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Borders champion Paralympian returns to UK

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Paralympic athlete, Libby Clegg from Newcastleton, has touched down in the UK after winning two gold medals in Rio.

The 26-year-old won gold in the T11 200m event alongside guide Chris Clarke, and bagged another gold in the T11 100m.

Libby set a new Paralympic record in the 200m, finishing at a time of 24.51 seconds.

She adds these two gold medals to her two silver medals from London 2012 and Beijing 2008.

The 26-year-old won gold in the T11 200m event alongside guide Chris Clarke, and bagged another gold in the T11 100m. Credit: PA

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South of Scotland weekend football results

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Here are the weekend's South of Scotland league results:

  • Lochar Thistle 0 v 4 Lochmaben
  • Mid Annandale 3 v 1 Abbey Vale
  • Newton Stewart 2 v 4 Edusport Academy
  • Nithsdale Wanderers 2 v 4 Wigtown & Bladnoch
  • Threave Rovers 3 v 0 Upper Annandale

South Regional Cup 1st Round:

  • Cumbernald Colts 1 v 0 St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Gala Fairydean Rovers 4 v 1 Heston Rovers
  • Vale Of Leithen 6 v 0 Creetown

Ryan Mania comes out of retirement to race at Aintree

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Former Grand National winner Ryan Mania is coming out of retirement for a charity race at Aintree next month.

The 26-year-old jockey from Galashiels, who is now joint-master and huntsman of the Berwickshire, will return to the scene of his 2013 victory on Aurora's Encore, to raise funds for The Countryside Alliance Foundation.

There are six other fundraisers attempting to beat him over the 1m 5f flat race on 23 October.

"As soon as I heard about the race I wanted to be part of it. It will be my first since I retired. I've stopped drinking and am going out running to get fit for the race and will be gutted if I don't win."

– Ryan Mania

Cumbrian is first to complete Everest Marathon with a pacemaker

63-year-old Steve Watts from Troutbeck became the first person in the world with a pacemaker, to complete the Everest Marathon. Credit: Steve Watts

A Cumbrian man is heading to America after becoming the first person in the world with a pacemaker to complete the Everest Marathon.

63-year old Steve Watts from Troutbeck completed it earlier this year.

Steve has wanted to climb the world's biggest mountain since he was a child. He made it to Everest on his 60th with his brother, but the pair were caught up in the avalanche which killed 16 sherpas.

In March this year he returned to Everest to compete in the marathon - arguably the toughest in the world.

Steve did it to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, and a sherpa charity.

In November he flies to Minniapolis as the guest of the company who made his pacemaker, to address more than 1,000 delegates. He will also be competing in the Minniapolis marathon.

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Libby Clegg and Chris Clarke win T11 200m gold

Libby Clegg set a new Paralympic record alongside guide Chris Clarke. Credit: PA Wire

ParalympicsGB's Libby Clegg has won gold in the T11 200m event alongside guide Chris Clarke.

Clegg set a new Paralympic record, finishing at a time of 24.51 seconds.

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South of Scotland weekend football results

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Here are the weekend's South of Scotland league results:

  • Abbey Vale 5 v 2 Creetown
  • Heston Rovers L v L Threave Rovers
  • Lochar Thistle 2 v 3 Edusport Academy
  • Lochmaben 1 v 4 Mid Annandale
  • Newton Stewart P v P St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Nithsdale Wanderers 8 v 1 Dumfries Ymca
  • Upper Annandale P v P Wigtown & Bladnoch
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