No woman ran faster over 100m and 200m this year than Dina Asher-Smith in 2018. Photo: MV4R Photography

British Athletics name 72-strong team for Doha World Championships

03/09/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have announced a team of 72 athletes for the 2019 IAAF World Championships, which begin later this month in Doha, Qatar from September 27-October 6. Dina Asher-Smith (club: Blackheath & Bromley; coach: John Blackie) and Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Liverpool Harriers; Betrand Val … Read more


Christian Coleman at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

Christian Coleman will compete in Doha after missed drug test case dropped

02/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

American sprinter Christian Coleman is free to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Doha this month after a charge relating to him missing three drug tests was dropped. The 23-year-old world silver medallist looked in danger of receiving a one year ban until investigations were ended by the Un … Read more


British age group records could fall at nationals in Bedford

29/08/2019 by Alex Seftel

It’s the England Athletics Under-15 and Under-17 Championships in Bedford this weekend and you can watch them live from 10am until 6pm BST on Saturday and from the same time until 5.30pm on Sunday. There will be dedicated track and field streams on this page, while entries for the event can be found … Read more


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

The battle is on for Scottish glory in Grangemouth

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 runjumpthrow.com. 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

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 runjumpthrow.com from 1700 BST. The 6.05m vaulter is one of a number of top names in the … Read more


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

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


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

World standards being chased at England Athletics Championships

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


54-strong British squad named for European Team Championships

24/07/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have announced a team of 54 athletes for next month’s European Team Championships Super League 2019 in Bydgoszcz, Poland from August 9-11. Charlie Da’Vall Grice (club: Brighton Phoenix; coach: Jon Bigg) helps headline the British team with his third appearance at the Championships, … Read more


James Ellington’s London Olympic Stadium dreams come true after career-threatening crash

20/07/2019 by Julia Cook

In 2016, James Ellington was at the height of his career. Personal bests in the 100m and 200m, Olympic team member for the 100m and 4x100m, European Champion as part of the 4x100m relay, and 5th in Europe for the individual event. It seemed as if nothing could slow him down. But five months after th … 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

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


Future stars line up for English Schools’ in Birmingham

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


Samba has been breaking records for fun this year. Photo: Matthew Quine

Monaco Diamond League: Everything you need to know

11/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

As IAAF Diamond League meetings go few can match up to the excitement, twists and memorable performances that Monaco has seen over the years. Last year saw world leads galore and even a phenomenal 3000m steeplechase record from Beatrice Chepkoech. The Kenyan will return to Monaco hoping to produce a … Read more


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298 potential drug cheats identified by WADA

03/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

A “target pool” of nearly 300 athletes who may have committed doping offences has been identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after a visit to a Moscow lab revealed samples containing strong evidence of banned substances. The lab provided a total of 2,262 samples obtained between January … Read more


Mariya Lasitskene at the 2018 Paris Diamond League. Photo: Matthew Quine

Lausanne Diamond League: Everything you need to know

03/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Last week in Stanford saw the Diamond League come back with a bang as a host of thrilling encounters lit up the Prefontaine Classic. This time, the famous Athletissima in Lausanne plays host to yet more of the sport’s top names, promising another set of thrilling clashes between fields stacked full … Read more


Wayde van Niekerk doubtful for the Diamond League season

02/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

World 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk has suffered a “minor setback” in his recovery from injury and could miss the rest of the Diamond League season. The Olympic and world champion suffered a damaging knee injury during a game of celebrity touch rugby on 31st October 2017. The injury left him … Read more


GB international Kyle Langford apologises for incident with an official

01/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Commonwealth silver medallist Kyle Langford has issued an apology for laying hands on an official at the Watford British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix event on Saturday. The 23-year-old was filmed grabbing the official by the neck during his warm-up before the men’s 800m A Race. Langford released his … Read more


Injury ends Niamh Emerson’s medal-winning season

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


Stadium records broken on a very fast Friday

07/06/2019 by Cherisse Walley

It certainly wasn’t labelled Fast Friday for nothing. The speedy distance event organised by Orion Harriers was combined yesterday evening with the England Athletics 10,000m Championships, which brought a sea of athletes to a very soggy North London. The evening hosted two 5000m races in the middle … Read more


Steph Twell at the 2018 British Championships plus Melissa Courtney and Eilish McColgan. Photo: MV4R Photography

British team selected for European Cup at Night of 10,000m PBs

07/06/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today announced a strong team of 12 athletes for the European 10,000m Cup at Parliament Hill in London on Saturday 6 July. European silver medallist over 5,000m Eilish McColgan (club: Dundee Hawkhill; coach: Liz Nuttall) leads the team having run her quickest time over 12 and … Read more


Steph Twell at the 2018 British Championships plus Melissa Courtney and Eilish McColgan. Photo: MV4R Photography

Eilish McColgan has precious possessions stolen from her home

30/05/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

European 5000m medallist Eilish McColgan has been left “upset and angry” after thieves broke into her house on Wednesday. The Scottish long-distance runner has been in Sweden preparing for Thursday’s Diamond League race, with partner Michael Rimmer leaving their house in Manchester at 8am on Wednesd … Read more


Courtney beats McDonald and Muir to Westminster Mile gold

27/05/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Commonwealth Games medallist Melissa Courtney picked up a superb victory in the Vitality Westminster Mile, beating the likes of multiple European champion Laura Muir and commonwealth finalist Sarah McDonald to win with 4:31. The 25-year-old took advantage of the slow start to move into an early lead … Read more


Katarina Johnson-Thompson moves top of the world rankings with PB in Götzis

27/05/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

European outdoor champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson moved top of the heptathlon world rankings with a hugely impressive score of 6,813 to win this weekend’s Combined events Hypomeeting in Götzis. The 26-year-old’s victory saw her beat her previous personal best by 54 points for a hugely dominant win … Read more


Sophie McKinna in the shot put at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

10 British throwers set for Halle

23/05/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics has today confirmed that ten athletes will compete at the Halle Throws International in Germany from June 1-2. Commonwealth champion Nick Miller (club: Border; coach: Tore Gustafsson), who opened his season with victory at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in Brazil last month, is on … Read more


BAL cancels opening fixture in Bedford

09/05/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The British Athletics League (BAL) has had to cancel the opening fixture in Division 2, 3 and 4 after a shortage of officials left the meetings unable to take place. Bedford International Athletics stadium was due to host the combined opening match on Sunday 12th May. However, a congested calendar t … Read more


Caster Semenya at the 2018 Paris Diamond League. Photo: Matthew Quine

Explanation and reaction to the Caster Semenya ruling

02/05/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Multiple Olympic and world 800m champion Caster Semenya yesterday lost her appeal against testosterone regulations set by the IAAF. The athletics governing body stated that her heightened testosterone levels give her an “unfair advantage” over her competitors, while Semenya believes she has every ri … Read more


Mo Farah at the 2014 London Marathon. NH53 via Flickr

Mo Farah could return to the track at Tokyo 2020

24/04/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has once again hinted at a possible return to the track for Tokyo 2020 despite his retirement in 2017. The former 5000 and 10,000m runner won silver and gold at the IAAF World Championships in 2017 before competing in his last track race at the Weltklasse Zü … Read more


Sam Gordon (Wales) and James Williams (Liverpool Harriers) at the 2018 Manchester International. Photo: MV4R Photography

British Athletics confirm two team changes for IAAF World Relays

22/04/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today confirmed two changes to the British team selected to compete at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan from May 11-12. Matthew Hudson-Smith (club: Birchfield Harriers; coach: Lance Brauman), who claimed the European 400m title last summer and helped the British 4x400m … 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


Dina Asher-Smith winning the 2018 British Championships. Photo: MV4R Photography

British Athletics summer 2019 selection policies now available

15/04/2019 by British Athletics

All British Athletics selection policies for the remaining major international competitions this summer have now been published and are available to view online. British Athletics has sent teams to five international events so far this year, most recently the IAAF World Cross Country Championships i … Read more


David Jeacock: Obituary

05/04/2019 by Matthew Quine

England Athletics was saddened to hear of the recent passing of David Jeacock, former solicitor to EA and long-standing General Secretary of the British Athletics league. David’s funeral took place on Thursday 4th April. A member of Swindon AC, David was Legal Officer of the BAL for over 40 years an … Read more


Kate Avery at the 2010 English National Cross Country Championships. Adam KR via Flickr

Avery leads senior women’s team to forth at IAAF World Cross

30/03/2019 by British Athletics

On a fantastic day for cross country running in Aarhus, Denmark, the senior women’s team impressed as they placed fourth overall after a stunning set of performances by the British squad, while two juniors placed in the top 25 of their respective races. The senior women showed great spirit on the 10 … Read more


Athletes set for most extraordinary World Cross Country course

29/03/2019 by Cherisse Walley

With T-minus one day to go until the World Cross Country Championships gets underway in Aarhus, Denmark, athletes from across the globe have been doing their final preparations, which includes checking out the wacky course. Naturally, the course and its quirks have already been a huge topic of discu … Read more


McConnell with supportive words for fellow Scotswoman Muir

19/03/2019 by Scottish Athletics

Lee McConnell believes Hampden heartbreak five years ago and a growing sense of maturity will allow Laura Muir to cope with being the face of Scottish athletics. Middle distance specialist Muir won an unprecedented Double Double at the European Indoors in Glasgow earlier this month as she successful … Read more


Charlton leads the way in Leeds

17/03/2019 by Cherisse Walley

Sam Charlton of Northumberland county took the Senior Boys race in style yesterday afternoon in Leeds. The Wallsend Harrier added the New Balance English Schools National title to his extensive list of victories this cross country season, making it his forth major victory. Just two weeks’ ago, he to … Read more


Leiria to host the European Throwing Cup in 2020, 2021 and 2022

07/03/2019 by Cherisse Walley

European Athletics have recently chosen the Portuguese city of Leira as the host of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the European Throwing Cup. First held back in 2001, the Cup is an important event in the European throwing calendar. We were honoured to broadcast the event this time last year in … Read more


Laura Muir on her determination to succeed

07/03/2019 by Scottish Athletics

Double European Indoors champion Laura Muir has recalled how she went through deep disappointment at a number of Scottish Schools championship events in her mid-teens. Laura was ninth in the Scottish Schools XC at Irvine in 2008 to miss out on selection for the SIAB International Match and, around t … Read more


Britain’s best ever haul at a European Indoor Championships

04/03/2019 by British Athletics

The final evening of action at the European Indoor Championships saw a record Great Britain & Northern Ireland team deliver spectacularly as golds from Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young, club: Dundee Hawkhill), Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (Jon Bigg, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) led the way. Winning … Read more


European Championships Lesson 2. All the hows.

