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GREG EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

FOR someone with no dance background, Greg Rutherford is still going strong on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as the series moves toward the final stages.

The long jump legend is still in with a shout of a podium place with dance partner Natalie Lowe despite being a self-confessed rookie on the dance floor.

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About AW – Athletics Weekly Magazine

SPOTLIGHT 15 50 GREATEST THINGS IN ATHLETICS We pick the best products and items from the world of athletics in our inaugural list 26 CINDY OFILI Interview with one of the unsung heroes of Rio after her fourth place in the Olympic 100m hurdles final 30 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Diane Modahl, the 1990 Commonwealth 800m champion PERFORMANCE 36 Sports science news 38 Solve your nutrition problems 40 Power up your hamstrings 42 Psychological expectations NEWS 6 Purdue lands a ‘Plan B’ PB 8 Alison Leonard over Rio upset 12 Steve Lewis gets London upgrade RESULTS & FIXTURES 44 Results, including Frankfurt Marathon and World Trail Champs 56 Previews of the Saucony English Cross Country Relays in Mansfield and the TCS New York City Marathon 57 What’s On – events coming up on road, track and cross country REGULARS 34 YoungAthlete 61 Quiz–test your knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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