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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

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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20 Apr

PBs Await At Parliament Hill

Highgate Harriers' Night of the PBsA host of elite runners, including Scotland's Rhona Auckland, have once again committed to next month’s Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs. The race, scheduled for 16 May at Parliament HIll, has become renowned as the ideal location to for securing fast times, with many runners using it as a qualifying race. 

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18 Apr

Great Expectations For Edinburgh Run

Great Edinburgh RunExcitement is building for the Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run tomorrow (19 April) as thousands of competitors prepare to take on the 10-mile event. Scottish Commonwealth Games athletes, Andrew Lemoncello, Susan Partridge and Callum and Derek Hawkins will be joined by European Under 23 cross-country champion Rhona Auckland in a strong homegrown field.

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17 Apr

Golden Girl Clegg To Launch New Gym

Libby Clegg

Today (17 April), Scotland’s Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Libby Clegg will join Xercise4Less in officially unveiling the group’s new £1million club in Edinburgh. The Paralympic sprinter from Edinburgh will be on hand to welcome new members, give fitness advice and take part in a number of sprint challenges with members and the Xercise4Less mascot the Colonel.

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16 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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15 Apr

Chase The World With Coulthard

Wings for LifeA series of high-profile names, including David Coulthard and US off-road truck champion Ricky Johnson have committed to being part of the 35 Catcher Car drives that will chase competitors in the Wings for Life World Run. The event, which will take place at the home of British motorsport racing, Silverstone, is scheduled for Sunday 3 May. 

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