02/03/2019 by Cherisse Walley

HOW CAN WE BE NORWEGIAN? We’re always looking to learn something new, and at these championships, we want to know how to be an Ingebrigtsen, or run like one at least. In fact, how to be Norwegian in general. This evening, 18-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen did the unthinkable, becoming the youngest ever … Read more


O’Hare and Philip add to British medal haul at European Indoor Championships

02/03/2019 by British Athletics

The British team claimed two further medals on the second day of the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, taking the tally up to six overall. Among the medal winners were Chris O’Hare (Terrence Mahon, Edinburgh) who claimed 3000m silver in dramatic fashion, and Asha Philip (Steve Fudge, Newham … Read more


Reigning Champions Philip, Pozzi and Kilty lead the way on morning two in Glasgow

02/03/2019 by British Athletics

There was a clean sweep of sprint and sprint hurdles qualifications on morning two of the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, while Tim Duckworth’s (Toby Stevenson; Liverpool) search for a first senior medal on the international stage began strongly as he heads into this evening with a 38-poin … Read more


British Athletics team update: Grice withdraws from European Indoor Championships

21/02/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today confirmed that Charlie Da’Vall Grice (club: Brighton Phoenix; coach: Jon Bigg) has withdrawn from next week’s European Indoor Championships with Sam Atkin (Lincoln Wellington; Rob Lewis) set to replace him. Grice has recently been setback with a foot injury yet still cla … Read more


Defending 60m Champion Richard Kilty receives invite from European Athletics

20/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

Two-time European Indoor Champion Richard Kilty has within the hour received a special invite from European Athletics to compete in Glasgow next week. The news comes after British Athletics released their record 48 strong team after the Müller Birmingham Grand Prix just last weekend, which only feat … Read more


Record numbers set for Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country

20/02/2019 by Scottish Athletics

All roads lead to just one place this weekend as the Lindsays National XC takes centre stage – Callendar Park in Falkirk. The event has attracted the biggest fields in 25 years of combined male/female championships with 2458 names on start-lists and just over 100 clubs represented. There are now 10 … Read more


Strong Scottish team set for home crowd

18/02/2019 by Scottish Athletics

“Scottish athletes savouring a record representation at Glasgow 2019 are reaping the rewards for many years of hard work – and coaches and clubs have played a huge role, too.” That’s the verdict of Stephen Maguire, Head of Performance and Coaching at Scottish Athletics, in a special video interview … Read more


Emerson receives pentathlon invite for European Indoor Championships

18/02/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today accepted a European Athletics invite for Niamh Emerson (club: Amber Valley & Erewash; coach: David Feeney) to compete in the pentathlon at next week’s European Indoor Championships on home soil in Glasgow. Emerson became only the second British athlete ever to win th … Read more


Laura Muir on her way to win the 2018 Diamond Trophy in Brussels. Photo: Matthew Quine

Keeping Track: What a record breaking week.

18/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

We’ve lost count of how many records have been broken this week, not just in the UK but globally. There was definitely something in the water these past few days, maybe it was post-Valentine’s day feelings, or athletes peaking just at the right time before the Europeans. Who knows. But, whatever the … Read more


BRITISH ATHLETICS NAME RECORD TEAM FOR EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

17/02/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today named a record equalling number of 48 athletes for the European Indoor Championships on home soil in Glasgow from March 1-3. Double European indoor champion Laura Muir (club: Dundee Hawkhill; coach: Andy Young), Asha Philip (Newham & Essex Beagles; Steve Fudge) and A … Read more


Laura Muir on her way to win the 2018 Diamond Trophy in Brussels. Photo: Matthew Quine

Tefera with new world record and Muir claims yet another British record

16/02/2019 by British Athletics

A stunning world indoor 1500m record by Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia was backed up by an emphatic smashing of the British record by Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young, club: Dundee Hawkhill) on a world-class day of athletics at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham at Arena Birmingham. Lowering the great … Read more


Cameron Chalmers, Ben Claridge and Sam Hazel pick up 400m medals at BUCS 2018. Photo: Jack Anderson

The Best of BUCS

15/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

The British University Indoor Championships 2019 is just hours away, with the first event of this three-day championships commencing at 1pm today. These championships are the stepping stones to bigger and better things for many junior athletes and numerous British stars started their humble beginnin … Read more


Bingtian clocks second fastest time this year over 60m

14/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

We promised that the 6thAIT International Grand Prix would be a real mid-week treat, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Asias’s fastest man and poster boy, Su Bingtian, made his presence very much felt from the opening round of the men’s 60m. He cruised over the line to a new stadium record of 6.54 … Read more


Katerina Stefanidi (Kat Stefanidi) competing in the Diamond League. Photo: Matthew Quine

Over 50 global medallists to star at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham

12/02/2019 by British Athletics

The Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham welcomes more than 50 global medallists to Arena Birmingham on Saturday 16 February at the world’s number one ranked indoor athletics event Olympic, world and European medallists will be on show for fans to see go head to head at the sold-out event at Arena Bi … Read more


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12 British athletes selected for 24 hour World Championships

11/02/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics has today confirmed that a team of 12 will represent the country at the IAU 24 Hour World Championships in Albi, France – with each athlete covering between 210-275 kilometres – over the weekend of 26-27 October 2019. 2016 IAU European 24-Hour Champion Dan Lawson (coach: Allison Be … Read more


SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships: Round-up of the action

11/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

Action at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships saw the best display of British women’s shot putting since 2000. It was Sophie McKinna who rose to the occasion and after numerous bronze and silver medals at these championships, the 24-year-old finally left the circle with a gold and a huge … Read more


Johnson Thompson and O’Hare are victorious on day two of the SPAR British Indoor Championships

11/02/2019 by British Athletics

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (club: Liverpool Harriers, coach: Bertrand Valcin), Zoey Clark (Thames Valley, Eddie McKenna) and Chris O’Hare (Edinburgh; Terrance Mahon) were among a string of impressive victors on the second and final day of the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships at Arena Birmi … Read more


Bradshaw back at it, Philip makes it ten and Muir victorious in Birmingham

09/02/2019 by British Athletics

Asha Philip (club: Newham & Essex Beagles; coach: Steve Fudge), Holly Bradshaw (Blackburn Harriers; Scott Simpson) and Laura Muir (Dundee Hawkhill; Andy Young) all recorded impressive victories on the first day of the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham to book a place at n … Read more


Keeping Track: Kristal shines bright in Berlin and Melissa Courtney’s world leading win.

04/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

KRISTAL SHINES BRIGHT Living up to her name, Kristal Awuah was one of our Ones to Watch for 2019. Shining bright at Berlin’s ISTAF Indoor this weekend, the 19 year old certainly didn’t disappoint. With a huge lifetime best of 7.19 over the 60m, she beat European bronze medallist Gina Lückenkemper to … Read more


Robbie Grabarz. Photo: Neil via Flickr

Grabarz in line for Olympic silver as 12 Russians get doping bans

01/02/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Britain’s Robbie Grabarz could be upgraded to Olympic silver after London 2012 high jump winner Ivan Ukhov was one of 12 Russian athletes banned from competing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). Ukhov’s ban started on 1st February with he, along with fellow high jumper Svetlana Shkolina be … Read more


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Keeping Track: Latest athletics news 28th January

28/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

EMERSON UP TO FOURTH ON GB ALL-TIME LIST The Combined Events International Match in Cardiff (watch back here) saw Niamh Emerson emerge victorious. Her world-leading score of 4,544 put her fourth behind Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kelly Sotherton in the British all-time list. Th … Read more


Zoey Clark impresses with two medals at Scottish Indoors

28/01/2019 by Scottish Athletics

GB international Zoey Clark claimed a gold and silver medal double at the FPSG Scottish Seniors and U17s Champs (full results here) – and insisted a return to the Emirates Arena for the European Indoors would be her dream ticket. The double World Relay medallist clocked 7.42 in the 60m final to take … Read more


Niamh Emerson at the Combined Events International in Cardiff in January 2019. Melissa Gresswell.

Record-breaking excitement at the Welsh Indoors and Combined Events International

28/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

The weekend’s action in Wales (watch back here)  saw the highest ever pentathlon score by a British teenager, as Niamh Emerson triumphed with a world leading score of 4,544 to win the Combined Events International. Victories in three out of four multi-event competitions meant Great Britain and North … Read more


Jemima Sumgong at the New York Marathon. Photo: CCHO via Flickr

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong banned for eight years

25/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been banned from competing for eight years by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), as she’s judged to have lied following a positive drug test. The governing body’s Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) says the 34-year-old Kenyan provi … Read more


Mariya Lasitskene at the 2018 Paris Diamond League. Photo: Matthew Quine

42 Russian athletes cleared as neutrals by IAAF

22/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

42 Russian athletes have been cleared by the IAAF to compete as neutrals in 2019. The sport’s governing body has approved them while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. Among those included are world champion high jumper Mariya Lasitskene – the favourite to defend her title in … Read more


Stock photo. UK Athletics Championships 2010. Photo: William Warby via Flickr

Richard Bowker steps down as UK Athletics chairman

16/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

UK Athletics have announced that Chairman Richard Bowker is to step down and leave at the end of the month. Bowker, who has a wealth of business and sporting experience, took over the role from Ed Warner eighteen months ago. It follows the organisation’s Member Council losing confidence in his leade … Read more


(2) Andy Vernon at the 2014 British Indoor Championships. Photo: Vinco

Andy Vernon on marathon debut: ‘If I don’t do it now, I won’t ever do it’

15/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

European silver medallist Andy Vernon is to run his first marathon in London this year. The 33-year-old says he feels like now is the right time, as he recognises he’s getting “a little bit slower on the track” and that “it’s tough to make teams”. He’s been speaking to organisers of the London Marat … Read more


Emily Diamond, Finette Agyapong, Amy Allcock and Zoey Clark at the Athletics World Cup in 2018. Photo: MV4R Photography

Competition looking for a new female voice of athletics

15/01/2019 by British Athletics

Women in World Athletics (WIWA), an initiative launched by UK Athletics in 2013, is running competition searching for a new female voice to join the official live stream commentary team at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships next month (9-10th). This opportunity links to the annual ‘Wome … Read more


Nafi Thiam jumping at the Paris round of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League. Photo: Matthew Quine

Defending champion Thiam set to miss European Indoors

14/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

Olympic, world and European champion Nafi Thiam looks set to miss the European Indoor Championships through injury. It means the Belgian won’t be able to defend the title she won in Belgrade in 2017. Thiam is said to have torn a muscle in her leg during training in South Africa and her coach has tol … Read more


Eliud Kipchoge at the London Marathon 2018. Photo: Marco Verch via Flickr.

