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Sammi Kinghorn is prepared to go the extra miles in Chicago

The commute from O’Hare Airport into the heart of the Windy City was merely a taste of things to come in a week of the ever-more expansive life of Sammi Kinghorn. Coach Ian Mirfin, she revealed, had rented “the biggest car I’ve ever seen”, blending in nicely below the imposing skyline that casts mammoth shadows over Lake Michigan.

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Double world champion Sammi Kinghorn. Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Laura Muir and Callum Hawkins among big names in line for award

Five top names are in line for the Scottish Athlete of the Year award at a ceremony in Glasgow next month

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Picture: Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Ten reasons to run an ultramarathon in Scotland

With the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set to launch this month, Jim Mee of Race Adventure Sports gives his top reasons for running an ultramarathon

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Andy Butchart is following a strategy developed  by new coach, Terrence Mahon

Andy Butchart’s Oylimpic dream begins with Great Scottish Run

Andy Butchart has one simple instruction to follow this morning on the occasion of his half-marathon debut. “My coach,” he revealed, “just wrote in my plan: ‘do not get injured’. Always sage advice, one would expect, but more so as the Olympic 5,000 metres finalist prepares to embark on a winter in which he – and his new mentor Terrence Mahon – will provide the foundation for a spring and summer with tangible returns on investment.

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Callum Hawkins has his winter campaign all mapped out. Picture: John Devlin

Callum Hawkins stays clear of flu on road to Commonwealth Games

The Hawkins household has been under quarantine this week with the baby of the family compelled to stay clear. With 13 and a bit miles to cover in tomorrow’s Great Scottish Run, a splash of the flu is the last thing Callum needs at the outset of a winter campaign that will incorporate, initially,
a winding tour around the streets of Glasgow but then make its way slowly toward the pleasant climes of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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Samantha Kinghorn celebrates winning the Women's 200m T53 Final and setting a new world record at the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships in London.  Picture: Lynne Cameron/Getty Images for Ottobock

Sammi Kinghorn is first para-sport athlete to win top award

Wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn was named Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh last night.

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Mo Farah races for the line  to win the Great North Run. Picture: PA

Victory in Great North Run for Mo Farah who may target Olympics

Under-prepared, by his own admission, Mo Farah still retained just enough willpower within to deliver a fourth successive Great North Run victory yesterday, able to raise a body fatigued from an arduous season one last time and sprint his way clear as the beaches of South Shields came into view.

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Great Britains Melissa Courtney wins the Woman's One Mile race during the Great North CityGames at the Newcastle Quayside. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Call to bring athletics road racing to Princes Street

Andy Butchart believes it is time to bring street racing to Scotland after he rounded off his summer campaign at Saturday’s Great CityGames in Gateshead.

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A competitors takes part in the Prime Four Beast Race  at  Loch Ness. Picture: Contributed

Hundreds get muddy at biggest ever Beast Race at Loch Ness

SCOTLAND’S most brutal obstacle course race, the Prime Four Beast Race, saw hundreds of participants get down, dirty, wet and muddy at Loch Ness at the weekend, raising over £128,000 for charity.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Winning feeling: Peter Hoffmann, left, edges out Roger Jenkins with David Jenkins third in the 1978 Scottish Championships 400m at Meadowbank

Meadowbank is the stadium of dreams for Peter Hoffman

Peter Hoffmann has plundered his diaries to write a book about Scottish athletics in the 1970s and one entry reads: “On a beautiful, crisp, golden autumn morning I ran up to Meadowbank.” Actually, quite a few entries go like this. The seasons may change and produce slush or fog or stair-rod rain but the ultimate destination drives him on.

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Britain's Mo Farah celebrates his win in the 5000m at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich. Picture: Robert Hradil/Getty Images

Swiss watch one last Mo Farah track masterclass

Mo Farah was presented with a gold watch from the organisers of the Weltklasse meeting last night in Zurich to commemorate his retirement from the track but his rivals showed no benevolence to the past master, forcing the four-time Olympic champion to expend every ounce of energy to claim a farewell victory in the 5,000 metres.

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Sir Tom Farmer with some of 2,000-plus people who took part in the charity fundraiser Dundee Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk. Picture: Elaine Livingstone/Contributed

Dundee turns tartan as thousands raised in Kiltwalk

MORE than 2,000 people took part in the Dundee Kiltwalk on Saturday, raising thousands of pounds for walkers’ chosen charities.

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Donnie Campbell. Picture: Globalshots.co.uk

When a marathon just isn’t enough: how to be an ultra-runner

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run 500 km in 9 days? Try asking Donnie Campbell, British Ultra Trail winner and Great Britain representative. Ultra-running is one of the fastest growing sports around, with races almost every weekend in the UK. i spoke to Campbell about his journey into the sport – and how to stay motivated and injury-free.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 3000m, his last UK track race during the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Mo Farah may not compete for GB again after marathon switch

Sir Mo Farah admitted he may not compete for Great Britain again after winning his final track race in Britain.

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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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Glasgow Warriors centre Nick Grigg and hooker James Malcolm were joined by Lucy Kerr, the current Miss Scotland, at launch of Glasgow Kiltwalk. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Glasgow Kiltwalk breaks £1m mark for Scots charities

A TOTAL of 7,293 charitable walkers took to the streets in April for this year’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Glasgow – and their efforts have resulted in £1,364,384 being raised

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Mo Farah storms to 10,000m gold on the opening day of the World Championships in London

Eilidh Doyle: GB team at World Championships made me proud

The 16th IAAF World Championship, which finished on Sunday night was nowhere near on the scale of an Olympic Games, of course, but you felt the lingering spirit of London 2012 pervade throughout and sensed the desire to somehow recapture and relive a little part of that golden summer of five years ago.

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Sir Mo Farah lies anguished after finishing second in the 5,000m. Picture: Getty.

Mo Farah comes out fighting over link with Alberto Salazar

Following the emotion of Saturday night, as his major track career finished with a disappointing silver medal in the 5,000m, an angry Sir Mo Farah came out fighting at a press conference yesterday morning after he was once again questioned about his relationship with controversial coach Alberto Salazar.

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Britains gold medal-winning 100m mens relay team (l-r) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili and Daniel Talbot. Picture: Getty.

Stephen Maguire masterminded GB relay glory

While the British sprint relay teams basked in the deserved adulation pouring down on them from the fever-pitch London Stadium crowd, media and wider nation on Saturday night, you would hope that, somewhere backstage, a hefty pat on the back was being given to a former director of coaching at Scottish ­Athletics.

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Eilidh Doyle, right, hands over to Emily Diamond in the 4x400m relay final. Picture: PA.

Eilidh Doyle and Zoey Clark lead way to GB’s relay silver

Eilidh Doyle enjoyed the perfect end to her team captaincy as she helped a Great Britain quartet, which was 50 per cent Scottish, to a fantastic silver 
medal in the women’s 4x400m relay on the last night of action at the IAAF World Championships in London.

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