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London Marathon

The unrelenting Sir Mo Farah

Mo Farah may not have won the London Marathon, but he set Britain's men's marathon record -- and also the mood for the 26.2-mile race.

Kipchoge wins London Marathon, Farah third

Eliud Kipchoge won the 2018 men's London Marathon as Sir Mo Farah finished third in a British record time.

Cheruiyot wins first London Marathon title

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot pulled off a huge upset after surging from behind at halfway to win a personal best of 2:18:31, leaving race favourites Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany in third and fifth place.


London: What to watch

Third London Marathon win for Kipchoge

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge looked unfazed by the hot British weather, as he coolly crossed the line in 2:04:27, showing why he's regarded as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time.


Record eighth win for Weir at London Marathon

Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir continued to add to his trophy case by claiming an eighth title at the 2018 London Marathon in the men's wheelchair race.


Lance Armstrong Settles

Ford: Finally, an open road for Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis

There might be no such thing as perfect justice for a pair of riders -- Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis -- who competed and cheated more than a decade ago, or any easy way to reduce relative morality to dollar amounts in a legal document.

Armstrong settles $100M fraud suit with U.S.

Lance Armstrong has agreed to a $5 million settlement of a federal government whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist.

Marathon cheating

How collectible medals and Facebook likes encouraged cheaters in the Mexico City Marathon

Officials scrambled to curb cheating, and one in every five runners to finish the 2017 edition of the international race was disqualified.

Derek Murphy is the marathon gumshoe

E:60 tells the story of Derek Murphy, who has made a name for himself by exposing those trying to cheat in marathons.


Boston Marathon in review

'Des is the definition of unrelenting'

Sideways rain and near-freezing temps couldn't stop American Desiree Linden at the Boston Marathon. Her win is another display of strength from U.S. women on the global stage.

Boston Marathon winner Linden almost dropped out

Desiree Linden, the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985, breaks down how it felt racing in torrential rain.


Yuki Kawauchi's surprise win in Boston

In near-freezing temperatures, Japan's Yuki Kawauchi beat out fierce competition at the Boston Marathon. "I can't help but think fate had something to do with my win today," he said.

Boston Marathon: What to Read

Boston Marathon: Why I'm running

Running 26.2 miles certainly calls for bragging rights. But for these runners, the reason to lace up for Boston is what matters most.

In 2007, Jennifer Phinney ran and won her first ever marathon — the Boston Marathon Shadow Run, a simulation of the race in Massachusetts — in her military base in Iraq. 11 years later, today, Phinney ran her first Boston Marathon in Boston and finished it in 3:50:27. "I compare this moment to my time at the military. We would come out of the field from training, dirty, wet, exhausted and we couldn't wait for a hot shower," she said.

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Drawing strength, five years on

Scott Magoon was moments from the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the two bombs exploded. Since then, the children's book illustrator, who was uninjured but experienced PTSD, has partnered with survivors to tell a story of hope.

Commonwealth Games are on!

Weather can't dampen spectacular Opening Ceremony

Celebrating its 21st birthday, the Commonwealth Games began in spectacular fashion on Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday night, featuring the Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium.

Commonwealth Games

Doping violation

India let off with warning over needle issue

India have been let off with a strong written reprimand by the Commonwealth Games Federation, finally bringing the needles issue to a close.

MTB World Cup wins the race to save water - Via KweséESPN

The first round of the 2018 UCI mountain bike World Cup took place against the backdrop of a once-in-a-century drought in South Africa, and organisers did their part to save increasingly precious water.


Remembering Bannister

The story of the 'Greatest Living Englishman'

After a dismal Olympic showing in 1952 -- Britain's Roger Bannister had set his mind on breaking the four-minute mile barrier. The late runner called the feat a 'small part of his life,' but it was a moment that transcended beyond the record books.

Lord Coe: All athletes looked up to Bannister

President of the IAAF recalls his favourite memories of Roger Bannister, who died aged 88.


Bannister, first to break 4-minute mile, dies

Lord Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram led tributes to the late Sir Roger Bannister, hailing the man who broke the four-minute mile as "inspirational".

Track and Field

IAAF chief executive officer Gers resigns

Olivier Gers has resigned as the chief executive officer of the IAAF.