London Marathon promises exciting Kipchoge v Farah duel

14/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge is looking forward to the prospect of taking on Britain’s Sir Mo Farah again at the 2019 London Marathon this spring. Kipchoge won last year’s event, with Farah placing third in a new British record time. The Kenyan went on to clock an all-time best of 2:0 … Read more


Keeping Track: Monday news column 14th January

14/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

LONDON MARATHON WILL SEE KIPCHOGE v FARAH Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has confirmed his attendance at this year’s London Marathon, alongside Sir Mo Farah. The event will take place on Sunday 28 April this year. We’ve been taking a look at how close the two are on paper. https://twitt … Read more


Muir claims fifth successive mixed relay title as Brits get second overall in Stirling

13/01/2019 by British Athletics

Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young; club: Dundee Hawkhill) earned herself a fifth consecutive mixed relay title and helped the British team to second place overall at the Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry. The victory for the senior mixed relay team helped Great Britain & Northern Ireland cement v … Read more


Laura Muir at the 2018 Anniversary Games. Photo: MV4R Photography.

Olympic, world and European medallists confirm British Champs attendance

09/01/2019 by British Athletics

Olympic, World and European medallists are confirmed to battle it out against the best in the country at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on 9-10 February 2019 at the Arena Birmingham, taking place one month today. With the opportunity to qualify and represent Great Britain & Northern … Read more


Niamh Emerson after winning BUCS 4X400m gold in Bedford in May 2018. Photo: Jack Anderson

World junior champion Emerson headlines British team for combined events international

08/01/2019 by British Athletics

World Junior heptathlon gold medallist Niamh Emerson (coach: David Feeney; club: Amber Valley & Erewash) and Commonwealth Games decathlon sixth placer John Lane (Toni Minichiello; Sheffield & Dearne) head the British team for the Indoor Combined Events International Match in Cardiff on the 2 … Read more


Keeping Track: Monday news column 7th January

07/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

ARTER ECLIPSES PARKRUN RECORD Distance runner Charlotte Arter clocked a new record for parkrun with a time of 15:50 in Cardiff on Saturday. More in Dai Sport. FAST SEASON START FOR MUIR Laura Muir impressed at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow, by opening up her season with a quick 5000m on Friday night … Read more


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Keeping Track: Monday news column 31st December

31/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

WIGHTMAN OUT OF EURO INDOORS Jake Wightman will miss the European Indoors in Glasgow because of injury. More in Athletics Weekly. https://www.instagram.com/p/Br-yKnXHUZ3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link RUSSIA TO MISS WADA DEADLINE It appears that Russia’s anti-doping body Rusada won’t meet the World An … Read more


British Athletics organise major UK competitions and support top athletes. Photo: Richard Phipps via Flickr.

Athletics represented in the New Year’s Honours List 2019

29/12/2018 by British Athletics

Athletics is well represented in the New Year’s Honours List 2019 which recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom. Para Athletics Head Coach at UK Athletics, Paula Dunn has been awarded an MBE for her services to athletics. Lorna Boothe has been awarded an … Read more


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Keeping Track: Monday news column 24th December

24/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

TRIBUTES TO CLUB LEGEND People have paid tribute to a ‘Warrington Athletics Club legend’ who devoted 60 years of his life to the sport. Nev Jones is described as a hero and there’s a full piece in the Warrington Guardian. https://twitter.com/run_cj/status/1075796805642784768 ALLYSON FELIX REVEALS BI … Read more


Stock track. London 2017 World Championships. London Stadium / Olympic Stadium. Photo: William Warby via Flickr.

IAAF approves nation transfers for 10 athletes

21/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has allowed 10 competitors to change countries. It comes after new rules for transfers were agreed earlier this year, with a Nationality Review Panel looking into individual cases. The governing body previously suspended all changes … Read more


Anna Chicherova is said to be the last Russian to have returned a medal over a year ago. Photo: Grzegorz Jereczek via Flickr

Drug cheats haven’t returned medals, admits Russian Olympic committee

19/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

Russian officials say some athletes convicted of doping offences haven’t given back their medals following requests by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Alexander Brilliantyova from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) told the nation’s state news agency TASS that no athlete has returned a m … Read more


Laura Muir on her way to win the 2018 Diamond Trophy in Brussels. Photo: Matthew Quine

Muir headlines 20-strong British team for Great Stirling Cross Country

13/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

European 1500m champion and double world indoor medallist Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young; club: Dundee Hawkhill) will headline the British team to compete at the Great Stirling Cross Country on Saturday, 12 January 2019. Muir, who also took the 1500m Diamond League title in Brussels in August, makes … Read more


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Keeping Track: Monday news column 10 December

10/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

INGEBRIGTSEN SECURES EURO XC HAT-TRICK 18-year-old European senior champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the under 20 race at the European Cross Country Championships for an incredible third time in a row. The Norwegian was delighted with the overall success for his country. See full results here. ht … Read more


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Brits get six medals to grab fourth overall at European XC Championships

10/12/2018 by British Athletics

https://twitter.com/Euro_Cross/status/1071842698796171265 Great Britain and Northern Ireland secured six medals, including one gold, as they finished in fourth place overall at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The Junior Women’s team set the bar in the first race … Read more


James Dasaolu winning European Indoor silver in the year he shot to fame in 2013. Photo: Guillaume Baviere via Flickr.

‘Truly overwhelmed’ Dasaolu to have surgery following donations

06/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

British sprinter James Dasaolu has confirmed that he’ll be having “urgent surgery”, after a campaign to raise funds. The 2014 European champion currently has over £13,000 of his £25,000 target for treatment and rehabilitation after he ruptured his achilles tendon. The 31-year-old is aiming to get hi … Read more


James Dasaolu winning European Indoor silver in the year he shot to fame in 2013. Photo: Guillaume Baviere via Flickr.

Dasaolu hopes to raise £25,000 to get career back on track

01/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

Great Britain sprinter James Dasaolu is hoping to raise £25,000 for treatment of an achilles injury, said to require “urgent surgery”. A fundraising page set up on behalf of the two-time Olympian – who hasn’t competed in over a year – has raised more than £9,000 at the time of writing. The 31-year-o … Read more


Ronald Levy and Andrew Pozzi at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

Sprint hurdles star Pozzi to return to scene of World Indoor triumph

30/11/2018 by British Athletics

Sprint hurdler Andrew Pozzi (coach: Santiago Antunez, club: Stratford-upon-Avon) has confirmed he will be returning to the Arena Birmingham in February, to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham. The Stratford-Upon-Avon runner will be competing on Saturday 16th February at the Arena Birm … Read more


Abeba Aregawi wins the 2013 European Indoor 1500m title in Gothenburg on her Sweden debut. Guillaume Baviere via Flickr

World champion Aregawi puts career ‘on ice’ at 28

29/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

2013 world 1500m champion Abeba Aregawi is said to have put her career “on ice” at 28-years-old. The Ethiopian-born runner, who switched allegiance to Sweden five years ago, has been removed from the list of active athletes by her national governing body. Aregawi was suspended by the Swedish Athleti … Read more


Sonia O'Sullivan. Photo: Sean Truscott photography via Flickr

Throwback Thursday: When Sonia O’Sullivan was unstoppable

29/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

She was Ireland’s first female world 5000m champion and is widely regarded as the nation’s greatest ever long distance runner. In 1995, Sonia O’Sullivan reached the top of the tree by storming to gold at the World Championships in Gothenburg. The then-26-year-old was already widely known as a top cl … Read more


Alex Bell after winning the British Milers' Club Grand Prix in Trafford, August 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

Multiple XC medallists lead 40-strong British team in Europe

28/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Multiple European Cross Country team and individual medallists will front a 40-strong British Athletics team that heads to Tilburg, the Netherlands, on Sunday, 9 December. The British team has enjoyed a rich vein of success at these championships, having topped the medal table in 11 of the previous … Read more


Kyle Langford and others at the 2015 Birmingham Grand Prix. NS53 via Flickr.

GB’s Kyle Langford slams banned Kenyan athlete for ‘robbery’

25/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

British 800m runner Kyle Langford has described being beaten by a Kenyan banned for doping offences as ‘robbery’. Langford, 22, missed out on a medal at last year’s World Athletics Championships by four hundredths of a second to Kipyegon Bett, who has been banned until 2022, in a decision announced … Read more


Jonny Davies, seen here winning the mile at the 2017 England Senior Championships is set to benefit. Photo: Matthew Quine

London Marathon organisers offer £350,000 to support British endurance runners

25/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

32 British endurance athletes have been offered funding by London Marathon Events Ltd, the organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon to support them through 2019. The organisers have pledged a total of £350,000 in support, with £180,000 going towards British Athletics for their World Class Prog … Read more


Almaz Ayana after dominating her way to a world gold. Picture: Marco Verch via Flickr

Throwback Thursday: Ayana’s record that stunned the world

22/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Rarely has an Olympic gold been so dominant in recent times. With the world watching on the grandest stage in 2016, Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana geared up for only her second ever competitive 10,000m race. Not only did she take the gold, she absolutely annihilated the nearly 23-year-old 10,000m world reco … Read more


Stock track Alexander Stadium. Birmingham Grand Prix 2015. Photo: NS53 via Flickr.

