Semenya threatens to skip world champs

Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she would not defend her world title in Doha in September if she could not run in the 800 metres because of new testosterone regulations imposed by the sport's governing body. "If I am not running 800 metres, I'm not running in the world championships," the 28-year-old South African said after winning her favourite event […]

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Gabriele Grunewald: #Bravelikegabe runner hailed as inspiration in cancer battle

“Thank you for showing me what bravery looks like.” That message of appreciation was sent by American marathon runner Kara Goucher on Sunday to her compatriot and fellow distance runner Gabriele Grunewald. Britain’s world marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe also tweeted Grunewald, thanking her for the lives she has “enriched by courage and love”. The emotional messages came as Grunewald, who […]

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IAAF to seek reversion of Semenya ruling

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it will seek a swift reversion of a Swiss court ruling in favour of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya. Semenya has appealed a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision that supported the IAAF's rule that XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development, like Semenya, can only race in distances from 400m […]

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First time contestant Rodrigues-Chico wins Stawell Gift

Race favourite Dhruv Rodrigues-Chico has won the Stawell Gift on his first attempt and is already looking to his next challenge. The former soccer player, who only started running a year ago, clocked a winning time of 12.11 seconds off a 7m mark. Dhruv Rodrigues-Chico with his trophy.Credit:AAP "I couldn't be more happy," the 20-year-old said following his win on […]

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Pearson withdraws from hurdles final due to exhaustion

Sally Pearson has listened to her body and decided to withdraw from the 100m hurdles final at the national championships after feeling exhausted following her opening-round heat. In her first competitive hurdles race in 14 months, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion claimed a narrow heat win in 12.99 seconds in steamy conditions in Sydney on Sunday. […]

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