Athletics

Jebet regains gold after controversial 3,000m steeplechase disqualification at Asian Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon 

Ruth Jebet collects her gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase ©Getty ImagesRuth Jebet was finally able to collect her gold medal after winning the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase in last night's athletics competition here at the Asian Games, only to have it taken away from her.

Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin

By Emily Goddard

Dennis Kimetto has clocked a world record 02:02:57 to win the Berlin Marathon ©Getty ImagesDennis Kimetto has smashed the marathon world record and become the first athlete to complete the distance in less than two hours and three minutes by clocking a time of 2 hours 02min 57sec at the Berlin Marathon.

British athletics' Olympic trailblazer Dorothy Tyler dies

By Daniel Etchells

Dorothy Tyler  was a two-time Olympic silver medallist ©Getty ImagesDorothy Tyler, the first woman from Great Britain to win an individual Olympic medal in athletics, has died aged 94.

Doha claim hosting 2019 IAAF World Championships offers opportunity in "untapped market"

By Duncan Mackay 

Doha will face rivals Barcelona and Eugene in its bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©Doha 2019Doha today released details of his bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships as it was officially confirmed that they will face Barcelona and Eugene. 

Sprinter Spearmon banned for failed drugs test, but USADA rule he did not intend to cheat

By Zjan Shirinian

Wallace Spearmon said he was taking Methylprednisolone as prescribed medication ©Getty ImagesThe United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has suspended sprinter Wallace Spearmon for three months after he tested positive for a banned substance, but ruled it was not used to enhance his performance.

Three men and three women prepare to do battle for World Marathon Majors crowns

Emily Goddard

Rita Jeptoo is the favourite for the women's World Marathon Majors crown ©Getty ImagesThree men and three women are preparing to do battle for the respective World Marathon Majors crowns and the $500,000 (£306,000/€390,000) winner-take-all prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the series at the New York City Marathon in November.

London Marathon fundraising eclipses five-year target, announces title sponsor Virgin Money

By Daniel Etchells

Hugh Brasher (left), Virgin Money London Marathon race director and Sir Richard Branson (right), Virgin founder celebrating the success on the London Tower Bridge ©Bob Martin for Virgin Money London MarathonVirgin Money, the title sponsor of the London Marathon since 2010, has today announced that the total raised for charity from the previous five events stands at £261.4 million ($427.1 million/€329.1 million), eclipsing the target of £250 million ($408.5 million/€314.7 million) set for this stage in the partnership. 

Bordeaux, capital of claret, to stage nocturnal marathon

By David Owen

Organisers of the new marathon in Bordeaux plan to hold it at night, with the start at sunset ©AFP/Getty ImagesBordeaux, one of the world's wine capitals, is getting into the marathon business.

Kostner summoned by investigators over claims she was complicit in Olympic champion's doping

By Zjan Shirinian

Carolina Kostner will go before Italian Olympic Committee officials on Friday in connection with the doping of her former boyfriend Alex Schwazer ©Getty ImagesWorld champion figure skater Carolina Kostner is being hauled before Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) officials investigating whether she was complicit in the doping of her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer.
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