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Bailey’s back at Yorkshire triathlon where he won world’s hearts

A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who cast aside his walking frame to finish a triathlon in North Yorkshire will return to the race where he won hearts around the world.

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Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, centre, and Jonathan Brownlee celebrate podium finishes along with Spain's Javier Gomez in Stockholm in 2013.

Triathlon: Training accident forces Brownlees’ main rival out of Olympics

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s hopes of taking triathlon gold and silver at the Rio Olympics have been boosted by the withdrawal of their main rival Javier Gomez.

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Freddie Woodward somersaults in the 3m mens dive final at the British Gas Diving Championships

Rio 2016: Sheffield’s Freddie Woodward determined to enjoy his Olympics bonus

Being lost for words isn’t a usual circumstance for Sheffield teenager Freddie Woodward.

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The reverse mayfly, dressed by Stephen Cheetham.

Fly fishing: Flight of the insects raises river excitement

In this column in June 2006 I bemoaned the loss of significant mayfly hatches on my local river, the Rye. I am delighted to report that over the last few years the numbers have significantly improved.

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Brothers Jonathan, left, and Alistair Brownlee of Britain during the 2016 during the ITU World Triathlon Series in Stockholm. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Another Brownlee domination as Jonny closes the gap

The Brownlee brothers continue to hit form at just the right time as they exectued a second-consecutive one-two in the latest leg of the World Triathlon Series.

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Georgia Coates.

Yorkshire swimmers all kitted out for Olympic adventure

GEORGIA Coates picked up her Team GB Kit for this summer’s Olympic Games and declared that Yorkshire swimming was firmly on the map with four of the county’s swimmers heading to Rio.

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VICKY HOLLAND: Leeds-based triathlete is optimistic about causing a shock in Rio.

Underdog Holland issues warning to world elite

Vicky Holland is relishing the role of underdog to GB team-mates Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins who the Leeds-based star hopes she can upstage at the Rio Olympics.

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Vicky Holland competes in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.  (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Triathlon: Under-the-radar Vicky Holland plots golden glory in Rio

Expectation on GB’s triathletes is such that it is not a question of if they will medal in Rio but how many will they claim. Lee Sobot reports.

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12 June 2016.......       Alistair Brownlee celebrates his win of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds in Millenium Square.  Picture Tony Johnson

It’s official: Leeds will host triathlon World Series in 2017

It was a “phenomenal” sporting triumph for the city of Leeds, as 80,000 people lined the city’s streets to watch the best triathletes in the world swim, cycle and run for glory.

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Matt Gibson

Swimming, cycling, running twice the height of Everest

Matt Gibson is spending six months swimming, cycling and running 600 miles including the world’s toughest triathlon this weekend. Catherine Scott finds out why.

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Jack Laugher

Rio 2016: London memories spur Jack Laugher in double Olympic bid for Team GB

Jack Laugher says his bitter disappointment at the London Olympics made him a better diver and has spurred him on to become a serious medal contender in Rio.

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And another thing...

On the face of it, the World Series Triathlon event in Leeds last weekend was a roaring success.

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Stewart Calligan gave his fishing boat a through clean as he waits for the weather conditions to take a turn for the better.

Sea fishing: Easterlies leave me plotting not fishing

The atrocious sea conditions and the almost constant easterlies which blow off the sea towards the land have prevented us intrepid boat anglers from venturing out to sea.

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Alicia Blagg emerges from the water at the John Charles Aquatics Centre in Leeds, where she has been training ahead of her second Olympics in Rio. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: Alicia Blagg makes case for medal triumph in Rio

Leeds diver Alicia Blagg is used to being ahead of the game.

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Video: Steel City’s Freddie Woodward joins Leeds quintet in reaching Rio Olympics

YORKSHIRE athletes will make up more than half of the Great British diving squad at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Rise of the “ageing angels” as older bikers take to the road

Rise of the “ageing angels” as older bikers take to the road

For many people the archetypal image of a motorcyclist is a young Marlon Brando hanging over the handlebars of his Harley or a baby-faced Valentino Rossi tearing up the track.

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Wakefield diver Alicia Blagg at the John Charles Centre, Leeds (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Yorkshire’s diving sextet bound for Rio with Team GB

Six Yorkshire divers are part of an 11-strong squad named to represent Team GB at the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Alistair Brownlee charges to the winning line in Leeds.

Tom Richmond: The Brownlees, Leeds and triathlon are an unbeatable trio

THE Brownlees and Leeds 1, London and the rest of the world 0.

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Cyclists pass through the transition area at Millenium Square in the ITU World Triathlon Leeds. Pictures: Tony Johnson.

Bags of complaints over Leeds triathlon ‘bedlam’ as contestants made to wait seven hours for their dry clothes

Amateur triathletes have complained over issues with bag returns after the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon – sparking an apology from organisers.

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Great Britain's Jack Laugher.

Laugher edges out Yorkshire rival Woodward to clinch British title

Leeds’s Jack Laugher regained his British title with victory in the 3m springboard in Sheffield.

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