Athletics

Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold

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Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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Bolt and Gatlin to face off as Jamaica, USA reach 4x100m final

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Seven days after the deflating experience of a surprise defeat in his final individual race, the fastest man in history was back on the track in the London Stadium in the day nine morning session at these 2017 IAAF World Championships – in buoyant mood and back in winning form. Three-quarters of the way through heat two in the men’s ...

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Favourites into 4x100m final as Ghana limps out

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There are usually casualties in the sprint relay heats at the IAAF World Championships and London 2017 was no different in that regard, with the Bahamas quartet failing to finish the second of two races after a poor second change. But the likely gold medal contenders, the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Jamaica all progressed in untroubled fashion to set ...

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World Championships: Isaac Makwala and Wayde van Niekerk in 200m final

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Botswana’s Isaac Makwala joined South African favourite Wayde van Niekerk in the World Championships 200m final – having earlier qualified for the semis with a solo run at London Stadium. Makwala missed Monday’s heats while barred from competing as officials dealt with a norovirus outbreak. He came out of quarantine at 14:00 BST on Wednesday and ran a time of 20.20 ...

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World Championships: Wayde van Niekerk storms to 400m gold in London

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Wayde van Niekerk stormed to the first part of his golden double as he retained his world 400m title with a dominant display. With one of his main rivals Isaac Makwala absent after being excluded controversially on medical grounds, Olympic champion and world record holder Van Niekerk left the rest of the field in his wake, underlining his status as the sport’s ...

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World Championships: Norovirus outbreak at official team hotel

Botswana's Isaac Makwala was also withdrawn from Monday's 200m heats (Image credit: Getty Images)

Athletes staying at one of the team hotels for the World Championships in London have fallen victim to a suspected outbreak of norovirus. Public Health England says 30 athletes and support staff have been affected, with two cases confirmed as the bug. Botswana’s leading 400m contender Isaac Makwala has been withdrawn from Tuesday’s final after vomiting despite saying he was “ready to run”. ...

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IAAF World Championships Day 4 Wrap: Kipyegon triumphs in dramatic 1500m

Finish of the women's 1500m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images)

Faith Kipyegon’s triumph in a dramatic women’s 1500m final capped a thrilling fourth day of action at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 on Monday (7), which included gold-medal winning performances by Omar McLeod, Yulimar Rojas and Anita Wlodarczyk. OLYMPIC 1500M CHAMPION KIPYEGON ADDS WORLD TITLE AS MUIR MISSES OUT AGAIN Kenya’s Kipyegon was left thrashing about on the track like a ...

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World Championships 2017: Booing Justin Gatlin ‘disrespectful’ says sprinter’s father

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The father of world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says the booing of his son is “disrespectful to the sport”. American Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was booed before and after Saturday’s World Championship final at London Stadium, and when he was presented with his medal. “He served his ban and he worked his heart out doing what he could,” said Willie ...

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