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post Jan 1 2018, 07:57 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 2018.
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post Jan 20 2018, 09:51 AM
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Christian Coleman won the men's 60m at the Clemson Invitational with a 6.37 WR, almost 20 years after Maurice Greene did his 6.39 in Madrid.

For what it's worth, that record lasted longer than MJ's outdoor 400.
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post Jan 21 2018, 06:24 PM
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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele will race Britain's Mo Farah in the London Marathon in April as well as two-time winner Kipchoge. That should be some marathon to watch.

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post Jan 23 2018, 11:45 PM
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Greg Rutherford will not defend his Commonwealth long jump titlt as he has pulled out of the England team due to injury.
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post Feb 4 2018, 04:51 PM
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Looking an possibility that the London Stadium will host the Athletics World Cup which could be launched this summer with be of 8 of the world's top countries.

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post Feb 5 2018, 11:14 PM
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Confirmed that The Olympic Stadium will play host to a new event on 14-15 July.

Previously advertised as The Meet (a GB&NI vs USA match comp), the Athletics World Cup* is an 8-nation 2-day competition with an overall prize pot of $2 million (approx. 1.4 million).

The other six countries involved are Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa.

[* No relation to the IAAF Continental Cup.
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post Feb 8 2018, 08:49 AM
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British Olympic sprinter Nigel Levine has been provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test.

It was reported in December the 28-year-old had allegedly tested positive for the banned asthma drug clenbuterol.
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post Feb 19 2018, 07:59 PM
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Richard Kilty has ruled himself out of the World Indoor Championships after a recurrence of an Achilles problem. On another note, Eilish McColgan and Eilidh Doyle won the 1500m and 400m respectively in the British Indoor Championships.
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post Mar 1 2018, 03:13 PM
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And Rutherford's pulled out of the British Indoor Championships as well, focusing on the outdoor season more.
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post Mar 2 2018, 08:42 PM
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Congratulations to Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed her first global title with victory in the pentathlon at the World Indoor Athletics Championships. A good performance from her, hopefully she can go and build on this.



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post Apr 6 2018, 02:11 PM
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Laura Muir has started working with a coach from the controversial Nike Oregon Project.

The project is led by Mo Farah's former coach Alberto Salazar, who is being probed by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

Interesting, there.


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post Apr 22 2018, 09:19 AM
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Keitany is a couple of seconds ahead of Dibaba after ten miles. Currently 32 seconds ahead of WR pace, but Radcliffe did produce a negative split during her 2:15:25.
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post Apr 26 2018, 07:36 PM
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Seems like Castor needs to get back on medicines...
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/...-caster-semenya
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post May 17 2018, 11:08 AM
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2012 Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz has announced his retirement from athletics.

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post Jun 7 2018, 09:38 PM
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Dina Asher-Smith has broken her own British 100m record with a run of 10.92 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo.
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Greg Rutherford who won gold in London 2012 will be retiring at the end of the season. He'll be completing at the European Championships in Berlin in August before ending his career.
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Former Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu has retired from athletics at the age of 34.
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QUOTE(Mack. @ Jun 30 2018, 11:34 AM) *
Former Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu has retired from athletics at the age of 34.

Although tomorrow she will receive a Bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics ohmy.gif Her relay team finished 5th but two teams above them have now been disqualified due to doping.
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