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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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Donnie Campbell. Picture: Globalshots.co.uk

Skye’s Donnie Campbell reveals his life as an ultra-runner

What is it like to run 500 km in nine days? Well, try asking Donnie Campbell, the British Ultra Trail winner.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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

Glasgow & Strathclyde
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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Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif, Matthew Hudson-Smith and Martyn Rooney celebrate aftwer winning bronze. Picture: AP.

Men take bronze as Team GB meet minimum medal target

Great Britain hit their minimum medal target of six in the last event of the world championships as they took bronze in the men’s 4x400m relay.

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Eilish McColgan is in action at the World Championships tonight.   Photograph: Getty Images

Scots quartet still in the mix for medals

When eight Scots took part in a single session on Thursday it was a record for a major outdoor championships and at least half of them will be back on the track for the last night of action in the London Stadium this evening.

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Isaac Makwalas push-ups at the end of his time trial sprint were designed to show how fit he felt. Photograph: Jewel Samad/Getty Images

Moira Gordon: ‘Athletics fans know true winners from losers’

Some people just can’t do right for doing wrong. Others just can’t do right because they keep doing it wrong. This week has called into question which category the powers that be at the IAAF fall into.

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From left to right, British quartet Daniel Talbot, Adam Gemili, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Chijindu Ujah celebrate their thrilling 4x100m relay success. Picture: Getty Images

Britain sprint to relay gold, but it’s painful end for Bolt

These world championships continue to defy the script in the most extraordinary and mind-boggling ways.

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Zoey Clark, centre, and her 4x400m relay team-mates  Perri Shakes-Drayton, Laviai Nielsen and Emily Diamond qualified. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Scot Zoey Clark leads 4x400m team into relay final

Scotland’s Zoey Clark led the Great Britain quartet to a season’s best time and strong qualification for tonight’s women’s 4x400m relay final.

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Mo Farah looks on as 5,000m winner Muktar Edris performs the formers famous Mobot celebration.
Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Mo Farah runs out of steam in farewell

Much like the previous Saturday with Usain Bolt, it was not to be the perfect end for Sir Mo Farah but in some ways the world championship silver medal which he claimed in the men’s 5,000m final last night was a fitting end to the major track career of Britain’s greatest ever athlete.

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Chris O'Hare acknowledges the crowd at the London Stadium after finishing fourth to qualify for the 1,500m final. Picture: Getty Images

Chris O’Hare sails through as Lynsey Sharp earns reprieve

Lynsey Sharp endured a torrid couple of hours before learning that she will indeed take her place in tomorrow night’s women’s 800 metres final.

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Lynsey Sharp and Charlene Lipsey of the United States battle at the finish line during the 800 metres semi finals at the World Athletics Championships.  Picture: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Lynsey Sharp disqualified then reinstated on night of drama

Scotland’s Lynsey
Sharp was dramatically reinstated in to tomorrow’s women’s 800m final after an initial disqualification had left the 27-year-old distraught and in tears.

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Great Britains Jake Wightman races in the third heat of the Mens 1500m last night. Picture: PA.

Eight middle-distance Scots compete on ‘Tartan Track’

The phrase “Tartan Track Thursday” was coined in The Scotsman yesterday and was adopted by the announcer at London Stadium last night as eight Scots – half of the record 16 representation – tasted world championship action.

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Eilish McColgan and Norway's Karoline Grovdal cross the line in the second heat of the womens 5000m. Picture: PA

Scots duo reach 5000m final but Doyle only eighth in hurdles

Eilidh Doyle was always going to be up against it in a fiercely competitive women’s 400m hurdles final and it went to the form book in that regard as she finished eighth and last after just squeezing into last night’s race as the slowest qualifier.

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Eilish McColgan and Laura Muir, pictured after last month's Diamond League meeting in Monaco, will race in the first round of the 5,000m on Thursday. Picture: NSJsport/REX/Shutterstock

Eight Scots set for Tartan Thursday at world championships

There has been Scottish interest on every day of the world championships so far, reflecting the bumper representation in the Great Britain team, but tonight really will be a 
Tartan Track Thursday at the London Stadium.

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Botswana's Isaac Makwala runs alone as he competes in the heats of the men's 200m at the London Stadium. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Isaac Makwala ‘running with anger’ at world championships

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala said he is “running with anger” at being denied a place in the 400m final despite now being given a shot at gold over half that distance in bizarre circumstances.

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Laura Muir in the middle of the pack in the women's 1,500m final. Picture: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Laura Muir ready to give all again in second bid for glory

Laura Muir admits that the 5,000m remains a bit of a leap into the unknown for her but has vowed to give every ounce of effort once again as she tries to go better than the agonising fourth place in her favourite 1,500m.

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