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MINI MARATHON HOPEFULS PUT TO THE TEST AT STARLET CAMP

EIGHTY of Britain’s best young runners went the extra mile on their pursuit to reach the top of the sport as they were put through their paces at the London Marathon Events Young Athletes Camp.

Making strides: young athletes at the camp at St Mary’s University
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Attendees at St Mary’s University included those who placed highly at the 2016 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon, such as under-17 women’s winner and European youth 1500m silver medallist Sabrina Sinha, as well as some top English Schools cross-country and track performers.

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SPOTLIGHT 12 JARRYD WALLACE The American who stands between Jonnie Peacock and Rio gold 14 DATHAN RITZENHEIN The American hoping to prevent a Mo Farah Great North Run hat-trick on Sunday 24 RIO DIARY Jason Henderson provides a behind-the-scenes insight into AW’s Olympics coverage ACTION 40 2016 SCHOOL GAMES Anna Burt and Holly Mills among the record-setters at Loughborough 44 DIAMOND LEAGUE Laura Muir loses but gains the overall series title in Zurich NEWS 6 CityGames a “perfect fit” for Muir 8 Latest Paralympics news 10 Box4Kids scheme revels in athletics A BRIT ABROAD 30 Television commentator Tim Hutchings looks back on his travels to Rio and recent Diamond Leagues PERFORMANCE 32 Sports science news 34 Eilish McColgan on the ‘pressures’ of being a child of elite athletes 36 Tom McNab continues his expert look at techniques at the Olympics 38 Products – sports socks reviewed PREVIEWS 16 Great North CityGames preview 20 Great North Run preview 54 Previews – Paralympics and Brussels Diamond League RESULTS & FIXTURES 46 Results round-up, including report from Berlin’s ISTAF meeting 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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WHEN it comes to Britain’s No.1 sporting legend, the following
SPOTLIGHT
IN 2010, BEFORE HIS AMPUTATION, JARRYD WALLACE SAID HE’D BECOME THE FASTEST PARALYMPIC ATHLETE ON THE PLANET, WRITES BEN COLDWELL
AMERICAN DATHAN RITZENHEIN, A FORMER TRAINING PARTNER OF MO FARAH, HOPES TO SPOIL THE HOMECOMING PARTY IN THE NORTH EAST THIS SUNDAY, WRITES EUAN CRUMLEY
AW EDITOR JASON HENDERSON LOOKS BACK ON A DOZEN DAYS OF COVERING THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO
ACTION
BRITAIN’S TOP SCHOOL-AGE ATHLETES WENT TO LOUGHBOROUGH TO CONTEST THE LAST MAJOR DOMESTIC TITLES OF THE YEAR
BRITON TAKES DIAMOND RACE DESPITE NARROW DEFEAT AS ELAINE THOMPSON AND CHRISTIAN TAYLOR PROVIDE THE HIGHLIGHTS
NEWS
BRITAIN’S two world No.1 athletes both take to the streets
LAURA MUIR WILL GO INTO THE GREAT NORTH CITYGAMES NOW RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST MILE RUNNERS
A PRIORITY entry window for the first Birmingham International Marathon
BRITISH international half-marathon runner Ryan McLeod will take up a
GAINING Paralympic Games selection in just his second proper competitive
RUSSIA ABSENCE OPENS THE DOOR FOR BRITS TO SEIZE THE MEDAL PODIUM AND SHINE IN RIO, SAYS HEAD COACH PAULA DUNN
REIGNING Paralympic champions Richard Whitehead and Hannah Cockroft have been
PARALYMPIC champion Jonnie Peacock says the crowd numbers at the
IN JUNE at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto,
LOOK no further for the direct impact of the London
AN INITIATIVE that began at Anfield six years ago is
THE CHAIRMAN of the British Athletics Supporters Club (BASC) says
EIGHTY of Britain’s best young runners went the extra mile
CUBA’S 2008 Olympic discus silver medallist Yarelys Barrios has had
NOTTS Athletics Club faces a fight to keep control of
THE BRITISH and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships on September
RUNNING legend Ron Hill took a heavy tumble at the
A BRIT ABROAD
THE 2016 SEASON SAW AN AMAZING MIX OF UPS AND DOWNS, SAYS TIM HUTCHINGS
PERFORMANCE
PARENTAL influence and support is a key factor in young
IMPROVING healthy gut bacteria by consuming foods rich in so-called
ATHLETES have used cooling vests, pre-training ice baths and even
FEMALE triathletes suffer high rates of pelvic floor disorders according
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ONE HUNDRED leading lights in endurance medicine are to gather
IT’S OFTEN SAID THAT TO SUCCEED IN SPORT YOU NEED TO CHOOSE YOUR PARENTS CAREFULLY. BUT IS HAVING CHAMPIONS AS PARENTS A BLESSING OR A CURSE? ASKS
IN THE SECOND PART OF HIS OLYMPIC REVIEW, TOM MCNAB ANALYSES THE POLE VAULT, LONG JUMP AND DISTANCE EVENTS
IT’S TIME TO SORT OUT YOUR SOCK DRAWER, SUGGESTS PAUL FREARY, AS WHAT’S ON YOUR FEET CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR PERFORMANCE
PREVIEWS
OLYMPIC MEDALLISTS GET SET TO STAR ON THE STREETS OF TYNESIDE
BRITAIN’S GREATEST DISTANCE RUNNER MO FARAH CHASES HIS THIRD TITLE
LIKE MO FARAH, one of the world’s greatest ever female
YOUR DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE TO WHO TO WATCH OUT FOR – AND WHEN – IN RIO
MORE TITLES AT STAKE AS TRACK AND FIELD’S TOP SERIES COMES TO A FITTING CLOSE
RESULTS & FIXTURES
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