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Third Accra Marathon to take place October 7

Third Accra Marathon to take place October 7

With a purpose of bringing people together to express freedom, togetherness and passion through running in the vibrant landscape of a beautiful African Cit,y the Accra Marathon represents a continental drive to promote the Sustainable development Goal number 3, Good

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Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

The head of African athletics says the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships. Africa has never staged the biennial event, which started in 1983, despite being home to many world champions. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum says he believes

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Great Britain win shock 4x100m gold as Bolt pulls up injured

Great Britain win shock 4x100m gold as Bolt pulls up injured

Great Britain produced a sensational run in the final of the 4x100m relay to take gold as Usain Bolt pulled up injured. All the attention was on Bolt and the pressure was on following his failure to win the 100m

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World Championships: Makwala qualifies for final after running a lone 200m time trial

World Championships: Makwala qualifies for final after running a lone 200m time trial

The most extraordinary 48 hours in Isaac Makwala’s career continued on Wednesday night with the Botswanian being dramatically reinstated into the men’s 200m at these world championships – before running a solo time trial in 20.20sec to make the semi-finals,

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Usain Bolt’s legendary Olympic journey

Usain Bolt’s legendary Olympic journey

Usain Bolt has hung up his boots and is stepping off the track for good. Despite the loss, the Jamaican sprinter is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records Bolt, who retires after

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World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in his last major 100m final

World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in his last major 100m final

Usain Bolt was beaten in his last major championship appearance, with Justin Gatlin taking World Championship gold in 9.92 seconds. The 30-year-old Jamaican had been given a scare ahead of his last ever major championship appearance in an individual event,

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World Athletics Championship: $84,990 released for 9 Ghanaian Athletes

World Athletics Championship: $84,990 released for 9 Ghanaian Athletes

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released an amount of $84,990 for the nine Ghanaian athletes set to represent the nation at the 2017 World Athletics Championship in London. Ghana will be represented by 4 individuals and 5 members for

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Athlete ran 800M race with 5-months-old pregnancy

Athlete ran 800M race with 5-months-old pregnancy

U.S. Olympic 800m runner Alysia Montaño raced five months pregnant in 100-degree heat at the USATF Outdoor Championships (Summer Champions Series) in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday. Montaño, who raced eight months pregnant at the 2014 USATF Outdoors also in Sacramento,

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Nigerian athlete’s wig falls off during long jump

Nigerian athlete’s wig falls off during long jump

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare had a hair-raising moment during a track and field meeting in Oslo on Thursday, when her wig fell off as she jumped. Whether the mishap played its part in her finishing seventh is unclear, but the

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Ben Johnson: Advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter criticised

Ben Johnson: Advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter criticised

A television advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter Ben Johnson has been criticised by Australia’s anti-doping authority for “making light of the use of performance-enhancing drugs”. Canadian Johnson was stripped of 100m Olympic gold from Seoul 1988 after testing positive for a

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