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post Jan 1 2020, 12:29 PM
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A thread to discuss all things athletics related such as events, debates and news and anything to with the world of athletics in 2020.

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post Jan 10 2020, 08:55 PM
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Two-time London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang has been charged for 'whereabouts failures' and 'tampering' by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

The 37-year-old Kenyan is now banned from competing until his hearing has taken place.
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post Jan 29 2020, 11:15 PM
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The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China.

The championships were to be held from 13-15 March but governing body World Athletics pushed them back 12 months.
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post Feb 4 2020, 11:17 PM
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she believes she can keep the younger generation at bay to win Olympic gold in Tokyo.

The 33-year-old became the oldest women to win a world or Olympic 100m title with victory in Doha in September.

She only came back to competition early last year after spending two years away from the sport to have her son Zyon.
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Nike has launched a mass market version of its controversial Alphafly prototype shoe that it says complies with new World Athletics rules.
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Mo Farah has withdrawn from 'The Big Half' race on 1 March with a minor Achilles injury.

Farah, winner of the half marathon event in London for the past two years, suffered the injury in training.
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post Feb 7 2020, 12:27 AM
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World Athletics has insisted it will not let running-shoe technology spiral further out of control despite the release of another “gamechanging” Nike marathon shoe on Wednesday.
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Perri Shakes-Drayton, who won two world medals as part of the British 4x400m quartet, has retired from athletics at the age of 31.

She ran the first leg in Daegu in 2010 as she Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu and Lee McConnell took bronze.

She helped Britain through the 2017 heats in London, before Eilidh Doyle came into the team that won silver behind the United States in the final.
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Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya competed in her first track meeting since June with victory in the 300m in Johannesburg.

The South African won her race in a national record of 36.78 seconds.

The 29-year-old is currently unable to compete in events between 400m and a mile without taking testosterone-reducing drugs following a rule change by
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Armand Duplantis broke his own pole vault world record by clearing 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Saturday.

The USA-born Swede, 20, had only beaten the previous mark of 6.16m a week earlier when he cleared 6.17m in Poland.
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Armand Duplantis broke his own pole vault world record by clearing 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Saturday.

The USA-born Swede, 20, had only beaten the previous mark of 6.16m a week earlier when he cleared 6.17m in Poland.
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Christian Coleman came close to breaking his own world record after winning the 60m at the USATF Indoor Championships in New Mexico.

Despite stumbling out of the blocks, Coleman, 23, clocked 6.37 seconds to beat Marvin Bracy and Brandon Carnes.

Coleman equalled the second-fastest time in history behind his own record of 6.34 seconds, set in 2018.
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Uganda's world 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei has broken the 5km road world record by 27 seconds in Monaco.

The 23-year-old ran 12 minutes 51 seconds to smash the previous record, set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto en route to victory at January's Valencia 10k.
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A prett decent achievement there! Also one of the few athletes I remember by name because he's got such a catchy surname tongue.gif
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Jemma Reekie beat world champion Halimah Nakaayi over 800m in France to record her second IAAF World Indoor Series win in five days.

The Scot won in two minutes and 0.34 seconds to beat the Ugandan - who won gold in Doha in October - in Lievin.

Reekie, 21, won the 1500m at the Grand Prix in Glasgow on Saturday, having recently broken three British indoor records inside a week.
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Reekie is really making a name for herself - just watched her victory in Glasgow, certainly looking like the next big thing.

Oh and apparently Duplantis has broken another world record...
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Former UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner says he tried to convince Mo Farah to leave his now disgraced ex-coach Alberto Salazar in 2015.

Salazar was banned from the sport for four years in October 2019 after being found guilty of doping violations following an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency and a two-year court battle.
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