Sport in Short: Athletics

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LIZ McCOLGAN, who finished fifth in the Olympic 10,000 metres final, will run in the inaugural world half-marathon championships on Tyneside on 20 September. She is one of four Olympic athletes in the British women's team, together with Jill Hunter, Sally Eastall and Andrea Wallace. Steve Brace and Paul Evans will lead the men's team, but Britain will not be represented in the junior race.

BRITISH TEAM for World Half-Marathon Championships (Tyneside, 20 September): WOMEN: S Eastall (St Edmund's Pacers), J Hunter (Valli), L McColgan (Dundee), S Rigg (Sale), A Wallace (Torbay). Reserves: M Sutton (Tipton), A Wright (Tipton).

MEN: S Brace (Bridgend), P Evans (Belgrave), D Lewis (Rossendale), C Thackery (Hallamshire), M Flint (Telford). Reserves: D Swanson (Copeland), D Payne (Tipton).

PETER ELLIOTT, who missed the Olympic Games with a knee injury, has pulled out of the Princess Street Mile in Edinburgh on 13 September after being told by a specialist that he is not ready for a return to racing.

INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Koblenz, Germany): MEN: 100m: 1 O Adeniken (Nigeria) 10.18sec; 2 L Christie (GB) 10.18; 3 E Tuffour (Gha) 10.36; 4 R Stewart (Jam) 10.43. 200m: 1 R da Silva (Bra) 20.50; 2 K Braunskill (US) 20.57; 3 E Tuffour (Gha) 20.66. 400m: 1 M Richardson (GB) 45.26; 2 T Douglas (Berm) 45.37; 3 F Ogala (Ug) 46.34; 4 R Pfersich (Ger) 46.89. 800m: 1 S Heard (GB) 1min 44.65sec; 2 A Makarevich (CIS) 1:44.84; 3 M Yates (GB) 1:45.05. 1500m: 1 D Baumann (Ger) 3:33.91; 2 S Holman (US) 3:35.89; 3 R Stenzel (Ger) 3:36.71; 4 Y Ondieki (Ken) 3:36.97. 3,000m: 1 M Boinett (Ken) 7:44.04; 2 C do Carmo (Bra) 7:45.34; 3 P Rono (Ken) 7:45.88; 4 M Versteeg (Neth) 7:46.07; 5 C Eich (Ger) 7:46.51. 110m hurdles: 1 C Jackson (GB) 13.17sec; 2 T Jarrett (GB) 13.17; 3 M Crear (US) 13.36; 4 J Owens (US) 13.66. 400m hurdles: 1 W Graham (Jam) 48.45; 2 S Diagana (Fr) 48.79; 3 N McClimpton (US) 48.83. Long jump: 1 G Ackermann (Ger) 7.98m; 2 M Conley (US) 7.95; 3 R Jaros (Ger) 7.78. Javelin: 1 V Sasimovich (CIS) 82.96m; 2 T Pukstys (US) 81.70; 3 V Zaitsev (CIS) 81.64; 4 S Lepik (Est) 79.26; 5 E Vilhjalmsson (Icel) 78.46. Pole vault: 1 T Bright (US) 5.70m; 2= P Collet (Fr), V Bukreyev (Est) 5.60m.

WOMEN: 100m: 1 M Ottey (Jam) 11.21sec; 2 G Jackson (Jam) 11.54; 3 O Bogoslovskaya (CIS) 11.56; 4 S Knoll (Ger) 11.57. 200m: 1 M-J Perec (Fr) 22.45sec; 2 S Knoll (Ger) 22.78; 3 G Jackson (Jam) 22.84. 400m: 1 J Richardson-Briscoe (Can) 50.65; 2 A Ruecker (Ger) 51.33; 3 L Dzhugalova (CIS) 51.63; 4 K Mackey (US) 52.35. 800m: 1 N Duchnov (CIS) 2min 01.71sec; 2 D Marshall (US) 2:02.50; 3 M Konstantin (Rom) 2:02.54; 4 S Zwiener (Ger) 2:03.28; 5 S Weidner (Ger) 2:03.90; 6 G Lesch (Ger) 2:04.26. 1500m: 1 R Meagher (Can) 4:10.10; 2 K Wade (GB) 4:11.03; 3 Y Murray (GB) 4:11.90. 100m hurdles: 1 A Piquereau (Fr) 12.96sec; 2 L Tolbert (US) 13.04; 3 G Roth (Ger) 13.17; 4 J Baumann (Swit) 13.19; 5 C Jung (Ger) 13.25. 400m hurdles: 1 G Retchakan (GB) 55.56; 2 L Kisabaka (Ger) 56.28; 3 N Kurochkina (CIS) 56.84. Long jump: 1 S Huehn (Ger) 6.36m; 2 I Leschnik (Ger) 6.35; 3 C Gebhardt (Ger) 6.26. High jump: 1 H Henkel (Ger) 1.95m; 2 I Babakova (CIS) 1.90; 3 T Shvechiyk (CIS) 1.85. Javelin: 1 N Shikolenko (CIS) 66.62m; 2 I Kostyuchenkova (CIS) 63.54; 3 I Thyssen (Ger) 61.22.

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