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    Mo Farah OUT of London Marathon after failing to recover from hip injury in huge blow… but vows he WILL be back

    MO FARAH is out of this weekend’s London Marathon after failing to recover from a hip injury.Team GB’s four-time Olympic champion was supposed to have been the headline act around the streets of London on Sunday.
    Sir Mo Farah has withdrawn from the London MarathonCredit: Alamy Live News
    A hip injury has forced the four-time Olympian to pull out of Sunday’s raceCredit: REUTERS
    Farah is devastated to have been struck down by injuryCredit: PA
    Yet in a major blow to organisers and the competition’s field, the 39-year-old has decided to withdraw with the complaint – despite undergoing intensive rehab and treatment.
    It is expected he will run at the 2023 race next April to fulfil a contractual agreement even though he will be 40 by then.
    Farah said: “I’ve been training really hard over the past few months.
    “I’d got myself back into good shape and was feeling pretty optimistic about being able to put in a good performance at the London Marathon.
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    “However, over the past 10 days, I’ve been feeling pain and tightness in my right hip.
    “I’ve had extensive physio and treatment and done everything I can to be on the start line but it hasn’t improved enough to compete on Sunday.
    “It’s really disappointing to have to withdraw after a good last few months.
    “I have always loved racing in front of my home crowd in London, who always give all of us athletes such amazing support.
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    “I wish everyone taking part on Sunday a good run and I hope to be back out there with you in April 2023.”
    This was supposed to have been Farah’s first marathon since Chicago in 2019 as he has struggled with injuries.
    He missed out on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and was beaten by a CLUB RUNNER over 10k in London in May.
    Farah is the third major star to be absent after Kenyan Brigid Kosgei and Scot Eilish McColgan also quit the 26.2-mile sporting event.
    Farah revealed in a BBC documentary in July that he was illegally smuggled to the UK from Somalia as a child.
    He also said he had hidden the truth about his background and even his name is not real.
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    Race director Hugh Brasher said: “We are so sorry that Sir Mo is not fit to run on Sunday.
    “We wish him a very speedy recovery and hope to see him running in 2023.”
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    ‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt fears she will ‘COLLAPSE’ if she pushes herself too hard in training

    ALICA SCHMIDT has revealed that she will build slowly into the new athletics season so that she won’t COLLAPSE.The 23-year-old is looking forward to the upcoming campaign by starting her training schedule.
    Alica Schmidt has over 3 million Instagram followers and is keeping them updated with training progress
    The German international athlete is back in training for the new European Athletics seasonCredit: https://www.instagram.com/alicasmd/
    Schmidt and her German colleagues finished 5th at the women’s 4X400m relay in Munich last monthCredit: AFP
    She has since been enjoying some down time in Thailand
    Dubbed the “world’s sexiest athlete”, she is enjoying some time off after a gruelling European Athletic Championships last month.
    She rubbed shoulders with Anthony Joshua and Naomi Campbell at Milan Fashion Week.
    But she is about to get back on track and spoke to her incredible 3.2 million followers on Instagram about the demands on her body.
    Schmidt said: “Things will change a bit in my training.
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    “I’ll start slow and relaxed so that I can get through the training well.
    “From 0 to 100, I can’t do that. That would just be too much.
    “I would collapse after a day or two of training because it would just be too much.
    “It will really start again in two weeks.”
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    At the European Championships in August, Schmidt reached the semi-finals in her first individual event at an international.
    Her team also finished fifth in the final of the 400m relay at the Munich Olympic Stadium.
    The running sensation recently set fans hearts racing with shots of her relaxing in an ocean while on holiday in Thailand.
    Schmidt has shared her glamorous summer break with her fans
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    How many kids does Tristan Thompson have?

