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Tour de France to be protected by 23,000 police

Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.

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Kruijswijk builds lead, Nibali struggles at Giro

Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his overall lead at the Giro d'Italia, finishing second to Alejandro Valverde in Thursday's Stage 16 to extend his time advantage to three minutes.

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3 climbers die in 4 days on Mount Everest

An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say

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Ford: Beginner's mind

Bonnie Ford writes about those of us who thought that running beyond one mile was a pipe dream. It's part of a collection of essays from the new book, "Night Running."

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Competitors who defined the Invictus Games

Different paths brought these wounded warriors to the same place: finding renewed confidence and resolve as competitors in the 2016 Invictus Games.

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Kenya scoops London Marathon elite double

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge broke the course record to win the London Marathon men's race after Jemima Sumgong recovered from a fall to claim the women's title.

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Varnish: Cycling chief said 'go and have a baby'

Track cyclist Jess Varnish has alleged she was told to 'go and have a baby' by British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton when she was dropped from the Olympic programme.

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Baysa surges to women's Boston Marathon win

Atsede Baysa came from 37 seconds behind with less than 5 miles to go and passed fellow Ethiopian Tirfi Tsegaye with 2 miles left to win the women's race at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Farah takes World Half Marathon bronze

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah had to be content with third place at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff as Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor retained his title.

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Wiggins eyes Rio gold to crown career

Sir Bradley Wiggins says if cycling was a computer game he would have completed it by now but insists he is as hungry as ever to win a fifth Olympic gold this summer.

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Spain fails to meet WADA's deadline

Spain was one of the six countries given the extension deadline in November to come into compliance with the new WADA anti-doping code by March 18.

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Wiggins, Cavendish come full circle with victory

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were thrilled to come "full circle" after winning the Track Cycling World Championships Madison title in London -- eight years on from their first as a pair.