Athletics Weekly February 2021 (published: 04/02/2021) February 2021


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Athletics Weekly February 2021


IN THIS ISSUE

DIGEST

8 Picture special – Jim Walmsley comes within seconds of 100km record

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

12 Andy Turner pays tribute to his coach and great friend Lloyd Cowan

14 British pole vault champion Holly Bradshaw argues the case for field events

 

TALKING POINT

18 A thorough look into the heated debate which surrounds the move for cross country equality

24 Toni Minichiello outlines why coaches can burn out too and must take care of themselves

 

BIG INTERVIEW

28 Laura Muir on wellbeing, discovering why she still loves her day job and how she got her mojo back after injury problems

 

INDOOR SPECIAL

34 Examining the evolution of athletics competition under cover

42 Remembering the epic indoor clashes between Seb Coe and Dave Lewis in 1986

44 Ashia Hansen recalls the day she hopped, stepped and jumped to a world record

48 A rundown of the best indoor performances of all time

50 Former world champion Marlon Devonish on the pros and cons of an indoor 200m

 

MY GREATEST RACE

52 Jason Gardener brings back some painful memories of an amazing 60m victory

 

STATISTICS

54 Steve Smythe assesses how good a gauge indoor success can be in Olympic year

 

RON PICKERING REMEMBERED

58 30 years on from his death, Jason Henderson profiles a man who left a great legacy

 

JUMPING INTO THE FUTURE

62 Andreas Trajkovski on how community and creativity will help athletics to thrive

 

GROUP THERAPY

66 Coach Mark Coogan on the training set-ups which are reviving American distance running

 

ME AND MY CLUB

70 Why Charlotte Arter has so much to thank Cardiff for

 

THE LONG HAUL

72 Damian Hall talks about epic adventure and environmental concerns

 

PERFORMANCE

76 The latest news and research

78 The Art Of – Long Jump. John Shepherd launches a new series by outlining what it takes to make a big leap

82 Paul Hobrough on curing piriformis problems 84 How They Train, with British indoor champion sprinter Andy Robertson

88 Running shoe guru Paul Freary sizes up some of the latest footwear

 

RESULTS

92 Steve Smythe picks out January’s highlights

 

CLOSING STRETCH

94 A Throw With...Amelia Strickler

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 – Planet Earth Games

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