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Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to virtually flag off IDBI Federal Future Fearless Marathon on 15 August
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Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to virtually flag off IDBI Federal Future Fearless Marathon on 15 August

The runners, each running in his or her own respective city, across the world, will take part in four different categories - full marathon, half marathon, timed 10k and the 5k run.

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says sport will benefit from people taking up running during lockdown
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World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says sport will benefit from people taking up running during lockdown

Coe said athletics can benefit from the new-found habit of more people taking to walking and running and his sport will try to build on it to broaden its base.

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra to take part in virtual run, help raise funds for the COVID-19 affected
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Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra to take part in virtual run, help raise funds for the COVID-19 affected

The initiative, of which Bindra will be a part, is aimed at providing support to vulnerable sections of society who have been distressed and have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic.

World Athletics vice-president Geoff Gardner says ‘finding new ways of presenting events’ critical to success of sport
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World Athletics vice-president Geoff Gardner says ‘finding new ways of presenting events’ critical to success of sport

World Athletics vice-president Gardner was speaking on the concluding day of the two-day online seminar for announcers and event presentation managers in the modern era.

World Athletics gives Russia another chance to pay $5 million fine after missing initial deadline
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World Athletics gives Russia another chance to pay $5 million fine after missing initial deadline

World Athletics said it will call on its congress to vote virtually on expelling Russia if the $5 million fine and another $1.3 million in costs aren't paid by 15 August.

World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences
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World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences

Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of the audience in a complex entertainment landscape

Firstpost Masterclass: Sprinter's speed, aircraft's take-off, and mid-air jaunts, Anju Bobby George breaks down long-jump
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Firstpost Masterclass: Sprinter's speed, aircraft's take-off, and mid-air jaunts, Anju Bobby George breaks down long-jump

What is long jump? What is an ideal take-off? What role does chin play in long jump? Former long-jumper and World Championships medallist Anju Bobby George explains all this and more in this Firstpost Masterclass

Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
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Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

Bahrain, which had topped the 4x400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.

Russian athletics federation chief Yevgeny Yurchenko resigns amid new doping troubles
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Russian athletics federation chief Yevgeny Yurchenko resigns amid new doping troubles

World Athletics had handed the federation a $10 million fine for breaching anti-doping rules in March.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Hima Das not worried about qualification, focused on regaining fitness after injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Hima Das not worried about qualification, focused on regaining fitness after injury

Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till 30 November due to the global health crisis

Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres
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Noah Lyles 'breaks' Usain Bolt's 200m world record in unique high-tech athletics meet, later discovers he ran only 185 metres

Lyles had been mistakenly lined up to run only 185 meters of the Bradenton track for his star turn of this curious version of the storied Weltklasse meet in Zurich on Thursday.

London police refers itself to independent watchdog after stop-and-search of two black athletes
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London police refers itself to independent watchdog after stop-and-search of two black athletes

British sprinter Bianca Williams, 26, and her partner, Portuguese 400m record holder Ricardo dos Santos, 25, were stopped on Saturday afternoon while driving from training back to their home in Maida Vale in west London.

Indian athletics chief coach Bahadur Singh steps down from role after 25-year stint
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Indian athletics chief coach Bahadur Singh steps down from role after 25-year stint

Singh, who ended his coaching career as one of India's longest-serving head coaches, took up the post in February 1995.

Russia says World Athletics freeze over unpaid fine is 'catastrophic' decision for athletes
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Russia says World Athletics freeze over unpaid fine is 'catastrophic' decision for athletes

Yevgeny Yurchenko said World Athletics had ignored the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when it held Russia to a Wednesday deadline for payment, which was missed.

Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kipsang banned for missing three dope tests, whereabouts lapses
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Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kipsang banned for missing three dope tests, whereabouts lapses

Kipsang won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and broke the world record the following year in Berlin

World Athletics freezes two Russia panels after track federation misses deadline to pay fine
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World Athletics freezes two Russia panels after track federation misses deadline to pay fine

Russia's track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Tejaswin Shankar dons the professor's hat and breaks down the science behind taking flight in a very special class of High Jump 101.

Russia expected to default on payment of $5 million fine to World Athletics after failing to 'find money'
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Russia expected to default on payment of $5 million fine to World Athletics after failing to 'find money'

World Athletics could suspend the authorized neutral athlete program, which allows Russia's athletes to enter international competitions even though their federation is suspended

Coronavirus Outbreak: Germany's ban on public gatherings forces Berlin Marathon organisers to shelve 2020 edition of race
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Germany's ban on public gatherings forces Berlin Marathon organisers to shelve 2020 edition of race

The Berlin Marathon, one of the world’s big six races, will not take place this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday.

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says having women in all governance structures a key element in global body's reforms
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World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says having women in all governance structures a key element in global body's reforms

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says a key element of his organisation's reforms has been to recognise the importance of having women in all governance structures.