Athletics Weekly June 2021 (published: 03/06/2021) June 2021

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Athletics Weekly June 2021


8          Picture this – testing times at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

10        Latest news from the world of athletics

11        Kyniska Advocacy to combat abuse in sport

12        Remembering the life of the legendary runner and pioneer Ron Hill

14        Tim Hutchings outlines why delaying parkrun's return has been a costly error

16        Hannah England on the "own goal"of reducing England's team at the Commonwealth Games

18        The main talking points from an eventful Diamond League opener in Gateshead


10,000m Challenge

22        Mo Farah looks ahead to mounting the defence of his Olympic title


British Championships Preview Special

 28       Seb Coe highlights why the past is helping Britain's middle-distance future  + The "comedic night" in Florence which
            ended with the 800m world record

34        Imani-Lara Lansiquot and why the "fearlessness" of being yourself pays off

38        Hammer thrower Chris Bennett on the rise after reaching his lowest ebb

42        Statto Steve casts an expert eye over the most prolific national champions


The Vicious Circle      

46        Former world champion Danny Talbot calls time on his Olympic dream for now


Ask the athlete

50        Former 10,000m world record-holder
            Dave Bedford answers your questions


US Olympic Trials Preview


52        Coach Mark Coogan on navigating through America's cut throat championships

56        Sha'Carri Richardson ready to banish some bad memories in Eugene


Talking Point

60        Toni Minichiello urging coaches to bring parents on an athlete's journey


My Greatest Race

62        Hannah Cockroft recalls the 100m victory which made her believe again


Des Linden Interview

64        The 50km history maker and Boston Marathon star on the allure of running


Me And My Club

68        Calum Johnson's gratitude for Gateshead



70        The latest news and research

72        Taking high jump to the next level

76        How They Train – with Jake Smith 

78        The Art Of...hurdling. Coach Lorna Booth's expert advice on overcoming barriers

82        Physio Paul Hobrough on helping your hips

84        The kit which will fuel your need for speed



Steve Smythe picks out May's highlights


Closing stretch

94        A Lap With…Verity Ockenden

95        Test your knowledge with our quiz

96        Have Your Say: readers’ letters 

97        What to look out for this month

98        Dip Finish 


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