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Lakatos strikes gold for Canada’s first medal of the 2019 WPA Championships

Liam Stanley of Victoria, BC finished the men’s 400m T37 qualifying round with a personal best time of 54.18, breaking his former Canadian record...

World Champions Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich named Marathon Runners of the Year

Photo credit: Victah Sailer / AMA This year’s World Marathon Champions Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich are the Marathon Runners of the Year. The runners...

IAAF Cross Country Permit series to start new season in Burgos

From Inside the Games This winter's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Cross Country Permit series is due to start in Burgos tomorrow with the...

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary...

Sir Craig has left WADA in stronger position than when took over, claims Pound

From Inside the Games Sir Craig Reedie has left the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a stronger position than when he took over the founding...

Diamond League to pare down events for TV-friendly viewing

IAAF The top three most popular disciplines in the Diamond League are the 100m, long jump and high jump, followed by pole vault, the 200m...

Bribe-taker responsible for awarding Doha World Athletics Championships appeared in court

Papa Massata Diack, as indicated below, was brought to stand in front of a judge in Dakar in a first step to having him...

Kenyans target Course Record in the Original Marathon

The favourites are Kenyans Daniel Muteti and Rhonzas Kilimo. They have set their sights on breaking the course record in the Athens Marathon. The...

Dutch Olympian Ghafoor jailed for eight-and-a-half years

From Inside the Games Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for drug smuggling and trafficking. The 27-year-old competed at the 2016...

Gene testing could be introduced at Tokyo 2020 as latest weapon to catch cheats,...

From Inside the Games Gene testing could be introduced in time for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach...
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