Athletics

Athletics

Josh Kerr signs lucrative professional deal with Brooks Beasts

Edinburgh’s Josh Kerr will plot his expected ascent into the world’s middle-distance elite from the United States after signing a lucrative professional contract.

Athletics
Athlete Allan Wells in the 100m race at the Scottish Athletic Championships at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, June 1980

Plea to save Meadowbank grandstand from bulldozer

THE grandstand at Meadowbank should be saved from the bulldozer and given a Grade A listing, according to an architectural expert.

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Jake Wightman

Jake Wightman smashes 34-year-old Scottish record

Jake Wightman is gearing up for a tilt at the European Championships with confidence after smashing a Scottish record in Stockholm that had stood for more than three decades.

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Chris O'Hare, right, was victorious in Oslo

Chris O’Hare back to his best with brilliant 1500m victory in Oslo

Chris O’Hare underlined he’s back to his best with a brilliant victory in the 1500 metres at tonight’s Bislett Games in Oslo. The Capital star, 27, bolted to the front on the final lap to shake off Norway’s teen prospect

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Emily Dudgeon won the 800m at Eton

Beth Dobbin shocked to break the 34-year-old Scottish 200m record

Capital athletics prospect Beth Dobbin admitted she was “overwhelmed” after smashing a Scottish record that had stood for 34 years.

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Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo was the first man to cross the line

Kenyan wins Edinburgh Marathon four years after being shot in ambush

Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo hailed the Edinburgh Marathon as the start of a new chapter in his career after winning this year’s event in a course record of 2:13:33.

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Almost 12,000 runners will line up in the Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon chiefs expecting most competitive race yet

Edinburgh Marathon organisers claim tomorrow’s 2018 edition of the race could be the most competitive on record despite opting against bringing in international athletes to create a high-calibre elite field.

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Holly McArthur

Holly McArthur keen to follow in Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s footsteps

Holly McArthur plans to be the next top model off the UK’s heptathlon production line after picking up some trade secrets from the event’s current number one.

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The runner claims he was cheated out of a medal after it was collected by a homeless man.

Edinburgh runner claims he was cheated out of London Marathon medal

A London Marathon runner was claimed to have been cheated out of a medal after a runner finished the race with his number and jogged the final two miles.

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Jake Wightman shows off his bronze medal

Jake Wightman eyes major medal after claiming 1500m bronze

Jake Wightman today vowed to hunt down a major championship medal after flying home from the Commonwealth Games with 1500 metres bronze.

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Chris O'Hare goes in the 1500m final

Chris O’Hare vows to run race of his life

Chris O’Hare vowed to get it right on the night in today’s 1500 metres final at the Commonwealth Games, despite sweating it out for a place on the start line.

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Jake Wightman looks back after his charge for a medal in the 800m final was not quite enough for a place on the podium

Commonwealth Games: Jake Wightman reflects on agony of finishing fourth

Jake Wightman today vowed to bounce back stronger from his greatest disappointment to date after he finished fourth in the 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games.

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Maria Lyle celebrates on the podium

Maria Lyle completes full set with Games silver

Maria Lyle compelted the full set of para-medals with a silver in the Commonwealth T35 100m final.

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Jake Wightman finished second in his heat

Commonwealth Games: Jake Wightman takes inspiration from Seb Coe words

Jake Wightman today revealed he’s got the backing of track legend Seb Coe in a his bid to land a surprise 800 metres medal in the Commonwealth Games.

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Eilidh Doyle won her semi-final to progress to the final of the women's 400m hurdles. Picture: Getty Images

Commonwealth Games: Eilidh Doyle wins heat to reach 400m hurdles final

SCOTLAND’S most decorated athlete of all-time Eilidh Doyle made impressive progress to the final of the women’s 400m final as she won her semi-final.

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Allan Smith

Commonwealth Games: Allan Smith gets job done to reach high jump final

Allan Smith aced a do-or-die clearance before booking his spot in Wednesday’s high jump final at the Commonwealth Games.

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Jake Wightman

Commonwealh Games Jake Wightman hopes to make father lost for words

Jake Wightman can’t believe he’s gone half-way around the world but still has his father’s voice ringing in his ears as he prepares to enter the stage at the Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games: Team Scotland kick off opening ceremony

Team Scotland was the first nation out into the arena for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.

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How well do you remember the Games?

Quiz: How well do you remember the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games?

4 years have past since Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games.

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