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Leeds City Athletics Club: Celebrating half a century of an athletic institution

Around 160 club members gathered at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds last night to celebrate 50 years of Leeds City Athletic Club.

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Athlete Laura Weightman (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Commonwealth Games: Laura Weightman challenges herself to go the extra mile in Australia

Middle-distance runner Laura Weightman is determined to kick on from her career highlight at this summer’s World Championships after announcing her plans to step up in distance next year.

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Hannah Cockroft.

Tanni Grey-Thompson tips Hannah Cockroft to extend medal haul

With five Paralympic gold medals, many would say Hannah Cockroft simply can’t get any better – but not Tanni Grey-Thompson, who insists even more is to come from the wheelchair racer.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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World Championships: Triple red-card penalty ends Bosworth’s 20k walk medal bid

Tearful Leeds athlete Tom Bosworth cursed the harsh penalties of his event after his bid to win Great Britain a first global medal in race walking ended in disqualification at the World Championships in London yesterday.

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Brendan Foster was the inspiration behind the Great North Run.

Tom Richmond: Setting pace for a healthy nation as politicians stumble

THE hurdles that legendary runner-turned-commentator Brendan Foster had to overcome when setting up the original Great North Run illustrated the best and worst of Britain.

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Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Laura Weightman sixth as Muir misses out

Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.

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Laura Weightman produced a controlled performance before lengthening her stride in the final 100m. PIC: PA

World Championships: Strong semi adds weight to Laura’s medal prospects

Leeds athlete Laura Weightman is determined to make the most of her first World Championships final after running “the race of my life” in yesterday’s 1,500m semi-finals.

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Laura Weightman smiles as she looks at the big screen following her semi-final at the London Stadium (Photo: PA)

Leeds star Laura Weightman powers into World Championships 1,500m final alongside British medal hope Laura Muir

Thrilled Leeds runner Laura Weightman produced the “race of my life” to reach the 1,500m final at the World Championships in London.

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Yorkshire's Jonny Brownlee. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Video - Jonny Brownlee forced to settle for fourth in Edmonton

YORKSHIRE’s Jonny Brownlee finished fourth as Spain’s Mario Mola stretched his lead in the World Triathlon Series with victory in Edmonton.

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Scots hurdler Eilidh Doyle, right, will captain Great Britain at the World Championships

Britain add six to London team

British Athletics has added six more athletes to its team for next month’s IAAF World Championships in London.

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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft reacts after winning the Women's 100m T34 Final  during day one of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium. PIC: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Para-athletics: Cockroft fears for futre after being left in fixtures limbo

Ten-time world champion Hannah Cockroft admits she is scared for the future with her international race calendar in limbo.

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Flying the flag: Great Britain's Kadeena Cox, right, and Sophie Hahn celebrate taking silver and gold, respectively.

Para Athletics Championships: Silver lining for Kadeena Cox

IT took a world record run to deny Leeds star Kadeena Cox gold on a successful night for Great Britain at the World Para Athletics Championships.

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Great Britain's Kadeena Cox celebrates winning the Women's 400m T38 Final.

Leeds star Cox strikes gold in World Para Championships

Kadeena Cox stormed to victory in the women’s T38 400 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

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Daniel Gardiner.

Leeds long-jump star Gardiner ready to step up on to the world stage

LEEDS long-jump star Daniel Gardiner insists competing in the BUCS World University Games will be a huge stepping stone towards qualifying for major senior championships in the future.

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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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