Sir Chris Hoy officially announces retirement

By James Crook

151700632April 18 - The most successful Olympic cyclist of all-time, Sir Chris Hoy, has today announced his retirement from international competition after winning six Olympic gold medals and 11 world titles, ruling out a homecoming appearance at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at the Velodrome bearing his name.

Top men in "greatest men's field" glad to be running with Farah in London Marathon

By Mike Rowbottom at The Tower Hotel in London

mofarahApril 17 - Mo Farah's intention of running to the halfway point in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon as preparation for his full marathon debut there in 2014, criticised in some quarters, was fully supported here today by five runners who will head what is billed as "the greatest men's marathon field ever assembled" when the race gets underway on Sunday (April 21).