It’s an accepted truism in middle-distance running: the kick is determined not so much by speed, but strength – the ability to harness the highest percentage of your top pace when it matters most.
This time last year, few people in the athletics world had heard of Lamecha Girma.
Armand Duplantis reflects on his 6.17m world record in pole vault.
"It was a good start." That was Armand Duplantis's initial assessment of his 2020 debut.
It may be slightly incorrect to say Wadeline Jonathas could have been lost to the sport but she certainly may never have been found were it not for the intuition of a high school track coach.
Deanna Price’s hammer career almost ended before it even got going.
A top-25 finish on a senior World Championships debut is remarkable for any athlete, not least a teenager.
The journey of each elite athlete is preciously unique – and this is particularly true of world 200m finalist Kyle Greaux.
In many ways, 2019 wasn’t the easiest of years to make a breakthrough in the 400m hurdles.
It is not likely Gabriela DeBues-Stafford will forget 2019 in a hurry.
Britany Anderson didn’t just beat a world U20 record this year; she broke the curse on age-group sprint hurdles bests.
In mid-September, a week before she travelled to Doha for the World Athletics Championships, Yaroslava Mahuchikh opened a present from her friend.