Athletics

Athletics

The hidden beach you didn't know existed - and it's only an HOUR from Leeds

With warm weather predicted for the rest of hte week, the urge to get out in the fresh air is higher than ever.
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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Laugher deals with pressures to seal memorable golden hat-trick

THE athletes might have the monopoly on ‘Super Saturday’ but England’s divers made it ‘Fantastic Friday’ as Jack Laugher capped off ‘the best day in English diving history’ to complete a hat-trick of titles.

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In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

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England's Dina Asher-Smith. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop happy to be easily distracted from Gold Coast court battles

FROM the podium to the playhouse, James Willstrop has credited his new career path as the perfect distraction from the mental grind of competitive squash.

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Leeds' Tom Bosworth celebrates taking silver in the Men's 20km Race Walk Final during day four of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Silver medal redemption for Leeds’ Tom Bosworth

LEEDS Race walker Tom Bosworth found his road to redemption on a sun-drenched beachfront in trendy Currumbin.

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Record: Leeds race walker Tom Bosworth broke the British 3,000m record in Sheffield earlier this year.

Commonwealth Games: Tom Bosworth aiming to walk away with gold

TOM BOSWORTH is relishing the chance to perform under pressure when he lines up for the 20k race walk at the Commonwealth Games.

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GOLDEN HOPE: GB's Laura Muir, in action at the 2018 IAAF Indoor World Championships. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

GB golden girls backed to build on world indoor success at Tokyo 2020

British Athletics performance director Neil Black has backed Laura Muir to win Olympic gold.

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One to watch: Claire Duck

Harewood House hosts Norther Cross-Country battle

For the first time in history, Harewood House will be transformed into a huge cross-country battlefield, as some of Yorkshire’s finest runners take centre stage in today’s Northern Cross Country Championships.

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Yorkshirecross country champion, Emile Cairess. PIC: Charlotte Graham/Guzelian ''Picture Show

Athletics: Cairess and Duck tape up county titles

Leeds City athletes Emile Cairess and Claire Duck, won both senior titles at the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at Lightwater Valley, Ripon, on Saturday. Leeds also won both team titles.

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Claire Duck.

Athletics: Places up for grabs at European Cross Country Championships

As the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia loom ever-closer, the chance for athletes in Yorkshire to take on the rest of the continent lies just one race away, as this year’s European trials begin in Liverpool today.

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Britain's Mick Hill throws the javelin on his way to winning the silver medal at the European Track and Field Championships in Budapest, Sunday Aug. 23, 1998. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

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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