On the track Laura Muir was her usual brilliant self as she powered away to win the British 800m title in Birmingham. Off it her rivals accused British Athletics of bending the rules to allow her to...

When Reece Prescod arrived for breakfast on Saturday he wore a T-shirt with a solitary word on it – Berlin. It was a sign of his confidence, and his powers of prophecy. A few hours later, the 22-year-old...

The former Olympic and world 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu has announced her retirement from athletics. The 34-year-old, who secured Olympic gold at Beijing 2008, silver in London four years...

It is one of the most prestigious and robust records in British track and field history. But shortly after tea-time on Saturday, Linford Christie’s national 100m best of 9.87sec – which has stood...

1) The knockout stage of the World Cup begins this weekend, as good an excuse as any to relive the brilliant 1990 version. Diego Maradona “vaccinates” Brazil, facilitating one of the greatest robberies...

The 1928 Olympic 800m (won by Radke of Germany, not Japan’s Hitomi) caused the Daily Mail to recruit a doctor who said endurance competitions should be banned because “women would become old too...

Ninety years ago this summer the Times’ man at the Amsterdam Olympics sent a startling dispatch from the athletics. “The final of the 800 metres race for girls rather tended to leave the impression...

A London marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see “a dream come true” has been jailed for 16 weeks. Stanislaw Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimate runner Jake Halliday’s...

A man who cheated in the London Marathon by crossing the finish line with a legitimate runner’s lost number has pleaded guilty to fraud. Stanislaw Skupian was pictured at the end of the 26.2-mile...

The former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has given up his fight to clear his name over a positive doping sample. The Kenyan was found to have traces of EPO in his system after a test in November 2017...

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