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RUSSIAN BAN IS GOOD NEWS FOR CHINA

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AT THE IAAF World Championships last year, China enjoyed a one-two courtesy of Liu Hong and Lu Xiuzhi (right) and, with no Russians in Rio, they are likely to provide the strongest medal contenders.

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Editor’s Letter
READY FOR THE NO.1 OLYMPIC SPORT TO BEGIN
WITH so much Olympic track and field action unfolding after
EVENT-BY-EVENT – MEN
LET THE GAMES COMMENCE!
AFTER the Olympic cauldron was lit at the opening ceremony
BOLT BEGINS HIS TRIPLE DEFENCE
THE blue riband event. Last year’s world 100m final had
CHAMPION HAS TOUGHEST TEST AHEAD
USAIN BOLT is not quite firing on all cylinders as
IT’S A THREE-HORSE RACE OVER ONE LAP
IF WORLD No.1 LaShawn Merritt takes gold, he will become
RUDISHA NOT AT PEAK TO DEFEND TITLE
FOUR years ago David Rudisha produced the performance of the
TIME FOR KING KIPROP’S CORONATION?
THIS is one of a number of events in which
MO HAS MASSIVE TEST OVER 12.5 LAPS
MO FARAH won the last Olympic 5000m title in 13:40.66
FARAH LOOKS TO DO THE DOUBLE AGAIN
MO FARAH hasn’t lost a 10,000m race since Ethiopia’s Ibrahim
KIPCHOGE HOPES HE CAN STAY ON TOP
KENYA’S Eluid Kipchoge is the undisputed best marathoner in the
KIPRUTO LEADS STRONG KENYAN FORCE
KENYA boasts an incredible embarrassment of talent in the steeplechase
MCLEOD TIPPED FOR HURDLES VICTORY
IN AN unpredictable event, world indoor champion Omar McLeod arguably
OPEN EVENT LACKS A FIRM FAVOURITE
NONE of the contenders has bettered 48.40 this summer. Such
GRABARZ GOES FOR ANOTHER MEDAL
WORLD champion Derek Drouin of Canada, Mutaz Essa Barshim of
LAVILLENIE COULD DEFEND VAULT TITLE
WORLD record-holder Renaud Lavillenie attempts to retain his title and
RUTHERFORD CAPABLE OF MORE GOLD
IF GREG RUTHERFORD had any doubters when he won the
SECOND CROWN BECKONS FOR TAYLOR
THE TOP two from London 2012, Americans Christian Taylor and
AMERICA TO DOMINATE SHOT PODIUM
THE Americans will have hopes of a clean sweep of
MALACHOWSKI’S AFTER HIS THIRD TITLE
WHO can forget the moment four years ago when newly
FAVOURITE FAJDEK’S FAIL IS FORGOTTEN
AFTER failing to register a mark in qualifying at London
GERMAN ROHLER IN SHARP RIO SHAPE
KESHORN WALCOTT’S win was one of the shocks of 2012
EATON IS A CLASS APART FROM RIVALS
ASHTON EATON is about as far in front of his
USUAL SUSPECTS
MAKING predictions for an international race walking event can prove
DINIZ v TOTH BATTLE
THIS looks like being a tussle between Yohann Diniz and
JAMAICA SEEK HAT-TRICK OF VICTORIES
THERE is no questioning Jamaica’s speed, so if the 2008
AMERICANS TOUGH TO BEAT AS USUAL
AS EVER, the USA will start as favourites. It hasn’t
EVENT-BY-EVENT – WOMEN
FRASER-PRYCE TARGETS RECORD WIN
AS WELL as beating her rivals, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is also
CHALLENGERS NEED DUTCH COURAGE
DAFNE SCHIPPERS may also compete in the 100m, but it
FELIX LOOKS TO ADD TO TITLES TALLY
GOING on paper and prior form, last year’s world gold
SEMENYA IS A SHOO-IN OVER TWO LAPS
FORMER world champion Caster Semenya has proved unbeatable in 2016
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OF ALL the many events in Rio, the final of
AYANA COULD REPEAT BEIJING TRIUMPH
WITH a best time of 14:12.59 this year, reigning world
ETHIOPIANS EXPECTED TO DOMINATE
TIRUNESH DIBABA did the distance double in 2008, claiming 5000m
RIO ROADS HAVE OPEN EVENT IN STORE
AMAZINGLY for such an unpredictable event, the top four plus
WORLD RECORD COULD FALL IN BRAZIL
TUNISIA’S Habiba Ghribi had to wait almost four years to
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WITH world record-holder and owner of six of the seven
HURDLER MUHAMMAD OUT ON HER OWN
THE EVENT was slow to take off in 2016, but
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FROM the veteran Ruth Beitia to teenager Vashti Cunningham to
JENN’S SURE IN FORM FOR DEFENCE
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PERKOVIC LOOKING TO MAKE AMENDS
CROATIAN Sandra Perkovic has been the major dominant force in
WLODARCZYK WILL BE TOUGH TO BEAT
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ACTION
STAG PARTY FOR THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS
BIRCHFIELD retained their title with a comfortable victory over hosts
KELLY’S HEROES WIN IT FOR BIRCHFIELD
BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS won this match with ease to take the
NEWS
RIO GOLD ENOUGH
THERE was something in Jessica Ennis-Hill’s answers which leads me
GEMILI NAMED AS GB RIO SKIPPER
ADAM GEMILI has been selected by British Athletics to captain
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ONLY a select few athletes have the luxury of going
PAVEY READY IN RIO TO GIVE IT ALL SHE HAS GOT
JO PAVEY is not putting any limits on what she
RUSSIAN IPC BAN
SIR PHILIP CRAVEN pulled no punches in his assessment of
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ASHA PHILIP can finally put to rest her injury demons
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THE SUCCESSFUL defence of his Olympic 5000m and 10,000m titles
FOSTER: TIME FOR ATHLETES TO SHOW WHO OWNS OUR SPORT
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UGEN BANISHES MENTAL BLOCK AFTER A BIG YEAR
WITH a wretched record on the international stage at all
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MICHAEL RIMMER believes he is close to being in the
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DARYLL NEITA has gone from being the “baby” of the
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FORMER British steeplechaser Hatti Archer will make her debut on
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JAILED Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has denied rumours he attempted
COACHES CONGREGATE FOR BMC
THE BRITISH Milers’ Club are hosting a coaching gathering at
LONDON LEGACY SHOWS IN GREEN
CHAROTTE GREEN will make her debut for England at the
FEARON FRONTS ENGLAND TEAM
BRITAIN’S latest sub-10 superstar Joel Fearon will compete for England
WORLD MASTERS
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PROMOTION CAPS PAR DREAM WEEK
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PERFORMANCE
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ASK an athlete from the 1970s what they ate before
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JUMPERS HITTING NEW HEIGHTS
EXPECT to see a new generation of long and high
SWEAT-TRACKING CAN NOW PREDICT MUSCLE FATIGUE
HUMAN sweat is being used to provide crucial information about
ATHLETES OPT FOR BRAIN WORKOUTS
“BRAIN training” – or “neuropriming”, as it’s also called –
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WATCH YOUR WAISTLINE
RUNNING waistpacks vary from those that simply promise to hold
RESULTS & FIXTURES
OVERSEAS
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TRACK & FIELD
SOUTHAMPTON’S second place on the day was sufficient to give
PARKRUN / ROAD
FORMER European cross-country champion Gemma Steel was a surprise entry
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