Olympian Nigel Levine receives four year doping ban

20/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

European champion and 400m runner Nigel Levine has been banned for four years by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after a test sample was found to contain a banned substance. In handing down the punishment, the body’s Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said athletes are “solely responsible” for what is found in t … Read more


Dominic Ogbechie clears 2.22m for a world age best - one of our top moments of 2018.

Burgin, Ogbechie and Hodgkinson selected for bright futures by British Athletics

20/11/2018 by British Athletics

A host of 2018 World Junior, European Under-18 and World Para Athletics European Championship medallists have been named on the British Athletics Futures Programmes for 2018-2019. A total of 26 athletes have been selected for the Olympic Futures Programme, with 24 chosen for the Paralympic Futures P … Read more


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Keeping Track: Monday news column 19th November

19/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

COULD SCOTLAND SOON COMPETE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS? Scottish Athletics is exploring breaking away from Great Britain and Northern Ireland and competing independently. The national body is said to have written to European Athletics enquiring about the possibility of independence. Scottish Athletic … Read more


Shara Proctor warming up at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

British Athletics place 114 athletes on 2018-19 funding list

13/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Distance runner Laura Weightman and long jumper Shara Proctor have been returned to the British Athletics World Class Programme (WCP) after clinching European bronze in Berlin. Proctor, who also won world silver in 2015, takes her place in a 14-strong Olympic Podium group, while Weightman is placed … Read more


Mike Rodgers, Reece Prescod, Christian Coleman and Yohan Blake at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

IAAF shelves plans for rankings-based World Championships qualification

11/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

The IAAF has put plans to change the way athletes qualify for the World Championships on hold, because “uncertainty remains” about a move to a points-based system. It had been proposed that new World Rankings, set to come in next season, would be the basis of securing a spot at the 2019 tournament, … Read more


Steph Twell set for marathon debut

09/11/2018 by Scottish Athletics

Commonwealth and European track medallist Steph Twell is ready to race her first marathon before the end of this year. The Olympian and GB and Scotland international, who is making a move to the roads after a fine career in cross country and track, will compete in the Valencia Marathon on December 2 … Read more


Max Burgin leads the 800m at the Northern Championships. Photo: Dave Hewitson/Sports for All Pics.

Ones to watch: Records have tumbled at Max Burgin’s feet

07/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In a year where the world has marvelled at sensational young talents like European pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis and European double winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Britain has its eye on a young prodigy of its own. A year ago, Max Burgin was already in the minds of many throughout athletics, runni … Read more


SCOTTISH ATHLETICS STORIES ONLY. Laura Muir and coach Andy Young at the Scottish Athletics Annual Awards. Photo: Bobby Gavin

Laura Muir awarded Scottish Athlete of the Year

04/11/2018 by Scottish Athletics

Laura Muir is Scotland’s FPSG Athlete of the Year after a thrilling 12 months for the endurance runner from Kinross. Dame Kelly Holmes helped make the presentations as Guest of Honour at the scottishathletics and jogscotland FPSG Awards Dinner. It was also a great moment for some of the best-known n … Read more


British Athletics organise major UK competitions and support top athletes. Photo: Richard Phipps via Flickr.

British athletes to gain access to mental health support

31/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

Athletes will have access to mental health support at major international tournaments, thanks to a partnership between British Athletics and a team of national experts. The governing body has announced a link-up with Cognacity to provide full-time confidential counselling for funded competitors on i … Read more


World Half Marathon record broken in Valencia

29/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

An ecstatic Valencia crowd played witness to yet another world half-marathon record, as Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum won Sunday’s Valenica Half Marathon in a world record time of 58:18. Kiptum’s record meant he smashed his previous personal best by a huge 51-seconds, an achievement made even more impressi … Read more


2017 AAAs at Bedford. Matthew Quine.

New podcast from England Athletics

26/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

England Athletics have released a podcast covering everything from participation to performance, nostalgia and mental health. The first episode features an interview with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill on what inspired her success, which culminated in a famous Olympic gold at London 2012. You’ll also hear … Read more


Usain Bolt. Adrian Zwegers via Flickr.

Australians still hopeful over Usain Bolt contract offer

24/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

Reports suggest a deal between track and field legend Usain Bolt and Australian football club Central Coast Mariners could still happen, despite the Mariners suggesting that extra finances would be needed to secure it. BBC Sport say that the Australian FA have stepped in to try and resolve the situa … Read more


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Keeping Track: Monday news column 22nd October

22/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

17-year-old world record holder Kare Adenegan saw off competition from a talented swimmer and jockey to win BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018. The teenager from Coventry set a new T34 100m world record of 16.80s at the Anniversary Games in London in the summer. The Paralympic silver meda … Read more


Keeping track: Monday news column 15th October

15/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Each Monday we take a look back at some of the athletics news that you may have missed over the weekend. This week we talk marathon wins, R&B singles, expectant mothers, British Athletics Cross Challenge starts, two-goals for Usain Bolt and more. SUPERMUMS The ‘supermums’ just keep on making wav … Read more


Cosmo Clock 21's Ferris wheel with a diameter of 100m. The Ferris wheel is in the Yokohama Cosmo World of Minato Mirai district. Photo: Toshihiro Gamo via Flickr.

Yokohama selected to host the 2019 World Relays Championships

15/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The stage has now been fully set for the 2019 IAAF World Relays, with Yokohama, Japan now chosen as the host city after the Bahamas dropped out for financial reasons. This latest development now sees Japan hosting two international competitions in a row, with the World Relays on 11-12th May falling … Read more


Keeping Track: Monday news column

08/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

Sir Mo Farah took his first marathon win in Chicago in a European record time. The 35-year-old clinched victory in two hours, five minutes and eleven seconds, becoming the first Brit to win the race for 22 years. See coverage below from NBC Sports and find full results on the official event site. Yo … Read more


Keeping Track: Monday news column

01/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

“I’ll try not to hold it against her”, says Dame Kelly Holmes, who is full of praise for Laura Muir despite the Scot having eclipsed some of her British records. Holmes has been speaking ahead of her involvement in presenting at the (Scottish Athletics) FPSG Annual Awards next month. More here on Fa … Read more


Dominic Ogbechie clears 2.22m for a world age best - one of our top moments of 2018.

Top Moments of 2018 on runjumpthrow.com

25/09/2018 by James Young

The 2018 season has drawn to a close and we have been lucky enough to share with you some of the best moments in athletics throughout the year. Here’s a look back at some of the top picks of 2018 as streamed live on runjumpthrow.com. Johannes Vetter – 92.70m Javelin Throw @ European Throwing Cup, Po … Read more


Jo Pavey at the 2017 London Marathon. Julian Mason via Flickr.

Throwback Thursday: The year Jo Pavey conquered Europe

20/09/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

She may have turned 45 today, but it was just over four years ago that world, European and Commonwealth medalist Jo Pavey made herself appear “ageless”. In a career spanning three decades, perhaps Jo Pavey’s finest moment of glory came at one of the least likely times in her career, when she headed … Read more


Kevin Mayer at the Meeting de Paris 2018. Photo: Yann Caradec via Flickr.

Kevin Mayer breaks decathlon world record

16/09/2018 by Matthew Quine

Kevin Mayer has broken the world record for decathlon with a performance of 9126 in Talence, France.   BREAKING: @mayer_decathlon has broken the decathlon world record with 9126 at @decastar_off in Talence! pic.twitter.com/4r9H9T2Zey — IAAF (@iaaforg) September 16, 2018 The Frenchman’s mark bet … Read more


Eliud Kipchoge at the London Marathon 2018. Photo: Marco Verch via Flickr.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record in Berlin

16/09/2018 by Matthew Quine

33-year-old marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has bettered the world record mark for the marathon, lowering the leading mark to 2:01.39. 2:01:40!! THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME IS NOW THE FASTEST OF ALL-TIME ELIUD KIPCHOGE BREAKS THE MARATHON WORLD RECORD. pic.twitter.com/aZXxUZuRt3 — Chris Chavez (@ChrisCh … Read more


UK Athletics announce change of leadership

14/09/2018 by British Athletics

UK Athletics has announced that its Chief Executive, Niels de Vos, will leave the organisation after eleven years, at the end of September. During his period of leadership British Athletics has become firmly established as one of the nation’s most successful sporting teams, has delivered the hugely … Read more


Kelly Sotherton to receive Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze at Team GB Ball

13/09/2018 by British Athletics

Kelly Sotherton (coach: Aston Moore, club: Birchfield Harriers) will receive her heptathlon bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Team GB Ball tonight in London. Sotherton originally finished in fifth place but following two disqualifications has been promoted into the bronze medal … Read more


Diane Leather Charles: First woman to run sub-five minute mile dies aged 85

08/09/2018 by Alex Seftel

Diane Leather Charles, the first woman to run a sub-five minute mile, has died aged 85. She was born on 7 January, 1933 in Streetly in the West Midlands and took up athletics aged 19 after being inspired by the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. Between 1953 and 1955, the Brit improved the women’s worl … Read more


Hatti Archer to receive European silver medal at Muller Grand Prix Birmingham

02/08/2018 by British Athletics

Hatti Archer (coach: Bud Baldaro) is set to receive her 3000m steeplechase 2010 European Championships silver medal at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham meeting, incorporating the Diamond League on Saturday, 18 August at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Archer (formerly Dean) finished fourth in t … Read more


Greene chosen by team mates as British captain for Berlin

02/08/2018 by British Athletics

Dai Greene (coach: Benke Blomkvist; club: Swansea) has been voted as captain by his British teammates for next week’s European Championships in Berlin from 6-12 August.\ Greene, who won the world, European, Commonwealth and Diamond League 400m hurdles titles in a 14-month period from 2010 and … Read more


