Alex Seftel

Alex Seftel

Van Niekerk, KJT, Muir and Reekie expected in Trieste on Saturday

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31/07/2020 by Alex Seftel

World 400 metres record-holder Wayde van Niekerk headlines a stellar lineup for the Triveneto meeting in Italy on Saturday. The South African Olympic and double world champion – who spent two seasons on the sidelines before returning to the track in February – is set to continue his comeback by taki … Read more


Trafford to host British Milers Club return on Saturday

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24/07/2020 by Alex Seftel

Middle distance racing is back on your screens this weekend, as the British Milers Club (BMC) prepares to host a set of three-lanes-per-race heats in a pilot event in Trafford in Manchester. The open meeting, the BMC’s first of the summer, will see athletes remain in lanes for the entirety of their … Read more


Duplantis and Ståhl headline Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden

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07/07/2020 by Alex Seftel

World pole vault record-holder Mondo Duplantis and world discus champion Daniel Ståhl headline the field for Wednesday evening’s Folksam Grand Prix in the Swedish city of Karlstad. 20-year-old Duplantis – who set a best-ever 6.18 metres in Glasgow in February – comes in off the back of clearing 5.94 … Read more


Decathlon record holder Kevin Mayer wins Ultimate Garden Clash

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08/06/2020 by Alex Seftel

Decathlon world record holder Kevin Mayer took a comfortable victory in a special combined events edition of the World Athletics Ultimate Garden Clash. Mayer beat the reigning gold and silver medallists from last year’s World Athletics Championships, Niklas Kaul and Maicel Uibo, in a competition fea … Read more


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


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


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.