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Athletics & Olympic Sports

FLASHING THROUGH: Wearsider Alyson Dixon finished fourth in the Morrisons Great North Run

Sunderland athlete eyeing Rio Olympics after superb showing in Great North Run

RECORD BREAKER: Mo Farah broke the British half-marathon record as he successfully defended his Morrisons Great North Run title

Farah caps fantastic season in style with a second Great North Run title

Mo Farah wins the 2015 Morrisons Great North Run, Newcastle

Farah breaks British record as he defends his Great North Run title

STRONG DISPLAY: Richard Kilty finished second in the 150m at the Great North City Games

Kilty signs off in style at Great North City Games

FLYING DUTCHWOMAN: World 200m champion Dafne Schippers will compete in Saturday's Great North City Games. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Beijing golden girls to line up in Great North City Games

HOME SOIL: Richard Kilty will compete in the North-East at the Great North City Games

Kilty to compete at Great North City Games

TYNESIDE BOUND: Jonnie Peacock will compete in the T44 100m at this month's Great North City Games

Paralympic champion confirmed for Great North City Games

INJURY BLOW: Laura Weightman leaves the track after injuring her head in the 1,500m heats at the World Athletics Championships

Injury blow forces Weightman to withdraw from World Championships

TYNESIDE BOUND: Mo Farah will defend his title in next month's Morrisons Great North Run

Farah to defend his Great North Run crown

GLORY DAYS: Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz tackle the cross-country course in Greenwich Park at the London Olympics

Road To Rio: North Yorkshire rider targeting Olympic repeat in Rio

FINALIST: Aimee Willmott finished seventh in the 400m Individual Medley final the World Swimming Championships in Kazan

Road To Rio: Willmott disappointed despite top-seven showing at Worlds

BIG AMBITIONS: Aimee Willmott is targeting a gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley at the forthcoming World Swimming Championships in Russia

Road to Rio: Willmott hoping to complete medal collection with World Championships gold

DOUBLING UP: Teessider Richard Kilty will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships

Kilty to double up as four North-Easterners are named in British squad for World Athletics Championships

Great Britain's Relay Team, (left-right) Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah during day two of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture

Kilty bounces back in style

HEADING NORTH: David Weir will compete in the men's wheelchair event at the Great North Run on Sunday, September 13

Weir sets his sights on record-equalling Great North Run success

OLYMPIC HOPES: Marc Scott is hoping to make the British team for next year's Olympic Games in Rio

ROAD TO RIO: Northallerton runner hoping to time his Olympic push to perfection

RUSSIA BOUND: Newcastle's Jessica Thielmann is part of the British team for next month's World Swimming Championships in Kazan

ROAD TO RIO: Newcastle swimmer hoping to make waves at World Championships

Clear wins for GB internationals

Paradise for Lambton runners

Garbutt wins title

Taylor out to make the most of Blaydon Race

Marvin Bracy wins the 100m as Adam Gemili injures himself in the 100m final during the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix at The Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 7, 2015. See PA story ATHLETICS Birmingham. P

PB for Kilty - and there's more to come

Britain's Richard Kilty celebrates with the British flag after winning the men's 60m final during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) (23323426)

Kilty has one eye on Rio

WINNER: Wondiye Fikre Indelbu finishes first in the Middlesbrough 5k Riverside Run on Sunday. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Wondiye wins sprint finish

Lifetime best for Avery

More success for Morpeth Harriers

Jemma Lowe during the women's 200m butterfly heats  during the British Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre

Willmott remaining positive despite third-place finish in butterfly final

Britain's Richard Kilty celebrates his victory in the 60m race at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). (20170364)

'No way!' - Stockton sprinter Kilty offers to race Arsenal speedsters Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott

North-East official hits out at UK Athletics

IN THE GYM: Speedflex ambassador Alan Shearer, pictured with 2014 British Half-Marathon champion, Ryan McLeod

Sponsorship deal secures future of Blaydon Race

Running man: Phil Holbrook left

Phil is running up a parkrun milestone

WINNER: Britain’s Richard Kilty after taking gold in the men’s 60m final at the European Indoor Championships yesterday

Campbell backing Kilty to make his mark outdoors

Morpeth in for Northern honours

Britain's Richard Kilty, center, celebrates his gold medal in the 60m race, on the podium with silver medalist Germany's Christian Blum, left and bronze Germany's Julian Reus, at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunda

Teesside's Richard Kilty takes gold in Prague

Kate Avery

No joy in Prague for Kate Avery

Tyne Bridge on verge of title

Morpeth out for national glory

Morpeth regain Trophy

Gateshead go for fifth win

Jeffress wins Masters

McLeod set for Darlington battle

Tyne Bridge heading for success

Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Richard Kilty is disqualified after this false start during the mens 60 metres competition during the Sainsbury's Glasgow International match at the Emirates Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sat

Reasons to be cheerful for Kilty despite disqualification

Morpeth win cross country relays

Transfer Gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough): Friday, January 9

Transfer Gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough): Friday, January 9

LE TOUR: The pelaton makes its way over Buttertubs Pass

The Northern Echo Sport Awards 2014

Best's best in Ribble Valley 10k

Smith triumphs ahead of Dixon

Saltwell's big sell-out

OUT IN FRONT: Jonny Taylor, left, leads the senior men's race at Newcastle

Taylor leads Morpeth victory charge in cross country championships

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