Athletics

BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Great Britains Martyn Rooney, Dwayne Cowan, Matthew Hudson Smith and Rabah Yousif celebrate taking bronze in the mens 4x400m relay final at the World Championships, one of the successes that helped the team hit their medal target (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).

GB have group ready to step up in the future, says Black

British Athletics’ performance director Neil Black has said he will continue to ignore his critics following the World Championships.

Athletics
Great Britain's Rabah Yousif celebrates taking bronze in the Men's 4x400m relay final (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Rabah Yousif proud to raise the bar in London

Middlesbrough’s Rabah Yousif says the desire not to let his team-mates down was the major motivation behind his part in Great Britain’s 4x400m relay squad winning a bronze medal on the final night of the World Championships in London.

Olympics
Great Britain's Mo Farah appears dejected after finishing second in the men's 5,000m final at the IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire).

World Championships: Surprise silver lining for Farah’s golden era

Forty-five minutes either side of each other, athletics legends Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt laid in anguish on the red London Stadium track they have called their own.

Athletics
Great Britains Tom Bosworth rehydrates in the mens 20km race walk before being disqualifiedn (Picture: John Walton/PA Wire).

World Championships: Technique has to go with fitness, says disqualified Bosworth

Tearful Leeds athlete Tom Bosworth was left “devastated” after his attempt to win Great Britain a first global medal in race walking ended in disqualification at the World Championships in London yesterday.

Athletics
Competitors at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics.

YP Letters: Joyful and inspiring sight of Special Olympics

From: Anthony Hopkins, Guiseley, Leeds.

Opinion
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses after his last 100m Men's final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 5, 2017. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Jamaican team hold Usain Bolt’s fate in their hands

Usain Bolt bows out of mainstream athletics tonight as he runs for the final time at the London Stadium in the 4x100m relay.

Olympics
Boxed in: Mo Farah has company from two of the Ethiopian trio who will threaten him in tonights final  Muktar Edris, Yomif Kejelcha  in Wednesday nights 5,000m heat.

World Championships: Ethiopian trio pose a credible threat to Mo Farah’s golden goodbye

Having won his 10th successive gold medal at a major athletics championships last Friday, Sir Mo Farah could be forgiven for believing the perfect story has already been written.

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Brendan Foster was the inspiration behind the Great North Run.

Tom Richmond: Setting pace for a healthy nation as politicians stumble

THE hurdles that legendary runner-turned-commentator Brendan Foster had to overcome when setting up the original Great North Run illustrated the best and worst of Britain.

Opinion
Marc Scott running in the Harrogate 10k for Richmond and Zetland Harriers

Northallerton’s Marc Scott bidding to join Sir Mo Farah in 5,000m final at World Championships

Northallerton’s Marc Scott is hoping his big race experience can lead him into a World Championship final alongside Sir Mo Farah in London.

Athletics
Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Laura Weightman sixth as Muir misses out

Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.

Olympics
Justin Gatlin, left, bows as he celebrates his win in the Men's 100m final as third placed Jamaica's Usain Bolt watches. (AP).

Nick Westby: Bolt vs Gatlin is no simple tale of hero and villain

A convenient narrative has been spun since Saturday night, that evil conquered good, that cheats prosper, that fairytales do not always have a happy ending.

Olympics
Jamaica's Usain Bolt salutes the fans during a lap of honour after finishing third in the Men's 100m Final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Usain Bolt leaps to the defence of Justin Gatlin and the sport he leaves behind

Usain Bolt denied Justin Gatlin’s 100m victory was a calamity for athletics and continued to defend the American after he upset his expected golden send-off.

Athletics
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses after his last Men's 100m final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

World Championships: Usain Bolt’s legacy untarnished despite defeat to sporting bad boy Justin Gatlin

Sometimes sport has an unexpected way of smacking you where it hurts.

Athletics
Laura Weightman produced a controlled performance before lengthening her stride in the final 100m. PIC: PA

World Championships: Strong semi adds weight to Laura’s medal prospects

Leeds athlete Laura Weightman is determined to make the most of her first World Championships final after running “the race of my life” in yesterday’s 1,500m semi-finals.

Athletics
Jessica Ennis-Hill was receiving her gold medal from the 2011 World Championships at a ceremony in London.

The Yorkshire Post says: Dame Jess and a golden legacy

UNLIKE America’s Justin Gatlin, the two-time convicted cheat who won a controversial 100 metres world title ahead of Usain Bolt, the so-called saviour of athletics, Sheffield’s Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was afforded a rapturous reception when she received a belated gold medal last night.

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Laura Weightman smiles as she looks at the big screen following her semi-final at the London Stadium (Photo: PA)

Leeds star Laura Weightman powers into World Championships 1,500m final alongside British medal hope Laura Muir

Thrilled Leeds runner Laura Weightman produced the “race of my life” to reach the 1,500m final at the World Championships in London.

Athletics
Usain Bolt: Was not happy with the blocks in last nights 100m heats.

World Championships: Peerless Bolt on pace to finish his glorious career on a high

Forget the usual Saturday evening routine, for anyone remotely interested in sport, there is only one thing to watch tonight.

Athletics
Mo Farah (right) celebrates taking gold in the 10,000m Men's Final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Mo Farah enthrals London crowd once more to cement his legacy

Very few athletes earn a cheer greater than Usain Bolt on the same night of competition.

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Usain Bolt

Bolt calls on cheats to clean up act for sake of athletics

Usain Bolt has warned dopers they risk killing athletics and urged them to clean up their act for the sake of the sport.

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