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8 Picture this – Peres Jepchirchir

10 Latest news from the world of athletics

12 National Athletics League returns

14 Records tumble as standards rise


Ask The Athlete


16 British 400m record-holder Iwan Thomas answers your questions


My Greatest Race


18 Martyn Rooney recalls breaking an important barrier on home turf at Crystal Palace


The Fire That Burns


20 Hammer thrower Mark Dry determined

to go out on his own terms


Here Comes Summer


24 10 good reasons why the 2022 season will

be very much worth watching


Business Decision


28 Tim Hutchings on the importance of the Diamond League to an athlete's career  


Going All In


32 Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie preparing

to pursue every opportunity this year


Just The Beginning


36 Why Birmingham wants to keep bringing

top-level athletics events to the city


An Extra Push


38 American star Fred Kerley looking for more after coming so close to 100m glory


One-lap Wonders?


42 Ed Faulds, Alex Haydock-Wilson and Charlie Dobson on their 400m futures


Oh, What A Night


46 Race director Ben Pochee explains the ethos and aims of the Night of the 10,000m PBs


Sensory Overload


52 Verity Ockenden shares the immersive experience of competing at Highgate


Going The Distance 


54 AW statto Steve Smythe looks at the best 10,000m performances in Britain


Rising Star  


61 Learning more about Megan Keith


Moving On 


62 Steve Vernon on the chance to work on the British Athletics' endurance set-up




66 The latest news and research

68 How They Train – Beth Potter

70 Mind the gaps in training

72 Planning how to reach your peak

76 Ask The Physio with Paul Hobrough

78 Paul Freary covers every footwear angle


Club Focus


82 Gateshead Harriers' unsung hero

John Stephenson

86 Me and My Club with Becky Briggs

88 Teamwork paying off for Wirral AC




90  Round-up of the last month's action

Closing stretch

94  A Lap With ... Calli Thackery

95  Test your knowledge with our 10 teasers

96  Have Your Say: readers' letters

98  Dip Finish

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