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Latest Stories
Feature25 Mar 2020

With Tokyo on the backburner, Lyles focusing on staying healthy, fit and prepared

When world 200m champion Noah Lyles heard the news yesterday that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed, his reaction was similar to that of countless other athletes: relief.

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Feature11 Mar 2020

Tough year behind him, Baker looks ahead with optimism

Ronnie Baker hasn’t had the best of luck in recent years.

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Feature10 Mar 2020

Just four years after taking up running, Hanna looking to emulate history's finest mountain runners

Just four years after taking up running, Zak Hanna finished sixth in the 2019 World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) World Cup standings. Not bad for a part-time runner who works full time as a valet and driver for a car leasing company.

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Feature09 Mar 2020

Back from retirement and faster than ever, Niiya fully focused on Tokyo

It is a little hard to fathom, but Hitomi Niiya – potentially one of Japan’s strongest track hopes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – hates running.

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Feature08 Mar 2020

Restrepo: ‘Gender equity is fundamental to making athletics grow’

Ximena Restrepo made history on the track back in 1992. In finishing third in the 400m at the Barcelona Games, Restrepo became Colombia’s first track and field athlete to win an Olympic medal, and the first Colombian woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport.

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Feature07 Mar 2020

Leap of Feith

Caroline Feith is a people person. Throughout her 20-year career as a manager, an athlete’s personality – not their performances or age or nationality – has been the most important factor when deciding whether to work with someone.

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Feature06 Mar 2020

Winning her battles off the track, Bisset’s rise continues on the track

Catriona Bisset wants to set the record straight.

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Feature05 Mar 2020

Sharing their successes, Nakaayi and Nanyondo help put Uganda on the athletics map

When Halimah Nakaayi burst into an exuberant dance of delight alongside her fellow Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo moments after clinching a shock 800m gold medal, it provided one of the feelgood memories of the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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Feature05 Mar 2020

Helena Duplantis, mother of the highest flyer in athletics

Contrary to popular belief, the Duplantis athletics dynasty didn’t start with Greg, father of pole vault world record-holder Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis.

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Feature04 Mar 2020

How motherhood helped Felix find her voice

For so much of her career, Allyson Felix let her performances do the talking. She was quiet, polite, respectful, an athlete whose magnificence on the track was matched by extreme modesty away from it.

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Feature03 Mar 2020

Milestones in women’s athletics competition

For a sport that dates back to ancient Greek times, one century isn’t a particularly long period of time.

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Feature27 Feb 2020

With first global medal behind her, Preiner turns her attention to Tokyo

If being a high performance athlete is all about self-improvement then world heptathlon bronze medallist Verena Preiner unequivocally ticks every box.

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