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Friday 26 July 2013
Gold medallist’s return to scene of her greatest triumph is hampered by nagging Achilles injury
Thursday 25 July 2013
The Olympic heptathlon winner returned to action earlier this week
Sunday 14 July 2013
British champions do not necessarily make major waves internationally but that is not the case in the women's 400m hurdles.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Before the best of Britain's runners and jumpers got into action in Birmingham yesterday, it was fair to say they were in danger of getting stuck in Jagger mode in post-home-Olympic season.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Donna Hartley, who has died suddenly at the age of 58, was known as the "golden girl" of British athletics during the second half of the 1970s. She was not the first and would not be the last to receive this double-edged nomination – as she wryly acknowledged herself, being called a "golden girl" ultimately obliged you to win gold.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Gold medal winners from 'Super Saturday' will all be in action
Thursday 14 March 2013
A look ahead to the final day at the Cheltenham Festival
Wednesday 13 March 2013
The Festival has lost none of its intensity since expanding to a fourth day in 2005, but those who counselled that "less is more" may yet feel they had a point when they contemplate today's card. Elevated to the Thursday centrepiece, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle has hitherto borrowed lustre first from Inglis Drever, who won three times in four years, and then from Big Buck's, whose record-breaking spree of 18 wins has incorporated the last four runnings.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Assistant who prepared last year's champion hurdler defends title as successful rookie trainer
Perri Shakes-Drayton among stand out performers for impressive Britain at the European Indoor Championships
Friday 01 March 2013
The Championships are taking place in Gothenburg
Tuesday 29 January 2013
There is a big hole in the World Hurdle where Big Buck's used to be and everybody is desperate to fill it.
Monday 21 January 2013
Two of Britain's Olympic finalists will go head-to-head in a rare 600 metres contest at the British Athletics Glasgow International Match on Saturday.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Cheltenham on the cards as Irish novice hurdler shows raw courage to match a fancy pedigree
Thursday 03 January 2013
At the time, it seemed tempting to doubt the form. After all, the runners had splashed over a course that might sooner have staged a regatta than a Grade One bumper. As things have turned out, however, the last two horses still afloat in the straight at Punchestown in April have amply confirmed their calibre since switching to hurdles. This weekend, both seek a place towards the top of different novice divisions either side of the Irish Sea. Champagne Fever, the winner, steps up to two and a half miles at Naas on Sunday; while Melodic Rendezvous contests a Grade One over two miles at Sandown on Saturday.
Monday 17 December 2012
There are action replays and action replays and yesterday's at Navan will be watched more in one Irish household than another. Twelve months ago in the Grade One novices' hurdle, the Willie Mullins-trained Boston Bob turned over the odds-on Mount Benbulben, saddled by Gordon Elliott. In yesterday's edition of the two-and-a-half-miler, only the names of the horses changed, with Pont Alexandre the winner and Don Cossack, at 8-15, the loser.
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