AW 06.02.20 (published: 06/02/2020) 06.02.2020


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AW 06.02.20


DIGEST
6 Jemma Reekie tells AW about her 800m British record run
7 Organisers say coronavirus will not stop Games
8 Lorraine Ugen on coaching switch
9 Karlsruhe long jump format criticism
10 National Athletics League appoint officers
11 Dina Asher-Smith takes pressure in her stride

ACTION
20 BUCS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS
Anna Emilie Møller and Mahamed Mahamed win long races at BUCS in Edinburgh

OLYMPIC MEMORIES
32 SALLY GUNNELL
Olympic 400m hurdles champ recalls victory in Barcelona in 1992

SPOTLIGHT
14 SHOE CONTROVERSY
World Athletics’ ruling on carbon fibre-plated footwear and the implications for the sport
36 MARY RAND AT 80
Mel Watman on the career of the 1964 Olympic long jump gold medallist

PERFORMANCE
41 Warm-ups – The effects of menstruation on strength training
42 Lewis Moses on why tempo running deserves a prominent place in a runner’s training schedule
44 Laura Weightman and coach Steve Cram talk to Matt Long about transitioning from 1500m to 5000m on the track
46 What can athletics coaches learn from rugby coach Eddie Jones?
48 Product reviews – part 1 of our spring running shoes guide taking a look at some latest models

REGULARS
12 HAVE YOUR SAY
Readers call for better access to the nation’s athletics tracks and a new two-tier London Marathon entry system
18 UKA VIEW
Leading official Malcolm Rogers on the rewarding job of working at para athletics events
62 DIP FINISH
TV presenter Ben Fogle features the story of the coach of drug cheat Elvan Abeylegesse who became a hermit

THE BIG INTERVIEW
28 BARRY CRAIGHEAD
Katy Barden speaks to one of Scotland’s top officials – the Edinburgh starter Barry Craighead

RESULTS & FIXTURES
50 Results round-up includes coverage of British under-20 record-breaking performances from Vienna and Loughborough, plus half-marathon news from Japan, top indoor performances in Paris and a parkrun ‘world record’
59 What’s On fixtures guide

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