The September issue of AW looks back on an unforgettable edition of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.
From an in-depth interview with Britain’s Josh Kerr and his coach Danny Mackey about how they found the route to 1500m gold, through to triple gold medallist sprinter Noah Lyles explaining why his work is far from done, we speak to the big names about the big moments in Hungary.
There are also features on heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s success, analysis of the British team’s overall performance, why Sha’Carri Richardson splits opinion but is brilliant for athletics, plus how Femke Bol bounced back from her horrible fall and a focus on the new generation being led to glory by Glen Mills, the man who mentored Usain Bolt. With all the facts and figures from a breathtaking nine days of competition, too, every World Championships angle is covered.
While the British team were doing so well on the world stage, one of the country’s greatest ever athletes has said his farewell to competitive. Mo Farah is deciding what his next steps might be, but we look at how his talents could be put to good use, plus there’s a look back over the great performances of his career on the track and the roads.
Autumn marathon season is almost upon us, too, and Eliud Kipchoge is heading back to Berlin, the scene of his world record-breaking run. The Kenyan, however, is already looking towards next year and his aim of winning a third consecutive Olympic gold.
Jonny Mellor is another marathon man with Paris in mind, but first he is targeting the inaugural World Road Running Championships. We speak to the British international and preview this new event on the international calendar.
There’s also the usual expert training advice plus our columnists cover the latest issues.