Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

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Throwback Thursday: An unprecedented European clean sweep

06/12/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In 2008, six young British women left a mark on the European Cross Country Championships that quite simply, could never be topped. As the under 20 women’s race in Brussels came to a close, the Brits capped off a dominant performance by ensuring every single member of the team crossed the line before … Read more

IAAF Awards: Eliud Kipchoge should stand as marathon’s greatest ever

04/12/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It seemed a matter of when, rather than if Eliud Kipchoge would take his place as the fastest marathon runner ever. The moment finally came this year when the Olympic champion produced a staggering 2:01.39 world record which obliterated all that had come before it. This, and subsequent recognition a … Read more

Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles has become the symbol of the sport’s new era

01/12/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Continental champion, Diamond Trophy winner and a proposed heir to Usain Bolt’s throne, Noah Lyles stands out from the rest in more ways than one. His hugely impressive 19.65 PB for 200m, along with his eccentric antics on and off the track have turned the 21-year-old into the emerging star within t … Read more

IAAF Awards: Christian Coleman versus the world

30/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It sometimes feels like Christian Coleman doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. The 22-year-old was the world leader at 100m in 2017 and in a great place to challenge for a global medal. Which he did, grabbing silver in the 100m final at his young age. But unfortunately he was also caught up in t … Read more

Sonia O'Sullivan. Photo: Sean Truscott photography via Flickr

Throwback Thursday: When Sonia O’Sullivan was unstoppable

29/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

She was Ireland’s first female world 5000m champion and is widely regarded as the nation’s greatest ever long distance runner. In 1995, Sonia O’Sullivan reached the top of the tree by storming to gold at the World Championships in Gothenburg. The then-26-year-old was already widely known as a top cl … Read more

Alex Bell after winning the British Milers' Club Grand Prix in Trafford, August 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

Multiple XC medallists lead 40-strong British team in Europe

28/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Multiple European Cross Country team and individual medallists will front a 40-strong British Athletics team that heads to Tilburg, the Netherlands, on Sunday, 9 December. The British team has enjoyed a rich vein of success at these championships, having topped the medal table in 11 of the previous … Read more

Tomas Walsh

Could Tomas Walsh break the shot put trend?

26/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The men’s shot put is one of those events that nobody has been able to get a true foothold on. Every global championships since 2005 has seen a different gold medalist each year, with the USA’s Adam Nelson winning the World Championships after his Olympic gold Athens 2004. Therefore, recent history … Read more

Jonny Davies, seen here winning the mile at the 2017 England Senior Championships is set to benefit. Photo: Matthew Quine

London Marathon organisers offer £350,000 to support British endurance runners

25/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

32 British endurance athletes have been offered funding by London Marathon Events Ltd, the organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon to support them through 2019. The organisers have pledged a total of £350,000 in support, with £180,000 going towards British Athletics for their World Class Prog … Read more

Almaz Ayana after dominating her way to a world gold. Picture: Marco Verch via Flickr

Throwback Thursday: Ayana’s record that stunned the world

22/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Rarely has an Olympic gold been so dominant in recent times. With the world watching on the grandest stage in 2016, Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana geared up for only her second ever competitive 10,000m race. Not only did she take the gold, she absolutely annihilated the nearly 23-year-old 10,000m world reco … Read more

IAAF Awards: Ibarguen back to her unstoppable best

17/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Barring the occasional mishap, triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen has been virtually unstoppable for the best part of six years. The Colombian has won 36 of the last 42 Diamond League triple jump meets and picked up world and Olympic golds on the way. This year however, the Olympic champion took her ac … Read more