odunaiya, while it could be a good battle be … Read more

Injury ends Niamh Emerson’s medal-winning season

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12/06/2019 by Alex Seftel

World junior champion Niamh Emerson says her 2019 season is over after undergoing surgery following a knee injury. The 20-year-old heptathlete, a runner-up at this year’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, wrote on Instagram that she had partially torn her patella tendon. The tissue connects … Read more

Lauren Williams warm weather training in Tenerife by Amy Hillyard

Ones to Watch: Welsh junior record holder Lauren Williams has more in her sights

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18/05/2019 by Alex Seftel

“It all kick-started when I won the England Under-17 Championships. That was the first time people noticed me, being from a rural, small town club.” Lauren Williams may joke about being from a little-known part of Wales, but the 400m hurdler has made big progress in the last few seasons. The 20-year … Read more

Asbel Kiprop doping ban “may terminate sporting career”

20/04/2019 by Alex Seftel

Former Olympic and three-time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop has been given a four year doping ban. The Kenyan, who won gold at Beijing 2008, has been charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), after a sample taken in November 2017 contained the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) … Read more

Theresa May marshals Maidenhead athletics race

19/04/2019 by Alex Seftel

Theresa May has spent Good Friday marshalling a race in her Maidenhead constituency. The Prime Minister, who is hoping to direct her country to an exit from the European Union, helped out at the Easter 10 event after returning from holiday in Wales. She was equipped with a fluorescent yellow vest as … Read more

5 things we learned on Day 1 of the European Indoor Championships

01/03/2019 by Alex Seftel

NO-ONE CAN LIVE WITH LAURA MUIR How do we make sure the entire country knows that Laura Muir is our next major international superstar? Perhaps it’s only after the Olympic Games that some really engage with what is happening in the universe of track and field. If that’s the case then shame on them! … Read more