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28 Apr

Jeptoo Could Face Extended Ban

Rita JeptooThe International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has continued its more hard line attitude to doping by filing a request for Rita Jeptoo’s ban to be doubled to four years. This move comes shortly after the IAAF revised its testing laws, which means that elite athletes will be subject to the testing as early as this summer. 

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24 Apr

Stars Run For The 96

Mel CAround 2,500 competitors took to the streets of Liverpool on Sunday (19 April) for the inaugural Run For the 96 5K in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy. The new community legacy fun run started finished in the city's Stanley Park, located between Liverpool and Everton's football grounds, Anfield Stadium and Goodison Park.

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24 Apr

Way To Run Edinburgh

Steve WayGlasgow 2014 star, Steve Way, will be looking to kick-start his spring racing by competing at Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 31 May. The 40-year-old captured the imagination of the nation this summer when he completed the journey from a heavy smoking takeaway-addict to Commonwealth Games hero.

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22 Apr

Paula Opens Expo

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The Virgin Money London Marathon Expo takes place from Wednesday to Saturday, marking the build-up to Sunday’s big race. Taking place at London’s Dockland’s Excel Centre the four day exhibition will see 37,000 runners file through the doors to collect their official race numbers.

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19 Apr

Runners Vote Labour

Ed MilibandRunners are most likely to vote Labour according to new research launched by the British Heart Foundation. The psychological study, conducted by Mindlab, surveyed 2,000 adults across the UK and has uncovered that the type of sport we choose reveals a lot about our personality traits. 

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