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Apart from Christian Coleman's world indoor 60m record, there were many other notable performances over the weekend. Also indoors there are reports from the Sale Harriers Open, Nantes - France, Iowa City - USA, Moscow - Russia, Dortmund - Germany, Toronto, Canada. Cross Country: Hannut - Belgium,Veterans AC and Southern Counties Veterans AC Cross Country Championships - Wimbledon. Road: Four Villages Half Marathon - Helsby, Canterbury 10, Mumbai Marathon - India, Hong Kong Marathon

Teams announced for indoor competitions in Vienna and Bratislava

The weekend of 27-28 January sees England Teams compete in the now regular fixture of indoor competition in Austria followed by more athletes being in action in Slovakia. The England Athletics teams have been selected to gain international competition experience, and these events are excellent development opportunities for both athletes and team management alike.

Commonwealth Games comes too soon for Rutherford

Greg Rutherford, the defending long jump champion, has taken the decision to withdraw from Team England for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 31-year-old (Marshall Milton Keynes, Dan Pfaff) took the difficult decision having reflected upon the challenges he faces following a period away from competitive athletics.

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While the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry was the weekend's big event in the UK - with highlights footage and links to online coverage available - there was plenty of other action this past weekend. This included plenty of cross country league action,the South of England Indoor Champs took place at Lee Valley with the men's 60m won by John Otugade in a world indoor qualifier of 6.60. The Northern Athletics Championships at Sheffield included Adam Hague winning the pole vault with a 5.40m leap. Looking globally, in Qatar Gemma Steel and Chris Thompson claimed half-marathon podium places while Eilish McColgan clocked a winning 10km PB of 31:50.

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