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Hayes held his head in his hands after realising everyone had heard

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There have been just 14 finishers in 30 years in the Barkley Marathons, which starts on Friday. Matt Butler explains why

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Two-year-old girl in India sets new national record for archery

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri had been groomed from birth to be a champion

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UFC champion Ronda Rousey leaves presenter with broken ribs after he claims 'she can't compete with a man'

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion beat her last opponent in 14 seconds, but needed just two to see off presenter Aaron Tru

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