Athletics

transcending disability sport

Britain's Most Underrated Athlete: In Conversation With Paralympian Richard Whitehead

Ahead of defending his 200 metres title this weekend, Paralympian Richard Whitehead remains Britain’s most underrated sporting champion.
Barney Cullum
9.9.16
kenyan athletes stranded in rio

Kenyan Olympic Captain Posts Video Showing Team’s Favela Accommodation, Claims “Gunshots Heard All Night”

Kenyan athletes have been stranded in Rio since the end of the Games, with Team Kenya allegedly waiting for “a cheap flight” before bringing them home.
UK Sports Staff
8.25.16
Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt Just Cemented His Place As The Greatest Sprinter Of All Time

"It was brilliant. I didn’t go so fast but I’m so happy I won. I told you guys I was going to do it."
Jed Smith
8.15.16
pulling a fast one

The Cult: Marion Jones

Marion Jones was one of the world’s best athletes, until a doping scandal brought her low. She was at her best when she failed valiantly, and at her worst when she succeeded through deceit.
Will Magee
8.9.16
mangar makur chuot

South Sudanese Refugee Deselected Ahead of Rio 2016, Coach Calls For Formal Investigation

Despite being the reigning South Sudanese 200m champion, Mangar Makur Chuot has been controversially rejected by his country’s Olympic committee.
UK Sports Staff
7.29.16
yes of course we ask him about the mobot

The Man Who Can Unite the Nation: We Spoke to Mo Farah Ahead of Rio 2016

With Rio 2016 only a few weeks away, we spoke to Mo Farah about dealing with pressure, recapturing the spirit of London 2012 and becoming one of the most recognisable athletes in world sport.
Nathan Copelin
7.26.16
russian doping

Russian Runner Liliya Shobukhova Told To Repay £377,000 to London Marathon Organisers

The 38-year-old was banned for doping in the aftermath of her 2010 London Marathon win, and has now been ordered to give back her winnings.
UK Sports Staff
7.19.16
russia's doping ban

Champion Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva Claims Russia’s Olympics Ban Breaches Her Human Rights

Russia’s athletics team is currently suspended from international competition, owing to evidence of systematic doping.
UK Sports Staff
5.24.16
nike

Great Hair, But Seb Coe's Inability to Admit Error Does the IAAF a Disservice

It is hard sometimes to believe Seb Coe is out of his depth in the IAAF presidency because he has such excellent hair.
Damian Reilly
11.27.15
daring to be different

The Cult: Caster Semenya

As an 18-year-old, Caster Semenya had the implications of her body considered by those sensitive souls in the media. She is different, and in The Cult that is worth celebrating.
Toby Sprigings
7.28.15
inspiring athletes

Marathon Man: Claude Umuhire's Inspiring Comeback From Homelessness

Claude Umuhire credits running with helping turn his life around. This weekend, he'll run his first London Marathon
VICE Sports
4.23.15
Science

A Sprinter's Fight to Prove She's a Woman

India's most prominent young sprinter is fighting for her career after being suspended due to high naturally occurring testosterone levels.
Smriti Sinha
2.26.15
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