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Naomi Ogbeta after winning the 2017 British triple jump title. Photo: Naomi Ogbeta.

Ones to Watch 2018: Recap

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24/09/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

At the start of the year, we decided to pick out a set of young athletes who we believed showed a glimpse of the future for the sport in Britain. This mix of runners, jumpers and multi-eventers soared to new heights, broke records, won medals and caught many eyes in the process. Niamh Emerson – Hept … Read more

Jo Pavey at the 2017 London Marathon. Julian Mason via Flickr.

Throwback Thursday: The year Jo Pavey conquered Europe

20/09/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

She may have turned 45 today, but it was just over four years ago that world, European and Commonwealth medalist Jo Pavey made herself appear “ageless”. In a career spanning three decades, perhaps Jo Pavey’s finest moment of glory came at one of the least likely times in her career, when she headed … Read more

Tom Gale competing at the British Indoors 2018. Photo: MV4R Photography

One to Watch: Tom Gale on ‘one very lucky jump’ that sees him aiming for Gold Coast glory

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19/03/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Five years ago, Tom Gale could have said no when a teacher asked him to enter his first ever high jump competition at a local schools event. Two years ago a bar set at 2.17m that he clattered could have easily gone down and ended his World Junior dream. Last year a European Junior Championships of t … Read more

Jemma Reekie at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Photo: Bobby Gavin

Ones to Watch: Jemma Reekie is aiming high after the season of her life

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14/02/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Jemma Reekie’s start to the year has been typical of her recent progression. She has won the Scottish Senior Indoor title over 1500m and been a role-model for others, presenting medals at the Schools Schools Championships just four years on from competing in the event herself. Here’s why we think th … Read more

Niamh Emerson winning the 2016 Arona Combined Events Meeting in Tenerife. Photo: Colin Kirby via Flickr

Ones to Watch: Niamh Emerson on her excitement for the Commonwealth Games

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09/02/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Even the strongest competitors know the feeling of dragging their way round a tough long distance race with no end in sight. It was a feeling Niamh Emerson dreaded as a 12-year-old after two seasons in athletics. But while this could be enough to make some young athletes stop altogether, Niamh says … Read more

Max Burgin wins the 2017 SIAB International from Oliver Dustin. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Breaking records the ‘old school’ way: Max Burgin and his family foundations

20/12/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Eyes forward, arms pumping and with a dip at the finish, Max Burgin crossed the line in June to become the fastest ever 15-year-old over 800m. His world record time of 1:49.22 at the British Milers Club Stretford Grand Prix was the highlight of a season full of records and titles. But now, with the … Read more

Lost, in tears, but still hungry for more: world medallist Robbie Britton talks ultra-running

27/11/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

From dodging cars on the streets of London, to regularly trudging through the wind and snow of the French Alps, British international Robbie Britton’s plunge into ultra-running has taken him to all sorts of places mentally and physically. The steep, treacherous mountains he has struggled around duri … Read more

Seven more Russian athletes permitted to compete internationally

11/04/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   The IAAF has confirmed that seven more Russian athletes will be eligible to compete at this year’s World Championships in London under a neutral banner. Russia has been banned from international competition since November 2015 for alleged state-sponsored doping, … Read more

Olympic marathon winner Jemima Sumgong fails drugs test

07/04/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   Kenyan athlete Jemima Sumgong, who won 2016 Olympic and London Marathons, has tested positive for the baned substance EPO. The substance was discovered during an out of competition test conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). “We can … Read more

European track and field records to be put under examination

27/01/2017 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Embed from Getty Images   The current records held by European track and field athletes will be put under serious scrutiny, with a task force set up by European Athletics (EA) in order to “examine their credibility”. Seven people will make up the task force that carry out the investigation, wit … Read more