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First distance gold for GB while Bolt and Jamaica shatter the 4x100m relay world record

US legend Lewis runs into racism row as he bids to enter politics

Carl Lewis, arguably the world's greatest-ever Olympian, is involved in another running battle – to become a politician. And it is one that is becoming increasingly bitter, his bid for power turning the New Jersey Senate race – normally a humdrum affair – into a high political drama, with charges of racism, illegality, and dirty politicking.

Porter clatters final hurdle to lose out on silver

The strains of "God Save the Queen" rang round Daegu Stadium yesterday. Sadly, it was not played in recognition of a second British gold at the World Championships; it was for the delayed presentation of the reward Dai Greene earned in the 400 metres hurdles on Thursday.

Cautious Bolt 53rd quickest out of blocks – but still hot favourite

There was never much danger of lightning striking twice as Usain Bolt got back on his mark in the World Championship arena in Daegu yesterday.

Quiet man Greene enjoying his elevation to British golden boy

Welcome to the world of Dai Greene, the new golden boy of British athletics.

I deserved to run, says angry Pistorius after relay omission

There are some things that go together like salt and pepper. There's Batman and Robin, Tom and Jerry, fish and chips. Then there's South African athletes and major controversy.

Greene ready to deal with home expectations after winning first British gold

For the Great Britain team, it was a Midas touch that had been six days in coming. In Daegu Stadium yesterday, Dai Greene succeeded where Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis had fallen so agonisingly short of expectation in the heat of World Championship battle.

Greene is peaking perfectly to go from pants-wetter to gold-getter

Hurdler confident of taking 400m title today to help ease disappointments so far for British favourites

TV athletics presenter Ortis Deley sidelined

Presenter Ortis Deley has been sidelined by Channel 4 bosses after apparently struggling to read scripts and name his co-hosts while fronting the athletics coverage.

Greene looks good as he does Bolt impression

Just as another golden hope turned into a silver lining for the Great Britain team in Daegu yesterday, the glint of a possible Midas touch came into view. It remains to be seen whether Dai Greene will succeed where Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis have failed and win gold at the World Championships in South Korea. In emerging from his 400m hurdles semi-final as a comfortable winner yesterday, though, the Swansea Harrier showed the assurance of a contender who is going into tomorrow's final in 24-carat condition.

Ennis focuses on 2012 after disastrous javelin skewers golden hopes

Sheffield athlete promises to 'work a bit harder' to ensure Olympic victory in London after she loses title to talented Russian Chernova

Jessica Ennis loses world title in Daegu

The second of Britain's great hopes for World Championship gold had to settle for silver today as Jessica Ennis failed to retain her heptathlon title in Daegu.

The loneliness of Gaza's long-distance runner

Nader al-Masri is battling the stopwatch – and Israel's blockade – to secure his Olympic dream. Donald Macintyre reports from Gaza City

Dominic Lawson: Pistorius is magnificent – but should remain a Paralympian

Surely the time has come to insist that those taking part in able-bodied athletics should have nothing attached to their lower limbs except running shoes

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