Athletes understand plans to erase records before 2005 – Warner

Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson could both lose world records under proposed rule changes

Outgoing UK Athletics chief Ed Warner has backed plans to erase world records set before 2005, adding that athletes affected understand “the greater good”.

European Athletics wants historic records rewritten because of a lack of credibility following a doping scandal.

“If that’s what it took for the good of the sport then that’s the way I would have to go,” said Warner.