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Britain’s First Female Olympic Medalist Dies

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

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Dorothy Tyler, the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in athletics, has died at the age of 94. She won silver in the high jump at the 1936 Berlin Olympics aged 16, and set a World record of 1.66m in 1939! The second World War saw the cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics. Incredibly, after getting married and having two children, she returned to take another silver at the 1948 London Olympics. She remains Britain’s most decorated female Olympic high jumper.

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Kimetto Breaks Marathon World Record

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto won the Berlin marathon in a World record 2:02:57. Another Kenyan, Emmanuel Mutai was also under the old record in second with 2:03:13. The previous World record was set in last year’s race by Kenyan Wilson Kipsang in 2:03:23. Kimetto won the Tokyo and Boston marathons last year and said he felt in World record shape before the race. The Kenyans seem to have a stranglehold on the marathon.

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Brad Back On Top

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

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He’s won the Tour de France, multiple Olympic and World gold medals, but the World time trial had always eluded him. In his final World Championships, before concentrating on the track for the 2016 Olympics, Brad Wiggins beat  defending champion Tony Martin, the winner for the last three years, by half-a-minute, over the hilly 47.1km course in Ponferrada, Spain. His triumph came 20 years after Chris Boardman won the title at the inaugural championships.

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Radcliffe Returns

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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Paula Radcliffe, 40, the marathon world record-holder, finished third in her first race for two years. She did 35:49 in the Worcester City 10K, won by Jenny Nesbitt in 34:22. Paula did the Austria half marathon in April 2012, then had foot surgery and missed the London Olympics after making the team for the marathon.

Her daughter Isla, now seven, competed in the under 11 mile, then presented her mum with her third place medal.

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Scottish Referendum

September 18, 2014 Leave a comment

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Porter Breaks British Record

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

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Tiffany Porter took silver in the Continental Cup 100 metres hurdles in 12.51, behind Dawn Harper-Nelson’s 12.47, breaking the British record of 12.54 set by Jessica Ennis Hill at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Continental Cup

September 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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Marrakech, Morocco.

Grand Stade De Marrakech

IAAF Continental Cup

13-14 September

 

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