Athletics

Brigid Kosgei smashes Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record by 81 seconds

Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record, which has stood imperiously for over 16 years, has been obliterated by Brigid Kosgei at the Chicago Marathon. The 25-year-old Kenyan ran 2:14:04 to beat Radcliffe’s best of 2:15:25 by an astonishing 81 seconds. The whispers all week in Chicago had been that Kosgei was intending to make a serious assault …

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World Athletics Championships 2019: Zharnel piloting,also on Bolt’s career

World Athletics Championships 2019 Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Dates: 27 September-6 October Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live; Live streams, clips and text commentary online. “I like to run fast and fly even faster!” Zharnel Hughes is addicted to speed. That may come …

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British Athletics Championships: Adam,Jodie win 200m titles

Adam Gemili won the British 200m title in a new championship record to secure his place at next month’s World Athletics Championships in Doha. Gemili crossed the line in 20.08 seconds with Zharnel Hughes second in a season’s best 20.25secs in Birmingham. In the women’s 200m, Jodie Williams beat reigning champion Beth Dobbin with both qualifying for …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: US athletes warned of protests

American athletes have been warned by Team USA chiefs they will face “consequences” if they stage political protests at next year’s Olympic Games. It comes after two athletes were reprimanded for protesting against social injustice at the Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru. Fencer Race Imboden and hammer thrower Gwen Berry have been placed on 12-month …

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