Athletics

Bailey-Cole and Okagbare claim sprint titles at packed Hampden Park

By Nick Butler at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Kemar Bailey-Cole sprints to victory in the men's 100m final ©Getty ImagesKemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria won the respective 100 metres finals in front of a packed crowd tonight to crown a pulsating second day of athletics action here.

Shelley shocks in marathon as Kenya take double gold on opening day of Glasgow 2014 athletics

By Paul Osborne at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Success on the first day of athletics action for Kenya as they seal two gold medals ©Getty ImagesKenya kick-started their medal haul in style today as they claimed two gold medals on day one of the athletics at the Commonwealth Games here. 

"I have always wanted to race at the Commonwealth Games," claims Bolt

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Usain Bolt is surely the biggest attraction of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesUsain Bolt, by some margin the biggest individual attraction of Glasgow 2014, made a triumphant arrival here today claiming it had always been a long-term desire to compete in a Commonwealth Games.

Mo Farah withdraws from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Mo Farah has pulled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic and world gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness, it was announced today. 

World number one heptathlete Johnson-Thompson withdraws from Glasgow 2014 through injury

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

World indoor silver medal winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to injury ©Getty ImagesEngland's heptathlon prodigy Katarina Johnson-Thompson has become the latest big star to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury.

Porter lays down marker for Glasgow 2014 at Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

Tiffany Porter enjoyed a superb victory over a strong field at the Sainsburys Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsTiffany Porter received a morale boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games by winning a high quality women's 100 metres hurdles to light up the home crowd at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Horse Guards Parade in London.

Kiplagat and Amos are surprise packages in Monaco Diamond League meeting

Mike Rowbottom at the Stade Louis II in Monaco

Silas Kiplagat, who upset Asbel Kiprop's plans in Monaco to become the fourth fastest man ever at 1500m ©Getty ImagesSilas Kiplagat produced the shock result of the International Association of Athletics Federatons (IAAF) Diamond League meeting as he outsprinted the Kenyan compatriot who had been targeting a world record in the 1500 metres, Asbel Kiprop, to win in 3min 27.64sec, making him the fourth fastest man in history.

Kiprop targeting El Guerrouj's 1500m world record in Monaco

By Mike Rowbottom in Monaco

Asbel Kiprop, double world 1500m champion, warms up for his world record attempt in Monaco by winning the 800m at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 1min 43.34sec, the fastest time run this year ©AFP/Getty ImagesAsbel Kiprop is back in Monaco – and in pursuit of the world 1500 metres record.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium track transported to Horse Guards Parade for Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium track has moved location for the Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsPreparations for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games taking place on Horse Guards Parade on Sunday (July 20) have ramped up a notch today with the beginnings of work to install 1,600 square metres of athletics track on the iconic landmark.
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