The June issue of AW features exclusive interviews with the reigning 100m world champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Fred Kerley.
The Jamaican talks openly about why wanting to prove a point to herself – and the belief that she can run even faster – keeps her coming back for more in a career which has already brought so much. The American, meanwhile, explores his love of competition…and gardening.
The magazine is packed with topical features, too, including a look at how athletics might rethink event presentation to inspire the next generation, while we examine Mo Farah’s long goodbye from competitive running.
Columnist Katharine Merry explores how to deal with the dark arts of mind games, Verity Ockenden writes about ways in which athletes might start to build a profile off the track, while Paralympic T38 Thomas Young also writes about why this is such a crucial time for para sport.
There are a whole host of other big interviews with figures from across the sport to get your teeth into, including 1500m man Neil Gourley, plus our focus on field events features Olympic and world champion pole vault champion Katie Moon, multiple global shot put champion Sandra Perkovic, European shot put silver medallist Lawrence Okoye and his fellow Britons Amelia Strickler and Chris Bennett.
Our packed performance section is, as usual, full of expert advice, plus Paul Freary tests the best running shoes in which to log your summer miles.