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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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Edinburgh middle distance runner Josh Kerr. Pic: Scottish Athletics

Homework on rivals pays off as Josh Kerr wins American title

Edinburgh middle distance hope Josh Kerr has won the American collegiate title with a brilliant run in Oregon, north west US.

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Chris O'Hare

Chris O’Hare wins 1500m at Adidas Boost Games

Chris O’Hare admits getting back to running for fun has given him a major lift after he scored a brilliant victory at the Adidas Boost Games in Boston.

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Roisin Ramsay is the youngest member of Team Scotland. Pic: Brian Battensby

Lothians have eight in Scotland Commonwealth youth squad

EIGHT Lothians athletes have been selected to represent Team Scotland at the Commonweath Youth Games in the Bahamas from July 18-23.

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From left: Kiprotich Bett (2nd), Korir, centre, and Japhet Koech (3rd). Pictures: Lesley Martin

Kenyan double in the Edinburgh Marathon

Giraffe costumes seemed all the rage this year but ultimately Eddah Jepkosgei and Julius Kiplagat Korir stood head and shoulders above the rest in today’s Edinburgh Marathon as Kenyans again dominated the event.

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Eddah Jepkosgei returns to defend her title

Kenyans targeting more Edinburgh Marathon glory

A strong Kenyan contingent is expected to dominate proceedings once again in tomorrow’s Edinburgh Marathon as the event reaches its 15th year.

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Libby Clegg

Injury rules Libby Clegg out of World Championships

Double Paralympic champion Libby Clegg will miss July’s IPC World Championships in London after tearing her calf muscle, it has been confirmed.

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Alisha Rees

Edinburgh AC starlet Alisha Rees shines at Loughborough

Edinburgh AC prospect Alisha Rees took the biggest scalp of her career at the Loughborough International to put herself in the frame for this summer’s European Junior Championships.

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Chris O'Hare

Chris O’Hare feels London is calling after Oxy Classic bronze

Chris O’Hare claims it’s full steam ahead for London after taking third place in the 1500 metres at the Oxy Classic in Los Angeles.

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Dan Wallis breaks the tape to finish

Dan Wallis and Hillory Davis retain Great Edinburgh Run titles

Dan Wallis and Hillory Davis made it a family double in the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run titles for the second successive year as the husband and wife duo took the spoils today in Holyrood Park.

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Dan Wallis celebrates his victory last year. Picture: Neil Hanna

Davis and Wallis to defend titles and share rare time together

Hillory Davis insists flying half-way around the world to defend her title in tomorrow’s Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run has been worth the upheaval for the sake of a trip down memory lane.

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Katherine Grainger. Picture: Greg Macvean

Olympic great Katherine Grainger to lead UK Sport

Olympic gold medalist Dame Katherine Grainger has been appointed as the new chair of UK Sport, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.

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Josh Kerr

Josh Kerr smashes his 1500m PB in California

Josh Kerr obliterated his 1500 metres personal best to dip under the qualifying mark for this summer’s IAAF World Championships as the Capital prospect opened his summer season in California in style

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