Plethora of international medalists spearhead British junior teams for Berlin U20 Match and Manchester International

02/08/2018 by British Athletics

A host of World U20 Championship and European U18 Championship medallists will head the British teams competing in the Berlin U20 Match on Sunday, 5 August, and Manchester International on Wednesday, 15 August.\ European Under-18 Championship gold medallist over 3000m Thomas Keen (coach: Mark Vile, … Read more


Sifan Hassan

Hassan makes history as Adenegan and Hahn claim world records in London

02/08/2018 by British Athletics

British duo Kare Adenegan (coach: Job King) and Sophie Hahn (Joe McDonnell) both set world records and Sifan Hassan (NED) clocked a Diamond League record on a thrilling second day of the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium.   There was a superb world record for multiple world and Par … Read more


British Athletics name biggest team of modern era for European Championships

24/07/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics have named 102 athletes for the European Championships in Berlin from August 6-12, the biggest team sent to a major championships in the modern era.   World number one Lorraine Ugen (club: Thames Valley; coach: Shawn Jackson) and fellow European leaders Zharnel Hughes (Shaftes … Read more


Welsh Athletics International to host Olympic, Paralympic and exciting young talent

23/07/2018 by Alex Seftel

Olympians Brett Morse and Charlotte Wingfield and Paralympian Aled Davies are some of the stand out names set to feature at the Welsh Athletics International in Swansea this Wednesday 25th July.\ The event will see a team from Wales go up against counterparts from Scotland, Northern Ireland, England … Read more


Young stars hoping to live up to the legend of English Schools’

11/07/2018 by Alex Seftel

In the last decade, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford, Alistair Brownlee, and Paula Radcliffe (below) have all represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games.   Moreover, all of them came through the English Schools’ Athletic Association (ESAA) system, achieving … Read more


British Athletics name team for Athletics World Cup

05/07/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has announced 29 athletes set to compete at the Athletics World Cup on home soil at the London Stadium on 14-15 July. Long jumper Lorraine Ugen (Thames Valley; Shawn Jackson), high jumper Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow; Fuzz Caan), hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon ( … Read more


Commonwealth champion Johnson-Thompson to double up at Muller Anniversary Games

04/07/2018 by British Athletics

World Indoor and Commonwealth heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson will double up at this month’s Müller Anniversary Games (21-22 July) after becoming the latest star name to confirm her appearance in London this month. The 25-year-old will take to the runway for the long jump on Saturday 2 … Read more


Ugen World lead for and Dobbin Scottish record highlight Muller British Athletics Championships

04/07/2018 by British Athletics

A world-leading performance and four championship records were the highlights on a thrilling second day of Muller British Athletics Championships action, where the action on both the track and in-field was as hot as the heatwave temperature in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.\ With national tit … Read more


Olympic and world champions confirmed for Athletics World Cup

04/07/2018 by British Athletics

Olympic and world champions will be out in force at next weekend’s Athletics World Cup with France, Poland and Jamaica all confirming their teams for this ground-breaking event.\ Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson spearheads a Jamaican team boasting 60 major international medals between t … Read more


Dominic Ogbechie clears 2.22m for a world age best - one of our top moments of 2018.

World under-18 leaders Burgin and Ogbechie among 33 on their way to European under-18 championships

22/06/2018 by British Athletics

Current world under-18 leaders Max Burgin (coach: Brian Burgin, club: Halifax Harriers) and Dominic Ogbechie (Marius Guei, Highgate) headline the British team for the second European Athletics under-18 Championships taking place between 5-8 July in Gyor, Hungary. Burgin set a European under-16 best … Read more


Nick Willis and Jo Pavey headline BMC Loughborough line-up

20/06/2018 by Alex Seftel

Two-time Olympic medalist and Commonwealth Games winner Nick Willis (below), and 2014 European champion Jo Pavey are some of the star names entered for the British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix in Loughborough this Saturday. The 35-year-old New Zealander, who won silver at Beijing 2008 and bronze at … Read more


British Junior Record Holders Norris And Caudery To Head British Team In Mannheim

19/06/2018 by British Athletics

British junior record holders in the men’s hammer throw and women’s pole vault, Jake Norris (coach: Paul Dickenson, club: Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) and Molly Caudery (Stuart Caudery, Cornwall AC), will head a 20-strong British Athletics junior team for the Mannheim Gala on Ju … Read more


Catch up on highlights from the U20 & U23 Championships

19/06/2018 by Alex Seftel

If you didn’t catch all of the England Athletics Under 20 and Under 23 Championships in Bedford this weekend, on-demand footage is available for you to watch back here as many times as you like. Eight athletes secured places at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Finland on two brilliant days of … Read more


Britain’s best young athletes set to feature in Bedford

13/06/2018 by Alex Seftel

Some of Britain’s best young track and field talent including Morgan Lake, Shannon Hylton, Alicia Barrett, Adam Hague and Reuben Arthur are expected to feature at the England Athletics under-20 and under-23 Championships in Bedford this weekend. Places at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Finla … Read more


#AtletiCAGenève: The best of the action from Switzerland

09/06/2018 by Alex Seftel

International medalists Christophe Lemaitre and Mujinga Kambundji delivered headline performances as part of a great AtletiCAGenève competition in the Swiss sunshine. You can catch up on the action here on runjumpthrow.com. Lemaitre – an Olympic, World and European medalist for France – held off Gre … Read more


Lemaitre, Kambundji and a host of British medalists to feature at AtletiCAGenève

06/06/2018 by Alex Seftel

European champion and Olympic and world medalist Christophe Lemaitre (below) leads the list of entries for this weekend’s 31st AtletiCAGenève Memorial Georges Caillat. The French sprinter and national record holder goes in the 200m on Saturday afternoon and you can watch the whole meet live from Swi … Read more


Catch up on the European Champion Clubs Cup and BMC Grand Prix

28/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

If you missed this weekend’s coverage of the European Champion Clubs Cup from the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham or the British Milers Club Grand Prix from Watford, videos are now available on-demand to watch back as many times as you like on the coverage section of our website. Let’s start with th … Read more


The Summer Is Coming’ As Brits Are Confirmed To Compete At The Müller Anniversary Games

25/05/2018 by British Athletics

‘The Summer Is Coming’ with a quartet of British international medallists confirmed today to compete at the Müller Anniversary Games on 21-22 July. World Indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi (coach: Benke Blomkvist), Commonwealth Games silver medallists Eilidh Doyle (Brian … Read more


Gudzius, Pichardo, Lalova-Collio, Can and Lewandowski expected in Birmingham this weekend

23/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

The man who holds the world discus title, a number of European champions, and one of the top triple jumpers of all time headline those selected for the European Champion Clubs Cup in Birmingham this weekend. The annual event – organised by European Athletics – sees clubs who have won their national … Read more


Competition looking strong for BMC Grand Prix in Watford

22/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

The second British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix of the season is coming to you live from Watford in London this Saturday. 5pm UK time is when the action kicks off with races from 800m up to 5,000m on the schedule and you’ll be able to watch it live right here. Last time out at Sportcity in Mancheste … Read more


Grabarz Calls Time On An Illustrious Career

17/05/2018 by British Athletics

Robbie Grabarz (coach: Fuzz Caan) has announced his retirement from athletics at the age of 30, bringing an end to an illustrious career in the sport which saw him win a number of global medals in the high jump, including an Olympic bronze medal in 2012. One of his finest moments came during the mem … Read more


British Athletics Choose Junior Team For Loughborough International

15/05/2018 by British Athletics

British junior record holder in the women’s pole vault Molly Caudery (coach: Stuart Caudery, club: Cornwall AC) heads a 54-strong British junior team that will represent their country at the Loughborough International (LIA) on Sunday 20 May. Fresh from setting a personal best of 4.40m in the w … Read more


Mark Dry leads Scotland contingent at Loughborough International

15/05/2018 by Scottish Athletics

Gold Coast 2018 bronze medallist Mark Dry leads the Scotland selection for the Loughborough International athletics event this Sunday. The hammer thrower, awaiting confirmation of hip surgery, will throw for Scotland and Sunday and then for GB and NI at the Halle Imnternational event in Germany the … Read more


Loughborough will host talent in abundance this Sunday

15/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

Olympic, world and European relay medalist and 11.1s 100m runner Daryll Neita (below) is just one of the standout names set to feature at this Sunday’s Loughborough International Athletics Meeting. The event pits Britain’s best against one another, with teams representing England, Wales, Scotland, G … Read more


British Team Selected For Halle Throws International

14/05/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has selected a 10-strong team to represent the country at the Halle International Throws event on 26 – 27 May. Current world lead and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the men’s hammer throw, Nick Miller (coach: Tore Gustafsson) heads the line-up and will be looking t … Read more


Highgate promises a ‘celebration of 25 lap racing’

14/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

Organisers of Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs are promising that their event this Saturday 19th May will be a ‘celebration of 25 lap racing’. The schedule, which has previously included trials for major international tournaments such as the 2016 Olympic Games and the IAAF World Championsh … Read more


Middle and long distance runners set for first British Milers Club Grand Prix of 2018

10/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

The first British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix of the season takes place this Saturday at Sportcity in Manchester and you can watch it live here from 4.30pm UK time. The event features races from 800m up to 5,000m on track, led off by pacemakers to achieve faster times, and has a strong history … Read more


Ten Selected For World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships

03/05/2018 by British Athletics

Ten athletes have been selected to represent the British Athletics team at the World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships in Karpacz, Poland on 24 June 2018. The Trials winner and fifth-placer at the 2017 edition of the championships, Victoria Wilkinson, headlines the senior women’s qu … Read more


British Team Chosen To Represent At European 10,000M Cup In London

03/05/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has announced the selection of a maximum 12 athletes set to #REPRESENT Great Britain & Northern Ireland on home soil at the European 10,000m Cup at Parliament Hill in London on May 19. Jenny Nesbitt (David Walker; Worcester) leads the six women selected, fresh from her Commonwe … Read more


