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Merrien in top form for Marathon

April 20, 2012

Guernsey’s Lee Merrien is in the form of this life as he prepares to try and qualify for the Olympics in Sunday’s London Marathon. Source: Athletics

Mutai to defend title after fever

April 20, 2012

Emmanuel Mutai determined to defend his London Marathon title on Sunday, despite contracting typhoid last month. Source: Athletics

I want 9.4secs at Olympics – Bolt

April 18, 2012

Usain Bolt wants to “amaze” the world at London 2012 by running 9.4 seconds for the 100m and 19 seconds for the 200m. Source: Athletics

Athletes get Olympic ticket boost

April 18, 2012

UK Athletics says it will buy tickets to ensure athletes’ friends and families can watch them perform at the London Olympics. Source: Athletics

GB team 'can hit medal target'

April 18, 2012

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee insists his squad can hit his target of eight medals at the London Olympics. Source: Athletics

Ennis keen to 'get one over' rival

March 8, 2012

Jessica Ennis says winning the pentathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul will give her a “massive boost” ahead of London 2012 and says she has “fuel in my stomach” to beat world champion Tatyana Chernova. Source: Athletics

Greene backs Blake over Bolt

December 9, 2011

Former world record holder Maurice Greene backs 100m world champion Yohan Blake to beat reigning Olympic champion Usain Bolt in the 100m at London 2012. Source: Athletics

GB sprinter explains sponsor auction

December 7, 2011

Speaking to the BBC Breakfast team, GB sprinter James Ellington explains why he has turned to auction site eBay to try to raise funding that would allow him to train full-time ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Source: Athletics

Ennis backs worldwide anti-doping bans

November 21, 2011

Britain’s Jess Ennis believes there should be ‘one rule’ for all nationalities, regarding lifetime Olympic bans for doping. Source: Athletics

Bolt hopes to become London legend

November 18, 2011

Usain Bolt tells BBC Sport he hopes to compete in the 4x400m relay at London 2012, despite initial worries about being “the weak link” in the team. Source: Athletics