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Athletics Weekly is the UK's number one magazine for athletes - it includes features on track and field, road running and cross country. Discover the most up-to-date news on the world of athletics not just in the UK, but globally as well. Founded in 1945, Athletics Weekly magazine has been dedicated to acquiring the most relevant and reputable news for their readers, with top quality content on the greatest and most famous Olympic sports out there. Every week, you can expect to be kept informed of the latest product reviews, training guides, news and reports.


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AW - The best coverage of the No.1 Olympic sport  |  12052016  


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

Athletics Weekly magazine was founded in 1945 by Jimmy Green, who produced the magazine in the bedroom of his bungalow in Kent. Ever since then, Athletics Weekly has been dedicated to bringing its readers the highest quality news from the world of athletics. The journalists at Athletics Weekly have always prided themselves for being at the coal face of sports - interviewing athletes and coaches at all the top events, as well as the smaller ones.


Athletics Weekly magazine has earned its title as the ultimate bible for athletics and the first port of call for serious athletes and athletic fans looking for a great read. Each magazine contains in-depth training guides and tips to help maximise your fitness and get the most out of your athletic lifestyle. Athletics Weekly contains a roster of track and field, cross-country, road racing and race walking events from across the country you can sign up for. You can expect detailed reports and results from the greatest athletic events that are happening around the world - always stay up-to-date with the champions!


Whether you're a keen athlete, a professional or even a newbie to your sport of choice, Athletics Weekly is the interesting and informative read that’ll help maximise your potential as an athlete. 

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  • A dedicated and passionate group of journalists and editors who produce the best content possible

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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in AW - The best coverage of the No.1 Olympic sport 12052016.

FORGOTTEN CHAMPIONS PULL NO PUNCHES Tokyo 1964: a poignant marathon medal ceremony featuring Abebe Bikila, Basil Heatley and Kokichi Tsuburaya – see p20-23 – only one of whom survives todayMARK SHEARMAN editor’s comment BACK IN 2004, t...
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE A KIT CARRIER AT LONDON 2012, DINA ASHER-SMITH COULD BE WINNING A MEDAL AT THE RIO OLYMPICS, WRITES JOHN WRAGG GETTY IMAGES FOR BRITISH ATHLETICS & MARK SHEARMAN WHEN SHE was eight years of age, D...
MARATHON BRAINSTORM A ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT BRITISH MARATHON STANDARDS LED TO SPICY DEBATE AND SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Legend: Basil Heatley won Olympic marathon silver and (inset) set a world marathon recordMARK SHEARMA...
GET CARTER STUART WEIR SPEAKS TO THE NEW WORLD INDOOR CHAMPION, MICHELLE CARTER, WHO IS HOPING TO BETTER HER FATHER’S OLYMPIC SILVER IN THE SAME EVENT THE WOMEN’S shot put in the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Champions...
LONDON 2017 TIMETABLE HERE IS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LONDON 2017 ADVERTORIAL TICKETS for London 2017 go on sale on August 1 and so if you are keen to watch the biggest athletics events of next year the...
AN ENDURING STORY MEL WATMAN REVIEWS A REVEALING BOOK ON ONE OF THE GREATEST DISTANCE RUNNERS OF ALL TIME Surrounded by photographers in his heyday, Emil Zàtopek is still the focus of media interest with the publicatio...

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