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Sean Ingle

London, UK
Senior Sports Writer and Columnist — The Guardian

Senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. Formerly sports editor of and father of Football Weekly

Mo Farah puts family first for decision to race at Tokyo Games — Mo Farah admits he is wrestling with the idea of carrying on to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after completing an extraordinary Olympic "double double" on Saturday night. However, he concedes he will be forced to take it a year at a time as he faces up to getting older and wanting to spend more time with his family.

Eliud Kipchoge powers to marathon gold as Callum Hawkins finishes ninth — The Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge further enhanced his claims to be considered the greatest marathon runner of all time as he powered away from a high-class field to win the Olympic title. There was also delight for Callum Hawkins, a 24-year-old from Kilbarchan in Scotland, who finished a hugely impressive ninth.

Magical Mo Farah bags another Olympic gold and earns his place in history — The years and opponents might change, but for Mo Farah some things remain ever present: that feeling of accelerating through the gears, the thrill of leaving his rivals clutching at his slipstream, the joy of kissing the track knowing another gold medal is in the bag.

Britain’s Vicky Holland beats best friend to take bronze in Olympic triathlon — The first words that came out of Vicky Holland's mouth after a desperate sprint had taken her to a thrillingly unexpected Olympic triathlon bronze medal were an apology. Turning to face her best friend, flatmate and training partner Non Stanford, who she had just powered past, she whispered: "I'm so sorry."

US glory in women's 4x100m relay but hope springs for Team GB after bronze — Glory in the women's 4x100m relay went to the United States, who ran the second fastest time in history, and particularly to Allyson Felix, who became the first female track and field athlete to win five gold medals.

Usain Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m gold to complete Olympic triple-treble — Usain Bolt has completed his triple-triple, anchoring the Jamaica 4x100m relay to victory in the final to ensure three gold medals at three consecutive Olympics. Bolt, who has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold medals at Beijing, London and now Rio, crossed in 37.27 seconds on Friday.

Mo Farah taking nothing for granted as he bids to emulate Lasse Viren — Britain's Mo Farah is once again a huge favourite on Saturday night as he attempts to become only the second man after Lasse Viren, the Flying Finn, to win 5,000m and 10,000m gold at two Olympics. But he is taking nothing for granted as he undergoes his final preparations before facing a formidable Ethiopian challenge in the 5,000m final.

Usain Bolt makes it eight Olympic golds with victory in 200m final — Moments after Usain Bolt had clinched his eighth Olympic title with much the same ease as his other seven, he smiled serenely into the cameras and hollered: "Number one!" Once again, he had proven that he was the greatest sprinter in history.

Brownlee brothers hail ‘very special’ day after triathlon gold and silver — Alistair and Jonny Brownlee spoke of their "very special" day after becoming the first British brothers to win gold and silver in the same Olympic event. The pair were locked in an almighty duel for triathlon gold along Copacabana beach before Alistair, at 28 the oldest by two years, struck for home to retain the triathlon title he won at London 2012.

Alistair Brownlee claims triathlon gold and Jonny takes silver at Rio Olympics — Alistair and Jonny Brownlee became the first British athletes in Olympic history to finish first and second in the same event as they took gold and silver in the triathlon a scorching day on the Copacabana beach.
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Aug 24, 2016

@rosegeorge3 And she is a brilliant runner so bet she'll be very good (and she'll get a decent appearance fee too, no doubt)

Aug 24, 2016

@rosegeorge3 She will train up to seven hours a day anyway so not *that* difficult to prioritise more running for the next 10 weeks or so

Aug 24, 2016

@DrMJoyner Have discussed it with Al, who ran 29.07 for 10km at London 2012 triathlon despite jogging last 200m. Think he said around 2hr 10

Aug 24, 2016

@rabbrad You are incredible! Honestly don't know how you did it/do it. Had a couple of hours' sleep just now but still all over the place

Aug 24, 2016

Gwen Jorgenson, the winning of the women's triathlon in Rio, has announced she will run the marathon for the first time in NYC in November

Aug 24, 2016

@IanPlayfair That's exactly what I was doing! Another chapter in the bag!

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