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Latest Stories
Feature13 May 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s… Garrett Scantling

As the athletics world took its first few tentative steps into 2020, the 2019 World Championships decathlon seemed a world away.

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Feature11 May 2020

Fuelled by a warrior spirit, quitting not an option for rising javelin star Andrejczyk

Having undergone serious shoulder surgery, elbow and achilles issues as well as a cancer scare, there is little wonder Maria Andrejczyk has had to draw upon her 'warrior' spirit after several years of turmoil.

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Feature10 May 2020

Running up mountain trails and staircases, Moon forges her own path to running greatness

Over the course of a running career that began in the early 1990s, New Zealander Melissa Moon amassed 21 national titles, and made national teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, World Cross Country Championships and World University Games. But it wasn't until she took on another challenge - running up and down mountain trails, and later up staircases that lead to the observation decks of the world’s tallest buildings, non-traditional venues that today’s runners in lockdown are beginning to embrace - that Moon finally found her true running calling.

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Feature08 May 2020

Freeman turns Olympic glory into a lifelong passion for youth development

Ron Freeman has produced numerous noteworthy accomplishments in his 72 years.

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Feature06 May 2020

Age-group star Vicente looks beyond the heptathlon for future glory

María Vicente loves athletics so much that even the combined events isn’t enough for her.

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Feature05 May 2020

Douglas driven by family, community and his racing bucket list

Andrew Douglas knows how it feels to spend an extended period of time away from the office.

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Feature04 May 2020

Coaches adjust to coronavirus lockdown realities

It is not only the athletes who have been forced to adjust during the Covid-19 pandemic but also their coaches. We speak to a quintet of coaches to find out more.

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Feature02 May 2020

Seven wartime stars who were denied Olympic opportunities

The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may have caused athletes to undergo a significant re-jig of their plans in order to now peak for the summer of 2021.

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Feature01 May 2020

After following in her mother’s footsteps, Iapichino ready to forge her own path 

When Italy’s 17-year-old rising star Larissa Iapichino won the European U20 long jump title last year, she followed some very big, and very familiar footsteps: those of her mother, Fiona May, who took the same title in 1987, eight years before winning the first of her two world long jump crowns. 

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Feature26 Apr 2020

10 iconic moments from the London Marathon

Since the inaugural edition 40 years ago, the London Marathon – like most big city races – has produced many memorable moments.

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Feature21 Apr 2020

Past experiences invaluable for Boston Marathon organisers in moving race to September

Drawing from the Boston Athletic Association’s vast well of experience, CEO Tom Grilk believes preparation is key to helping them and other race and event organisers navigate a route through the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Feature20 Apr 2020

On its 35th anniversary, remembering Lopes' historic sub-2:08 marathon

Thirty-five years ago today in Rotterdam, Portugal’s Carlos Lopes smashed the world best for the marathon by 53 seconds with a time of 2:07:12 to become the first man to run the distance in under two hours and eight minutes.

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