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U.S. Track & Field Sprint Athlete, Trell Kimmons, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

September 27, 2016

USADA announced today that Trell Kimmons, of Coldwater, Mississippi, an athlete in track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a 2-year sanction for his violation. 548 more words


Rio Paralympics 2016: What a success!

What a fantastic Paralympics in Rio this year! Finishing on a high with 147 medals – 64 of which were golds. A record breaking year with the most gold medals by a British team since 1988. 60 more words


Cycling with a legend

I was feeling too tired to go to the track this evening, which is frustrating as I haven’t done very much exercise this week. I’ve also realised that I may not be able to do parkrun on Saturday as I need to be at an antenatal class by 10am and the others might not appreciate it if I turn up a bit late (and sweaty!) However, I am still considering whether it’s possible to squeeze in Netley Abbey parkrun (which is the run nearest to the class). 161 more words


Lu Xiaojun Deconstructed

You’d be forgiven if you mistook Lu Xiaojun for a superhero. His armour-plated physique is a trademark of his brand.

Lu is a Chinese weightlifter of the highest calibre. 571 more words


[New publication ] Understanding travel behaviour change during mega-events: Lessons from the London 2012 Games.

The arrival of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the end of July brought with it a timely publication. Research conducted for my PhD at the University of Leeds (awarded 2015) has been published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice in a paper written alongside Dr Ann Jopson and Prof. 207 more words


"As a disabled person, you don't have to be an athlete to be superhuman"

Kim Daybell is a Paralympic table tennis player and is studying medicine at the University of Leeds. He represented ParalympicsGB at the London 2012 Paralympics. 722 more words

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