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GB&NI WIN BRONZE AT IAAF WORLD RELAYS IN YOKOHAMA

May 12th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

Great Britain & Northern Ireland won men’s 4x100m bronze and finished fifth and sixth in the men’s and women’s 4x400m respectively on the second and final night of the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.

The British men’s 4x100m quartet of CJ Ujah (club: Enfield & Haringey; coach: Jonas Dodoo), Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & District; Benke Blomkvist), Adam Gemili (Blackheath & Bromley; Rana Reider) and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Newham & Essex Beagles; Lance Brauman) claimed bronze in the final race of the event on another cool night in the Nissan Stadium.

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BRITISH TEAMS ADVANCE ON DAY ONE OF IAAF WORLD RELAYS IN YOKOHAMA

May 11th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

The Great Britain & Northern Ireland team advanced to three finals and set a world leading time on the opening night of the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.

The British men’s 4x100m quartet of CJ Ujah (Enfield & Haringey; Jonas Dodoo), Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & District; Benke Blomkvist), Adam Gemili (Blackheath & Bromley; Rana Reider) and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Newham & Essex Beagles; Lance Brauman) shrugged off cooling temperatures to comfortably clock the best time in the world this year 38.11 in winning their heat.

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#RunAndRevise this Mental Health Awareness Week

May 10th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

During Mental Health Awareness Week running from 13-19 May 2019. England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, is encouraging all 16–25 year old students to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running one mile or further and having a chat as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Doha Diamond League Results – 03/05/2019

May 3rd, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol
                                                                                                                 Men's results                                                   
                                                                
200 Metres - Men  - Diamond Discipline                 Wind: +1.3 m/s
                                                                
    1 Guliyev , Ramil                  TUR      19.99           
    2 Quiñónez , Alex                  ECU      20.19           
    3 Brown , Aaron                    CAN      20.20           
    4 Richards , Jereem                TTO      20.21           
    5 Edward , Alonso                  PAN      20.56           
    6 Mitchell-Blake , Nethaneel       GBR      20.83           
    7 Reid , Leon                      IRL      20.93           
    8 Al Mamari , Jaber Hilal          QAT      21.47           
    9 Barrow , Owaab                   QAT      21.55           

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BRITISH ATHLETICS NAME FIRST GB & NI ATHLETES FOR IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019

May 1st, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

British Athletics have today announced the first six athletes chosen for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar from September 27-October 6 2019.

Callum Hawkins (coach: Robert Hawkins; club: Kilbarchan) and Charlotte Purdue (Nic Bideau; Aldershot Farnham & District) earn selection for the men’s and women’s marathons respectively following career best performances in London on Sunday.

Hawkins and Purdue both recorded significant personal bests at the London Marathon, which acted as the British Championships and world trial, to move into third on the respective all-time UK lists, finish in the top ten and confirm their place in Doha later this year.

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FARAH & PURDUE WIN BRITISH TITLES IN LONDON; HAWKINS BREAKS SCOTTISH RECORD

April 28th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

Sir Mo Farah (coach: Gary Lough; club: Newham & Essex Beagles), Charlotte Purdue (Nic Bideau; Aldershot Farnham & District) and Callum Hawkins (Robert Hawkins; Kilbarchan) all starred at the London Marathon as the battle for British Championship medals brought out a string of great performances.
Farah retained his British title in 2:05:39, his second quickest time ever over the 26.2-miles distance, but couldn’t break into the top three overall as he finished fifth with Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge winning the London Marathon for a record fourth time in 2:02:37.

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BRITAIN’S QUICKEST SPRINTERS TO TAKE ON SECOND-FASTEST MAN IN HISTORY AND RETURNING DE GRASSE AT MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES

April 24th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

Four of the world’s very best 100m sprinters have today been confirmed to compete at this July’s Muller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, including the second quickest man ever and Britain’s two leading lights in the event.

Having established himself as Britain’s number one man at current in the 100m courtesy of a best time of 9.91 seconds last year – the joint-second quickest ever by a Briton – and the European title in the event, Zharnel Hughes (GBR, coach: Glen Mills, club: Shaftesbury Barnet) returns to the London Stadium this summer looking to go one better on his second-place finish at last year’s edition of the event.

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Heroes of Race Walking – Part 2, Great Britain

April 17th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

In Great Britain, race walking can sometimes feel like a lonely discipline and we can be tempted to look overseas with envy. In my previous article I talked about race walkers from around the world who became heroes. It can be easy to forget Britain’s prosperous history, but we should remember the British race walkers who were among the best in the world. In fact, it has been difficult to select only a few.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Athletics Timetable Unveiled

April 16th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

The Athletics timetable for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was unveiled today during a ceremony in the Japanese capital.

Spread over ten days, athletics competition at the 29th Summer Olympic Games will commence on Friday 31 July with the men’s 20km race walk, which will finish in front of Japan’s imperial palace, and conclude on the final day of the Games, Sunday 9 August, with the men’s marathon.

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BRITISH ATHLETICS SUMMER 2019 SELECTION POLICIES NOW AVAILABLE

April 15th, 2019 by Peter Le Rossignol

All British Athletics selection policies for the remaining major international competitions this summer have now been published and are available to view online.

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