    TRISTAN Thompson’s successful pro-basketball career has not stopped him from starting his own team of kids.Due to the NBA star’s co-parenting relationships with Khloe Kardashian and Maralee Nichols, people are curious to know about Tristan’s total number of kids.
    Tristan Thompson’s romances and children make him the subject of many headlinesCredit: Refer to Caption
    How many children does Tristan Thompson have?
    Prince
    From 2014 to 2016, Tristan Thompson was in a relationship with Jordan Craig.
    On December 12, 2016, Jordan and Tristan welcomed their first child together, a son named Prince.
    Months before Prince Thompson’s birth, the Cleveland Cavaliers player and Khloe Kardashian confirmed that they began dating in October of that year.
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    On December 20, 2017, Khloe revealed she was expecting her first child with Tristan.
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    That Wednesday, the reality star shared on Instagram: “My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby!
    “I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient.”
    On April 12, 2018, the then-couple’s daughter True Thompson was born.
    While True is Khloe’s first child, she is the basketball star’s second.
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    Theo
    On December 1, 2021, Maralee Nichols gave birth to Tristan’s third child, a son named Theo Thompson.
    Through court documents, the two shared that they had a fling at some point around Tristan’s birthday in March of that year.
    On January 3, 2022, the Boston Celtics player told his Instagram followers: “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols.
    “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.
    Tristan has three sons and one daughter, he shares two kids with KhloeCredit: Instagram
    “I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”
    Regarding Theo’s birth and the coinciding timeline of his on-and-off relationship with Khloe, the athlete added: “Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you.
    “You don’t deserve the way I have done you over the years. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you.
    “I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
    Khloe’s first son
    On July 13, 2022, it was announced that Tristan and Khloe are expecting their second child together.
    The pair conceived the child in November 2021, a month before the revelation of his fling with Maralee that resulted in Theo’s birth in December.
    The co-parents disclosed to their fans on Twitter: “We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November.
    “Khloe is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing.
    “We’d like to ask for your kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.”
    On Friday, August 5, Tristan and Khloe welcomed their first son together.
    Although Khloe’s son is her second child overall, the occasion officially made Tristan a four-time father. More

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    World’s fastest man Lamont Jacobs marries stunning model partner Nicole Daza in romantic ceremony on the beach

    OLYMPIC 100 metre champion Lamont Jacobs has married his model wife Nicole Daza.The 27-year-old, who sprinted to gold in Tokyo last year, tied the knot on Saturday after four years with his partner.
    Lamont and Nicole posed in front of the water after tying the knotCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    They took to social media to confirm they had weddedCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    The pair were over the moon after getting marriedCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    The ceremony was conducted in an incredibly romantic settingCredit: Rex
    Model Nicole already has two children with JacobsCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    She has vowed to continue her modelling career as a full-time motherCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    Jacobs won gold in the 100m and 4x100m at last year’s Olympic Games in TokyoCredit: Getty
    The pair did so in a romantic beach setting overlooking Lake Garda in his home country of Italy.
    Nicole, 29, arrived at the altar by boat as she stepped off the water before going through her vows with Jacobs.
    And the fastest man in the world took to social media after their marriage was official.
    He posted a picture of them on their wedding day with their rings on and added: “Finally married🤵🏽‍♂️👰🏻‍♀️❤️.”
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    Nicole turned 29 years of age last weekCredit: Instagram @nicole__daza
    She has nearly 90,000 followers on InstagramCredit: @nicole__daza
    Nicole finally tied the knot with Jacobs earlier this monthCredit: @nicole__daza
    It was an incredible setting for the pair to confirm their love to one another.
    And present to witness the event was Gianmarco Tamberi – the Italian Olympic high jump champion who celebrated with Jacobs after his sprint gold in Tokyo last year.
    Jacobs and Nicole met in a nightclub in Milan back in 2018 and have been together ever since.
    They have already welcomed two children into the world – Anthony and Megan – and have now also turned their hand to marriage.
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    Nicole is an Ecuadorian-born model and she has recently stated her desire to continue her profession despite also being a full-time mother.
    She said: “Thanks to my agency, I participate in fashion events and go to fashion shows.
    “This is what I do at the moment.”
    Meanwhile, two-time Olympic champion Jacobs was forced to withdraw from the world championships earlier this year due to a thigh injury.
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    However, he still holds aspirations of defending his 100m title in Paris in 2024.
    The Italian sprinter was also a part of the Italian quartet which won the 4x100m relay in Tokyo. More

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    Brian Hewson dead aged 89: Ex-Team GB Olympian and one of the first athletes to run four-minute mile passes away

