Keeping Track: Monday news column 24th December

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TRIBUTES TO CLUB LEGEND

People have paid tribute to a ‘Warrington Athletics Club legend’ who devoted 60 years of his life to the sport. Nev Jones is described as a hero and there’s a full piece in the Warrington Guardian.

ALLYSON FELIX REVEALS BIRTH OF DAUGHTER CAMRYN

“At that point, the only thing I cared about was that my daughter, Camryn, was OK. I didn’t care if I ever ran track again. I was just praying that she would be OK.” A gripping read on ESPN from Allyson Felix, who describes her life in 2018 and what it was like to be rushed to hospital and give birth prematurely recently.

SPANISH CROSS COUNTRY HERO TALKS ABOUT EMOTIONAL WIN

“It was possibly the best day of my life as an athlete”. Read a great chat with Solange Pereira who took gold for Spain in the Mixed Relay at the European Cross Country Championships. More on the European Athletics site.

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CHRISTMAS TIPS FROM TOP ATHLETES

Athletics Weekly has put together some tips for training (or just taking a break) on Christmas Day.

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FRED KERLEY EXPLAINS STEER TOWARDS ATHLETICS

World 4x400m silver medallist Fred Kerley has told the IAAF he used to be a big basketball and football player, but breaking his collarbone led him to his current track and field path.

IAAF ALLOWS CHANGES OF COUNTRY

The IAAF has also approved nation transfers for 10 athletes. President Sebastian Coe says the new rules allow those with a “genuine connection” to represent a different country “after appropriate checks and balances”.

London 2017 World Championships. London Stadium / Olympic Stadium. Photo: William Warby via Flickr.
Photo: William Warby via Flickr.

WORRIES CAUSED BY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GRASS TRACK

A coach in Australia is concerned about injuries that could be picked up as a result of running on a substandard grass track. It’s hoped Bomaderry in New South Wales will soon have it’s own all-weather athletics track, but the local council is working out how it will fit around a croquet club, indoor stadium, and plans for a new swimming pool. The South Coast Register has this report.

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First published on: 24 December, 2018 10:22 am

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