Athletics

Kastor breaks half-marathon world record

By Brian Sacks, October 3, 2014

Deena Kastor demonstrated her return to top form by setting a world masters record in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.

The 2004 Olympic marathon medallist placed third in 1:09:37, less than a minute behind Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia and Caroline Rotich of Kenya. Kastor’s time beat the previous Over-40 best by 19 seconds.

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Radus making giant strides

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2014

Lia Radus produced a storming anchor leg to put Shaftesbury Barnet amongst the medals at the under-13 Southern three-stage road relays in Aldershot.

Starting her leg in 11th place, Radus moved through the field to secure bronze for the team. Her split time of 8:15 for 2.291km was fourth fastest amongst more than 230 runners.

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Radus on the rampage

By Brian Sacks, September 19, 2014

Lia Radus,12, broke the Shaftesbury Barnet under-13 club record on her way to winning the 1,500m in the Eastern Young Athletes League Plate final in Ipswich.

Her time of 4:59.5 places her 12th in the UK U13 rankings.

Tackling the same distance in the Boys under-13 division, fellow Shaftesbury athletes Judah Yawitch,11, and Matti Harris recorded 5:04.1 and 5:14.7 respectively.

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Grant takes gold at Youth Development meet

By Brian Sacks, September 12, 2014

George Grant gained an impressive victory at the UK Youth Development League National final, a competition matching the eight most successful clubs in the country.

Grant’s clearance of 3.95m in the pole vault was the second highest of his career so far, and the Shaftesbury Barnet athlete took victory despite being the only under-17 competitor in the field.

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Medal hat-trick for Bruck in Birmingham

By Brian Sacks, August 26, 2014

Roger Bruck won a gold and two silvers in the M75 division of the British Masters Championships in Birmingham.

Bruck won the high jump in 1.18m, the event staged indoors because of bad weather, and took silvers in the long jump and 200m, but was fourth in the 100m.

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Flying start for GB at JCC Games

August 26, 2014

Team Maccabi GB got straight down to business in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at the JCC Maccabi Games 2014 with 17 medals including four gold, nine silver and four bronze on the first day.

And the medals kept pouring in on day two with the delegation winning an incredible 46 across all sports.

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It's all gold for Benson

By Brian Sacks, August 8, 2014

Philip Benson, 21, broke the two-minute barrier for the 800m for the second time, recording 1:59.4 for victory in the Southern Athletics League at Herne Hill.

Herts Phoenix sprinter Eden Davis, 15, scored a double victory in the Youth Development League in Walthamstow. English Schools’ 100m finalist Davis took the 100m A race in 11.1 and the 200m B event in 23.1.

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Sanford on track for Euro medal

By Simon Griver, August 8, 2014

Donald Sanford is well placed to win a medal in next week’s European Athletics Championships in Zurich after running an Israeli record of 45.53 seconds in the 400 metres in Belgium.

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Meyer reflects on Commonwealth bronze

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2014

Amy Meyer believes the 2016 Rio Olympics are the next part of her journey after winning bronze in the judo competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Meyer, 22, recovered from a first-round loss to win her repechage fight against Zambia before claiming bronze against Barbados in the under-48 division.

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Injured Solomon limps out

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2014

There was heartbreak for Australian sprinter Steve Solomon in Glasgow on Tuesday night as he limped out of the 400m semi-finals with what looked like a hamstring injury.

In only his second competitive race since recovering from a similar problem, the Stanford University student made a promising start in semi-final three, but he pulled up suddenly clutching his thigh.

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