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Athletics

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Hackney Moves has launched a brand-new solo running challenge – Hackney Moves For Heroes.

All competitors and coaches returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic must have a one-to-one meeting to ensure they understand the risks of returning to their specific sport and the steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

British Athletics has announced the cancellation of the Muller Anniversary Games, scheduled for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Thousands of runners across the UK are being urged not to lose heart ahead of Sunday, the day the now-postponed London Marathon was scheduled to take place.

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Read Virgin Sport CEO Jessica Frey’s top tips on running during the coronavirus lockdown.

Creative and media agencies have teamed up to create a campaign encouraging people to exercise safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Mo Farah is not allowing himself to worry about the cancellation of the Olympics and insists he will be prepared to race in Tokyo next year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Virgin Sport has taken the decision to postpone Hackney Moves 2020.

The British Olympic Association (BOA), British Paralympic Association (BPA) and UK Sport welcome the news of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A fantastic collection of runners have come together to successfully participate in the 2020 Where’s Wally fun run.

Londoner Pardip Minhas will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record at the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon later this month.

Hackney Marshes will again play host to the award-nominated Outdoor Festival of Fitness this summer, under the new name of Hackney Moves.

ASICS London 10K has launched a brand new running initiative for children called the Weetabix Protein Youth Challenge.

Legends set for Sport Gives Back Awards

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Sporting legends including Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and Daley Thompson CBE will be amongst the VIPs present at the inaugural Sport Gives Back Awards next month.

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