Athletics Weekly December 2020 (published: 03/12/2020) December 2020


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Athletics Weekly December 2020


100-page special diamond anniversary issue PLUS 80-page end-of-year rankings supplement, featuring the best performances from athletes across the globe.

IN THIS ISSUE

 

DIGEST

8 Picture special – a look back at the European Cross Country championships

12 News in Brief – the biggest stories from the past month

 

AW AWARDS

14 Who are your choices for 2020? We unveil, talk to and analyse the performances of this year’s winners

 

TALKING POINT

36 Toni Minichiello asks how athletics will fulfil the ambition of the new unified plan

 

MY GREATEST RACE

40 Jenny Meadows looks back on a world bronze medal-winning performance from 2009

 

75 YEARS OF AW

THE HISTORY

42 Former editor Mel Watman guides you through the history of an iconic magazine

 

THE BIG INTERVIEW

44 Jason Henderson speaks to Olympian Eric Shirley, who first appeared in AW in 1946 and still races today

 

10 GREAT MOMENTS

50 How Fanny Blankers-Koen blazed a trail at the London Olympics of 1948

52 Emil Zatopek’s unforgettable 1952 gold medal hat-trick in Helsinki

54 The performance which saw Roger Bannister scale the Everest of athletics

56 Why Dick Fosbury’s high jump technique was far from being a flop

58 When Seb Coe and Steve Ovett turned the tables on each other in Moscow

60 Bob Beamon’s giant long jump of 1968 and the epic battle which followed 23 years later

62 Jonathan Edwards recalls what was a perfect day in Gothenburg 25 years ago
64 Dame Kelly Holmes and the dream double which was realised in Athens
66 When Bolt’s Berlin brilliance meant he had the world at his feet
68 Super Saturday and the evening when gold rained down in 2012

 

STATISTICS

70 Steve Smythe takes a look at the impressive strength of British women’s 1500m running

 

ME AND MY CLUB

72 Olympian Freya Ross and the journey which has taken her full circle to Falkirk

 

PERFORMANCE

74 The latest news and research
76 How They Trained – comparing the approaches of Coe, Cram and Ovett

80 Running repairs – Physio Paul Hobrough looks at dealing with shin splints

82 Time to get kitted out – Paul Freary selects some of the items on many athletes’ wish lists

 

RESULTS

92 Steve Smythe picks out November’s highlights

 

CLOSING STRETCH

94 A Jump With ... Nikki Manson
95 Test your knowledge with our quiz
96 Have Your Say: readers’ letters and opinion

97 What to look out for this month
98 Dip Finish – moving from sprints to the shot

 

COMPETITION TIME

99 Win a pair of HOKA Clifton Edge shoes

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