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THE RACING vest worn by New Zealand legend Peter Snell when he won two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics has sold for NZ$140,000 ($100,000).

New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa said it was delighted to buy the item, which is stained, slightly torn and still bears the bib number 466 that Snell wore in Japan.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 16 EILIDH DOYLE British hurdler challenging for medals in Rio SPOTLIGHT 22 JASMIN STOWERS Interview with American 12.35 sprint hurdler 28 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? UK all-time marathon No.2 Mara Yamauchi 32 CHAMPION OF YESTERYEAR Bob Cole – the top professional distance runner of a century ago NEWS 6 IAAF uphold Russia ban for Olympics 8 Clean Soviets stake claim for Rio 11 Jama Aden arrested in drugs bust 12 Desiree Henry – GB can win sprint relay 14 Lynsey Sharp says Glasgow is hard to beat 16 Annie Conway wins world mountain gold PERFORMANCE 36 Sports science news 38 Peaking for middle-distance running 40 Club Night – Corby AC 41 Hayley Yelling’s killer training session 42 Product reviews – hydration TALKING POINT 26 Tim Hutchings on empty seats in Oslo, Olympic standards and Caster Semenya PREVIEW 70 British Championships preview ACTION 44 EA U23/U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS Morgan Lake and Imani Lansiquot were both on top form at Bedford 54 DIAMOND LEAGUE Dina Asher-Smith wins in Stockholm RESULTS & FIXTURES 56 Results round-up 75 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 30 YOUNG ATHLETE 34 YOUR SAY 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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Editor’s Letter
IN THIS issue of Athletics Weekly you’ll find two very
THE BIG INTERVIEW
EILIDH DOYLE has started 2016 with a bang. She won
SPOTLIGHT
JASMIN STOWERS threatened to take women’s sprint hurdling by storm
MARA YAMAUCHI is a woman of many talents. In addition
AS MO FARAH, multiple world and Olympic champion, heads for
NEWS
RUSSIA is not the first country to miss the Olympic
THE Grand Hotel in Vienna staged a momentous day in
ED WARNER, chairman of UK Athletics, says Russia should not
A SCATHING report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency on
Dec 2, 2014: German documentary by Hajo Seppelt claims Russian
“The systematic doping that has been ongoing in Russia –
Darya Klishina: the Russian long jumper is based at IMG
YELENA ISINBAYEVA, the two-time Olympic pole vault champion, is leading
Hajo Seppelt, the man who produced the German documentaries on
PARALYMPICS long jump champion Markus Rehm saw his hopes of
THE secretary general of the Russian Athletics federation (RusAF), Mikhail
OSCAR PISTORIUS stunned onlookers in a Pretoria courtroom last week
UK ATHLETICS and the home country athletics federations announced record
ROBBIE GRABARZ’s silver medal at this year’s World Indoors in
JAMA ADEN, the coach of world 1500m record-holder Genzebe Dibaba,
THE RACING vest worn by New Zealand legend Peter Snell
AW COVER STAR Bobby Clay leads the GB team for
STILL smarting from an agonising fourth place in the women’s
THE national road relays this autumn will be combined into
DAVID DEVINE has hardly had a moment’s rest during an
LONDON 2017 has appointed The Sports Consultancy as the exclusive
BARELY two years after inspiring the nation at the first
BRITISH ATHLETICS has signed Müller Yogurt & Desserts to be
LYNSEY SHARP is limbering up for the Olympics but says
DOUBLE European gold medallist Aled Davies says his record-breaking form
ANNIE CONWAY showed no particular sporting talent at school and
A 12-STRONG GB team has been announced for the IAU
EIGHT Britons have been picked to race this year’s IAU
CARDIFF AAC leads British Athletics League Division 2 so far
THE charity Right To Play and British Athletics last week
PERFORMANCE
PREPARING to produce your top performance when it matters most
A HORMONE produced by bones in response to exercise is
BEETROOT’S high levels of nitrate have boosted its reputation as
ATHLETES who are encouraged to specialise in events at a
Why: The shoe is the first to use FlyteFoam, Asics’
RESULTS of a new animal study published in the American
EVERY athlete wants to compete well all of the time
Corby AC was formed by coaches John Montgomery and Charles
AT THE 2004 European Cross Country Championships in Heringsdorf, Germany,
This is one of many products that claims to replace
TALKING POINT
LIKE the blurred carriages of a high-speed train whistling past
PREVIEW
THIS weekend, British athletes will be vying for national championship
Dan Bramble has marks from last year and jumped well
ACTION
WITH many athletes understandably focused on Rio preparations and no
POOR weather and empty spectator seats blighted the 2017 BAUHAUSgalan
RESULTS & FIXTURES
SUPPORTING EUROPE WHATEVER happens in the Euro referendum, I hope
THE second running after the return of this popular event
Leading age-graded Cardiff Blackweir: M Rees 16:34 M60 98.83%; Falkirk:
REGULARS
HAVING won the trial race last weekend in a big
Email: jason.henderson@athleticsweekly.com or write to us at Athletics Weekly, The
WELCOME to another in a regular series of quizzes and
BRITISH runner’s high-profile attempt to break the longstanding record for
JARED TALLENT belatedly received his Olympic gold medal this month,