Athletics Weekly September 2021 (published: 09/09/2021) September 2021


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Athletics Weekly September 2021


Digest

8 Picture this – a giant leap at the Paralympics

10 Latest news from the world of athletics

12 Peacock part of a big moment in Tokyo

16 The Diamond League talking points from Eugene, Lausanne and Paris

20 What a difference a day makes for Aleksandr the Great

22 Sasha Zhoya underlines star potential

24 Joe Ewing and a big American move

 

Walking a tightrope

26 Why using supplements has put so many athletes on edge

 

Me and my club

30 Andy Butchart on the environment which helped turn him into a two-time Olympian

 

Back on the road again

 32 A look at how the major mass participation running events at making a comeback

 

The Great North Run at 40

36 Sir Brendan Foster looks back at how an idea was turned into a phenomenon

 

London Marathon preview

46 Showpiece returns to the UK capital

48 The international elites to look out for 

50 Charlotte Purdue ready to bounce back

52 Jonny Mellor delighted to be one of the crowd again

54 Wheelchair racers have it all to play for 

 

My Greatest Race 

56 Paula Radcliffe pinpoints a muddy cross-country triumph in Ostend

 

Molly Seidel interview 

58 The Olympic bronze medallist on why there's nothing straightforward about her success

Who's the greatest?  

62 Steve Smythe selects the finest male distance runner of all time

 

A relay to remember

66 30 years on from an unforgettable 4x400m performance in Tokyo

 

Time well spent

72 Beth Pascall and the sabbatical which helped cement her place in the ultra elite

 

Performance

76 The latest news and research

78 How They Train – with Jake Heyward

80 The Art of Pole Vault

84  Physio Paul Hobrough identifies the injury traps to avoid 

86  Your autumn footwear options

 

Results

90  Round-up of the last month's action

 

Closing stretch

94  A Lap With... Samantha Harrison

95  Test your knowledge with our quiz

96  Have Your Say: readers' letters

98  Dip Finish

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