Students preparing for BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

02/05/2018 by Alex Seftel

A host of Great Britain internationals and Commonwealth Games stars are expected to feature at this weekend’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships. The three-day event which starts on Saturday 5 May and continues through until Bank Holiday Monday will b … Read more


Loughborough International coming your way on 20th May

27/04/2018 by Alex Seftel

Following a spectacular Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games the Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) meeting is the next major event on the athletics calendar, returning to campus on Sunday 20th May and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With Loughborough’s track and field … Read more


First Athletes Selected To Represent British Team At European Championships

27/04/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has announced the first six athletes selected to #REPRESENT their country at this summer’s European Championships in Berlin, Germany. A full quota of six women have been chosen to compete in the marathon in Berlin, led by Lily Partridge (coach: Alan Storey; club: Aldershot, F … Read more


Event Schedule Announced Ahead Of Inaugural Athletics World Cup

17/04/2018 by British Athletics

The event schedule ahead of the Athletics World Cup has been revealed as the countdown to this summer’s event continues. Set to take place on 14-15 July at the London Stadium, the Athletics World Cup will see the globe’s top-eight nations – China, South Africa, USA, Great Britain … Read more


‘Once you start, you can’t stop’: Dragon mascot on running his eighth London Marathon

17/04/2018 by Alex Seftel

“That was going to be my only marathon”, says Dana Power as he recalls the time he sat in front of the television watching the Great North Run and decided it was time he had a go.  The 62-year-old jokes that it is a case of “once you start, you can’t stop”, as he prepares for … Read more


Five Brits Chosen To Represent At Iaaf World Race Walking Team Championships

12/04/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics have today announced five athletes that will #REPRESENT their country in the 20km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang, China from 5-6 May 2018. Tom Bosworth (coach: Andi Drake; club: Tonbridge) and Bethan Davies (Drake; Cardiff) earn selection, and lea … Read more


Live athletics coming your way this summer on runjumpthrow.com

29/03/2018 by Alex Seftel

English and Scottish national championships, British Milers Club (BMC) Grands Prix and the European Club Final Cup are among the events you can expect to watch this summer. They will all be streamed live on runjumpthrow.com or on runnerspace.com if you live in North America. The British Univers … Read more


Watch the Primary and Year 7 National Schools Cross Country Final this weekend

23/03/2018 by Alex Seftel

The Primary and Year 7 National Schools Cross Country Final is coming to Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough this weekend and you can watch the action live from 10.45am UK time. Over 2,200 young athletes from around the country are expected to take part in the event, which comprises of 10 differe … Read more


20 new records celebrated by Scottish Athletics

16/03/2018 by Scottish Athletics

Team Scotland is heading into the Commonwealth Games on the back of rubber-stamping 20 new Scottish records that have been broken in recent months.  No fewer than 11 different athletes contributed to those records and the new marks arrived in all manner of events from endurance to sprints, thro … Read more


Watch the New Balance English Schools’ XC this weekend

16/03/2018 by Alex Seftel

Final preparations are being made for the New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championships this weekend. The event takes place at Temple Newsam Park, near Leeds, where young runners from each of the 46 counties will compete to be crowned the best in England.  It starts at 12:30pm UK tim … Read more


Mahamed And Law Do The Inter-Counties And Cross Challenge Double At The Series Finale

11/03/2018 by British Athletics

Mahamed Mahamed (coach: Peter Haynes, county: Hampshire) and Phoebe Law (Mick Woods, Surrey) took emphatic wins in the senior races at the Inter-Counties at Prestwold Hall on Saturday to secure the overall British Athletics Cross Challenge titles. The fifth and final fixture of the series on the qua … Read more


#WICBham2018: The best of Twitter

09/03/2018 by Alex Seftel

We’ve seen an incredible amount of drama at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. There have been close battles, suprises, and it’s fair to say a degree of confusion at times. Not everyone seemed happy on the podium. If Kevin or Perry won a world bronze medal…. pic.twitter.com/yIN88KI … Read more


Watch live action from the European Throwing Cup in Portugal this weekend

06/03/2018 by Alex Seftel

World champions Johannes Vetter and Pawe≈Ç Fajdek are among athletes from almost 40 countries expected to feature at the European Throwing Cup in Portugal, which will be live here on runjumpthrow.com and runnerspace.com this weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March.  The event, or … Read more


Pozzi Strikes Gold At IAAF World Indoor Championships

04/03/2018 by British Athletics

Co-captains Andrew Pozzi (coach: Benke Blomkvist) and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (Jon Bigg) delivered inspiring performances to add to the British team’s medal haul on the final day of action at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Great Britain and Northern Ireland ended the champion … Read more


Co-Captain Oskan-Clarke Leads By Example On Day 3 Morning In Birmingham

03/03/2018 by British Athletics

Co-Captain Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (coach: Jon Bigg) led by example on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships as she notched one of three victories for the British team during a successful morning session. Roared on by the home crowd in Birmingham, Oskan-Clarke ran the perfect heat in the wo … Read more


Muir And Doyle In Marvellous Medal Grab For British Athletics Team At World Indoor Championships

03/03/2018 by British Athletics

Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) nailed a second global medal in three days with a storming run for silver in the women’s 1500m final on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. And with Eilidh Doyle (Brian Doyle) having secured her first ever individual global medal just … Read more


Johnson-Thompson’s Joy At World Indoor Gold Medal

02/03/2018 by British Athletics

It was a magical night for Katarina Johnson-Thompson (coach: Bertrand Valcin) as she secured her first ever senior world title in spectacular style. The evening started in solid fashion for the Liverpool Harrier who leaped 6.50m twice to earn 1007 points to take a narrow lead into the final event, 3 … Read more


#WICBham2018: Live updates from the final session

01/03/2018 by Vinco

LIVE updates bringing you all the excitment, drama and inside knowledge from Arena Birmingham.  Event information including the schedule, start lists and results can be found here.   


Muir Class Results In First Global Medal At World Indoor Championships

01/03/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics had a successful opening session of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, as the Arena Birmingham crowd were treated to a home team medal in the first track event of the weekend, as well as a top-four finish in the field. With both Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) and … Read more


Pozzi and Oskan-Clarke voted captains for Worlds by fellow athletes

28/02/2018 by Julia Cook

With just one day to go before the biggest indoor athletics competition of the year kicks off, Andrew Pozzi and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke have been voted captains of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. All of the 32 athletes on the team could nominate their choice, and they were crowed co-capta … Read more


Lindsays Scottish National XC available on-demand

27/02/2018 by Scottish Athletics

Watch here: Mhairi Maclennan savoured the first National title of her career at the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk and then insisted it topped off a ‘dream year’ in cross country.The GB International saw off the challenge of her Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds team-mate and regular t … Read more


Watch the best of England Athletics Age Group Indoors action

26/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

15-year-old Dominic Ogbechie was undoubtedly the star of the show in Sheffield this weekend. The Highgate athlete wowed those watching the England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships with a spectacular 2.22m clearance – a world age best in the high jump. It was thrilling to watch him … Read more


Scotland set for Lindsays National XC – broadcast this Saturday

25/02/2018 by Scottish Athletics

This weekend, the Lindsays National XC – Scotland’s national cross country championships – are in Falkirk and will be broadcast on runjumpthrow.com and runnerspace.com in North America. Coverage will include a Saturday evening ‘as live’ broadcast and drone footage will be used for the first time as … Read more


British Athletics Accept Invite For Hurdles Marrs For IAAF World Indoor Championships

23/02/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has accepted an IAAF invite for Megan Marrs (coach: Jerzy Maciukiewicz; club Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) to compete in the women’s 60m hurdles at next week’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Embed from Getty Images Marrs took gold at the SPAR Briti … Read more


Young stars should make for an exciting England Athletics Age Group Championships this weekend

22/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

Three years ago, the now-Olympic, World and European sprinter Daryll Neita impressed in winning a national under-20 indoor title at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Such is the opportunity when watching the England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships to get a ‘first glimpse’ of youn … Read more


31-Strong British Team To #Represent At IAAF World Indoor Championships

20/02/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has today announced a team of 31 athletes selected to #REPRESENT at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on home soil in Birmingham from 1-4 March 2018. Reigning European indoor champions Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young; club: Dundee Hawkhill), Asha Philip (Steve Fudge; Newham & E … Read more


Asha Philip On Fire As She Completes Spar British Indoor Championships Hat-Trick

19/02/2018 by British Athletics

Asha Philip (coach: Steve Fudge) scored a SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championship hat-trick in Birmingham as day one of the championships at Arena Birmingham delivered countless eye-catching performances. Claiming what was her third 60m title in a row and ninth British title indoors and out, Phil … Read more


Watch the best of BUCS Nationals Indoor Athletics

19/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

The 2018 BUCS Nationals Indoor Athletics Championships had their fair share of excitement, drama and controversy, with plenty of new names on the top of the podium.  On-demand videos of track races from the weekend are available here, with the full video streams including field action here … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the Teams: LOUGHBOROUGH

18/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY Established: 1909 (Loughborough Technical Institute) Colour: African Violet At times, Loughborough are unbeatable in BUCS competition. The fact that several of the other teams we spoke to picked them out as key rivals, speaks volumes for how much they want to try and bea … Read more


Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships To Be Streamed Online

17/02/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has announced that the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships will be streamed live via both www.britishathletics.org.uk and the BBC Sport website on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February. The event takes place at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham and will feature many of the country … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the Teams: ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY

15/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY, TWICKENHAM Established: 1850  Team colour(s): Blue and white The blue and white stripes of St Mary’s are one of the sights most synonymous with BUCS competition. The likes of London 2017 World Championship semi-finalist Adelle Tracey have competed for the uni in recent yea … Read more


Students across Britain get ready for BUCS Nationals athletics

15/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

Students from across Britain will compete to win medals for their universities this weekend (Friday 16 – Sunday 18 February) at the BUCS Nationals Indoor Athletics Championships, being held at the English Insitute of Sport in Sheffield. The event organised by British Universities and Colleges Sport … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet The Teams: UEL

