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Double Olympic champion will plunge straight into the deep end as she faces as fearsome line-up in her 26.2-mile debut in London Sifan Hassan is used to embracing monumental challenges. At the Tokyo Olympics, for example, she won 5000m and 10,000m titles plus 1500m bronze, whereas at the 2019 World Championships she claimed an impressive 1500m and 10,000m golden double. Yet the 30-year-old Dutch athlete could not have picked a tougher race to make her marathon debut. Hassan has decided to race over 26.2 miles for the first time in London on April 23 and she will face an incredible…

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Almost two dozen British athletes will make the long trip down under to Bathurst for 44th edition of event As we approach the 2023 World Cross Country Championships [February 18], the headlines so far have centred around the British athletes not making the 20,000 mile round-trip instead of those who are actually going. The biggest example of that is Innes FitzGerald, Britain’s leading junior female endurance athlete, who wrote to UKA explaining that “the reality of the travel filled her with deep concern”. The 16-year-old from Devon placed fourth in the under-20 women’s race at last year’s European Cross Country Championships.…

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Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner return to the marathon to face David Weir and Manuela Schär among others on April 23 The richest prizes in elite wheelchair racing have been made even more lucrative in 2023 as the TCS London Marathon increases its prize money once again. Course record holders and defending champions Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner of Switzerland, plus eight-time winner David Weir and another Swiss para-athlete, Manuela Schär, lead a stellar cast of names who will be competing for first place and a prize of $45,000 on April 23. The TCS London Marathon has increased the winners’…

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Four of the five fastest marathon men in history go head-to-head in mouth-watering race in London on April 23 The TCS London Marathon has pulled out all the stops to put together one of the greatest men’s line-ups of all time. When it comes to the best marathon runners on the planet, only Eliud Kipchoge, is missing. Kipchoge is racing in Boston instead but he would have his work cut out if he had chosen to race in London as the field includes: » Kenenisa Bekele – No.2 on the all-time rankings with 2:01:41, former world 5000m and 10,000m record-holder…

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New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday features Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Laura Muir, Noah Lyles, Shericka Jackson, Grant Holloway and many more It’s hard to pick a highlight as many of the world’s top athletes descend on Boston for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday (February 4). Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Shericka Jackson, the reigning world champions in the 400m hurdles and 200m respectively, square off over 60m. But look out too for Aleia Hobbs, who ran a world lead of 6.98 in Fayetteville last weekend, plus world indoor silver medallist Mikiah Brisco. The men’s 60m is similarly stacked with…

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Farah and McColgan will be joined by Emile Cairess, Jess Piasecki, Charlotte Purdue, Steph Davis, Sam Harrison, Chris Thompson and Weynay Ghebresilasie at April 23 event Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan will hope for better luck ahead of the TCS London Marathon in three months’ time. On the eve of last October’s race, Farah was forced to withdraw with a hamstring injury while McColgan pulled out amid concerns that she needed more time to sort out her mid-race fuelling strategy. Due to the event reverting to its traditional spring date, though, it means they have not had long to wait…

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Experienced athletes add to their growing list of titles at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire on Saturday Jack Gray regained the senior men’s title that he had won over a similar Newbold Comyn course in 2019, while former European champion Gemma Steel continued in her purple patch and led her Charnwood club to another team victory. The going was sticky but not too muddy, apart from a nice water feature near the finish, but the laps were significantly shorter than the advertised distances. Notably the senior women’s race was won in 24:29 for the supposed 8km while the men’s 12km was…

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Witton Park in Blackburn hosts a strong well-represented area championships with Leeds winning both senior team titles on Saturday Joe Steward and Phillipa Williams took the two senior titles on courses that ran to their advertised distances. More than 500 runners started the senior men’s event but less than 300 toed the line in the women’s event. Senior menSteward, who had won the Greater Manchester title earlier in the month, was never a certain winner as Carl Avery kept the competition honest but eventual third-placer Cameron Bell was left to defend against Leeds’ Graham Rush who led the Yorkshire outfit…

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National records for Dina Asher-Smith and Keely Hodgkinson were no surprise but Sam Atkin’s 3000m mark was less expected while masters Alastair Walker and Joe Appiah also got in the mix An action-packed weekend of indoor athletics saw multiple British records fall. Dina Asher-Smith and Sam Atkin set national marks for 60m and 3000m respectively and you can read our coverage here whereas Keely Hodgkinson smashed the British and world bests for 600m in Manchester, which you can read about here. Below are the key results from a busy few days. WORLD ATHLETICS INDOOR TOUR BRONZE, MANCHESTER, Sportcity, January 28…

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Successful area cross-country championships on Saturday sees individual senior golds for Tonbridge and Aldershot plus team golds for Highgate and Aldershot Last year’s championships at this venue at Beckenham was heavily criticised due to having too many senior laps, too narrow a course and too much rough track unsuitable for spikes and insufficient marshalls. At one stage, it looked as if the major clubs might boycott the South’s event as they did in the autumn road relays but the South of England listened to advice from Aldershot’s Mike Boucher and Highgate’s Ben Noad and the course was amended to a…

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