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Shura Kitata won the London Marathon after a thrilling sprint finish (Livesportcentre.com)

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

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Kipchoge had no answer as a seven-strong lead group edged away from him, and he ended up finishing down in eighth.
Brigid Kosgei defended her London Marathon title (livesportcentre.com)

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

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The 26-year-old Kosgei world record holder comfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich.
Steph Twell is one of a handful of British female athletes to have gone inside the Olympic qualifying standard time (Livesportcentre.com)

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

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Twell and Lily Partridge are two of the British women hoping to build on Paula Radcliffe’s achievements in the race.
Jemma Reekie surged to Diamond League success in Rome (Livesportcentre.com)

Jemma Reekie maintains 800m dominance in Rome

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Andrew Pozzi was another British winner at the Diamond League event.
Lamine Diack served as IAAF president between 1999 and 2015(livesportcentre.com)

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

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The West African Diack served as president of athletics’ world federation between 1999 and 2015.
A judgement in the corruption trial involving Lamine Diack will be given on Wednesday (livesportcentre.com)

Lamine Diack due to receive corruption verdict on Wednesday

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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.
Mo Farah was victorious in Northern Ireland (livesportcentre.com)

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

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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah swept to victory during a road race on Northern Ireland’s scenic coastline.
Caster Semenya has vowed to continue her campaign despite another setback (Livesportcentre.com)

Caster Semenya loses appeal against World Athletics testosterone regulations

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The South African is a double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion.
The London Stadium had been due to host the Anniversary Games in July as part of the Diamond League (Livesportcentre.com)

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

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