AW 23.01.20 (published: 23/01/2020) 23.01.2020


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AW 23.01.20


DIGEST
6 Midland Counties to start affiliation scheme
7 Malcolm Arnold receives prestigious IOC coaching award
8 Christian Taylor on the new athletics association
10 Birmingham ready to stage The National Running Show
11 Tributes pour in for former agent Maurie Plant

LOOKING AHEAD TO LONDON
18 MARATHON FEVER
We set the scene for what looks like being a monumental Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26
20 KENENISA BEKELE & DAVID WEIR
Ethiopian great has been inspired by Eliud Kipchoge’s feats and is hoping to break the Kenyan’s marathon world record plus eight- time champion David Weir gets ready for his 21st London race
22 STEPHANIE DAVIS
2:27 marathoner finds herself in the hunt for Olympic qualification after just a short time at the sharp end of endurance running
26 DEWI GRIFFITHS
Welshman eyeing what would be the perfect birthday gift as he continues his comeback from debilitating illness and injury
30 10 COMMANDMENTS OF MARATHON TRAINING London Marathon veteran Steve Smythe offers his advice on how to get the most out of your marathon performance

REGULARS
12 UKA VIEW
Sarah Rowell comments on the recent elite athlete performance review with an additional ‘executive summary’ by the independent analyst, Vikki McPherson, who oversaw the process
62 DIP FINISH
Stephen Scullion unleashes his inner animal to run a marathon PB at the Houston Marathon

TALKING POINT
32 NIKE VAPORFLY
Our resident shoe guru Paul Freary looks at the controversial Nike Vaporfly in a week where the debate has really taken off

PERFORMANCE
41  Warm-ups – special focus on ‘blade jumpers’
42  Strength training for distance running – the second of a two-part article by coach David Lowes

STATISTICS
38 2019 PARKRUN RANKINGS
Leading marks across the country in various age groups from young athletes through to masters

SPOTLIGHT
36 CHARLIE SPEDDING
Former London Marathon winner has brought out a new book and here we offer another extract – this time about evolution and its links to athletics

RESULTS & FIXTURES
46 Results round-up includes news from the Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon, London Games, BMC Cardiff Open and Lotto CrossCup in Belgium
59 What’s On fixtures guide 

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