Keeping Track: Monday news column

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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.

Meanwhile, in Cardiff, Australia’s Jack Rayner won the men’s race at the Cardiff Half Marathon, which was also the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. Uganda’s Juliet Chekwel won the women’s race. Read a report on the BBC Sport site.

There were victories for Stockport and Aldershot, Farnham and District in the senior races at the ERRA National Autumn Road Relays in Sutton Park in Birmingham. A team of Emily Hosker-Thornhill, Laura Gent, Amy Griffiths and Louise Small triumphed in the four stage event for Aldershot, while Ross Millington brought Stockport’s men home in the men’s six stage contest. You can watch back the event here on runjumpthrow.com and results are available on the English Road Running Association’s dedicated page.

The Youth Olympic Games are now underway in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. You can view a schedule here on the Olympic Channel’s website.

2018 golden girl Dina Asher-Smith has earned herself a place on the shortlist for the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year prize, alongside the likes of Winter Olympic Champion Lizzie Yarnold and cyclist Katie Archibald, who also won both Commonwealth and European titles this year. Sky Sports has this round-up.

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Coventry Live reports that an athletics stadium in Nuneaton has had to cancel events today because of the arrival of an illegal traveller encampment at the back of the venue over the weekend. A public debate is due to be held on the traveller situation in the area.

Over in Germany, Alina Reh outlined her potential by breaking her country’s U23 half marathon record with victory in Cologne. Reh just missed out on a medal in the 10,000m in Berlin in August. News via European Athletics.

Winchester and District Athletics Club is appealing for people interested in becoming coaches or officials to step forward as there is currently a shortage in both. More in the Hampshire Chronicle.

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First published on: 8 October, 2018 1:02 pm

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