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Feature18 Jun 2021

Celebrating brilliant Brumel's six high jump world records

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first of six high jump world records set by Siberian Valeriy Brumel during a remarkable career which was sadly cut short at 23 years of age due to a motorbike accident.

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Feature17 Jun 2021

Orji ready to deliver the KO

Keturah Orji has a skill for making history in Olympic seasons.

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Feature14 Jun 2021

Family and opportunity inspires Lohalith ahead of second Olympic appearance

Last Tuesday’s confirmation that Anjelina Nadai Lohalith had been picked for the Refugee Olympic Team for a second successive Games was cause for celebration – and the 28-year-old 1500m runner duly marked the occasion at her Ngong training camp in Kenya with much “music and dancing”.

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Feature11 Jun 2021

Well on the path, Asher-Smith aims for new peak in Tokyo

Fresh from her 200m triumph at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Dina Asher-Smith had just begun her run into the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 when the whole world came to a screeching halt, her and her sport included.

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Feature10 Jun 2021

Coe's monumental 800 metres

10 June 1981 remains a red-letter day in the long history of 800m running, for it was in Florence late that night that Sebastian Coe lowered his own world record from 1:42.33 to 1:41.73.

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Feature08 Jun 2021

Tulu and Meyer: the victory lap that united Africa

On 7 August 1992, at the Barcelona Olympic Games, two women lined up for the 10,000m not knowing that their spontaneous post-race display of fair play and celebration would have an impact on Africa and the world.

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Feature07 Jun 2021

Patience pays off for Hassan

There was little about Sifan Hassan’s run at the FBK Games in Hengelo on Sunday (6) that gave the impression she was being patient. Eyes firmly fixed on the path ahead, her arms pumping and legs turning with incredible consistency, she looked like a person who had places to be – and fast.

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Feature04 Jun 2021

The trials and tribulations of being a top Ethiopian distance runner

Over the past few years, people have taken note of the rise of Ethiopian steeplechasers.

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Feature01 Jun 2021

Hauttekeete and the unexpected world record

When 18-year-old Jente Hauttekeete lined up for a low-key heptathlon in Frankfurt on 13 February, his goal was simply to get close to the Belgian U20 record.

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Feature29 May 2021

Hill: Everyone's path is different – all you can do is stay in your lane

Candace Hill very much believes that everything happens for a reason. That just like on the track, everyone’s path is different and that it’s important to stay in your own lane.

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Feature25 May 2021

Zelezny's javelin world record celebrates its silver anniversary

Czech javelin legend Jan Zelezny launched his implement out to 98.48m in the German city of Jena 25 years ago.

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Feature24 May 2021

Samuelsson: "I want to give my 'Yellow Wall' a show to enjoy"

The stage is Gotzis, on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon in the last weekend of May. The throb of dance music reverberates around the Mosle-Stadion. Hands are clapping, voices are whooping, and all eyes are on the pole vault beds at the south end of the infield.

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