Athletics Weekly May 2021 (published: 06/05/2021) May 2021


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Athletics Weekly May 2021


DIGEST

8 Picture special – Hayward Field reopens its doors for competition 

10 Latest news from the world of athletics

12 Paul Freary gives his views on the ongoing running footwear debate

14 Dan Greaves outlines how the Athletes' Commission can help with competitions           

 

TALKING POINT

16 Tim Hutchings looks at the difficult task of how athletes are handling the season ahead

 

GLORIOUS GÖTZIS

 24 Toni Minichiello examines a combined events meeting which is revered across the world 

 

NO BARRIERS

28 Steeplechaser Aimee Pratt looks back at how far she has progressed and what lies in store

 

WAYDE'S WORLD       

32 400m superstar Wayde van Niekerk is back and looking to overtake his previous self 

the long game

36 James Dixon outlines why the long-standing javelin world record may be about to fall 

 

STATISTICS

42 Statto Steve selects 12 world records which have had a huge impact on the sport

 

ME AND MY CLUB

44 Marathon runner Steph Davis talks about her development with Clapham Chasers  

 

AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

46 Eilish McColgan on moving up the distances and her family's history with Tokyo

 

ASK THE ATHLETE

50 David Moorcroft answers your questions

 

THE RACE OF HIS LIFE

52 Chris Thompson on his emotional trials win

 

HERE TO STAY?

56 Tom Bedford and Hugh Brasher give their views on the future of the marathon trials

 

MY GREATEST RACE

58 Adam Gemili on the 2017 World 4x100m

 

CHARIOTS OF FIRE AT 40

60 Tom McNab takes us behind the scenes of an enduring and iconic athletics film

 

PERFORMANCE

66 The latest news and research

68 How Team New Balance Manchester found the recipe for success

72 How to help young athletes tackle the all-too common issue of knee pain 

76 The Art Of...javelin throwing. Renowned coach Dan Pfaff examines a multi-faceted skill

80 How They Train – with Peloton instructor and marathon runner Becs Gentry 

82 Physio Paul Hobrough on the benefits that come from keeping your core strong

84 Off-road footwear which will tame the trails

 

RESULTS

90 Steve Smythe picks out April’s highlights

 

CLOSING STRETCH

94 A Throw With…Lawrence Okoye

95 Test your knowledge with our quiz

96 Have Your Say: readers’ letters 

97 What to look out for this month

98 Dip Finish 

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