Marc Alner

Marc Alner

Injury ends Sally Pearson’s Olympic dream

30/06/2016 by Marc Alner

Sally Pearson, arguably one of the best sprint hurdlers of all time, has been forced to pull out of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio following a training injury to her hamstring.  The Australian superstar had been dealing with calf and achilles problems since coming back from the dislocated and … Read more

IAAF to re-schedule Olympics for Felix?

16/12/2015 by Marc Alner

The United States of America Track & Field (USATF) has been pleading for a change in the timetable at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro to allow Felix to double up, challenging for the 200m and 400m. #USATF officially petitions @iaaforg for schedule change to allow for @allysonfelix do … Read more

Avicii – Broken Arrows; A true story or a flop?

04/12/2015 by Marc Alner

A recent music video released by the well-known Swedish DJ Avicii, tells the story of how the high jump was revolutionised in the 1960s by Dick Fosbury, the 1968 Olympic High Jump champion. However, some controversial footage of Fosbury’s private life before the discovery of his new technique is por … Read more

Jessica Ennis-Hill to retire after 2017

05/10/2015 by Marc Alner

  Jessica Ennis-Hill crossing the line after winning Olympic Gold in London 2012. Photo: Michael Steele via Getty Images Fresh from winning her second world championship gold in Beijing, world and Olympic Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement will take place in 201 … Read more

#VincoRoad2Rio: Lucy Hatton

03/09/2015 by Marc Alner

Our second athlete hoping to make the team to Rio for next year’s summer Olympic Games is 100m hurdler, Lucy Hatton. Lucy is only 20 years old, incredibly talented and despite an injury setback this season she is more determined than ever to show what she’s made of next year. Marc: “You moved to Jer … Read more

The gold medal that bought a ride home

26/08/2015 by Marc Alner

  Pawel Fajdek poses with the gold medal he later used to pay for a taxi. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein via Getty Images It’s a laughable story to come out of these World Championships and is one that has a happy ending. Hammer throw world champion Pawel Fajdek only did what most athletes would … Read more

#VincoRoad2Rio: Niall Flannery

10/08/2015 by Marc Alner

  View image | With the 365 day countdown having officially begun till the 2016 Olypic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Vinco brings you a week-by-week interview with different British athletes hoping to make the team next year. This week we start with Niall Flannery, the 400m Hurdler f … Read more

USATF to face possible lawsuit over Nike dispute with Nick Symmonds

09/08/2015 by Marc Alner

Double Olympian Nick Symmonds has stated that he will sue USA Track & Field (USATF) if they keep him off the team for the IAAF world championships in Beijing. The USA team require all athletes selected for the championships to wear Nike-branded kit during all team functions such as photoshoots a … Read more

Darren Campbell: “I want to see Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt”

07/08/2015 by Marc Alner

With the sport of Athletics currently in turmoil, surrounded by allegation after allegation of doping, one former British international sprinter has stated that he hopes to see Justin Gatlin come out on top at this summer’s IAAF world athletics championships in Beijing. Darren Campbell, recently spe … Read more

UKA to part with Alberto Salazar?

07/08/2015 by Marc Alner

A recent advancement has been made in the Athletics world amidst all the controvery of doping. After the formal investigation held by BBC panorama into the Nike Oregon Project on June 3 accusing Alberto Salazar of utilising illegal procedures on his athletes, namely Galen Rupp, United Kingdom Athlet … Read more