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Kipchoge ready for Tokyo, clocks world-leading time in Netherlands

Kipchoge ready for Tokyo, clocks world-leading time in Netherlands

Enschede (Netherlands), April 18 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge gave an indication that he is in peak form to retain the Tokyo Games marathon gold, winning the Enschede Marathon in 2:04:30 sec on Sunday.Though the Kenyan was well outside his official world re...

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World champ Coleman to miss Tokyo despite reduced ban

World champ Coleman to miss Tokyo despite reduced ban

Frankfurt, April 16 (IANS) Men's 100 metres world champion Christian Coleman will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after an appeal of a ban failed on Friday.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said it has 'partially upheld' Coleman's appeal for doping control violations....

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Olympic-bound race walker Goswami tests positive for Covid-19

Olympic-bound race walker Goswami tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic-bound athlete Priyanka Goswami was isolated on Tuesday at the Sports Authority of India training centre in Bengaluru after she tested positive for Covid-19.The 24-year-old national record holder from Uttar Pradesh had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the women's...

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Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears

Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears

Sydney, April 11 (IANS) The organisers of the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships in Silesia, Poland suffered a setback as Athletics Australia (AA) confirmed on Sunday it is withdrawing its team for the May 1-2 event due to Covid-19 challenges. A statement issued on AA's website stated: "The de...

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Dutee Chand to get Chhattisgarh Veerni award

Dutee Chand to get Chhattisgarh Veerni award

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Dutee Chand, the Jakarta Asian Games silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres will receive Chhattisgarh Veerni Award, it was announced on Thursday.Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the inaugural edition of the awards ceremony will be held virtually on April 14.The award, i...

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Strong Indian squad for World Athletics Relays

Strong Indian squad for World Athletics Relays

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Indian sprinters will finally get to test their form and fitness in a top-notch event after nearly two years when a 20-member squad competes in the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow, Poland on May 1-2.The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has named a strong 4x100m relay s...

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World Athletics launches developmental campaign

World Athletics launches developmental campaign

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The global governing body in track and field -- World Athletics -- launched 'Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics', a campaign to develop the discipline from 2022 to 2030.All 214 member federations across the globe will get feedback from all the stakeholders, inc...

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Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul

Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul

Istanbul, April 4 (IANS) Kenya's 26-year-old world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich shaved 29 seconds from the world record as she emerged winner in the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon -- an Elite Label road race -- timing a mind-boggling 1:04:02 on Sunday.In the men's category, world-record holder...

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Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased

Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased

Istanbul, April 3 (IANS) One of the most exclusive races in the distance-running calendar, the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon --- a World Athletics Elite Label road race, will see the strongest field ever assembled in the event's 16-year history on Sunday, with the spotlight firmly on the duel betwe...

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Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified

Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified

Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Three of the world's top athletes -- Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie -- have reason to cheer in the Olympic season after their world records in women's 1,500m and 5km and men's half-marathon, respectively were ratified by World Athletics (WA), the sport'...

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