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Lizzie Bird qualifies for Olympic Steeplechase final

As the programme in Tokyo unfolds there were many promising performances and key tactical lessons to be reflected upon on one of the hottest Olympic days so far at the athletics stadium - 37 degrees at one point!. British record holder, Lizzie Bird, made history by reaching the final of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

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Mixed fortunes on opening day of Athletics in Tokyo

The opening day of athletics saw successful transitions for all the 800m women, but our 5000m women had a much tougher time in the heat of Tokyo. Ethiopian, Selemon Barega claimed the 10 000m gold to relieve Sir Mo Farah (handicap -7.5) of his 5-year title in a race that saw Marc Scott finish in 14th place.

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