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Dunbar’s Maria Lyle claims second bronze medal at Para Worlds

Maria Lyle was today preparing to return home to East Lothian and start her search for a new coach after scooping her second bronze medal of the world para athletics championships in London last night.

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Dunba's Maria Lyle celebrates winning bronze at London Stadium. Pic: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Crowd lifts Maria Lyle to ignore injury and take bronze

Maria Lyle overcame her nerves to take bronze at the world para athletics championships in London tonight and then revealed she’d needed to shake off injury just to reach the start line.

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Maria Lyle won two bronzes and one silver in Rio

Dunbar sprinter Maria Lyle to head home after taking on the world

Maria Lyle claims her gap year down south has helped her make strides forward but the Dunbar sprinter will head for home after the summer season.

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Jake Wightman

Birthday gift for Jake Wightman as Lothian quintet get Worlds call

Jake Wightman celebrated his birthday with a World Championships call-up and then dashed to France last night to make sure his preparations are on track.

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Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth: I know there’s so much at stake in London

Guy Learmonth plans to get on his bike in tomorrow’s Muller Anniversary Games in London and show he’s got the extra gear required to take on the best in the world.

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Guy Learmonth is first on the wait-list for a lane in the 800m at the Muller Anniversary Games

Guy Learmonth looking for late call to line up in London

Guy Learmonth has been left praying for a late vacancy in the line-up for Sunday’s Muller Anniversary Games in London but the Lasswade 800m ace insists his World Championships aspirations won’t be dead in the water if he misses out.

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Calum Henderson will line up for Team Scotland later this month

Long jumper Calum Henderson can take Commonwealth heat

Calum Henderson is ready to feel the heat and take a jump into the unknown in his pursuit of glory at the Commonwealth Youth Games later this month.

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Chris OHare celebrates his win as Jake Wightman trails in third

Wightman plea as O’Hare wins title in stunning Capital 1-2-3

Jake Wightman today begged British Athletics selectors to give him a direct ticket to next month’s World Championships in London rather than making him sweat on a spot.

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David McNamee

Ironman race in Edinburgh one of toughest ever’

Triathlon titan David McNamee claims tomorrow’s Ironman race in Edinburgh could leave his rivals grasping for breath after revealing the course is one of the toughest he’s ever faced.

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Eilidh Doyle won her final at the European Team Championships

Eilidh Doyle determined to make most of golden years

With the Grand Slam of Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth medals in her bag, Eilidh Doyle could have called it quits after Rio last summer and claimed maximum use from a season ticket for Tynecastle.

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Bill Walker was joined by members of the Edinburgh team heading to the 51st International Childrens Games as they received the kit theyll wear in Kaunas. Pic: Greg Macvean

City athletes geared up for International Children’s Games in Kaunas

Eight Edinburgh teenagers – four boys and four girls – will travel to Lithuania next week to represent their city at the 51st International Children’s Games in Kaunas.

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Poland's Marcin Lewandowski, right, defeats Jake Wightman on the line

Jake Wightman second best in Lille

Jake Wightman said today that missing out on victory at the European Team Championships could be the spur he needs to come up trumps at this weekend’s world championship trials.

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Jake Wightman

Jake Wightman aims to put himself in World Championship frame in Lille

Jake Wightman claims this weekend’s European Team Championships in Lille can be the springboard towards a world title tilt in London come August.

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Chairman geared up for City of Edinburgh Running Festival

City of Edinburgh Running Festival chairman Graeme Armstrong is gearing up for tomorrow’s fifth edition at Meggetland after showing that he can still cut it on the track during a recent racing tour of Australia.

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Cameron Tindle

Cameron Tindle handed second chance to claim spot at Euros

Capital sprinting prospect Cameron Tindle has been given a second chance to earn a place in the British squad for next month’s European Junior Championships in Grosseto.

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Lynsey Sharp was eighth in Stockholm

Lynsey Sharp breaks season’s best for second time in week

Lynsey Sharp jetted back from Sweden today with London on her mind after shattering her season’s best for the second time in a week at yesterday’s Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.

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Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp eases pressure after gaining World Championship time

Lynsey Sharp insists she’s taken some of the pressure off her shoulders after landing the World Championship qualifying standard in Oslo.

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Edinburgh AC athlete Jake Wightman celebrates his win at the Bislett Games in Oslo

Edinburgh’s Jake Wightman claims stunning Diamond League win

Jake Wightman reckons he’s got even more left in the tank, even after he produced the run of his life to pull off a stunning 1500 metres victory at the Bislett Games in Oslo.

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Caster Semenya, left, and Lynsey Sharp in Rio

Lynsey Sharp up against Olympic medallists in Diamond League

Capital star Lynsey Sharp has a re-match with Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya in tonight’s Diamond League meeting in Oslo.

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Millie Stobie Platts is off to Malaga to represent Britain in the Transplant Games. Picture: Greg Macvean

Teenager to represent Great Britain and NI at the World Transplant Games

at only nine months old a liver transplant saved the life of Millie Stobie Platts.

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