Athletics

Joshua Cheptegei sets new 10km road record in Valencia

Joshua Cheptegei has set a new 10km road world record in Valencia. The Ugandan distance runner recorded a time of 26 minutes and 38 seconds to improve the mark of Kenya’s Leonard Komon by six seconds. Komon’s record had stood for nine years. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the […]

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Usada chief calls for complete ban of Russian athletes from Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency “must get tougher” and ban all Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics, says US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart. World Athletics, formerly the IAAF, has halted Russia’s reinstatement after senior officials were suspended for anti-doping rule breaches. Russia has been banned from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015. […]

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US coach Salazar appeals four-year ban

American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world's top distance runners, has appealed against his four-year ban for doping violations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed. Salazar was given a four-year ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency in September for "orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct" as head coach of the […]

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Alberto Salazar appeal hearing unlikely before March 2020, says Cas

Alberto Salazar’s appeal against his four-year ban is unlikely to be heard before March 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has said. Mo Farah’s former coach was found guilty of doping violations after an investigation, along with Dr Jeffrey Brown, who treated Salazar’s athletes. In a statement, Cas said the appeals of both […]