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Athletics

Chris O’Hare ruled out of Muller Grand Prix

Chris O’Hare has suffered a setback to his preparations for next week’s World Indoor Championships after he was ruled out of Sunday’s Muller Grand Prix in Glasgow

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Chris O'Hare and Jake Wightman have been picked in the GB squad. Pic: Getty

GB chief has no concern for O’Hare

Chris O’Hare will be ready to go for world indoor glory next week, British Athletics supremo Neil Black has insisted.

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Jake Wightman celebrates his 1500m win

Jake Wightman targets world medal after claiming British title

Jake Wightman has set his sights on a world indoor medal in Birmingham next week after bolting to his first UK title in the same city.

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Chris O'Hare won the 1500 metres in 3:37.03

Chris O’Hare breaks own Scottish record with stunning Boston win

Chris O’Hare today warned his world indoor rivals that he’s ready for battle after another stunning Stateside run in Boston.

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The Great Edinburgh Cross Country helps showcase the city at home and abroad

Steve Cardownie: Time for rethink over Great Edinburgh Cross Country Run

Earlier in January I expressed my disappointment that, as part of the council administration’s budget proposals, funding was being withdrawn from The Great Edinburgh Cross Country Run and that as a consequence it had ran its last race.

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Guy Learmonth

Guy Learmonth sprains his ankle

Guy Learmonth has been forced out of making his 2018 debut in Dusseldorf tonight after a freak fall that has put him on the sidelines.

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Chris O'Hare holds his son Ronan along with his trophy in the Millrose Games track and field meet in New York. Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP

Chris O’Hare and Josh Kerr finish first and second in Wanamaker Mile

Chris O’Hare cut a small slice of history in New York by becoming the first British winner of the Wanamaker Mile in more than half a century.

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Josh Kerr

Josh Kerr begins indoor season with victory

Josh Kerr sent out a signal of intent for 2018 with victory in his indoor season-opener in the USA.

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Great Winter Run in Holyrood Park -

In Pictures: Thousands take part in Great Winter Run

thOUSANDS of runners kick-started the new year by taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run in Holyrood Park at the weekend.

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Harry Henriksen en route to victory in the under 13 boys race at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, Saturday 7 January 2017.

Budget cuts put an end to world class race in the Capital

The cash-strapped city council has pulled the plug on the Great Edinburgh international cross-country run, one of the few world-class sporting events staged annually in Scotland, as part of a budget saving measure.

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Meadowbank Stadium. Picture: Jane Barlow

Anger over ‘lack of work’ at Meadowbank Stadium revamp

One of Scotland’s top athletics clubs has hit out in frustration at the lack of work going on at the now vacant Meadowbank Stadium.

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Jake Wightman in action during the Great Edinburgh Country 4x1000m relay

Jake Wightman heads for sun after being bogged down at Holyrood

Jake Wightman today admitted swapping the soft mud of Holyrood Park for the warm sun of South Africa will come as a relief after the Capital prospect got bogged down at Saturday’s Great Edinburgh International XCountry.

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Laura Muir breaks the tape at  the Great Edinburgh XCountry 4 x 1000m Relay. Picture: SNS.

Edinburgh to lose world class cross-country event

The Great Edinburgh international cross-country, one of the few world-class sporting events staged annually in Scotland, is facing relocation south of the Border in 2019 after organisers revealed that the City of Edinburgh Council has withdrawn its backing for the showpiece.

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Steph Twell ahead of the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International Country

Steph Twell to use Great Edinburgh X for Gold Coast

Team Scotland runner Steph Twell says today’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country race will be all about preparing herself for this year’s Commonwealth Games.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 07:  Jake Wightman of Great Britain in action during qualifying for the mens 1500m on day two of The 23rd European Athletics Championships at Olympic Stadium on July 7, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Great Winter Run: Jake Wightman out to put things right in 2018

Jake Wightman admits that reliving his horror show from last year’s IAAF world championship was the stuff of nightmares but the Capital star insists it can help him fulfil his dream of a major title this year.

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Calum McWilliam shows off the New Year Sprint crystal trophy. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

It’s third-time lucky for Calum McWilliam in New Year Sprint win

East Kilbride’s Calum McWilliam made it third-time lucky by winning the 149th New Year Sprint at Musselburgh Racecourse, pushing his club-mate and defending champion Greg Kelly down into fourth place as he failed to become the first repeat winner since Willie McFarlane back in 1934.

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Emily Dagg, right, won't be taking part at the Meadowmill trials due to her studies. Pic: TSPL

Teenagers lead intriguing field for 149th New Year Sprint

All eyes will be on the young guard for the 149th New Year Sprint, which gets under way today and builds to a climax with the final taking place during Monday’s National Hunt horse racing meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse.

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Lynsey Sharp launches a bespoke tartan for the Commonwealth Games alongside her boyfriend and fellow Scots runner Andrew Butchart. Pic: SNS

Lynsey Sharp has gold in her sights for 4x400m relay

For some athletes, the Commonwealth Games presents podium opportunities that would be out of reach at a world championships or Olympics, but Lynsey Sharp knows she faces a big challenge in repeating her medal-winning heroics from Glasgow 2014.

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Josh Kerr

Scots chief explains reason for Josh Kerr squad omission

Scottish athletics chief Rodger Harkins has admitted telling Capital prospect Josh Kerr that he was being left out of his Commonwealth Games squad was the most painful phone call he had to make.

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Andy Butchart with partner Lynsey Sharp

Lynsey Sharp and Andrew Butchart aim to be Scots’ golden couple

Yesterday’s press interviews at the announcement of Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletics team took on a bit of a Mr & Mrs feel as 800m star Lynsey Sharp followed her 5000m runner boyfriend Andrew Butchart on the rotation to face reporter’s questions.

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