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Lifestyle 07 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Through the glorious years

THE marathon was created to honour the legend of Pheidippides, who allegedly carried the news of the Greek victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. by running from Marathon to Athens, covering more than 40km in distance.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lebedeva jumps 22cm further than Jones at the Russian championships

Russian long jumper-triple jumper Tatiana Lebedeva underlined her intention to win both events at the Athens Olympics by producing the best long jump in the world for two years.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Zurich snubs ‘tainted’ Jones

Triple Olympic gold medallist Marion Jones and any other athlete under investigation for doping will not be invited to compete at Friday's prestigious Golden League meeting here, the organisers have confirmed.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Swede counting on fans’ support to shine in heptathlon

For two days at last year's Paris World Championships periodic cheering erupted from various points in the Stade de France.

Other Sport 29 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

It’s veterans’ night in Stockholm

Veterans dominated the IAAF Super Grand Prix meet here on Tuesday with two Olympics-bound 37-year-olds, Jearl Miles-Clark and Edith Masai, winning the 800m and 3000m respectively.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Allen calls for reforms at USADA

Former Olympic champion Allen Johnson believes the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) needs to be reformed so it can help athletes avoid accidentally taking banned substances in supplements.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Olympic champ Jones seeks charges against ex-hubby

Lawyers for Olympic track champion Marion Jones said on Friday that her ex-husband C.J. Hunter should be prosecuted for lying to federal officials following reports he told them Jones had used steroids at the 2000 Sydney Games.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ex-hubby: Jones was on drugs in Sydney

Olympic champion Marion Jones was using drugs at the Sydney Games according to her ex-husband C.J. Hunter, the I>San Francisco Chronicle/Ihas alleged.

Other Sport 21 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Yanks look set for a gold rush

American athletes set the stage for potential Athens Games glory in Sacramento (California) at their Olympic trials even as doping and Marion Jones stole the spotlight.

Other Sport 19 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Weng Chang and Emilia shine on dull day at FT Open

Pole vaulter Teh Weng Chang and 3,000m steeplechase runner Emilia Jamil provided the only excitement by rewriting the meet records in their respective events on an otherwise uneventful day at the Federal Territory Open Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.