Athletics

Heartbreaking: Marathon leader stumbles and breaks down

By James K. Attaglo Wilson [Reporting from Australia] There was an astonishing scene on the final day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia as marathon leader [Callum Hawkins] broke down under the scorching sun [28 degrees] forcing him out of the race with few kilometres to go. The Scot collapsed in front of shocked…
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Commonwealth Games: South Africa’s Caster Semenya completes double

Three days after winning the 1500m title, Caster Semenya stormed to another Commonwealth Games record-breaking victory, completing a middle-distance double with 800m gold on the Gold Coast. Despite it being her fourth race in five days, the South African world and Olympic champion dominated the two-lap final and clocked 1:56.68 to improve on the Games…
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Commonwealth Games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson claims heptathlon gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson added the Commonwealth heptathlon title to the world indoor pentathlon gold she won in March to become the first combined events athlete to win both titles in the same year. Scoring 6255 points for her first major heptathlon title, the 25-year-old finished 122 points ahead of Canada’s Nina Schultz, while her teenage England…
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Caster Semenya faces possible IAAF ban despite Commonwealth Games heroics

South African runner Caster Semenya, who took the women's 1,500m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, may soon be banned from female races under a new IAAF hyperandrogenism policy. On Tuesday, Semenya clocked a time of 4 minutes 00.71 seconds to win the 1,500m race almost three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Kenya's…
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