Athletics

Farah and Keitany win Great North Run titles, but Tracey Cramond makes millionth runner history

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah wins the men's title at the 2014 Great North Run ©Getty ImagesIt was a day of records at the Great North Run as Mo Farah won the men's race in a British best of an hour exactly and Kenya's Mary Keitany ran 65min 39sec to take a second off Briton Paula Radcliffe's 2003 course record.

Sport England partners with Great North Run to help encourage more people to take up running

By Paul Osborne

Sport England has entered into a partnership with the Great North Run ©Getty ImagesSport England is teaming up with organisers of one of the world's most popular half marathons, the Great North Run, in an attempt to help encourage more people to take up running.

Qatari celebrates second best high jump in history with sparkling performance in Brussels Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Mutaz Essa Barshi came close to breaking the 21-year-old world record high jump record held by Javier Sotomayor ©Getty ImagesMutaz Essa Barshim became the second best high jumper of all time in clearing 2.43 metres at the final International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels tonight.

IAAF President Diack to recognise special moment of history at Great North Run

By Nick Butler

A dramatic Opening Ceremony will take place to mark the beginning of the Great North Run ©Bupa Great North RunA "dramatic" Opening Ceremony will take place tomorrow to recognise the millionth finish celebrations ahead of the Great North Run.

St Petersburg launch bid for 2022 European Athletics Championships

By Duncan Mackay

St Ptersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesSt Petersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships, it has been announced.

Włodarczyk breaks women's hammer throw world record

By Zjan Shirinian

Anita Włodarczyk has broken the women's hammer throw world record for a third time ©Getty ImagesOlympic silver medallist Anita Włodarczyk has broken the women's hammer throw world record.

Britain's 4x100m women provide final shock in dramatic IAAF Diamond League finale in Zurich

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 4x100m women's team, pictured after winning European gold this month, beat Jamaica and the United States in Zurich tonight ©Getty ImagesOn a night of dramatic reversals of fortune as the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League reached its climax in half of its scheduled events, Great Britain's young 4x100 metres women's relay team provided the Zurich Weltklasse meeting with its greatest drama in a final flourish of a victory over Jamaica and the United States.

Sharp and Farah excel as the Barshim v Bondarenko show goes on

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah sets a British two miles best at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesHome fans in a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham were rewarded today with an 800 metres victory by Lynsey Sharp over Kenya's world champion Eunice Sum, and a national best in the two miles from Mo Farah in his first track appearance of the season in Britain.

Bolt pulls out of Zurich Diamond League and ends season early

By Mike Rowbottom

Usain Bolt shows off his medal for winning the Mano a Mano 100m challenge on Copacabana Beach last weekend. He has now ended his season early ©Getty ImagesUsain Bolt has called a premature end to his injury-troubled season and will instead begin preparing early for next year's International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing. 
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