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Weekend Interview: Hannah Cockroft sets sights on increasing her gold medal haul

HALIFAX Paralympic star Hannah Cockroft readily admits she had designs on setting records from an early age.

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Sir Mo Farah finishes third in the Men's Marathon during the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 22, 2018. See PA story ATHLETICS Marathon. Photo credit should read: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Sir Mo beats the heat to post British record at London Marathon

It was a day for records tumbling in the sweltering heat of the 2018 London Marathon, as Sir Mo Farah, wheelchair athlete David Weir and Mother Nature all made historic contributions to the showpiece event.

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The hidden beach you didn't know existed - and it's only an HOUR from Leeds

With warm weather predicted for the rest of hte week, the urge to get out in the fresh air is higher than ever.
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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Laugher deals with pressures to seal memorable golden hat-trick

THE athletes might have the monopoly on ‘Super Saturday’ but England’s divers made it ‘Fantastic Friday’ as Jack Laugher capped off ‘the best day in English diving history’ to complete a hat-trick of titles.

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In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

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Harrogate's Jack Laugher with his gold medal following the men's 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre during day eight of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

I’m still behind where I need to be, says Jack Laugher as he prepares for hat-trick bid

HARROGATE’S Jack Laugher kept his cool as the rain poured down to move within one win of a gold medal hat-trick at the Commonwealth Games.

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Flying the flag: Luke Cutts celebrates.

Commonwealth Games: Luke Cutts vaults to bronze to deny Adam Hague

A FIRST outdoor competition of the year saw more Commonwealth cheer for Thurnscoe pole-vaulter Luke Cutts.

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England's Dina Asher-Smith. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop happy to be easily distracted from Gold Coast court battles

FROM the podium to the playhouse, James Willstrop has credited his new career path as the perfect distraction from the mental grind of competitive squash.

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Record: Leeds race walker Tom Bosworth broke the British 3,000m record in Sheffield earlier this year.

Commonwealth Games: Tom Bosworth aiming to walk away with gold

TOM BOSWORTH is relishing the chance to perform under pressure when he lines up for the 20k race walk at the Commonwealth Games.

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On target: Adam Hague in action at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield heads to Australia as a genuine medal hope. (Picture: Chris Etchells)

Commonwealth Games: Hague hoping to raise the bar against his long-time team-mate Cutts

Nearly three years after conquering the European junior stage, Rotherham pole vaulter Adam Hague is looking to make his mark amongst the senior ranks as he heads to the Gold Coast as one of the favourites to take home a medal.

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GOLDEN HOPE: GB's Laura Muir, in action at the 2018 IAAF Indoor World Championships. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

GB golden girls backed to build on world indoor success at Tokyo 2020

British Athletics performance director Neil Black has backed Laura Muir to win Olympic gold.

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Great Britain's Andrew Pozzi

Tokyo Olympics is Pozzi’s target after hurdling gold in Birmingham

Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi claimed a thrilling gold in the 60 metres hurdles at the World Indoor Championships and set his sights on sustained global domination.

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Sir Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile.

The Yorkshire Post says: Titan of track. Sir Roger Bannister’s inspiring example

SIR Roger Bannister was a titan of British sport, and the announcement of his death yesterday will have saddened legions of fans, including those far too young to recall his shining moment.

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Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson celebrates with the Union flag after winning gold in the Women's Pentathlon.

Katarina thrilled to lay claim to her first global title

Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed her first global title after winning the pentathlon at the World Indoor Championships – and targeted a golden hat-trick.

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Adam Hague.

Yorkshire pole vaulter Hague fails to gain spot at World Indoor Championships

Yorkshire pole vaulter Adam Hague has missed out on a place at next month’s World Indoor Championships - despite claiming the British title at the weekend.

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Adam Hague in action during the Men's Pole Vault during day two of the SPAR British Indoor Athletics Championships.

Hague and Thompson impress in British victories

City of Sheffield and Dearne athletes Lee Thompson and Adam Hague were in outstanding form at the British Indoor Championships in Birmingham over the weekend winning the 400 metres and pole vault respectively.

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Tom Bosworth.

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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