Athletics

US Paralympian Aimee Mullins engaged to Homeland actor Rupert Friend

By Emily Goddard

Aimee Mullins and Rupert Friend are engaged to be married ©Getty ImagesUnited States Paralympian Aimee Mullins is engaged to boyfriend Homeland star Rupert Friend, it has been reported.

IPC Athletics Grand Prix series to cover all five continents for first time in 2015

By Daniel Etchells

The 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix series will cover all corners of the globe ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix series will be held across all five continents for the first time next year following the addition of a new event in Oceania.

Zambian Government steps in to support aspiring Para-athletes

By Nick Butler

The National Paralympic Committee of Zambia has benefited from Government support to finance a pre-competition training camp ©NPC ZambiaZambia's Government has been praised for providing financial support for five young Para-athletes to attend an international competition.

Weir decision to withdraw from funding programme will not harm career, says UK Athletics head coach

By Daniel Etchells

David Weir has chosen not to be part of British Athletics' Lottery funding programme for the 2014-15 season ©Getty Images UK Athletics Paralympic head coach Paula Dunn claims the decision of four-time London 2012 gold medallist David Weir to withdraw from British Athletics Lottery funding programme next year will not harm his international career.

British wheelchair racing champion launches new sports management company

By Paul Osborne

Hannah Cockroft has launched her own sports management company ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Paralympic and world wheelchair racing champion Hannah Cockroft has launched her own sports management company after, she claims, dealing with poor managers and agents in the past.

McFadden completes second consecutive marathon Grand Slam

By Daniel Etchells

Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the New York City Marathon ©Getty ImagesTatyana McFadden completed an unprecedented second consecutive wheelchair marathon Grand Slam with victory in the New York City Marathon.

IPC Athletics European Championships wins 2014 award for best sporting campaign in Wales

By Paul Osborne

Swansea 2014 has won the gold award for Best Sporting Campaign in Wales for 2014 ©Swansea 2014This year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea has been voted the Best Sporting Campaign in Wales for 2014.

Paralympian Jade Jones to feature in special Channel 4 documentary

By Gary Anderson

Wheelchair racer Jade Jones will feature in a documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 next week ©Getty ImagesWheelchair racer Jade Jones is set to feature in a documentary which will follow her as she combines training with the start of a university degree.

Prosecutors to appeal verdict and sentence given to Oscar Pistorius

By Paul Osborne

South African prosecutors are set to appeal the verdict and sentence given to Oscar Pistorius ©Getty ImagesSouth African prosecutors will appeal the conviction and sentence given to Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, they announced today.
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