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SCHWAZER’S WIN PROVOKES DISGUST

CRAZINESS AND CONTROVERSY IN THE WORLD OF ATHLETICS

THE athletics world collectively held its head in its hands as Alex Schwazer returned from a four-year drugs ban to win the 50km race at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome on Sunday.

The Italian failed a drug test on the eve of London 2012 and confessed to buying EPO and administering it to himself.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 14 DINA ASHER-SMITH Sprinter’s remarkable journey from kit carrier at London 2012 to Rio medal hope SPOTLIGHT 20 BACK TO BASICS Legends Basil Heatley and Bill Adcocks discuss Britain’s current marathon plight 24 MICHELLE CARTER Interview with the world indoor shot champ 38 ZATOPEK BOOK REVIEW Mel Watman recaps on the latest insights into one of the all-time greats NEWS 7 Paula Radcliffe concerned at CAS ruling 8 Trayvon Bromell at Manchester CityGames 9 London Olympic track relaid STATISTICS 30 ROAD TO RIO The history of the men’s javelin at the Olympic Games TALKING POINT 28 LANE TWO CURSE Why sprinters may be hoping to avoid the second lane in this year’s Olympics PERFORMANCE 42 Sports science news 44 High jump masterclass with Allan Smith 46 When should you run twice a day? 48 Product reviews – summer tops 50 Club Night – Keswick AC ACTION 52 DOHA DIAMOND LEAGUE Eilidh Doyle takes victory at a top-quality series-opener 56 BRITISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE Birchfield open title defence in style RESULTS & FIXTURES 60 Top results from last weekend 72 Previews of the Shanghai Diamond League, Great Bristol 10km, BMC Manchester and BMAF Road Relays 75 Fixtures for the month ahead REGULARS 40 YOUNG ATHLETE 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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THE athletics world collectively held its head in its hands