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Australian 800m runner has vowed to push on and compete for gold at the Paris Olympics despite what he says is permanent damage to his reputation caused by a positive test for performance-enhancing drug EPO. Bol, who holds the national record for the event, insists he is innocent, and his ban from training and competition was lifted last month after an “atypical finding” in his B sample. The case is still being investigated by Sport Integrity Australia (SIA), and if cleared, Bol plans to compete in Europe to qualify for the world championships in Budapest in August and next year’s Paris Olympics.
Mary Ngugi, a two-time gold medallist at the World Half Marathon Championships and one of Kenya's leading athletes, has launched the country's first girls-only running camp. Mary received her training and education at a mixed-gender camp when she was a junior, where she witnessed the problems that young girls face when pursuing a career in athletics. "Being abused by men, harassed, intimidated, not being able to be themselves," she lists for BBC Sport Africa. "Some are getting pregnant, dropping out of camp because maybe the coaches or the pacers are trying to harass them."
Sydney, Australia; March 9, 2023 -  The momentum building around Australian athletics is set to continue this Saturday night at Sydney Olympic Park, as USA sprints king Fred Kerley says farewell to Australia while the country’s most prolific athletes lay it all on the line at the Chemist Warehouse Sydney Track...
Renowned long-distance runners, Kara Goucher and Des Linden, recently discussed the impact of carbon-plated sneakers, also known as "super shoes," on the sport of running. The duo hosts a podcast called Nobody Asked Us, where they delve into various topics related to running. In a recent episode, they shared their thoughts on youth athletes using these high-tech shoes.
Peter Bol has locked in his return race in his comeback from the drug test controversy that threatened to end his athletics career. Almost a month after Bol's provisional suspension for returning a positive A sample for the drug erythropoietin (EPO) was lifted, Wide World of Sports can reveal the Australian 800-metre star will make his comeback in Atlanta, Georgia on May 6.
Kenya's Rosemary Wanjiru and Ethiopia's Deso Gelmisa emerged victorious in the women's and men's categories, respectively, at the Tokyo Marathon, held on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Norwegian athlete Jakob Ingebrigtsen has emerged victorious in the 1500m race at the European Indoor Athletics Championships, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey. His finishing time of 3 minutes 33.95 seconds secured him the gold medal, setting a new championship record. Neil Gourley, the in-form British athlete, finished in second place with a time of 3:34.23, while Azeddine Habz of France claimed the bronze medal, completing the race in 3:35.39.
UK Athletics' CEO, Jack Buckner, has declared his intention to be more "ruthless" when selecting teams for this summer's World Championships and next year's Olympics, as he believes the old system was "too soft," with some athletes simply making up the numbers.
British middle-distance runner Keely Hodgkinson is set to defend her European Indoor 800m title in Istanbul, as she prepares for the heats on Thursday. Hodgkinson rose to fame in 2019 when she won European Indoor gold in Poland, aged just 19.
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