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WATCH: Matthew Boling Breaks High School 100m Record With A Time Of 9.97 Seconds
Damn he's fast
Damn he's fast

This is crazy. A high school student in America called Matthew Boling has run the 100m in a time of 9.97 seconds which goes down as the fastest High School time ever in all-conditions. His nickname is ‘White Lightening’ and you can see why. His time was wind assisted (+4.2 m/s) so will not count as an official time but many people believe it will not be long before he records a legal time under ten seconds.

This time would have won him silver at the 1998 Olympics and gold in 1984, with Carl Lewis winning in a time of 9.99. See this incredible run down below.

Athletics  / Justin Gallegos: The History Maker
Justin Gallegos Creates History After Becoming The First Ever Nike Athlete With Cerebral Palsy
A runner known as Justin “Magic” Gallegos has made history after he was unveiled as the first ever Nike Athlete with cerebral palsy.Nike surprised the…
Athletics  / Bizarre Scenes At The Plymouth Half
Woman Drives Car Through Plymouth Half Marathon
The scene was set, a glorious Sunday on the Devon coastline, Plymouth bathed in sunshine as thousands run through the streets of the town's half…
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Eliud Kipchogi Wins The London Marathon

Superstar Eliud Kipchogi has won the London Marathon.

The Kenyan looks like he has hardly broken sweat in the capital, and he cruises over the finish line in a time of 2:04:16.

He beats the Ethiopian Tola Shura Kitata, who grabs second spot.

There's then huge cheers greeting Mo Farah as he takes third place, and the Olympic star breaks the British record with a time of 2:06:22.

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Kipchogi Trying To Kick Clear In Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is trying to kick clear in the Men's marathon as they head to the two-hour mark, and it's Tola Shura Kitata that is trying to keep tabs on the leader, but is finding it tough.

Mo Farah has found life tough out there, but is still sitting in third place, and will now set his sights on smashing the British record.

Two miles to go for Kipchoge.

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Vivian Cheruiyot Wins London Marathon

Kenyan star Vivian Cheruiyot wins the women's London Marathon.

It had looked like Mary Keitany would land the title, but as she chased the world record she faltered hugely, and it was Cheruiyot that took advantage and she cruised to victory in the end in a time of 2:18:31.

Athletics  /
Drama For Mo Farah In Marathon

It's been a far from ideal start for Mo Farah in his quest for London Marathon glory.

Not only is he in a quandary as to whether to stay with a rapid pace up front, but the Olympic star has now had trouble finding the correct water bottle, and he seems unsettled by that fact, and is trying to speak to the stewards on the motorbikes to work out what has happened to his drink.

But, he seems back on it now, and he needs to fully focus on what lies ahead.

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David Weir Wins Wheelchair Race

British star David Weir produces a stunning sprint finish to win the men's wheelchair race at the London Marathon.

It's Weir eighth win in the race, and he showed his real class to beat Marcel Hug in an exciting end to the race.

Athletics  /
The Queen Gets The Marathon Under Way

It's a huge morning for thousands of athletes and charity runners as the London Marathon gets under way, and it was The Queen that started the event from Windsor Castle.

Mo Farah is running in the men's race, as he looks to continue his development on the road, while the women's race, which got under way earlier will see Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba do battle for glory.

But, we all know the London Marathon is much more than just an elite race, so good luck to all those amateur runners setting out on the 26.2 mile test.

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Siobhan-Marie O'Connor Defends Commonwealth Games Gold!

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor has successfully defended her 200m Individual Medley crown at the 2018 Commonwealth games.

The 22-year-old clocked an impressive time of 2.09m to win by a body length.

It's England's 19th gold of the games, with teammate Aimee Willmott finishing just outside the medals in 4th spot.

Nick Miller Creates Commonwealth Games History As Tom Bosworth Secures Silver
The opening day of the Athletics competition at the Commonwealth Games saw a duo of English athletes break new ground to secure a historic medal. …
Five English Athletes Gunning For Commonwealth Games Glory
April will see the elite of English Track and Field descent descend upon Australia for the XXI Commonwealth Games. The Carrara Stadium in the Gold…
Athletics  / RIP Roger Bannister - An Anti-doping Pioneer
Roger Bannister€™s Legacy In Anti-doping Should Not Be Forgotten
On Sunday British sport lost one of its icons. Roger Bannister, the first man to break the four-minute mile mark, passed away at the age…
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Roger Bannister Dies Aged 88

The first man to run a sub-four-minute mile, Roger Bannister has died at the age of 88.

Our thoughts are with the family of the legendary runner.

Christian Coleman Roars To 60m Gold At The World Indoor Championships
The retirement of Usain Bolt was a cause for consternation among many athletics fans last summer but Christian Coleman has become the first to raise his…
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