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Shura Kitata wins London Marathon as Eliud Kipchoge’s reign comes to shock end

Kipchoge had no answer as a seven-strong lead group edged away from him, and he ended up finishing down in eighth.

Brigid Kosgei defends her London Marathon title around sodden St James’s Park

The 26-year-old Kosgei world record holder comfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich.

Steph Twell keen to race and hoping to getting answers from London Marathon

Twell and Lily Partridge are two of the British women hoping to build on Paula Radcliffe’s achievements in the race.

Jemma Reekie maintains 800m dominance in Rome

Andrew Pozzi was another British winner at the Diamond League event.

Lamine Diack sentenced to four years in prison for soliciting £3.15m in bribes

The West African Diack served as president of athletics’ world federation between 1999 and 2015.

Lamine Diack due to receive corruption verdict on Wednesday

The 87-year-old, Diack who was the figurehead of track and field from 1999 to 2015, faces five charges related to an alleged cover-up of drugs tests for Russian athletes in return for bribes.

Sir Mo Farah victorious in Northern Ireland half marathon in 60 minutes 27 seconds

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah swept to victory during a road race on Northern Ireland’s scenic coastline.

Caster Semenya loses appeal against World Athletics testosterone regulations

The South African is a double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion.

Britain might not have two Diamond League meetings next year – Joanna Coates

The two DL meetings this year in London and Gateshead were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey ends long wait to become British champion

The 32-year-old took the title in the 100m in Manchester.

Sir Mo Farah breaks one hour run world record at Diamond League in Brussels

The British Olympian surpassed Haile Gebrselassie’s mark by covering a distance of 21.330 metres.

Mo Farah targets one-hour world record at Brussels Diamond League meeting

The four-time Olympic champion has never set a world record.

Christian Malcolm named British Athletics head coach

The 41-year-old Welshman will take up the post later this year.

On this Day in 1972: Olympic gold for Mary Peters

There was a nervous finish in Munich before the Northern Ireland woman celebrated the win.

Armand Duplantis takes pole vault victory in Lausanne

The Swede held off Sam Kendricks in a memorable exhibition in Switzerland.

Amy Hunt hopes to follow in the footsteps of Dina Asher-Smith

The 18-year-old is optimistic about her future in the sport ahead of the British Championships.

On this day in 2004: Great Britain strike Olympic gold in men’s 4x100m relay

Britain’s men’s athletes had been in danger of finishing without an Olympic medal of any colour for the first time.

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after a birthday party

The 34-year-old underwent a test at the weekend.

Laura Muir storms to world-leading 1500m time in Stockholm

The Scot was one of four British winners in Sweden.

On This Day 2006: Justin Gatlin hit with eight-year ban after failing drugs test

Gatlin had served a two-year ban in 2001 after his first failed test.

Sir Mo Farah to set the pace at elites-only London Marathon

The race will not be open to wider participation on its 40th anniversary due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Picture of the day Mo Farah – August 21

Farah will aim to defend his 10,000m title at next year’s delayed Olympics.

Sara Symington named new British Athletics performance director

Symington oversaw England Netball’s rise to Commonwealth Games gold.

Joshua Cheptegei sets new 5,000m world record in Monaco Diamond League meeting

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson came sixth in the high jump

Birmingham 2022 scraps plan for single-site athletes’ village at Perry Barr

The NEC hotel, the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham will all instead be used to accommodate athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

Picture of the day Mo Farah– August 11

Mo Farah makes it a London 2012 gold double with victory in the 5,000 metres final.

Adam Gemili hopes athletes allowed to take a knee at next year’s Olympics

The sprinter hopes athletes are not punished for taking a knee at the Olympic Games next year.

Adam Gemili: My grandma’s dementia battle puts Olympics goal into perspective

The athlete described how painful it was for his family to watch his grandma suffer with dementia.

UKA warns athletes not to breach guidelines at British Championships

The event, which will be held in Manchester next month, has already been moved twice.

London Marathon switched to elite-athlete race on enclosed looped course

The annual event, traditionally held in April, will take place on October 4 without spectators

Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie out to reap rewards from lockdown link-up

The training partners have been living together over the last few months.

On This Day in 2015 – Dina Asher-Smith breaks British record in 100 metres

The then 19-year-old became the first British woman to go under 11 seconds.

Allegations of bullying within British Gymnastics ‘extremely disturbing – NSPCC

The British Athletes Commission and the NSPCC are launching a dedicated helpline to support those affected.