Kelly Holmes ‘never laid down for so long’ after revealing symptoms that led to positive coronavirus test

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has documented the days leading up to her testing positive for coronavirus, with the former mid-distance runner enduring seven days of different symptoms. Holmes, who won gold in the 800m and 1500m at Athens 2004, posted her accounts of contracting coronavirus on Instagram, with symptoms including headaches, body aches
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World 100m champion Christian Coleman hit with two-year ban – will miss Olympics

Christian Coleman, the fastest man in the world, has been banned from next summer’s Olympics Games. Four months after World Athletics president Seb Coe insisted no deal would be done to allow suspended track and field stars to compete in Tokyo, Coleman was told of his fate. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) informed the 100
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Pistorius documentary trailer sparks fury as Reeva Steenkamp isn’t named

A documentary trailer on the life of Oscar Pistorius has sparked anger on social media after it failed to name Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was jailed for 15 years for shooting girlfriend Reeva dead after being found guilty on appeal of murdering the South African model on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius claimed his mistook Reeva for
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Athletics urged to curb influence of ‘super shoes’

Controversial "super shoes" worn by the two middle-distance runners who smashed world records in Valencia this week are distorting the true ability of elite athletes, according to one of the most prominent scientists working in the sport. Yannis Pitsiladis also warned that the increasing influence of advanced technology in footwear was undermining the integrity of
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Prince Harry sends heartwarming message as London Marathon 2020 gets underway

Prince Harry has offered his support to those taking on the London Marathon with the annual race taking place in an unusual manner. Originally scheduled for April, the contest will take place today in the capital with only elite athletes running through the streets of London. The Duke of Sussex, who is also patron of
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Australia ganged up on Perec. She deserves an apology

If the spirit of the Olympics counts for anything, and if Australia is as big-hearted as it imagines itself to be, one of the ceremonies of this 20th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Games should be an apology to Marie-Jose Perec. You remember her. She was the elegant French runner from Guadeloupe who had won
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Christian Malcolm gets vote of confidence from British athletics’ golden girls

Christian Malcolm has won the support of Britain’s golden girls after bagging the top coaching job in athletics. World champions Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson were amongst the first to welcome the appointment of British athletics’ first black head coach. “New era,” tweeted Asher-Smith, before Johnson-Thompson went further to explain why the 41-year-old former sprinter’s
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Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus as police launch probe into party

Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus less than a week after his controversial birthday party which is now under investigation from the police. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist was thrown a surprise celebratory bash in his native Jamaica on Friday in honour of his 34th birthday. There is currently a rule in place in
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London Marathon 2020 will be for elite runners only as organisers abandon mass-participation plans

The 2020 London Marathon will not be a mass-participation event, organisers have announced, and will instead be open only to elite runners. The race route has been redrawn to entail 19.8 laps of St James’ Park before finishing on the Mall, and spectators will not be allowed to attend. The event director, Hugh Brasher, said
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New York and Berlin Marathons cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 New York and Berlin Marathons have been cancelled due to coronavirus, putting the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon in further doubt. Berlin was due to take place on 27 September, while New York was set for 1 November. And with London rearranged for 4 October, New York’s decision may hold extra weight, despite
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