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Champion Coleman defends himself over missed doping tests

Christian Coleman defended himself against criticism over his three missed doping tests after his stunning win in the World Championships 100m final. The 23-year-old blew away his rivals to win his first major title in 9.76 seconds – the sixth-fastest time ever. His win came just weeks after he avoided a ban for missed tests over a technicality. He said: “It’s sad when people say the things they say when they don’t really know me.” Dreams of winning gold in Doha appeared more distant in August, when the US Anti-Doping…

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Kenya’s Chepngetich wins Doha women’s marathon

Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich won the women’s marathon at the World Championships as 28 of the 68 starters withdrew in gruelling conditions in Doha. In a race that started at midnight local time, Briton Charlotte Purdue was among the athletes to pull out in temperatures of 32C and with humidity reaching over 70%. Organisers decided to go ahead with the event in its scheduled slot despite fears that the conditions might not be conducive for marathon running. Linet Chebet of Uganda was taken away in an ambulance after failing to complete…

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