14/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Established: Colour(s): Blue and black With a picturesque part of London’s docklands in the backdrop and planes taking off from City Airport just across the water, the University of London has plenty of sights to look out for. In terms of athletics, sprinting talents are of … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the Teams: MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN

14/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Established: 1824 (Manchester Mechanics Institute) Team colour(s): Orange and blue. You can hardly miss the Manchester Met athletes in bright orange and blue. Just a few years ago, the club had a single athlete competing, now they are expecting a team of around six … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the teams: CARDIFF METROPOLITAN

13/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

CARDIFF METROPOLITAN  Established: 2011, but roots trace back to Cardiff School of Art & Design (1865) Colours: Maroon, gold and navy Fuelled by Welsh pride, Cardiff Met have a strong track record of challenging at the sharp end. Steeplechaser Jonny Hopkins completed a memorable hat-trick of out … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the Teams: LEEDS BECKETT

13/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

LEEDS BECKETT Established: 1824 (Leeds Mechanics Institute) Colour(s): purple and black Good results at the BUCS Cross Country Championships often breed good results for the indoors, so Alex Yee’s fantastic victory will surely have boosted preparations at Leeds Beckett. Club Captain Josh Schofield c … Read more


#BUCSNationals Meet the teams: SHEFFIELD

12/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD Established: 1905 (formerly University College of Sheffield from 1897) Team colour(s): Black Where better to start than a team that knows the English Institute of Sport that will host the BUCS Nationals all too well. Naturally, Sheffield coach Martin Cook was keen to get in a … Read more


Nigel Levine suspended after a failed drugs test

07/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

British 400m runner Nigel Levine has been suspended by UK Anti-Doping after failing a drugs test. It comes just over a year after the 28-year-old began his recovery from a motorbike accident that occurred during a training camp in Tenerife. Levine, who won the 4x400m relay at the 2014 European Champ … Read more


First Ever Athletics World Cup Will Take Place In London This Summer

05/02/2018 by British Athletics

British Athletics has today confirmed that eight of the worlds top athletics nations will compete in the Athletics World Cup London 2018 this summer. Following the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics … Read more


Harriet Knowles-Jones and Alex Yee enjoy BUCS XC success

03/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

Harriet Knowles-Jones continued her strong winter to beat competition including Jess Judd to win the British Universities’ Cross Country title in west London.  Alex Yee of Leeds Beckett University took victory in the men’s race, despite suffering an injury to his foot that required treatment af … Read more


‘I hope to bring my best to Berlin’: Antonio Infantino has a European medal in his sights

02/02/2018 by Alex Seftel

Two years after switching allegiance to run for Italy, Antonio Infantino believes he has found the perfect lifestyle to achieve sprinting success on the track. The 26-year-old from Hertfordshire, who has won the UK Inter-Counties title three years in a row, is looking forward to a bumper year of com … Read more


Olympic Medallists Launch British Athletics “Athlete To Coach” Programme

01/02/2018 by British Athletics

Olympic bronze medallists Kelly Sotherton and Goldie Sayers have today officially helped launch British Athletics’ new Athlete to Coach Programme aimed at encouraging current and former athletes to become licenced coaches. With many former athletes possessing a high level of technical expertis … Read more


Rutherford In Deadline Day Signing For Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow

31/01/2018 by British Athletics

Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Greg Rutherford (coach: Dan Pfaff, club: Marshall Milton Keynes) today confirmed that he is to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow on Sunday 25 February. Returning to high quality competition following injury struggles over the past … Read more


Meet the team mates: Theo Etienne, Rechmial Miller and Chad Miller

30/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

It’s hard to believe it was a year ago, but 21-year-old sprinter Theo Etienne started 2017 just like many of his races. An explosive getaway helped him to silver at the British Indoor Championships over 60m, which he followed up with fifth in the European final in Belgrade.  Joining him in the … Read more


Full Team To Represent Britain At The World Trail Championships

29/01/2018 by British Athletics

A team of 12 will represent Britain at the IAU / ITRA World Trail Championships over the 50 mile / 80km course in the Spanish region of Penyagolosa on 12 May this year.Tom Owens and Beth Pascall have both been part of medal winning teams at these championships in the past so they will bring that exp … Read more


Middle-distance star Ross Murray retires from athletics

29/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

2012 Olympian Ross Murray has announced his retirement from athletics on social media. The 27-year-old from North Shields has cited injury and illness over the last couple of years as his reason – in particular outlining his struggle with Haglund’s deformity – which causes a bone enlargement on the … Read more


Weir Among Para Athletes Offered London Marathon Spots

26/01/2018 by British Athletics

Organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon have invited wheelchair athletes including multiple global medallist David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer) who won a record seventh title at the prestigious event last April. Alongside Weir will be Simon Lawson (Ian Thompson) and JohnBoy Smith (Archer) in th … Read more


IAAF approves application of 18 Russians to compete as neutrals in 2018

25/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

The IAAF Doping Review Board has cleared 18 Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes in 2018 While the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended, the governing body says the applications of those approved met its “exceptional eligibility criteria”. Among them are d … Read more


Thompson And Ta Lou Added To Star-Studded Glasgow Line-Up

25/01/2018 by British Athletics

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and double world silver medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou have been confirmed as part of an all-star 60m field with one month to go until the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow. Ranked as the number one indoor athletics meeting in the world, the Müll … Read more


Zharnel Hughes victim of attempted armed robbery

24/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

British sprinter Zharnel Hughes was held at gun point in an attempted robbery in Jamaica. The 22-year-old was reportedly approached at his car when arriving to training and asked to hand over his mobile phone. The Team GB athlete had a lucky escape, fleeing from the scene and evading gunfire, with a … Read more


Greene, Peake and Omoregie among those in Team Wales Commonwealth squad

24/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

27 athletes have been announced by Team Wales as part of their squad for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. One of the headlines is a call up for 2010 champion Dai Greene, who has struggled with injury over the last five years. Several on the list took part in the London 2017 World Championship … Read more


Greg Rutherford pulls out of Commonwealth Games

22/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

Greg Rutherford will not defend his Commonwealth title in the Gold Coast after withdrawing from Team England. The gold medallist from 2014 cited a lack of a sustained period of training as the reason behind the difficult decision, having only recently recovered from ankle ligament damage. The injury … Read more


Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor World Record

20/01/2018 by Daryl Hammond

Double World silver medalist Christian Coleman has smashed the long-standing indoor 60m World Record. The American sprinter ran 6.37 in his season opener at a meet in Clemson, South Carolina. Coleman’s time breaks the previous best of 6.39 set by Maurice Green in 1998, subject to IAAF ratifica … Read more


Ex-athletes Chambers v Turner in charity boxing match

20/01/2018 by James Truscott

Former British athletics stars Dwain Chambers and Andy Turner will be competing against each other tonight in a celebrity boxing event known as Celebrity Boxfest at Troxy, a venue in East London. Celebrity Boxfest is taking place in aid of the charities Young Minds and a Night For Jayla, the former … Read more


Athletics voted the most exciting sport

17/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

Athletics has been voted as the most exciting sport in a poll by members of the British public. The study by YouGov set out to discover which sports were most likely to send people to sleep and more inclined to get you shouting in front of the TV screen. Some may find this unsuprising, but golf came … Read more


Muir aims for first ever British title over 3000m

17/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

Double European Indoor champion and five-time British record holder Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young, club: Dundee Hawkhill) has confirmed she will compete in the 3000m at next month’s SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships. Due to be held at the Arena Birmingham on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 … Read more


Para Athletics World Champion Stef Reid To Tackle New Territory In Glasgow

15/01/2018 by British Athletics

Double Paralympic silver medallist and reigning world champion, Stef Reid (coach: Aston Moore, club: Charnwood AC) will swap her favoured long jump runway for a first ever major appearance over 60m when the world class Müller Indoor Grand Prix heads to Glasgow on Sunday 25 February.  Ranke … Read more


Muir Repeats Relay Success At Great Edinburgh Xcountry

13/01/2018 by British Athletics

The British Athletics team placed second in the overall standings at the Great Edinburgh XCountry with notable performances coming from Emelia Gorecka (coach: Chris Thompson) who was second in the senior women’s race, and the 4x1km relay team, led home by Laura Muir (Andy Young), who retained … Read more


400m runner Kelly Massey retires from athletics

12/01/2018 by Alex Seftel

Olympic, Commonwealth, European medalist and 400m runner Kelly Massey has announced her decision to retire from athletics on social media. Celebrating turning 33, she says now is time to “sit back and enjoy everything I have achieved.” Athletes strive for bigger and better. We reach a goal and it’s … Read more


Commonwealth And European Youth Champion Holly Mills Among Brits Selected For Combined Events International

09/01/2018 by British Athletics

Commonwealth and European youth long jump champion Holly Mills (coach: James Coney) is among the 14 multi-eventers selected for the Indoor Combined Events International which takes place in Madrid on the 27 and 28 January 2018. Full teams have been selected for the senior and junior categories at th … Read more


Dina Asher-Smith Bids To Hit The Ground Running Against World-Class Schippers

09/01/2018 by British Athletics

Comeback queen of 2017, Asher-Smith will begin a bumper 2018 at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. Competition over 60m to be led by seven-time global medallist and London 2017 world champion Dafne Schippers. Dina Asher-Smith (coach: John Blackie, club: Blackheath & Bromley) will … Read more


Team England announces squad changes for Commonwealth Games

06/01/2018 by England Athletics

Alicia Barrett (above) and Jessica Turner (below) have been added to the Team England athletics squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The pair will compete in the 100m and 400m hurdles respectively and replace James Dasaolu and Ashleigh Nelson who have opted to withdraw from the s … Read more


Muir to race in Glasgow on Sunday

05/01/2018 by Scottish Athletics

European champion Laura Muir tops the bill for the Scottish 3000m Championships in Glasgow on Sunday for an eagerly-awaited GAA Miler Meet. The Emirates Arena will be the place to be to watch Muir, who won double gold at the European Indoors in Belgrade 10 months ago, start in earnest her preparatio … Read more


