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10 Things I hate about Track and Field

Coaches and Athletes who lie about their seed times, Athletes who celebrate before the finish Line,Sharing a lane in the 800m all feature in this uncompromising list.

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Is Triple Jump a sport?

The Guardian argues that Triple Jump is mainly nonsense and nothing more than glorified hopscotch.

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More Russian Walking Drugs News

Suspensions for Elmira Alembekova, who won gold in the European women’s 20-kilometer race last year, and Mikhail Ryzhov, winner of the silver medal in the 50-kilometer race at the 2013 world championships, 2014 European bronze medalists Ivan Noskov and Denis Strelkov, ex-world junior champion Vera Sokolova, and Stanislav Emelyanov, who finished first in the 20-kilometer event at the 2010 European championship but was stripped of his gold medal last year after a doping investigation.

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Personal Bests with Shamier Little

My best achievement in athletics
I may have won a silver medal at the World Championships, but I would say becoming world leader this season (she first achieved the feat with a 54.68 run in May and then did so again by running 53.74 to secure the NCAA title in Eugene). To become a world leader at such a young age is big.

My greatest indulgence
Cookies. I could eat six cookies a day! I have cut back from that, but it is a major thing for me – eating and baking cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my favourite. I could easily get a big tub and eat six cookies.

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Five Reasons the Berlin Marathon is fast

Cathal Dennehy takes you through five reasons he thinks Berlin is a fast marathon.
“While Paula Radcliffe’s women’s world record of 2:15:25 remains out of reach, the race has also produced three world records on the women’s side, most recently through Japan’s Naoko Takahashi in 2001.
Indeed the race has such a monopoly on the men’s record that the last time it has been lowered in a place that wasn’t Berlin was 2002, when Khalid Khannouchi ran 2:05:38 in London; six times since, it has been rewritten in the German capital. But why is it so fast?”
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Speed demons: Dennis Kimetto, Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor during the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Image: PhotoRun
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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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