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James Ellington & Nigel Levine: British sprinters ‘truly blessed’ to be alive

English sprinter James Ellington says he doesn’t know how he or partner Nigel Levine survived a motorbike mishap in Spain.

The match will miss the 2017 season – including the World Championships – and Ellington posted on Instagram that he is “really honoured” to be alive.

The 31-year-old has a speculated softened leg up two spots, and both men have a presumed broken pelvis.

Ellington said he is “overpowered” by general society’s support.

He included: “I really am honoured as I don’t know how me or my preparation accomplice Nigel are still alive.

“Me and him are both solid characters and will hope to skip again from this horrendous mischance.”


Toni Minichiello: Football not doing enough to deter drug cheats, says athletics coach

Football is not doing what’s necessary to hinder potential drug cheats, says Toni Minichiello, the former mentor of Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Manchester City was charged a week ago to fail to guarantee hostile to doping authorities knew where players were for testing.

The Premier League club confront a potential fine, yet Minichiello feels disciplines ought to be harsher.

“Football isn’t trying to an indistinguishable level from athletics,” he said.

In light of Minichiello’s remarks, the Football Association said it works “a standout amongst the most extensive national against doping testing programs on the planet”, including that 3,200 tests will have been finished before the end of the season.


London Marathon 2017: Jemima Sumgong set to defend title

The 32-year-old recouped from an overwhelming tumble to win her first London crown in 2016, completing in two hours 22 minutes 58 seconds.

Sumgong went ahead to impact the world endlessly at Rio 2016 by turning into the chief Kenyan lady to win Olympic marathon gold.

She will go up against Ethiopia’s title holder Mare Dibaba in London, alongside two-time victor Mary Keitany.

“London is the marathon each runner needs to win,” said Sumgong. “I can hardly wait to come back to safeguard my title.”

The first class line-up equally incorporates Florence Kiplagat, the 2016 Chicago champion and half marathon world record holder, a year ago’s Tokyo Marathon champion Helah Kiprop, in addition to Olympic 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot who will make her marathon a big appearance at 33 years old.

In the interim, Britons Alyson Dixon, Louise Damen, Charlotte Purdue and Susan Partridge will race to go after World Championship capability.


UK Athletics: New ‘Clean Athletics’ brand to reinforce doping-free competition

UK Athletics (UKA) overseer Ed Warner says the game must accomplish more to focus on giving sans doping rivalry.

The administering body has propelled a ‘Perfect Athletics’ image, a year after its 14-guide statement that pointed toward make another time of clean athletics.

The game has been tenacious by harming features and reports highlighting Russian state-supported doping.

Warner noticed a “seismic change” in sports’ reaction to doping in 2016, yet said “an excess of foreswearing” remained.

He said the “pace of progress remains too moderate”.

Warner said the positions taken by games’ representing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) could be viewed as a “defining moment”.


Lord Coe set for select committee recall after Dave Bedford evidence

Lord Coe, the head of world athletics, will be reviewed by the Culture, Media and Sport select council, after MPs heard proof that “undermined” his remarks to them in December 2015.

Coe told the board he was uninformed of particular instances of debasement before they got to be distinctly open in December 2014.

In any case, previous competitor Dave Bedford said he reached Coe in regards to Russian competitor Liliya Shobukhova in August that year.

Bedford added he addressed Coe about a related matter on 21 November 2014. Get your Bet365 bonus codes here.