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28 Feb

Last But Not Least

SignpostA Japanese runner was given a shock after being named the winner of a 3K despite finishing last. The school pupil won the Bayfarm Kasaoka Road Race 3K in Okayama on 5 February by default after every other participant was disqualified for running the wrong course.

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27 Feb

Hoping For Two Muir Medals In Belgrade

Laura Muir goes for gold in BelgradeBritish Athletics has announced a strong team of 32 athletes who will compete at the 34th European Indoor Athletics Championships in the Kombank Arena, Belgrade from 3-5 March. Despite the presence of three Olympic medallists and three defending European champions in the British squad the undoubted headline will be Laura Muir's audacious tilt at two golds in the 1500m and 3,000m.

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27 Feb

The Dragon Awakens For 2017

The Dragon's Back RaceIt now ranks highly in the bucket list of running events across the globe and deservedly so: the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race, which traverses the mountainous spine of Wales, is one of the most gruelling, yet rewarding, challenges out there. The field for 2017 has been confirmed by organisers and, with the event’s tagline of the 'toughest mountain running race in the world', is drawn from far and wide – 23 different nationalities will commence the five-day race on 22 May. 

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26 Feb

50 Years On, Switzer Still Flying Flag For Female Runners

Kathrine Switzer, image from www.kathrineswitzer.com“What was a dramatic incident 50 years ago became instead a defining moment for me and women runners.” Half a century on, Kathrine Switzer can look forward to the prospect of competing at the Boston Marathon minus the obstructing presence of an irate race director – an iconic image that captured the reaction of a woman running in a male-only event. 

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23 Feb

Running America

US runnersTheir president may not be considered quick on his feet, but the USA is still home to some of the world’s biggest marathons. And for Brits hoping to sample a running event across the pond, Sports Tours International offers guaranteed entries and various travel packages.

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21 Feb

Devilla’s In The Details

Jo Cowper and Ryan ScottSunday (19 February) saw around 700 runners descend on the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan, Kincardine for the Carnegie Harriers Devilla Forest 15 and 5. With the weather forecast variable, the trails promised to live up to the conditions advertised in the pre-race briefing – “muddy to boggy”.

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20 Feb

Mo And Muir Müller Records In Birmingham

Laura Muir lights up BirminghamSir Mo Farah and Laura Muir smashed the British and European records in their respective events at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18 February). Mo closed the show with a tactical masterpiece in the 5000m and Laura was peerless as she eclipsed Kelly Holmes' British 1000m record to go second all-time behind Maria Mutola.

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