Coe accused of misleading inquiry into doping

A report published by British legislators has accused IAAF President Sebastian Coe of misleading a parliamentary inquiry into doping.

'Icarus' Wins Oscar

'Icarus' wins Oscar for best documentary

The Bryan Fogel-directed Netflix film "Icarus," which helped expose widespread doping among Russian athletes, won the Academy Award for best documentary on Sunday night.

Netflix doc spotlights Russian doping whistleblower

Grigory Rodchenkov, who helped Russian athletes get away with doping before blowing the whistle on them and now fears for his life, is the focus of "Icarus," a documentary with an agenda.

Roger Bannister Reaction

Bannister, first to break 4-minute mile, dies

Lord Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram led tributes to the late Sir Roger Bannister, hailing the man who broke the four-minute mile as "inspirational".

Lord Coe: All athletes looked up to Bannister

President of the IAAF recalls his favourite memories of Roger Bannister, who died aged 88.


World Indoors

New stars emerge at World Indoors to give Lord Coe and IAAF reason for optimism

The post-Bolt era is underway in athletics, and despite some elements of high farce and a quandary over what to do about Russia, there was enough young talent on show in Birmingham to give hope for the future.

Recap: Pozzi wins gold, Poland stun US in 4x400

Andrew Pozzi won gold in the 60m hurdles after beating the USA's Jarret Eaton.

Poland shocks USA in amazing 4x400m comeback

Despite having a big lead going into the last 200m, Team USA couldn't hold on to the gold medal as Poland shocked the world.


Coleman Wins at World Indoors

Coleman lays claim to post-Bolt era

Christian Coleman entered the IAAF World Indoor Championships as almost too obvious a favorite in the 60 metres, and his assured performance cemented his place as the new man to beat in men's sprinting.

Recap: Coleman steals the show on day three

Christian Coleman set a championship record as he claimed gold in the 60m race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Dominant Coleman smashes 60m championship record

Christian Coleman showed the world why he is regarded as the successor to Usain Bolt as he won the 60m and got close to his own world record in Birmingham.


Day 2: World Indoors

Johnson-Thompson: 'World Indoor Gold a springboard for my career'

Pentathlon gold medalist Katarina Johnson-Thompson says 2018 is 'all about winning medals'


Every runner in 400m race disqualified

All four runners were disqualified during the 3rd heat of the men's 400m at the World Indoors in Birmingham.


London Marathon prep

Farah ready for first test of marathon credentials

Sir Mo Farah will come face-to-face with his first major test of his marathon credentials when he takes to London's roads for a half marathon this weekend, but he was not exactly in Mobot-like self assuring mood ahead of his race.

World Indoors: In review

Lysenko tops high jump world champ Barshim

Danil Lysenko reversed his world outdoors result with Mutaz Essa Barshim by winning their world indoors high jump duel on his final leap Thursday.

Dibaba wins third indoor 3000m crown

Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba secured her third indoor 3k crown in an exciting race on the opening night of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.


'I was so scared I was going to finish 4th again'

Team GB's Laura Muir shares the fear she suffered during the last lap of an enthralling 3000m race, in which she won the bronze medal.


World Indoors: Preview

The fastest year of Christian Coleman's life ... so far

U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman had a breakout year in 2017, with a world record in the 100 meters anchoring his ascension. He says he can go even faster. With the World Indoor Championships this week, is this his moment?

Africa set to dominate IAAF World Indoor track

Six months on from the outdoor IAAF World Championships in London, the world's best athletes will again be in England chasing gold, but this time indoors in Birmingham.

Froome's drug test trouble

Bardet: Froome case hits cycling's credibility

French cyclist Romain Bardet believes the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Chris Froome's adverse drugs test has damaged the credibility of the sport.

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Sagan-Cavendish news

Cavendish's team 'surprised' by UCI/Sagan settlement of TDF crash

Team Dimension Data was caught off-guard after it learned that it was not included when Peter Sagan settled his legal dispute with the UCI Tuesday.

Sagan cleared of elbowing Cavendish at TDF

The UCI ruled Tuesday that Peter Sagan did not intentionally elbow Mark Cavendish during a sprint finish at the Tour de France in a crash that led to the Slovak rider's disqualification.

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