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Virus lockdown triggers decathlon WR holder's split from coach

June 17, 2020 - 05:26
World decathlon record holder Kevin Mayer has split with his long-time coach Bertrand Valcin.
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World Athletics insists Russia pay doping fine by 1 July

June 16, 2020 - 05:20
World Athletics says it had shot down a request by Russia's athletics federation to defer a payment of a $5 million doping fine.
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Epic participation figures for ‘Race the Comrades legends’

June 16, 2020 - 05:20
By the time entries had closed for the Comrades Marathon Association’s inaugural virtual event, a total of 43 788 entrants from 103 nations had signed up to be a part of it.
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Soweto Marathon cancelled over Covid-19 fears

June 16, 2020 - 05:20
After a thorough review of the Covid-19 risks posed by large events and gatherings, organisers of the Soweto Marathon have confirmed the 2020 edition has been cancelled.
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First ‘Virtual Comrades’ a huge success as 43 500 runners take part

June 15, 2020 - 05:12
Following a successful 'Race the Comrades legends' virtual race on Sunday, the Comrades Marathon Association will consider having more virtual races going forward.
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40 000 runners from 86 countries take to the start of virtual ‘Race the Comrades legends’

June 14, 2020 - 05:03
Thanks to the Comrades Marathon’s international footprint, the foreign entry tally for Sunday's 'Race the Comrades legends' virtual race has surpassed the usual foreign contingent.
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Wayde van Niekerk '100% ready' for return after 2-year lockdown

June 13, 2020 - 04:53
400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk says he is "100% ready" to hit the track again after two years spent on the sidelines with injury.
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Karsten Warholm smashes world record, Filip Ingebrigtsen dominates Kenyans

June 12, 2020 - 04:39
Double world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm has smashed the world record for the unorthodox 300m hurdles behind closed doors at a near-empty Bislett Stadium.
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Ex-head of track and field says he hid doping cases to help sport's finances

June 12, 2020 - 04:39
Lamine Diack said he had agreed to delay and stagger bans for Russian athletes caught doping for the sake of the sport's "financial health".
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PICTURES | Ultra-trail star Ryan Sandes takes to the Matroosberg snow for latest 'run'

June 12, 2020 - 04:39
Star South African ultra-distance trail runner Ryan Sandes headed out to the Matroosberg as the first official snow of the season fell this week.
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Ex-head of track and field says he hid doping cases to help sport's finances

June 12, 2020 - 04:39
The former head of global track and field, Lamine Diack, told his corruption trial he had agreed to delay and stagger investigations into suspected Russian doping cases.
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Cape Town Marathon launches virtual Half Marathon

June 12, 2020 - 04:39
Runners whose half marathon dreams have been dashed by the global Covid-19 pandemic can lace up and start training again.
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Russian athletes demand authorities settle key doping fine

June 11, 2020 - 04:10
Several Russian athletes have called on sporting authorities to pay a $5 million fine to allow them to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Sebastian Coe finally to become IOC member in July

June 11, 2020 - 04:10
The head of World Athletics, Sebastian Coe, will finally become a member of the International Olympic Committee in July.
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US sprint stars to feature in border-spanning competition

June 10, 2020 - 03:32
World 200m champion Noah Lyles and multi-medal winning fellow American Allyson Felix will headline an ambitious track and field meet on 9 July.
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Outpouring of grief at the death of Comrades No 1 holder, Clive Crawley

June 10, 2020 - 03:32
The Comrades Marathon Association has expressed its sadness at the news of the death of Clive Crawley.
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Diack told top doping official to avoid 'a scandal', court hears

June 9, 2020 - 03:20
The former anti-doping chief of athletics' world governing body has told a French court that Lamine Diack urged him to bend the rules on Russian doping cases.
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2019 Comrades winners commit to Sunday's virtual 'Race the Comrades legend' event

June 9, 2020 - 03:20
Runners around the country - and world - were thrilled to discover that the Comrades Marathon is set to stage the world’s largest virtual event - Race the Comrades legends.
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Ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack's corruption trial starts

June 9, 2020 - 03:20
Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' world governing body, went on trial in France facing a potential 10-year prison sentence.
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Kevin Mayer beats rival decathletes in long-distance challenge

June 8, 2020 - 02:34
World record holder Kevin Mayer came out on top as three of the top decathletes resumed competition without leaving their training facilities.
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