    FORMER TEAM GB Olympic star Brian Hewson has died aged 89.The late athlete was one of the first men to run a four-minute mile when clocking 3:59.8 at the White City Stadium in London on May 28, 1955.
    Former Team GB Olympian Brian Hewson has died aged 89Credit: Getty
    The middle-distance runner went on to compete at both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won the gold in the 1500 metres at the 1958 European Championships.
    Hewson, who was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1933, also took silver twice at the Commonwealth Games in 1954 and 1958 over 880 yards.
    Born in Croydon, Surrey, in 1933, Hewson went to Pollards Hill Junior School, Pollards Hill, London, and continued his education at Mitcham Grammar School, London. Aged 16, he trained in tailoring at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London.
    Having trained as a tailor at 16, he also began to run quarter miles and soon began being coached by Frank Drew before then being mentored by Austrian coach Franz Stampfl following the former’s death.
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    Hewson moved up to run the mile and at the British Games Meeting he became only the fourth man in the world to run a four-minute mile.
    This was the same time achieved by Chris Chatterway in the same race, which was won by Laszlo Tabori with a time of 3:59.0. Hewson was placed third in the race.
     In the 1956 Olympics at Melbourne, Australia, the Team GB runner was leading the 1500 metres final on the final straight only to be then passed by four men with Ron Delany taking gold.
    Hewson’s best season was in 1958 where he won the European gold medal and became the fastest Englishman over 880 yards with a personal best of 1:47.0.
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    Only Derek Johnson had run faster over 800 metres and Roger Bannister and Derek Ibbotson faster over the mile.
    At the 1960 Rome Olympics in Italy, Hewson damaged a calf muscle six weeks before the event.
    In his qualifying heat for the 800 metres he led for 700 metres before being passed by three runners and placed fourth, and so was eliminated from the final.
    He retired from athletics in 1960 to continue his career as a tailor, eventually setting up his own company in the East End of London.
    The track icon then became a women’s fashion buyer for English Lady and subsequently sportswear and sporting goods buyer for Debenhams prior to joining the Incentive Group where he was involved in the design and manufacture of corporate uniforms.
    He was married to Alison and the couple had three children together, James, Caroline and Charles.
    They divorced in 1980 and Hewson remarried to Marion Stiff and has four stepchildren Tim, Sally, Robert and Penny.
    He was one of the first men to run the four-minute mileCredit: Getty
    His daughter Caroline told SunSport: “He died peacefully in Cape Town where he had relocated in 2005 on Tuesday. 
    “We are all inspired by his discipline, his determination and drive when you think that back when he competed on an international level he was still holding down a full time job as a tailor at Simpson Piccadilly in London!
    “We are all very competitive, we all have that grit, drive and determination that shone through in everything my father did.
    “My brother Charles still runs, I rowed competitively whilst at university. The grandchildren are highly competitive and sports driven, running both 800, 1500 and cross country as well as swimming, gym and water polo.
    “I was privileged to attend one of the Garden Parties The Queen put on to celebrate Sports and Olympians in Great Britain, so I rubbed shoulders with the elite of the elite in the sporting world. That blew my mind.”
    She added: “My dad also spoke several times at Chiltern Athletics to encourage and inspire the younger athletes. For many years he was President of Mitcham Athletics and often officiated at Crystal Palace.
    “There will be a memorial service in November as a celebration of his life. It is such a huge loss but we are all determined to honour him.”
    Caroline’s brother and Hewson’s son, Charles, said: “He continues to inspire me in my participation in all sports, and particularly my running – although I’m nowhere near Dad’s level.
    “I help organise and run a running club, JPMorgan RC – and enjoy seeing the success of other better athletes, as Dad did once he retired from competitive athletics.
    “I have fond memories of being introduced to several athletes in the 70s and 80s who dad had helped in their career, through his officiating and organisation of athletics meets at Crystal Palace.” More

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    Runners will be able to identify as non-binary in next year’s London Marathon

    RUNNERS hoping to take part in next year’s London Marathon will be able to identify as non-binary.The rule change is being touted as part of a drive to make it the most inclusive event of its kind in the world.
    Runners in next year’s London Marathon will be able to identify as non-binary amid a rule changeCredit: Getty
    Event director Hugh Brasher said: ‘We continue our journey to make our event truly inclusive’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
    Those applying for the 26-mile run can tick one of three options — male, female and non-binary — on their race application.
    It will not apply to those wanting to take part in the elite race or the championship and good for age categories, which operate under World Athletics rules.
    Event director Hugh Brasher said: “This is a significant step forward for the TCS London Marathon as we continue our journey to make our event truly inclusive.
    “We know there is still much more to be done but changes such as this demonstrate our commitment to making the TCS London Marathon an event that is for everyone.”
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    Next year’s event — the 43rd — will be held on Sunday, April 23, as it returns to its usual spring slot following two years of Covid disruption.
    The ballot for places opens on Saturday, October 1, the day before this year’s race.
    More than 400,000 applications are expected.
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    Olympic sprinter Shavez Hart shot dead outside nightclub aged 29 after ‘trying to break up fight’

