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Success runs in the family as another Cram goes for gold

It seems that Josie Cram is following in her famous dad’s footsteps as she represents team GB on the sporting stage. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Claire Duck.

Athletics: Places up for grabs at European Cross Country Championships

As the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia loom ever-closer, the chance for athletes in Yorkshire to take on the rest of the continent lies just one race away, as this year’s European trials begin in Liverpool today.

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Britain's Mick Hill throws the javelin on his way to winning the silver medal at the European Track and Field Championships in Budapest, Sunday Aug. 23, 1998. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Leeds City Athletics Club: Celebrating half a century of an athletic institution

Around 160 club members gathered at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds last night to celebrate 50 years of Leeds City Athletic Club.

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Jo Pavey

Weekend Interview: All mums are amazing, insists athletics’ ‘super-mum’ Jo Pavey

FOR all top-tier athletes, there is a moment in their careers when everything fuses together perfectly, when they feel unbeatable, invincible almost, and achieve their lifetime ambition.

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Claire Duck competing at the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country.

Duck out of water is now back on familiar Yorkshire terrain

From almost leaving the sport for good at one point to then captaining her country at the world championships, Leeds runner Claire Duck has faced a fairly rough course throughout her cross-country career.

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Luke Cutts competing at the EIS at the 2017 British Indoor Championships

Sheffield's English Institute of Sport chopped from British Athletics schedule

British Athletics has moved top class athletics out of Sheffield for the first time since the English Institute of Sport (EIS) opened 14 years ago.

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Mo Farah: Back to London.

Mo Farah returns home and leaves coach

Sir Mo Farah is leaving American coach Alberto Salazar and will be trained for his marathon career by Paula Radcliffe’s husband Gary Lough.

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Athlete Laura Weightman (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Commonwealth Games: Laura Weightman challenges herself to go the extra mile in Australia

Middle-distance runner Laura Weightman is determined to kick on from her career highlight at this summer’s World Championships after announcing her plans to step up in distance next year.

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Marc Scott, front

Athletics: Marc Scott shifts focus to World Indoors in Birmingham after Commonwealth Games snub

England Athletics’ selection policy has drawn criticism from a number of prospective athletes after ignoring its own qualifying criteria.

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Hannah Cockroft.

Tanni Grey-Thompson tips Hannah Cockroft to extend medal haul

With five Paralympic gold medals, many would say Hannah Cockroft simply can’t get any better – but not Tanni Grey-Thompson, who insists even more is to come from the wheelchair racer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Competitors at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics.

YP Letters: Joyful and inspiring sight of Special Olympics

From: Anthony Hopkins, Guiseley, Leeds.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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