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Athletics

Bosworth facing title threat from Wilkinson

A period of domestic domination for some of Yorkshire’s top athletes could be under serious threat at this weekend’s British Athletics Indoor Championships, as they head to Birmingham having to fend off some all-too familiar young talent gunning for their national crowns.

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One to watch: Claire Duck

Harewood House hosts Norther Cross-Country battle

For the first time in history, Harewood House will be transformed into a huge cross-country battlefield, as some of Yorkshire’s finest runners take centre stage in today’s Northern Cross Country Championships.

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LOOKING FORWARD: Sheffield student Alicia Barrett enjoyed a memorable year in 2017 competing at Under-20 level.

Hurdler Alicia Barrett looking to brighter future with coach Toni Minichiello

After finishing 2016 firmly on top of the British junior rankings along with a strong performance in the World Under-20 final, 2017 saw Sheffield-based sprint hurdler Alicia Barrett with another year left to leave her final mark on the junior level.

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Fresh face: Dina Asher-Smith at the Great North CityGames. (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

New generation of athletes faced with succeeding Bolt and Farah

Just who can compare to the incomparable?

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Alexandra Bell, 800m and cross-country athlete, from Leeds

Yorkshire Championships: Duck and Bell renew rivalry as Cairess eyes double

Ripon theme park Lightwater Valley will once again open its doors up today, but this time, all who enter will experience a rollercoaster ride of a slightly different variety.

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Set to shine: Leeds diver 
Lois Toulson. Picture: James Hardisty

Flying the flag for Yorkshire in 2018

THE lack of a major multi-sports extravaganza denied Yorkshire’s army of talented athletes from another impressive medal haul in the year after the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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TAKE YOUR PICK (clockwise from top left): David Wagner, Hannah Cockroft, Daryl Powell, Chris Wilder, Danny McGuire and Joe Root.

Yorkshire Post Sports Hero of 2017 - Readers’ Poll

IT’s that time of year again when we ask you to put your thinking caps on, get together with your sports-mad friends and make your choice over who should be crowned Yorkshire’s Sports Hero of the Year for 2017.

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Success runs in the family as another Cram goes for gold

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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