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Josh Kerr wins GB call-up for Euro cross-country

Capital prospect Josh Kerr has been named in the British team for this month’s European cross-country championships in Italy.

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Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

Fears that Meadowbank redevelopment spells end for athletics in Capital

EDINBURGH Athletic Club has raised fears a £41 million revamp of Meadowbank Stadium could prove the “nail in the coffin” for its future.

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Laura Muir, centre, joined local members of the JogScotland running group in Holyrood Park. They will all will be taking on the Great Winter Run in January. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Big year for Laura Muir will begin with Holyrood Park XC run

Laura Muir wants to use her Edinburgh appearance in the new year to steal a march on her would-be rivals at next summer’s world championships in London.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Bill Lothian’s Community Sport:

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

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Freya Ross runs 12th at Chicago Marathon

freya Ross came 12th in the Chicago Marathon with a fine run that saw the Scot bounce back in style from missing out on the Rio Olympics.

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Bill Lothian’s Community Sport: Racketball, tennis, speedway

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

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Bill Lothian’s Community Sport:

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

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Thousands take part in Scottish half marathon in East Lothian

Over 5,000 runners took part in the Scottish Half Marathon and the Scottish 10K today, which both finished at the spectacular Musselburgh Racecourse.

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Lyle continues to storm her way to success at the Rio Paralympics. Picture: onEdition

Dunbar’s Maria Lyle secures third medal at Rio Paralympics

DUNBAR sprinter, Maria Lyle, has bagged a third medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Maria Lyle took bronze in the 200m T35. Pic: Getty

Paralympics: Maria Lyle wins third medal at Rio Games

Dunbar’s Maria Lyle has won her third medal of the Paralympic Games in Rio taking bronze in the 200m T35.

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Maria Lyle shows off her bronze medal. Pic: onEdition

Dunbar’s Maria Lyle, 16, takes bronze on Paralympic debut

Maria Lyle landed bronze on her Paralympic debut but the 16-year-old claimed there is room for improvement following her third place in the T35 100 metres final.

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Gold medalist Libby Clegg  and her guide Chris Clarke  celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the women's T11 200m. Picture:  Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Clegg wins second gold at Rio Paralympics

Edinburgh sprinter Libby Clegg, along with her guide runner, Chris Clarke, has added to her 100m title by winning the gold medal in the T11 200m at the Rio Paralympic Games.

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Bradley Forbes-Cryans in action

Bradley Forbes-Cryans runner-up at the slalom World Cup Finals

Roslin canoeist Bradley Forbes-Cryans came of age with a sensational runner-up finish at the slalom World Cup Finals in Tacen, Slovenia, while Edinburgh student Eilidh Gibson also rediscovered her best form.

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Freya Ross feels in good shape for Chicago marathon

Freya Ross will jet out to Colorado today with some extra fuel on her fire after finishing tenth in yesterday’s Great North Run in Newcastle in her final tune-up before her return to the marathon in Chicago next month.

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Lynsey Sharp ran a personal best during the women's 800m final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio

Lynsey Sharp wants Princes St run

Lynsey Sharp wants athletics bosses to turn the centre of Edinburgh into a track to bring the sport to the doorstep of the masses.

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Libby Clegg and Chris Clarke had to wait nervously for the final timings

Libby Clegg wins Paralympic gold after disqualification drama

Libby Clegg, who studied in Edinburgh, tonight won gold in the Paralympic T11 100m in Rio with a dramatic dip at the line to snatch the glory from Zhou Guohua of China by two one-hundreths of a second in 11.96.

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Jade Jones retained her Olympic title in Rio. Picture: Getty Images

Get your kicks at Scottish Taekwondo Championships at Meadowbank

Meadowbank is bracing itself for a feast of the very best in Taekwondo as the Scottish Championships gets underway this weekend.

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Callum Skinner and friends fly home. Picture: Getty

MSPs urged to back parade for Scotland’s Olympic heroes

MSPS were today urged to back growing demands for a parade for Scotland’s Olympic heroes as Team GB flew home from Rio.

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Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800m final. Pic: Getty

Olympics: Lynsey Sharp shows best form in 800m final

Four years ago Lynsey Sharp was a frustrated spectator as she failed to qualify for the women’s 800m final at London 2012.

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