Sir Mo Farah’s dedicated road-running career starts tomorrow as he seeks a fourth consecutive win at the Simplyhealth Great North Run - but this will be no victory parade for the 34-year-old Briton given the recent addition to the field of Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa.
Team-mates of Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong have condemned her after she failed an out-of-competition drugs test.
British distant running superstar Mo Farah became the first man to win the Great North Run three times in a row today with a late victory over former training partner Dathan Ritzenhein.
After anchoring Jamaica home to gold in the men’s 4x100 metres, and thus completing a perfect 100m/200m/relay record in the last three Olympics, Usain Bolt diverted from his now customary lap of honour to kneel at his finishing point in lane three, bend down to the track and kiss the Games goodbye.
Almaz Ayana provided the opening session of the Rio 2016 athletics programme here with a historic flourish as she took more than 14 seconds off the world 10,000 metres record which has stood, apparently invulnerable, since 1993, claiming the first track and field gold of the Olympics in a time of 29min 17.45sec.