Gatlin linked to another drug scandal

19/12/2017 by James Young

Justin Gatlin has once again found himself linked to a drug scandal. An investigation carried out by The Telegraph has captured video footage of members of his team offering to supply performance-enhancing drugs. The 100m world champion, along with his agent and coach, are now being investigated fur … Read more


Britain’s Golden Boys Gemili And Ujah Join Mitchell-Blake In Glasgow Face-Off

18/12/2017 by British Athletics

Fresh from being shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Team of the Year’ award at last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, it was today announced that Britain’s reigning 4x100m world champions Adam Gemili (coach: Rana Reider, club: Blackheath & Bromley) and CJ U … Read more


Kenenisa Bekele wins Tata Steel Kolkata 25K in 1:13:48

17/12/2017 by Alex Seftel

Ethiopian running icon Kenenisa Bekele fell short of his target of running a 25km personal best at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K but he still dominated the race in the Indian city after breaking away from his rivals just after 18 kilometres before coming home in 1:13:48. Bekele had talked at Friday … Read more


Muir Among Those Selected For The British Team At Great Edinburgh Xcountry

14/12/2017 by British Athletics

Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) and newly crowned European cross country U20 champion Harriet Knowles-Jones (Paul Roden) headline the full British Athletics team of 34 for the Great Edinburgh XCountry at Holyrood Park on Saturday 13 January 2018. After leading the team to victory in the senior mixed … Read more


Young Athletes Offered A Place On The British Athletics Futures Academy Programme

13/12/2017 by British Athletics

A group of 21 athletes have been offered membership to the British Athletics Futures Academy programme for 2018 which provides a programme of support for athletes and coaches who are progressing on the pathway to the World Class Programme (WCP). Four of British Athletics’ European Junior champ … Read more


25 athletes selected to represent Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

13/12/2017 by Alex Seftel

Commonwealth Games Scotland has announced the 25 athletes who will represent Team Scotland in the track, field and marathon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. No fewer than 19 of the athletes selected were part of the team that rose to the challenge of a home Games at Glasgow 2014 and, spurr … Read more


5 Gold Medals As Brits Top European Cross Country Championships Medal Table

10/12/2017 by British Athletics

The British team won five gold medals and four bronze medals to top the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia. Harriet Knowles-Jones (coach: Paul Roden, club: Warrington) was crowned champion in the U20 women’s contest whilst Andy Butchart (Terrance Mahon … Read more


Gorecka Named British Team Captain For European Cross Country Championships

09/12/2017 by British Athletics

Emelia Gorecka (coach: Chris Thompson, club: Aldershot Farnham & District) will captain the British team at the European Cross Country Championships on Sunday 10 December in Samorin, Slovakia. Gorecka earned a popular victory at the trials at the Liverpool Cross Challenge last month, sealing the … Read more


British Athletics update funding programme after successful appeals

09/12/2017 by Thomas Baldwin

British Athletics have announced that Chris Bennett has been re-added to the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for the 2017-2018 season following a successful appeal. The Scottish hammer thrower, who made the British team for the Rio Olympics and this year’s London World Championships, was re … Read more


World Champion Mitchell-Blake Aiming To Electric Impact At Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow

07/12/2017 by British Athletics

Embed from Getty Images World 4x100m champion and British 200m star Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (coach: Dennis Shaver club: Newham & Essex Beagles) will make his race debut in Scotland next year when the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow heads to the Emirates Arena on Sunday 25 February 2018. R … Read more


‘Scotland is being inspired and motivated by performances at the top level’ says Andy Butchart

07/12/2017 by Scottish Athletics

Olympian Andy Butchart has entered the legacy debate by insisting star Scottish athletes and big events are having an effect on the sport as a whole. The man who finished sixth in the 5000m final at the Rio Olympics and eighth at the London 2017 World Champs is headed for Slovakia for this weekend … Read more


London 2017 was the pinnacle: Zak Seddon talks from his Arizona altitude camp

04/12/2017 by Alex Seftel

This has been a breakthrough year for young steeplechaser Zak Seddon. In his own words, making the London 2017 World Championship team “was everything coming together – the pinnacle – the moment.” His voice perks up as he explains, “I walked into the stadium with no nerves, just pure exc … Read more


Eilidh Doyle Eyes Memorable Homecoming As World’S Greatest Grand Prix Returns To Glasgow

30/11/2017 by British Athletics

Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all-time, Eilidh Doyle (coach: Brian Doyle, club: Pitreavie) is the first of a host of global stars to confirm her attendance when the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow heads to Scotland on Sunday 25 February. Tickets will go on sale at … Read more


Full 40-Strong British Team Selected For European Cross Country Championships

30/11/2017 by British Athletics

British Athletics has today announced a full team of 40 athletes selected to represent the country at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia on Sunday 10 December. The team comprises of six full squads for the senior, U23 and U20 races as well as four athletes representing Gre … Read more


Gorecka Earns A Popular Win As Connor Takes The Men’S Race At Liverpool Cross Challenge

25/11/2017 by British Athletics

Emelia Gorecka (coach: Chris Thompson, club: Aldershot Farnham & District) earned a remarkable and popular victory in the senior women’s contest, whilst Ben Connor (Steve Vernon, Derby) sealed a maiden win in the senior men’s race. In its 15th year as the location for the European Cr … Read more


Callum Hawkins to race Sir Mo Farah over half marathon in London

21/11/2017 by Scottish Athletics

Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins will go up against one another in The Big Half in London in March. The new half-marathon race is expected to serve as a warm-up for Farah’s bid to take on the Virgin London Marathon later in the spring. Meanwhile, for FPSG Scottish Athlete of the Year Callum … Read more


Salisbury club ‘training in car park’ following track dispute

20/11/2017 by Alex Seftel

City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club (CoSARC) is trying to secure its future after a contract dispute that has seen it locked out of the track it has been using for 25 years. Wiltshire Council handed over ownership of the facility to the neighbouring South Wilts Grammar School for Girls … Read more


Ethiopian double success at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

20/11/2017 by Alex Seftel

Ethiopian runners Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana took the honours at the 13th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, crossing the line in the Indian city’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in 59:46 and 1:07:11 respectively to take $27,000 in prize money on Sunday. Legese, now 23, regained the titl … Read more


Shalane Flanagan overcomes injury woes with New York win

13/11/2017 by Julia Cook

Shalane Flanagan is the first American woman to win the New York Marathon in 40 years. Earlier in November, she took the lead just before the 23 mile mark and pulled away from the rest of the field to finish in a time of 2:26:53. Her win is particularly impressive given that she beat defending champ … Read more


Muir retains title on great day for our sport in Kirkcaldy

12/11/2017 by Scottish Athletics

Laura Muir swapped a packed stadium in London for Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday as she raced for the first time since the World Champs. And the double London 2017 finalist didn’t disappoint the crowds in Fife at the Lindsays Short Course Champs as she won the Scottish 4K XC gold for the fo … Read more


Mahamed And Judd Take The Tape At Teardrop Lakes

12/11/2017 by British Athletics

The second of five British Athletics Cross Challenge meetings for 2017/18 saw Mahamed Mahamed (Peter Haynes, Southampton) and Jess Judd (Mick Judd, Chelmsford) claim thrilling victories in their respective senior races at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes. Following up to Cardiff’s series opener … Read more


Seven Selected To Represent The British Team At European 10,000M Cup

24/05/2017 by British Athletics

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 … Read more


Unmasking Gold

14/04/2017 by Vinco

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 Spo … Read more


Firova says athletes should be able to take banned substances

12/06/2016 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images Russian athlete Tatyana Firova has suggested that athletes should be able to take banned substances as they would not be able to “achieve high results” without them. The 33-year-old sprinter has competed in the last three Olympics for Russia’s 4x400m relay team, winning a sil … Read more


Breakthrough Night For Andrews And Potter In Highgate

22/05/2016 by British Athletics

A night of entertaining endurance running was showcased in the Olympic 10,000m Trials at the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PBs which saw Jessica Andrews and Beth Potter (Mick Woods) achieve automatic selections for the Rio Olympic Games. Andrews was the winner in the senior women’s race a … Read more


Tremendous opportunities for distance runners & coaches at Night of the 10,000m PBs

14/12/2015 by England Athletics

The Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs will once again be hosting the England Athletics & British Athletics 10,000m Championships – this year even more opportunities are on offer as athletes will be battling for places in the Rio Olympics and coach development opportunities are als … Read more


Highgate Harriers 10,000M To Be British Athletics Olympic Trials

01/10/2015 by British Athletics

The Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs will take place next year on Saturday 21st May and will once again incorporate the British and England 10,000m Championships. For the first time, the event will also act as the British Athletics 10,000m trial race for the Olympic Games. The first B … Read more


Auckland and Mellor storm to British 10,000m Championship success in Highgate

18/05/2015 by Alex Seftel

An astonishing 70 per cent of athletes who took part in the ‘Highgate Harriers: Night of the 10,000m PB’s’ celebrated new lifetime best performances after an evening of impressive running and entertainment at the Parliament Hill athletics track in London. With the sun beaming down … Read more


GB vests up for grabs at Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PB’s

04/04/2015 by Matthew Quine

The annual Night of the 10,000m PBs incorporates not only both British & English National Championships but also the GB trials for three major championships. Race organiser Ben Pochee says ‘Our goal when creating this volunteer event was to provide a trusted annual platform for aspiring 10 … Read more


England Athletics 10,000m championships to take place as part of the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs

17/01/2014 by England Athletics

England Athletics is pleased to announce national 10,000m track championships will be held in 2014 as part of the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs. The races will take place on 10 May 2014 at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track, NW5 1QR, London. England Athletics Head of Competitions Andy … Read more


VincoNutrition Week 2 – Turkey

26/07/2012 by Vinconutrition

VincoNutrition is a new concept formulated by VincoSport’s Emma Cluley and Michelle Sammet. Just as important as the right training in an athlete’s life is a healthy diet. It doesn’t matter if you are an Olympian or just like to go for a run occasionally, fact is, your body is like … Read more