UK Athletics

Farah Must Make Decision Over Track And Marathon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has warned Mo Farah it is impossible to balance running the marathon and competing on the track. The Ke...

How Not to Watch the London Marathon

Johnny Dee | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
Johnny Dee

It's the London Marathon this Sunday. It's the best sporting event of the year and the only one where anyone - fat, thin, old, young, middle-aged, rich, poor, Peter Andre - can compete alongside the very best athletes in the world.

An Athlete's Perspective: Human Rights at the Winter Olympics

Jonathan Cook | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

Lost among much of the recent debate over human rights at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and Russia's 'anti-gay law', has been the fine line that athletes at Sochi have to tread between the strict restrictions placed upon 'political comment' by the International Olympic Committee, and remaining true to their own moral convictions.

'Consumed With Sorrow' - Pistorius Reflects On Steenkamp's Death One Year On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius has said he is "consumed with sorrow" over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead at his home a year ago today....

PHOTOS: Frozen Faces Of The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Sport

Eagle-eyed photographers from around the world attending The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have a snapped a series of pictures, which show the highs and ...

Princess Anne Reads A Book During Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport

Despite ploughing millions of rubbles into the Sochi Olympics, Princess Anne couldn’t keep her nose out of a book during the opening ceremony, prefe...

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Blog

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics were declared officially open by Russian president Vladimir Putin at a lavish ceremony on Friday evening in which Inter...

Mo: London Marathon Will Be 'One Of My Toughest Races'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah admits he will face a baptism of fire when he makes his marathon debut on the streets of London against a field which includes the world reco...

50 Great Sport Pictures Of The Year 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Sport

What a barnstorming year 2013 has been. It featured a British winner in the Wimbledon men's singles, the swansong of one of football's greatest manage...

WATCH: Bolt Vs Bus - Who Wins? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has raced against the fastest men in the world - and Prince Harry - but how did he fare (pun intended) against a bus in Argentina? The W...

Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic Medal Up For Sale (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Sport

An Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Games in Berlin has gone up for sale. The medal — being auctioned online — recalls b...

He Was Lovin' It - Bolt Claims He Devoured 1,000 McNuggets During 2008 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt was certainly lovin' it during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he ate an estimated 1,000 McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Bolt, 27, won th...

Confessions of an Athlete: What Sprinters Don't Tell You

Stefania Mattana | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

How many times have you seen an athlete celebrating his victory? You can see his joy, his smile, his excitement. Have you ever stopped to think what runs inside his head the moments before crossing the finish line?

Former Olympic Triple Jumper Idowu Banned For Drink-Driving

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport

Former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu has been banned from the road for drink-driving. The 34-year-old, from Epping, Essex, pleaded guilty to...

Two Hours, Three Minutes And 23 Seconds...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Sport

Wilson Kipsang set a new world record in Sunday's Berlin Marathon with a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds. The Kenyan broke the prev...

How to Be the Best You Can Be

David Hemery | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport
David Hemery

As an ex-teacher and parent, I have been saddened to hear that a large number of young people today have no ambition or lack self-confidence, as reported by their own parents and school teachers. As an Olympic gold medalist, I know that a way to gain ambition and confidence is to set yourself challenging goals.

Long Distance Italian Runner Used Fake Penis In Bid To Beat Doping Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Sport

Devis Licciardi, a long distance runner, will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for allegedly using a fake penis to beat a doping test. Licc...

Bolt Crashes Wedding In Paris (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt gave a Japanese couple's wedding day the Olympic seal of approval in Paris at the weekend. The world's fastest man posed with a bride an...

Tokyo Olympics To Evict Kohei Jinno For Second Time (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Sport

Kohei Jinno was relocated to make way for Tokyo's 1964 Olympic stadium and now the government will evict him again to prepare for the 2020 games. F...

The Sun, the Sport and the Drugs - The Story of Summer 2013

Mark Foster | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

So September has arrived, the kids are back at school, (the roads are busy in the mornings again!) and the football season is under way with a vengeance. It's hard to say goodbye to the summer but this year a bit easier because we had a real summer...

A Top Class Support Network Is the Key

Tony Lester | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport
Tony Lester

In sport, talent is incredibly important, but it isn't the be-all and end-all. Through more than 20 years' involvement in elite athletics I've learned that talent never guarantees success. Dedication is important, but it's also crucial that every athlete has the best possible support network every step of the way...

Gay Tested Positive For Banned Steroid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Sport

Tyson Gay tested positive for a banned steroid, it has emerged. American sprinter Gay confirmed last month he had failed a doping test but the subs...

WATCH: Whoops! Cameraman Takes A Tumble At World Athletics Championships

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Because some people will bend over backwards to get the best shot... ...

Gemili Smashes 20-Second Mark In 200m

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Sport

Adam Gemili ran the second fastest 200 metres by a Briton as he smashed the 20-second barrier to qualify for the final at the Moscow World Championshi...

Rutherford Defends World Championships Selection Despite Exit

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Sport

Greg Rutherford maintained his selection for the Moscow World Championships was a "no brainer", despite exiting at the first hurdle. A year after c...