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RUNNERS WIN THE LOTTERY

A GROUP of West Country marathon runners who bought a EuroMillions ticket on a whim as they travelled to the Amsterdam Marathon ended up winning £1 million.

In the money: runners celebrate their EuroMillions win with some champagne

The syndicate from Mount’s Bay Harriers backed their friend’s ‘lucky feeling’ and bought 13 tickets at Exeter Airport as they travelled out to the Netherlands – and then a few days later realised their ticket had come up trumps.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 14 ANDREW BUTCHART How the Scottish runner will try to build on his magnificent 2016 SPOTLIGHT 18 ED WARNER UKA chair on preparations for the 2017 World Championships 24 RACE PRIZES Road runners recall their most bizarre winnings 26 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Triple Olympic champion Peter Snell looks back on his career 30 RON PICKERING FUND Twenty-five years after Ron Pickering’s death, Stuart Storey recalls the success of the RPMF ACTION 40 BMAF CROSS RELAYS Records go at Long Eaton as eight clubs share the spoils PERFORMANCE 34 Sports science news 36 Treating Achilles problems 38 Products – rain jackets TALKING POINT 20 Sub-2:20 marathoner Michael Crawley gives an inside view on anti-doping in Ethiopia NEWS 6 Laura Muir on doubling up 8 Birmingham Half has wide appeal RESULTS & FIXTURES 44 Results round-up 57 What’s On fixtures guide PREVIEWS 56 Liverpool Cross Challenge REGULARS 23 Book reviews 32 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your

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ED WARNER PUTS NEXT YEAR’S MASSIVE SUMMER OF ATHLETICS INTO PERSPECTIVE
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PERFORMANCE
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NEWS
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