AW 05.12.19 (published: 05/12/2019) 05.12.2019


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05.12.2019


DIGEST
6-11 UKA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
• Liz McColgan on the use of thyroid medication in athletics
• Pole vaulter Anna Gordon on welfare issues in the sport
• Highs and lows of UK Athletics during its 20-year history
12 Lottery lists revealed ahead of Olympic year
13 Ojie Edoburun among those not on funding for 2020
14 Butchart leads British hopes in Portugal
15 Valencia marathon breakthrough for Steph Davis
16 Piasecki believes superb marathon results are not a fluke
17 Croydon Harrier raises money for heart charity with special flag
THE BIG INTERVIEW
18 KATARINA JOHNSON-THOMPSON
Paul Freary meets KJT at the launch of the new England Athletics “Funetics” initiative for youngsters in Liverpool
PREVIEW
46 EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Euan Crumley looks ahead at the main contenders competing
in Lisbon this weekend
SPOTLIGHT
22 SHORT COURSES
After the Leeds Abbey Dash was judged to be short by 23m,
Steve Smythe looks at the topic of course measurement
22 VERONA MARATHON
Jessica Whittington reports from northern Italy and a road race that might appeal to travelling British runners
PERFORMANCE
39 Warm-ups – latest training-related news
40 Winter health check – advice on how to bolster your body to avoid colds this season
42 How They Train: Adam Hickey and Phoebe Law offer advice on
preparing for cross-country races
RESULTS & FIXTURES
32 Major fixtures 2020 – two-page calendar of key domestic and international meetings for next year
50 Results round-up includes news from the Valencia Marathon in Spain
59 What’s On fixtures guide
REGULARS
24 HAVE YOUR SAY
Readers offer their views on a variety of issues in the sport from the Diamond League to young athlete drop-out rates
62 DIP FINISH
Miss World contestants descend on Lee Valley Athletics Centre for a special sports day event ahead of their main beauty pageant this month in London

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