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The Great North Run has got underway in wet and windy conditions, with more than 50,000 people setting off from Newcastle this morning.

Athletics: Edwards foiled as Britain falls into bronze age

European Athletics Championships: Triple jumper loses crown as women's 800m champion dismisses Holmes' drug slur

Johnson's golden feats take the breath away again

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Fox's 20th Century: 1995-2000: Michael Johnson

WHEN THE time came for Michael Johnson to put away the disappointment of the Barcelona Olympics, in which food poisoning ruined his hopes, there was not a more formidable sportsman in the world. In 1996 he arrived in Atlanta with a record of having won 55 successive finals over 400m, but he was much more than a one-lap wonder.

Athletics: Richardson ponders new career move to US

MARK RICHARDSON, Britain's leading 400m runner this year, is considering a move to the United States in an attempt to revive his career in time to win an Olympic medal at the Sydney Games next year.

Athletics: Awesome Johnson blasts to gold in world record time

MICHAEL JOHNSON, just as he has predicted, last night took more than a tenth of a second off the 11-year-old world 400 metres record as he retained his world title in a time of 43.18sec at the World Championships here.

Athletics: Merry will support Christie

KATHARINE MERRY said yesterday that she will stand by her coach, Linford Christie, even if he is found guilty on the doping charge he faces.

Athletics: Johnson injury opens door for Richardson

THE WORLD Championships plans of Michael Johnson were thrown into disarray in Stockholm last night as he pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem after 150 metres of his 400m race. As the American world and Olympic champion remained on the back straight, his team-mate, Jerome Young, secured victory in 44.65sec, ahead of Britain's Mark Richardson, who was testing his own niggling injury problem after pulling out of last weekend's British trials.
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