Alex Seftel

Alex Seftel

Marilyn Okoro says her mum is now her 'biggest fan". Photo: Marilyn Okoro.

Marilyn Okoro: “My mum didn’t even want me to run!”

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29/04/2020 by Alex Seftel

“I am just someone that is fuelled by ‘no’, I’ve had so many ‘nos’ in my lifetime. Starting with my mum, she didn’t even want me to run!” At a time when many athletes are facing uncertainty and adversity that requires mental strength, Olympic medallist Marilyn Okoro has a lot of advice to give. The … Read more


2018 Manchester International. Photo: MV4R Photography. England Athletics

Live athletics coming up in 2020 on runjumpthrow.com

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06/03/2020 by Alex Seftel

This year’s athletics coverage has already kicked off with indoor championships in Scotland and Wales and there is also plenty of cross country action to catch up on, which can be found in the coverage section of our website. Earlier this year, Vinco travelled to the Sätra Grand Prix in Sweden, and … Read more


Kelly Massey: “I never made an English Schools semi-final, never mind a final”

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02/03/2020 by Alex Seftel

“You’ve got to appreciate what you have actually done rather than thinking ‘I didn’t get to do this, I didn’t get to do that,’ ” believes Kelly Massey. The Olympic, European and Commonwealth medallist retired from competitive athletics two years ago, announcing her decision with a tear-jerking monta … Read more


British Athletics organise major UK competitions and support top athletes. Photo: Richard Phipps via Flickr.

Neil Black to leave UK Athletics performance director role

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08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

Neil Black is to leave his role as UK Athletics Performance Director, the governing body has announced. Black had recently spoke out about the need to “play back” previous decisions he made in the wake of a ban on Sir Mo Farah’s former coach Alberto Salazar. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) handed … Read more


Quiz: Can you match these 2019 athletics events with where they took place?

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08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

How much do you remember from the 2019 athletics season? Enough to match these venues with the events they hosted? When you’re ready, click on the green ‘play quiz’ button. You have three minutes. Good luck!


Quiz: Can you match these UK athletes with the events they do?

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08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

The task is simple. 20 British track and field athletes need matching up to the disciplines they do, be it runs, jumps or throws. Just four minutes on the clock. Hit ‘play quiz’ when you are ready.


James Tomlinson: Teenage discus talent in the #ThrowThursday hot seat

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03/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

Throw Thursday is discus day this week as one of Britain’s brightest young throwing prospects has a turn in the Vinco hot seat. 19-year-old James Tomlinson, co-captain of the GB junior team at the European Under-20 Championships this summer, raves about his scrambled eggs. With studying along with t … Read more


Dina Asher-Smith winning the 2018 British Championships. Photo: MV4R Photography

Quiz: Connect Britain’s fastest sprinters with their personal bests

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30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

After Dina Asher-Smith’s British record to win silver at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, I want to know if you can correctly pick out the personal bests of Britain’s fastest ever 100m runners. There are 10 men and 10 women. You’ve got five minutes. Click the ‘play quiz’ icon to start … Read more


Quiz: Can you name the British athletes who won medals at London 2017?

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30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

Wonderful home crowds, a beautiful Olympic Stadium, and expectation for some of the greatest ever British athletes. Can you remember which Brits stood on the podium at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London? Click here to see the licence for the image used in this article under creati … Read more


Lewis Byng: 17-year-old shot putter delighted by record-breaking rise

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26/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

17-year-old Lewis Byng has no shortage of confidence or maturity. The teenage thrower was coaching himself until twelve months ago. “I didn’t really go to a gym, it was mainly track work on my own. I’d get my mum to record throws and every session I’d get five or six videos to look at and I have a g … Read more