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Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Losing image spurred me on to 2012 gold

Jessica Ennis-Hil has revealed the image of her finishing 
second to the disgraced Tatyana Chernova in the 2011 world championship drove her on 
to take gold in the London Olympics.

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Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill  with the Daegu 2011 heptathlon silver medal which will be upgraded to gold. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Drug cheat hands Jessica Ennis-Hill another world gold

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded her third world championship gold medal – after the woman who beat her to top spot in 2011 was stripped of her title due to a doping offence.

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Laura Muir in full flow at Holyrood Park where she will compete in January's Great Edinburgh International XCountry. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Challenge of Edinburgh mud can get Laura Muir on right track

Laura Muir is hoping to clean up on the track throughout 2017 and she says that starting the year by getting caked in mud is the perfect way to help her do that.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Scotland's Eilish McColgan has not been granted Lottery funding for the 20`7 season. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell snubbed for Lottery funding

Rio 2016 5,000 metres finalist Eilish McColgan and European 5,000m bronze medallist Steph Twell are among those surprisingly snubbed by UK Athletics for Lottery funding for 2017.

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Sir Alex Ferguson says he convinced the world's fastest man to compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth games. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson: I brought Usain Bolt to Glasgow 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he helped convince sprint superstar Usain Bolt to come to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

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Jenni Rees-Jenkins on her way to completing �5,000km in a year. Picture: Contributed

Fundraising Aberdeen mum to reach 5,000km target for MND

Mum-of-two Jenni Rees-Jenkins is set to reach her target of running 5,000km in 2016

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Laura Muir has retained the Scottish Athlete of the Year title she won last year. Picture: John Devlin

Laura Muir wins Scottish Athlete of the Year award

Laura Muir has been named Scotland’s Athlete of the Year at the sport’s annual awards in Glasgow.

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Lauren Hutchison, Freya Melrose, Melissa Turnbull of St Ninians. Picture: Contributed

One-two success for Priorsford in road relays

Two years ago, Priorsford Primary School won the primary seven girls’ and the primary six boys’ titles at the Scottish Primary Schools’ Road Relays.

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Glen Urquhart Bay, one of the proposed walks. Picture: Contributed

Highland charity offers taster health walks

SOIRBHEAS, the community charity of Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, is keen to encourage others to recognise the benefit of walking and hope to establish a Health Walk group in Drumnadrochit.

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Jessica Ennis, as she was then, celebrates after winning the Olympic heptathlon title at London 2012. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

The day Jessica Ennis became GB’s golden girl

Think Jessica Ennis-Hill and the mind spins immediately to that intoxicating summer night at London 2012 when, as part of the great British trident alongside Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, the first lady of Sheffield stopped the clocks.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. Picture: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics.

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Scotland's 2015 Athlete of the Year, Laura Muir. Picture: Bobby Gavin

Seven Olympians on short-list for Scottish Athlete of Year

Seven Olympians are on the eight-strong short-list for the Scottish Athlete of the Year award, with the winner to be revealed later this month.

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Callum Hawkins crosses the line to win the elite half marathon at the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. Picture: John Linton/PA Wire

Callum Hawkins is first home winner of Great Scottish Run

Callum Hawkins became the first Scotsman to win the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow ­yesterday in a time that left the Olympian doing a ­double-take.

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Mo Farah has shrugged off the leaking of his personal medical records by Russian hackers. Picture: PA.

Mo Farah shrugs off ‘Fancy Bears’ drugs disclosure

Olympic great Mo Farah has shrugged off the leaking of his personal medical records by Russian hackers, insisting he has nothing to hide.

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Alistair Brownlee (L) helps his brother Jonny before crossing the line. Picture: AFP/Getty

Alistair Brownlee carries brother Jonny over finish line

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

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Lyle continues to storm her way to success at the Rio Paralympics. Picture: onEdition

Dunbar’s Maria Lyle secures third medal at Rio Paralympics

DUNBAR sprinter, Maria Lyle, has bagged a third medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Gold medalist Libby Clegg  and her guide Chris Clarke  celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the women's T11 200m. Picture:  Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Clegg wins second gold at Rio Paralympics

Edinburgh sprinter Libby Clegg, along with her guide runner, Chris Clarke, has added to her 100m title by winning the gold medal in the T11 200m at the Rio Paralympic Games.

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Great Britain's Joanna Butterfield celebrates on the podium with her gold medal for the women's club throw at the Paralympics. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Jo Butterfield’s remarkable journey to Paralympic gold

Scotland’s Jo Butterfield landed gold on a medal-laden day for Team GB at the Paralympics in Brazil.

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Libby Clegg's guide Chris Clarke was accused of pulling her to victory in the women's 100m T11 semi-finals at the Paralympic Games.  Picture: Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Libby Clegg won sprint gold after earlier disqualification

Scotland’s Libby Clegg landed gold in the T11 100 metres on a day of drama at the Paralympics in Rio. Sprinter Clegg, who is partially sighted and runs blindfolded, experienced a range of emotions as she went from the joy of setting a world record in the semi-final to the crushing low of disqualification to the relief, some two hours later, of reinstatement for her final after a successful appeal.

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