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Despite the weather, Gateshead Diamond League did have its bright spots. Dina Asher-Smith’s win over Sha’Carri Richardson provided the first chapter to what looks like a compelling battle for the fastest woman on planet earth. Mohamed Katir upset the odds to add himself to the 5,000m medal mix come Tokyo and Jakob Ingebrigtsen proved himself the man for all conditions. Doha offers more of the same but promises fast times, long throws and … Continue reading Doha Diamond League – Full Event Preview
Athletics fans are in for a treat. Ostrava on Wednesday, now Gateshead this weekend, over the coming weeks the storylines will be set for this summer’s Olympic Games. Who will launch themselves into Olympic contention and will we see a changing of the guard just when the established order least want it to happen? We run our eye over Sunday evening’s action. All times/distances are PB’s unless stated otherwise. High Jump (Women) – … Continue reading Gateshead Diamond League – Full Event Preview
Amy-Eloise Markovc‘s (Reebok Track Club) Euro Indoors gold was a welcome reminder that British distance running’s success relies on more than just what our athletes do on local shores. While nothing new an increasing cohort of athletes are taking their studies to the US and a growing crop of senior athletes have also relocated, joining a whole host of professional groups based stateside. In this article we’ll run through those making an impact … Continue reading States round up – UK distance stars breaking America
With the dust settled on a fine European Indoor Champs, it will be one British Athletics looks back on with pride. Their tied best medal tally in the history of the event (though 2019 had one more gold), their success was all the more impressive in light of an absence of some of their most dominant stars. For a number of years these champs have witnessed the genuine breakthroughs of a number of … Continue reading Euro Indoors round-up, the stats behind the headlines
The 36th edition of the European Indoor Championships starts this Thursday 4th March packed full of British talent. Medal prospects across the distance, in this guide we will be running through the squad and when you can watch them toe the line. Live coverage will be available on BBC TV throughout the four days. All times in brackets are Season Bests. 3000m Womens First Round (6.30pm GMT, Thursday 4th March) Final (8.00pm GMT, … Continue reading Euro Indoors 2021 Guide – Britain’s Middle Distance Squad
Mo Farah’s Olympic dominance added a certain sparkle to Great Britain and NI’s credentials over track’s longest two distances, but it is one which has provided many rewards over the years. The sport may have moved on since George Hutson’s 15.07 was enough to win him bronze in the 5000 in 1912, but as it has GB has kept the pace. Gordon Pirie and Derek Ibbotson’s were 2 and 3 in Melbourne in … Continue reading Tokyo calling for Team GB’s 5 & 10k hopefuls
Few countries have a tradition as proud as British middle-distance running. Bannister’s first four minute mile, the dominance of Coe, Cram and Ovett and the trailblazing barefoot feet of Zola Budd, these are but highlights in a deep history. It is a fact that makes recent troubles all the more disheartening. In that wonderful August week of 2004, Kelly Holmes provided the exception, kicking her way to GB’s first 800 and 1500 Olympic … Continue reading Olympic aspirations, GB’s middle distance hopefuls