    OLYMPIC sprinter Shavez Hart was shot dead outside a nightclub after he reportedly tried to break up a fight.The 29-year-old athlete was tragically gunned down in a club’s parking lot in the Bahamas on Saturday.
    Hart was shot dead aged 29Credit: Getty
    The sprinter was gunned down outside a nightclubCredit: Getty
    The Royal Bahamas Police said the fatal shooting happened around 2am in Mount Hope, North Abaco.
    According to the report a fight between a group of men broke out in the parking lot.
    One of those involved is said to have briefly left the scene but returned armed with a gun and opened fire, shooting Hart in the chest.
    The Olympics star was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead.
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    A suspect has been arrested and taken into police custody while an investigation is underway.
    The sprinter tragically passed away just days before his 30th birthday.
    The Bahamas Olympic Committee has paid tribute to the sprinter in a statement.
    It read: “The Olympic family is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Shavez Hart, a proud native of Abaco.
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    “He was always very humble, yet proud and determined to offer the very best of himself for the sake of country.”
    Hart’s mourning mum told the Nassau Guardian her son was caught in the middle of the fight.
    She said:  “He was such a good son – very quiet and always helpful.
    “He did a lot of work in the community and was always trying to give back. I will certainly miss him.”
    The country’s Prime Minister Philip Brave Davies paid his condolences in a tweet and said: “On behalf of my family and the people of The Bahamas, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Shavez Hart.
    “As a country, we’ve been blessed to have had an amazing athlete carry our flag worldwide.
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    “Ann and I will keep the family of Shavez in our thoughts and prayers.”
    And the country’s Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg said: “It is with great sadness that I join in the sporting fraternity in expressing heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Shavez Hart. More

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    Ben Gregory’s fiancee says Team GB star’s taken first breaths without assistance since crash but ‘won’t remember anyone’

    THE FIANCEE of comatose Team GB and Wales decathlete Ben Gregory has revealed he has taken his first breaths without assistance since being hit by a car while cycling.Gregory, 31, was left fighting for his life after a horrific crash on August 19.
    Gregory was hit by a car while cycling on August 19Credit: Dai Sport
    The comatose 31-year-old has taken his first breaths without assistanceCredit: Getty
    Fiancee Naomi says Gregory will have ‘no memory’ of his familyCredit: Instagram/@bengregz
    The Team GB and Wales star will have to ‘re-learn how to think and how to talk and walk’Credit: Instagram/@naomi_heff

    The Team GB and Welsh decathlete suffered multiple brain haemorrhages and a fractured skull and neck after the collision.
    In a positive development on his condition, fiancee Naomi Heffernan has confirmed Gregory has taken his first breaths without assistance and should soon start to come out of his coma.
    However, Gregory will have “no memory” of his family and will have to “learn how to move again, obey commands, re-learn how to think and how to talk and walk”.
    Heffernan said on Instagram: “The doctors said we are now out of the storm but what has seemed like the hardest two weeks of our lives are about to get harder.
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    “But I’m certain of this, Ben would never want us to doubt him, ever.
    “This is going to the hardest thing he’s ever had to go through. Me too.
    “But with his incredible army behind him and Ben’s love for life and his drive I know he’s going to defy all the odds, he’s going to surprise every doctor and nurse and he’s going to get through this in a way that they’ve never seen before.
    ‘Ben will never be the Ben you once knew but he will be an even better version, Ben 2.0 with even more strength and light than any of us can imagine.”
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    Gregory has represented Wales at three Commonwealth Games and also Great Britain at other events.
    In October 2020 Gregory managed to escape serious injury in another bike crash.
    His bike was involved in a collision with a car in London but he was able to walk away from the incident.
    Outside of athletics, Gregory works as a model and personal trainer.
    Fiancee Naomi says Gregory will come back ‘an even better version’Credit: PA More