Athletics

Ugen and Porter lift Britain with bronze at Indoor Championships

For a time in Portland yesterday, the statisticians were leafing through the annals to check Britain’s worst showing at the World Indoor Athletis Championships. But on a night when the sprinter James Dasaolu once again crumbled under pressure, Lorraine Ugen and Tiffany Porter earned two late bronze medals for the British team. 

Ultrarunner Britton: Britton: Why I ran 230km through Arctic Sweden

Why would you run for five days through freezing arctic ice and snow? Ultrarunner Robbie Britton, bronze medallist at the 2015 World 24-hour championships, did it, in a 230km race in Sweden. He won the race, but apart from the glory, he gives a compelling reason for putting yourself through the hardship