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Hannah Cockroft. PIC: David Davies/PA Wire

Para-Athletics: Cockroft and Cox to feature in World Para Championships in London

Paralympic champions Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft have been named in Great Britain’s squad for the World Para-Athletics Championships in London next month.

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Leeds's Alistair Brownlee.

Alistair Brownlee undecided over Commonwealth Games marathon

Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee says he has not ruled out stepping up to run the marathon at next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Wakefield's Tracey Windscheffel.

Wakefield mum loses five stone to take on triathlon

Wakefield mum of two Tracey Windscheffel is celebrating losing over five stone in one year by taking on her first standard distance triathlon at this year’s Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds on Sunday June 11.

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READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Laura Weightman at Leeds Beckett University, above, this week.  Main Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Athletics: Laura Weightman aims for London 2017 delight to repay long-term coach Steve Cram

The hunt for international honours is not a personal battle for middle distance runner Laura Weightman.

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Claire Duck

Athletics: Claire Duck gets reward with British captaincy for World Cross Country Championships

Leeds City runner Claire Duck leads the British team at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, tomorrow.

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Final flourish: Kedeena Cox will appear in the final of Channel 4s reality sport show The Jump tomorrow night. (Picture: Steve Brown/Channel 4/PA)

Interview: Paralympian Kadeena Cox jumping at chance to be Olympic star for all seasons

LEEDS sprinting and cycling star Kadeena Cox still gets emotional when watching replays of her Rio 2016 Paralympic glories.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson in action in the women's long jump at Sheffield.

Olympic star says she is back on track at last

Katarina Johnson-Thompson insists she is back on track after her coaching switch.

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Kadeena Cox, who is taking part in The Jump

Leeds Paralympic champion loses sports funding during stint on reality show

Leeds’s Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has had her elite UK Sports funding suspended while she takes part in a reality TV show.

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Hannah Cockroft.

Big Interview: Leeds is home from home for Cockroft

THERE’S A rather cosmopolitan feel to wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft’s life.

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SPOTY 2016: How will Yorkshire's five contenders fare?

The annual debate over which sporting personality has the greatest achievement over the last 12 months is upon us and the winner of the BBC vote will be announced on Sunday evening.

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WINNER: Alistair Brownlee wins  the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds  in Millenium Square.  Picture Tony Johnson

Shifting focus: Ironman challenge next on agenda for Leeds’ Alistair Brownlee

ALISTAIR BROWNLEE will put plans for a third Olympic triathlon gold medal on hold in order to pursue his lifelong dream of competing in the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii.

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Date: 21st November 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Alexandra Bell, 800m & XC Athlete, from Leeds, running for Pudsey & Bramley/Leeds Beckett University, pictured whilst training on the running track at Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus.

Weekend Interview: Time for Leeds’s Alex Bell to step up the pace

Shop worker by day, policewoman at night, Alexandra Bell is making an unusual circuit in her bid to light up the world of athletics.

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Will Nicola Adams get your vote at the Leeds Sports Awards 2017? (Picture: PA)

Leeds Sports Awards 2017: City’s sporting stars ready to shine at the First Direct Arena

SIX OLYMPIANS will do battle with Yorkshire and England cricketing star Jonnny Bairstow to be named Sportsman of the Year as the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards come to the city’s First Direct Arena for the first time.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has brought the curtain down on a brilliant career

Video and gallery: Yorkshire’s Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

She was the Sheffield-born poster girl for the triumphant 2012 Olympics whose mixture of talent and Yorkshire grit earned her a place among the nation’s sporting greats.

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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins the Gold Medal in the Women's 800m - T34 Final.

Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally

Great Britain’s Paralympians have won more medals at Rio 2016 than they managed four years ago in London - with two days of the Games still remaining.

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Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final in Rio. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Paralympics: FIVE things you should know about Leeds’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox on Saturday won gold in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial to become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to win Paralympic medals in two sports at the same Games.

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Leeds's Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final at the Olympic Veleodrome in Rio. PIC: PA

Paralympics: Yorkshire’s Kadeena Cox & Hannah Cockroft strike gold in Rio

LEEDS’S Kadeena Cox won a sensational gold in the women’s C4/C5 500 metres time-trial on Saturday to become the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final in Rio. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt races into history to deny Justin Gatlin once again

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic ‘triple triple’ bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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