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Past articles by Ben:

British Athletics defend sacking coach... after best summer for years

UK Athletics announced earlier this summer that Christian Malcolm's role as Olympic head coach would be made redundant → Read More

Eilish McColgan continues memorable summer with European Championships silver

McColgan fended off a late challenge from Lonah Salpeter to claim another podium finish → Read More

Dominant Australia crush England's hopes of second successive Commonwealth Games gold

England will face New Zealand in the bronze medal match after defeat to a superb Australia side → Read More

England beat New Zealand to keep dream of first Commonwealth hockey gold alive

England triumphed after a penalty shootout with Maddie Hinch making decisive saves at the crucial time → Read More

It is official - England is the world's heptathlon talent factory

With two medals in the Commonwealth Games, England's production line of talent in the heptathlon shows no signs of stopping → Read More

Tade Ojora, the Nigerian 'royal' who went to Eton and now wants gold for England

Ojora, sent to boarding school in England at eight, competes for his adopted country over 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday → Read More

Adam Gemili splits from coach Rana Reider

Sprinter said 'relentless bad press' around Reider contributed to disappointing showing at World Championships → Read More

Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony and schedule: dates, times and key events to watch out for

A daily sport-by-sport guide plus Opening Ceremony details for this year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham → Read More

The making of Keely Hodgkinson: how Briton went from talented swimmer to world 800m star

How hard work and determination took the Briton from the pool to Olympic and World Championship 800m medals → Read More

Super spikes debate reignited as Tobi Amusan shatters 100m hurdles world record

It was not the only standout time in a bizarre set of 100m hurdles semi-finals that saw a remarkable 12 of 24 athletes set personal bests → Read More

World bronze earns British men relay redemption after Olympic heartbreak

Unfamiliar quartet had never race together before but debutant Jona Efoloko laid platform with second fastest split of all lead-off runners → Read More

Seb Coe rules out scrapping world records set by 1980s dopers

World Athletics president hopes the likes of Shericka Jackson will consign marks to history but says governing body cannot legally intervene → Read More

Athletics still haunted by world records set by 1980s dopers

Shericka Jackson ran the quickest 200m for 34 years — it should probably be regarded as the new world record → Read More

Life after doping: Inside British relay's year from hell

Team GB's biggest ever doping bombshell hit in August 2021; just six days earlier, the 4x100m team missed out on gold to Italy by a whisker → Read More

Jake Wightman's gold medal 'fulfils prophecy' for the first family of athletics

First Briton to win World Championship 1,500m title since 1983 is product of athletics-mad family which helped nurture and hone his talent → Read More

Police called after World Championships mascot has head stolen

Legend the Bigfoot had to use a replacement head after videos emerged on social media of people wearing the stolen original → Read More

Max Burgin, 'monster hills', and the making of Britain's next great 800m hope

Only three British men have run 800m faster than Burgin, who hopes to become Britain's next middle-distance star at the World Championships → Read More

Laura Muir claims bronze in 1500m at World Championships

Muir had absolutely nothing left to give after winning Britain’s first medal of these championships → Read More

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce brushes off hair trouble to qualify in 200m heats

Jamaican sprinter adjusts her wig mid-race but still reaches the semi-finals of the World Championships in Eugene → Read More

Chris Thompson 'absolutely devastated' as visa farce ruins World Athletics Championships dream

World Athletics reveals more than 100 visa cases involving athletes and officials still unresolved day before event starts → Read More