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‘Podium potential’ cash opens new doors for brilliant distance runner

Reihana brightens the day as Saints grind on

Northampton 18 - Leeds 9

Sports Personality of the Year: Holmes trips the limelight fantastic

For one year, she was in the shape of her life. Nick Townsend salutes tonight's TV heroine

The best of 2004: sport books reviewed

Marathons and masochists

Paula Radcliffe: Strength of mind that runs and runs in the family

Britain's long-distance doyenne has the steel, now she needs luck. Simon Turnbull meets a reflective Olympian

Athletics: Radcliffe reveals injury during Athens build-up

Paula Radcliffe has revealed that a muscle injury she sustained two weeks before the Olympics may have contributed to her traumatic failure in Athens last month.

Adrian Chiles: Sport may not be tragic, but we like to pretend it is

A letter to her Her Majesty's Daily Telegraph about Paula Radcliffe last week: "Sir - What I found incredible was that the BBC deemed this 'tragedy' more newsworthy than the catastrophe unfolding in Sudan."

Kelly's prayers are answered in the ultimate valediction

This will not be Kelly Holmes' last run. But it is her last Olympics. It was some valedictory performance

Radcliffe's real test goes far beyond the pain

After the double despair the big fear is that the damage to a great athlete might be irreparable

Radcliffe unable to finish race once again

It ended with just under 10 laps remaining. Stepping out of the 10,000 metres final which had occupied her every waking thought since her traumatic failure to finish Sunday's marathon, Paula Radcliffe was no broken figure yesterday; merely a beaten one.

Let's blame the silly season for bringing out the malice in us all

In all fairness, Mark Thatcher might be innocent of anything except offences against loveliness

Radcliffe goes for track glory

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