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Mhairi MacLennan targets the track after first gold

Mhairi MacLennan wants to target track success next summer after the Edinburgh athete returned home from the European cross-country championships in Slovakia with her maiden international gold medal.

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Chris O'Hare

Chris O’Hare is dropped by Uk Athletics

UK Athletics chiefs have defended the decision to leave Capital star Chris O’Hare out in the cold from their Lottery funded list despite his record-breaking season in 2017.

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Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp returns home to study at Heriot-Watt

Lynsey Sharp has revealed she is coming home to the Capital to prepare for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

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Andy Butchart

Andy Butchart wants athletics in Princes Street

Andy Butchart insists it is time to bring street racing to Princes Street after he rounded off his summer campaign at Saturday’s Great CityGames in Gateshead.

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Lynsey Sharp is looking forward to representing Scotland again in the Commonwealth Games

800m runner Lynsey Sharp looks to 2018 as a fresh start

Lynsey Sharp has revealed she’s ready to bounce back from an athletics season of frustration to set her sights on a double mission for 2018.

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Timothy Cheruiyot, right, won in Zurich

Jake Wightman aims to close gap on African middle-distance runners

Jake Wightman today claimed the door is open to break open Africa’s middle distance monopoly after coming a respectable seventh in Diamond League’s 1500 metres final in Zurich last night.

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Jake Wightman won the mile race at  the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham last week

Jake Wightman aims to topple world’s best – again

Jake Wightman insists he’s ready for more big-name hunting in Zurich tonight.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Zoey Clark, Eilidh Doyle, Emily Diamond and Laviai Neilsen. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Eilidh Doyle helps GB win relay silver at World Championships

Eilidh Doyle enjoyed the perfect end to her team captaincy as she helped a Great Britain quartet, which was 50 per cent Scottish, to a fantastic silver medal in the women’s 4x400m relay on the last night of action at the IAAF World Championships in London.

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Charlene Lipsey of the United States and Lynsey Sharp  compete in the Women's 800 metres semi finals. Picture: Getty

Lynsey Sharp through to 800m World Championship final

LYNSEY Sharp endured a torrid couple of hours before learning that she will indeed take her place in tomorrow night’s women’s 800 metres final.

The 27-year-old Scot was

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Jake Wightman breezed through to the 1500m semi-finals

Capital athletes stay on track at World Championships

The phrase “Tartan Track Thursday” was coined in The Scotsman yesterday and was adopted by the announcer at London Stadium last night as eight Scots – half of the record 16 representation – tasted World Championship action.

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Lynsey Sharp begins her 800m bid this evening

Lynsey Sharp hopes her hard work pays off with Worlds medal

Lynsey Sharp admits life living out of a suitcase can be a pain but the Capital star is hoping the sacrifice means she will take home a medal from the World Championships.

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Jake Wightman

Big night in store for Edinburgh’s 1500m trio

Jake Wightman wants to turn the London Stadium into a little corner of Meadowbank tonight as the Terrific Trio of Edinburgh AC prepare to launch their 1500 metres bid in the heats.

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Laura Muir during the Women's 1500m at the London Stadium. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Scotland’s Laura Muir edged out in 1500m final

Laura Muir was pipped at the post in the women’s 1500m final as she was beaten into third by Caster Semenya by 7/100ths of a second.

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Great Britain's Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth misses out on World 800m final

Guy Learmonth failed in his bid to reach the 800m final as he finished fifth in his semi-final at the World AthleticsChampionships in London tonight.

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Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth will ‘kill or be killed’ in battle for 800m final

Guy Learmonth wants to repay the support of his backers at Lasswade Athletics Club by beating the odds and reaching the final of the World Athletics Championships.

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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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Eilidh Doyle

Eilidh Doyle made Great Britain team captain for Worlds

Pitreavie’s Eilidh Doyle was both shocked and delighted after being chosen as Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s captain for next month’s IAAF World Championships in London.

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Chris O'Hare is having a supern season

Edinburgh’s Chris O’Hare breaks Scottish 1500m record

Chris O’Hare will head back to the Pyrenees tomorrow for one last training stint ahead of next month’s IAAF world championships in London but the Capital star had the perfect final dress rehearsal in Monaco tonight

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Lynsey Sharp faces a top-class field tonight

Lynsey Sharp believes she is hitting top form

Lynsey Sharp believes she is running into her best form at just the right time with the IAAF World Championships now just two weeks away.

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