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Not since the days of the great Edwin Moses has there been a faster winner of the 400m hurdles in athletics' quadrennial team competition – formerly known as the World Cup and re-branded as the IAAF Continental Cup in Split over the weekend. In emerging victorious in a stunning 47.88 seconds on Saturday, Dai Greene recorded the quickest winning time since Moses prevailed in 47.37sec in Rome in 1981.

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Greene vanquishes Welsh rival to prove himself the Real deal

The cheers were loud enough when Dai Greene charged down the home straight in the Montjuic Olympic Stadium to win the South Walian battle for the European 400m hurdles title ahead of his training partner, Rhys Williams, on Saturday night.

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The new golden girl of British athletics hates having her photo taken and hides her medal collection in a drawer. Emily Dugan meets Jessica Ennis

Magnificent Mo has the Midas touch

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Britain's golden medal haul: That's how you do it!

British athletes put wealthy footballers to shame with medal-winning romp at the European championships

Idowu wants Olympic gold to complete his medal haul

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