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

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Athletics Weekly September 2021


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



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



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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