Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Christian Coleman at the 2018 Birmingham Diamond League. Photo: MV4R Photography.

Five of the most impressive indoor world records ever

Feature || Throwback Thursday
06/02/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

From the magic of Laura Muir to the sensational Samuel Tefera, the 2019 indoor season has had it all. Two world records came tumbling down as teenagers Tefera and Yomif Kejelcha finally toppled the great Hicham El Guerrouj, with their respective 1500m and mile indoor world records. It was certainly … Read more

Robbie Grabarz. Photo: Neil via Flickr

Grabarz in line for Olympic silver as 12 Russians get doping bans

01/02/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Britain’s Robbie Grabarz could be upgraded to Olympic silver after London 2012 high jump winner Ivan Ukhov was one of 12 Russian athletes banned from competing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). Ukhov’s ban started on 1st February with he, along with fellow high jumper Svetlana Shkolina be … Read more

Kristal Awuah at the 2018 Anniversary Games. MV4R Photography

Ones to Watch: Kristal Awuah, “I train to break records, not fall short of them.”

Feature || Ones to Watch
30/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Kristal Awuah is an athlete with ambition. Last season the teenager shook the British sprinting scene with a 100m personal best of 11.16, falling just 0.02 seconds short of the under 20 record set by European triple-gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith. The 19-year-old had already won bronze in the 100m … Read more

Amy Allcock: 2018 was a “make or break year”

25/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

For European bronze medallist Amy Allcock, recent years in athletics have been tough. Injuries, university commitments and other distractions stalled her promising start as a youngster, making her believe she had reached the peak of her career. But Amy and her coach decided that 2018 would be the ye … Read more

Ezekiel Kemboi’s last year on the steeplechase throne

Throwback Thursday
24/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In a nation that has dominated the steeplechase for so long, it can be hard for a Kenyan to stand out in the event. However, for the best part of ten years, one man managed to do so. Multiple Olympic and World champion Ezekiel Kemboi’s long time at the top saw him become the greatest steeplechaser t … Read more

Sammy Wanjiru. Photo: SNappa2006 via flickr

The man who died as Olympic champion

Throwback Thursday
16/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In life he was one of the most extraordinary young athletes the world had ever seen. Kenya’s Samuel ‘Sammy’ Wanjiru seemed destined for greatness; a teenage world record holder and a 21-year-old Olympic gold medallist when he won the marathon in 2008 in Beijing. But by the time of the London Olympic … Read more

Christine Ohuruogu: From her lowest low to her highest high

Throwback Thursday
10/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Throughout her illustrious career, Olympic and multiple world gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu had her fair share of triumphs and setbacks. However, in the space of just two years between 2006 to 2008, the British 400m legend went from her lowest point ever, to her highest height ever, as she clinc … Read more

When Sally Pearson came back from the abyss

Feature || Throwback Thursday
03/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

First it was a “bone explosion”, then it was a torn hamstring, but in 2017, after two years of crushing injuries, Sally Pearson finally stood back on top of the world. Victory in the 100m hurdles final at the 2017 World Championships in London was one of, if not the biggest story of the whole compet … Read more

The marathon record that ages like red wine

Feature || Throwback Thursday
20/12/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Even now, as she reaches the age of 45, many still can’t comprehend the incredible marathon world record set by British running legend Paula Radcliffe. With over 15 years gone and counting, nobody has quite come close to troubling the 2:15.25 time set by Radcliffe at the London Marathon, with many q … Read more

Mo Farah preparing to run the London Marathon. Photo: PictureCapital via Flickr

The race that hurt Mo Farah & rekindled Hayley Yelling

Feature || Throwback Thursday
13/12/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Before the all the medals, the madness and the ‘mo-bots’, multiple Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah sometimes went through a learning curve in cross country terms. On this day nine years ago, when he crossed the line after a challenging European Cross Country Championships, there was no mo-Bot, winning … Read more