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Justin Gatlin interview: 'Invest more into athletes' characters to grow track and field'
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Justin Gatlin interview: 'Invest more into athletes' characters to grow track and field'

Justin Gatlin, a five-time Olympic medallist and 10-time World Champion, has had a storied career. It also includes two doping bans. He retired earlier this year and is in Bengaluru in a maiden trip to India.

Noah Lyles claims key win amid Diamond League desert storm
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Noah Lyles claims key win amid Diamond League desert storm

Fred Kerley crept up late on but could not stop Noah Lyles winning in 19.72 seconds, though none of the meeting times will count because of the wind.

Sharing Olympic gold at Tokyo was special but will not happen again, say high-jumpers Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim
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Sharing Olympic gold at Tokyo was special but will not happen again, say high-jumpers Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim

Italian Tamberi and Qatar's Barshim shared the high jump gold medal in one of the most extraordinary moments of the Tokyo Olympics last year.

Jyothi Yarraji breaks 20-year old 100m hurdles national record in Cyprus
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Jyothi Yarraji breaks 20-year old 100m hurdles national record in Cyprus

Jyothi won the gold medal in Cyprus International Meet. The old national record of 13.38 seconds was in the name of Anuradha Biswal since 2002

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m in Nairobi
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m in Nairobi

Fraser-Pryce's winning time (10.67 seconds) was close to her personal best of 10.60, set in Lausanne in August 2021.

Avinash Sable breaks Bahadur Prasad's 30-year-old 5000m national record
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Avinash Sable breaks Bahadur Prasad's 30-year-old 5000m national record

Avinash Sable now holds the national record in three separate disciplines — 5000m, half marathon and his pet category of 3000m steeplechase.

US track and field legend Allyson Felix announces decision to retire from sport later this year
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US track and field legend Allyson Felix announces decision to retire from sport later this year

The 36-year-old said in an Instagram post she planned to embark on her farewell season as a gesture of gratitude to the sport.

Federation Cup: Amlan Borgohain sets national record in men's 200m, Sable cracks 5000m meet record on debut
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Federation Cup: Amlan Borgohain sets national record in men's 200m, Sable cracks 5000m meet record on debut

Amlan Borgohain scorched the track to set a new men's 200m national record by clocking 20.52 seconds on a rain-hit final day of the 25th National Federation Cup

Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem
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Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem

More than 500 athletes, including 158 women, will vie for top honours in the five-day event, the season's first major domestic championships

Watch: Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis extends own pole vault world record in Belgrade
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Watch: Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis extends own pole vault world record in Belgrade

Mondo Duplantis had promised “something higher” at the event and set the new mark at his third and final attempt.

Sprinters Amoj Jacob and Priya Mohan share limelight with long jumpers at Indian Grand Prix 1
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Sprinters Amoj Jacob and Priya Mohan share limelight with long jumpers at Indian Grand Prix 1

S Dhanalakshmi beat Hima Das to win the women's 200m sprint at the athletics meet.

'Inconceivable' that Russian, Belarusian athletes compete, says World Athletics president Sebastian Coe
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'Inconceivable' that Russian, Belarusian athletes compete, says World Athletics president Sebastian Coe

World Athletics insisted that the ban on athletes from "aggressor nations" Russia and Belarus was justified by the potential hardships posed to Ukrainian rivals following the invasion of their country.

Ice skating, athletics latest to bar Russian, Belarusian athletes; tennis players allowed to compete individually
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Ice skating, athletics latest to bar Russian, Belarusian athletes; tennis players allowed to compete individually

Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be allowed to continue competing on the WTA and ATP Tours and in Grand Slam tournaments, but their teams were suspended from the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva case 'catastrophic failure' of system, says USADA
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva case 'catastrophic failure' of system, says USADA

Valieva, who played a starring role in helping Russia win team gold in Beijing on Monday, tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine after competing at an event in Saint Petersburg on 25 December.

Athens Olympics gold medallist and dope tainted American sprinter Justin Gatlin retires
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Athens Olympics gold medallist and dope tainted American sprinter Justin Gatlin retires

Gatlin's retirement had long been expected. He had attempted to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics last year but suffered a hamstring injury at the US trials in Eugene.

National selection trials for athletics to begin on 9 February, says Sports Authority of India
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National selection trials for athletics to begin on 9 February, says Sports Authority of India

The national selection trails for 17 disciplines will be held over two days in eight National Centre of Excellence across the country starting 9 February, the Sports Authority of India said on Saturday.

Olympic 100m champ Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins on return, Armand Duplantis just misses world record
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Olympic 100m champ Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins on return, Armand Duplantis just misses world record

Italian sprinter Jacobs won in a time of 6.51sec in his first appearance since stunning the sport at the Tokyo Games in August.

India win 41 medals, including 12 golds at Asian Youth Para Games
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India win 41 medals, including 12 golds at Asian Youth Para Games

India won most medals in athletics with 22 players finishing at the podium — eight won gold, six bagged silver, and eight secured bronze

Mumbai Half Marathon to return to action after two-year coronavirus-enforced gap
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Mumbai Half Marathon to return to action after two-year coronavirus-enforced gap

Several new protocols will be in place for the race, which takes place on 19 December, including mandatory vaccination or RT-PCR negative tests

Former athletics world medalist Alex Quinonez shot dead in Ecuador
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Former athletics world medalist Alex Quinonez shot dead in Ecuador

Alex Quinonez won bronze in 200 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.