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, 15 Aug 2016

Pierre-Jean Vazel breaks down the South African's race in Rio.

, 14 Aug 2016

Try as they might to stop him, Mo reigns supreme in the Rio 10,000m final.

, 27 Aug 2015

See how the South African's world championship run in Beijing compares to Johnson's world record.

, 4 May 2017

Will Dibaba's debut 800m in Doha push Semenya to a new level?

, 20 Aug 2016

Lalova may have finished last in the women's 200m final, but did manage the fast reaction time of any sprinter in any final.

, 14 Oct 2016

One of Britain's finest athletes has hung up her spikes.

, 12 Apr 2017

Eight fantasy teams do battle in our latest chart.

, 21 Aug 2016

Semenya proved her total dominance over the field in Rio—and she could still go faster.

, 24 Mar 2017

Most indoor performers will improve outdoors, but it might be the slowest 400m runners who have the most to gain.

, 18 Mar 2017

The Rio silver medalist sends a message to his rivals, but can he deliver when it matters?

, 4 May 2017

Will Dibaba's debut 800m in Doha push Semenya to a new level?

, 3 May 2017

If you want the glory of a fast time, don't go on the first leg.

, 12 Apr 2017

Eight fantasy teams do battle in our latest chart.

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Women’s 800m splits: negative split for Semenya

Semenya proved her total dominance over the field in Rio—and she could still go faster.
21 Aug 2016

On to the most controversial race of the Rio Games. Caster Semenya was totally dominant in the women’s 800m final. She managed two almost even laps (57.7 and 57.6) and just about delivered a negative split. It is not often you see that at this level, which suggests that she could go even faster.

How much she had left at the end is clear when you compare her start and finish. She went with the pace of the others in the opening 200m but then blitzed the last 200m. There was only a 0.7 decline between her first and last 200m. The next closest athlete, the fast-finishing Joanna Jozwik (who had a more conservative start), had a 1.5 second difference. Semenya’s last 100m was also massively superior: hitting 14.0 seconds, with Jozwik again next in line with 14.7. Semenya is simply unbeatable.

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, 4 May 2017

Dibaba and Semenya go head to head

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, 3 May 2017

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, 14 Oct 2016

Farewell Jess Ennis-Hill—is it now KJT’s time?

One of Britain's finest athletes has hung up her spikes.

, 23 Aug 2016

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, 20 Aug 2016

Women’s 5000m splits: Ayana fails to break the Kenyans

The 10,000m Olympic champion didn't have it her own way in the 5000m as Cheruiyot emerges victorious.

, 20 Aug 2016

Fastest reaction times in Rio

Lalova may have finished last in the women's 200m final, but did manage the fast reaction time of any sprinter in any final.