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Callum Hawkins takes no pleasure from seeing Farah struggle

Seven years had passed since Mo Farah was last defeated by a fellow British athlete but Callum Hawkins broke the spell in Holyrood Park on Saturday and then confessed his intention to retain the upper hand.

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Laura Muir is all set at Holyrood Park

Laura Muir to kick ahead after learning harsh lesson in Rio

Laura Muir claims she is ready to lead the coming generation of British athletes on a glory hunt after learning from the harsh lessons of coming up short at last summer’s Olympics.

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Knight Fever: Despite his insistence on just call me Mo, Farah has been given this special race bib

Mo Farah: I’ll end cross country career at Holyrood Park

Take a long look at Mo Farah as he skips around the muddy trails within Holyrood Park in today’s Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International XC and maybe take a souvenir snap or two.

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Garrett Heath crosses the line last year for his third straight win

Edinburgh XC champ Heath wants Farah on his heels again

Garrett Heath already has a hat-trick of wins at the Great Edinburgh International XC but the American touched down in the Capital ahead of tomorrow’s 2017 edition of the event admitting he’s still hungry for four – or even more.

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Competitors in Holyrood Park. Picture: Scott Louden

Stephen Clark makes history with New Year Triathlon title

Stephen Clark took a record fifth victory in the New Year’s Day Triathlon in Edinburgh.

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Greg Kelly with his dad after winning the New Year Sprint. Picture: Alan Rennie

Greg Kelly wins New Year Sprint at Musselburgh

East Kilbride’s Greg Kelly emulated 2015 champion Cameron Tindle as a teenage winner of the world-famous New Year Sprint at Musselburgh Racecourse today.

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Jordan Charters won Heat Three from Lea Stephenson (Tynedale AC) and Jessie Concannon from Dunfermline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Long jumper Jordan Charters favourite for New Year Sprint

Jordan Charters, the powerful 21-year-old Lasswade AC long jumper, is the 5/4 favourite for the £4000 first prize in the 148th New Year Sprint, the final of which will be held tomorrow during the National Hunt Meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse.

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Jaz Tomlinson became the first woman to win the New Year Sprint last year

New Year Sprint: Dagg tipped to bag place in Jaz club

Bruce Scott, coach to last year’s history-making New Year Sprint winner Jaz Tomlinson, believes girl power can triumph again in the famous 110 metres professional handicap, the heats of which will be staged at Meadowmill Sports Centre, East Lothian tomorrow.

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2015 winner Cameron Tindle will not be taking part this year

New Year Sprint promoter must overcome handicaps

New Year Sprint promoter Frank Hanlon could be excused for believing this year’s event is jinxed.

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Mo Farah believes Holyrood Park 'will offer the usual challenges'

Mo Farah confirmed to run in cross-country at Holyrood Park

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah plans to use next month’s Great Edinburgh International to kick-start the build-up to his final track season after he was confirmed in the British squad for the cross-country showpiece in Holyrood Park on January 7.

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Josh Kerr

Edinburgh AC runner Josh Kerr wins European Under-20 bronze

EDINBURGH AC runner Josh Kerr’s gamble paid off after he arrived home today with bronze from the European cross-country championships in Sardinia.

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Josh Kerr is heading for Sardinia on December 11

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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