Purdue, Hauger-Thackery and Sesemann to make Olympic debuts
Athletics Weekly
by Jason Henderson
4h ago
Marathon trio are the first athletes to be named in the British athletics team for Paris Charlotte Purdue, Calli Hauger-Thackery and Phil Sesemann have been named in the first wave of Olympic marathon selections for the British team ahead of the Paris Games. There is no definite spot in the squad yet for Emile Cairess, though, despite him running 2:08:07 on his marathon debut in London last year and having shown great form with a 60:01 half-marathon on Sunday despite running with a broken hand. If Cairess wants to run in Paris in August, he will now need to confirm his ability in this year’s T ..read more
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Abigail Pawlett set for Glasgow after PBs at BUCS Indoor Champs
Athletics Weekly
by Steve Smythe
22h ago
Multi-eventer stars at a top-class BUCS event in Sheffield along with hurdler Daniel Goriola in a UK round-up which also includes a W50 record on the roads and a masters inter-area match BUCS ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, Sheffield, February 23-25 Glasgow-bound pentathlete Abigail Pawlett got a great send off for the World Indoors when she won the hurdles in a PB 8.17 which was backed up by a 14.16m shot PB which got her second spot at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Champs. Daniel Goriola won the 60m hurdles in 7.72 to go second all-time in the under-20 age group t ..read more
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Mind and motion
Athletics Weekly
by Tim Adams
1d ago
A new research project from ASICS is exploring how much of an impact perception of effort can have on athletes  Last December, AW travelled down to Seville to witness a new research project by ASICS on the perception of effort. The purpose of the experiment was to discover the relationship between how athletes run and their perception of effort, physically and mentally, focusing on the impact of pacing.  For the experiment, ASICS created a 600m lap with asphalt surface at the Plaza de America. When elite athletes from ASICS ran on the circuit, wearing the new METASPEED Series – the M ..read more
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British roll of honour at the World Indoor Champs
Athletics Weekly
by Jason Henderson
1d ago
From John Regis in 1989 to KJT and Andy Pozzi in 2018, Britain has won 18 titles at the World Indoor Championships As we head into the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team will have home advantage and is looking to improve its all-time gold medal tally of 18. If you consider that one of these victories was courtesy of the 4x400m quartet of Perri Shakes-Drayton, Christine Ohuruogo, Shana Cox and Nicola Sanders in 2012, the number of gold medals is actually 21. There is one Brit who has won two titles as well – Ashia Hansen, who took the tripl ..read more
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KJT and Josh Kerr nominated for Laureus awards
Athletics Weekly
by Tim Adams
2d ago
British gold medallists from World Championships in Budapest both make prestigious shortlists Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Josh Kerr have had their success at last year’s World Championships recognised by Laureus. The British pair are just two of nine track and field athletes who have been nominated for the 2024 Laureus World Sports Awards, with the winners announced in Madrid on April 22. After rupturing her Achilles tendon and then right calf muscle in as many years, Johnson-Thompson recovered from both to become a double world heptathlon champion. She is on the shortlist for the comeback o ..read more
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Revée Walcott-Nolan thriving in OAC Europe
Athletics Weekly
by Jason Henderson
2d ago
A new training programme with more mileage but less intensity seems to be working for the British 1500m runner ahead of the World Indoors in Glasgow Revée Walcott-Nolan takes to the track for heats of the women’s 1500m at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow on Friday (March 1) fighting fit and full of confidence. “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been at this time of year,” she says. “In previous years I’ve always had injuries and illness but this winter I’ve had none of that.” Part of the reason is joining the On Athletics Club (OAC) Europe squad where a new training routine under coach ..read more
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Top 4 most anticipated athletics events in 2024
Athletics Weekly
by Athletics Weekly
2d ago
AW promotion Every year is jam-packed with all sorts of sports events. Racing, football, basketball, Olympics (Summer and Winter), running, horse racing, bowling, golfing and a thousand more are just some examples. Keeping track of what competition you would like to follow and watch can be overwhelming since we are buried with choices. But glancing at curated lists, like the one below, can set you on the right path. 1. African Games The African continent is known for its many Olympic achievements, medals and set records. Some of the finest athletes hail from Africa, and this year, from the 8th ..read more
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Paavo Nurmi’s medals returning to Paris
Athletics Weekly
by Athletics Weekly
2d ago
Five golds won by “The Flying Finn” in 1924 to form part of new exhibition in French capital The last time the summer Olympics were staged in Paris, back in 1924, Paavo Nurmi was one of the standout performers. As he created history by winning no fewer than five gold medals in a single Games, he was dubbed as  “The Flying Finn”, “The Phantom Finn” or “The Finnish Running Marvel”. Now, 100 years on from his incredible feats of athleticism, Nurmi’s medals are returning to the French capital for the first time since he was awarded them for winning the 1500m, 5000m, the 3000m team event and t ..read more
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Big half-marathon PB from Emile Cairess in Naples
Athletics Weekly
by Jason Henderson
3d ago
Britain’s leading marathon man goes No.3 on the UK all-time rankings for 13.1 miles with 60:01 in Italian race Emile Cairess narrowly missed the one-hour barrier as he ran a near half-minute PB of 60:01 at the Napoli City Half Marathon on Sunday (Feb 25). In his first race of the year and wearing a strapping on a broken right hand after a recent training fall, the 25-year-old went No.3 on the UK all-time rankings behind Callum Hawkins’ 60:00 and Mo Farah’s 59:32. With the British Olympic Association surely poised to name both Cairess and training partner Phil Sesemann in the team for the Paris ..read more
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Molly Caudery improves pole vault world lead to 4.86m
Athletics Weekly
by Jason Henderson
3d ago
Rising star of British athletics enjoys another great performance ahead of the World Indoor Champs in Glasgow Molly Caudery’s fine indoor season continued on Saturday (Feb 24) in Rouen, France, when the British pole vaulter cleared 4.86m for a meeting record, personal best and world-leading mark. Competing at the Perche Elite Tour pole vault meet in front of a 5000-strong crowd, the 23-year-old attempted a UK record of 4.91m but had to settle for 4.86m. It follows her 4.85m win and world lead at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham the previous weekend and will be one of Britain’s leading ..read more
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