Athletics Weekly March 2021 (published: 04/03/2021) March 2021


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Athletics Weekly March 2021


IN THIS ISSUE

 

DIGEST

8 Picture special – Elliot Giles leads the way to a British indoor 800m record

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

11 Jason Henderson pays tribute to ‘the god father of athletics’ Sir Eddie Kulukundis

12 Five things we’ve learned from a busy month of action indoors

18 Athletes’ call for zero tolerance brings immediate action from UKA

20 Nathan Douglas outlines his concerns for athletes’ mental health

 

TALKING POINT

22 Toni Minichiello asks if Talent Hubs are the best way forward

 

STAYING POWER

26 Legendary sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on why her motivation levels are still so high

30 World record-breaker Nick Willis on his changing relationship with running

34 Jo Pavey on the ‘fun’ of testing herself in trying to qualify for a sixth Olympics

36 Renaud Lavillenie on bouncing back to the top level of pole vaulting

38 Statto Steve looks back through history to find the most prolific and enduring athletes

 

MY GREATEST RACE

42 John Regis recalls his success at the 1990 European Championships

 

STOPPING THE DROPOUT

44 Peta Bee examines the latest research and hears of ways to keep youngsters in the sport

 

OLYMPIC MARATHON TRIAL

50 Which runners will blossom in Kew Gardens on the road to Tokyo?

 

INTERVIEW

54 Robert Hawkins discusses marathon standards and the different stresses of coaching

58 Vancouver-based Sarah Inglis on a mission to make sure of her marathon place

 

ASK THE ATHLETE

60 Supermiler Steve Cram answers your questions

 

ME AND MY CLUB

62 Long jumper Adam McMullen outlines the debt he owes to Crusaders

 

THE 100 CLUB

64 Adrian Stott compares the three fastest performances over 100km

 

PERFORMANCE

70 The latest news and research

72 The Art Of – Sprinting. John Shepherd on what it takes to get up to speed
76 How They Train, with world U20 record-breaker Keely Hodgkinson

78 Is it all in the genes? Looking at the age old question of nature v nurture

82 Physio Paul Hobrough is here to help with your lower back pain problems

84 Running shoe guru Paul Freary looks at some of the most innovative footwear out there

 

RESULTS

90 Steve Smythe picks out February’s highlights

 

CLOSING STRETCH

94 A Lap With...Elliot Giles

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

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