Athletics

Weir named in Great Britain and Northern Ireland's marathon team for IPC World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

David Weir has been named in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland marathon team for the International Paralympic Committee World Championships ©Getty ImagesSix-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir has been named in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland marathon team selected for this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships.

Great grandson of Berlin 1936 gold medallist to compete at Special Olympics

By Michael Pavitt

Frederick Wolff (second left) won 4 x 400m relay gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin ©Getty ImagesDaniel Wolff is set to follow in his great grandfather's footsteps after being selected to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics.

Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships qualification criteria revealed

By Emily Goddard

IPC Athletics has published the Doha 2015 qualification criteria ©Getty ImagesA maximum of 1,400 athletes will compete at  the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Doha next year it was revealed when the qualification criteria for the competition was announced. 

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.
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