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LOOK OUT FOR ‘ALSO-RANS’ IN CLASS OF 2016

Jason Henderson, editor

editor’s comment

Clubs battle for points in last weekend’s UK Women’s League – see pages 58-59
MARK SHEARMAN

IF YOU WANT to catch an early glimpse of the athletics stars of the future, there is only one place to be this week. The New Balance English Schools Championships in Gateshead on Friday and Saturday will see the champions of tomorrow cutting their teeth at the “Kids’ Olympics” (see p73). But there’s one crucial bit of advice – don’t be seduced by the heroics of the winners.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 16 JADE LALLY The English discus record-holder reflects on her journey to securing an Olympic spot NEWS 6 CAS hold key to Russia in Rio 8 Giles back on two feet after bike crash 10 Rimmer runs SB after injection 12 Hamstring injury gives Bolt nervy wait 13 Pearson target’s Gold Coast 2018 PERFORMANCE 46 Wendy Sly’s killer training session 48 Research: Menstrual cycle on performance 50 Club night – Ayr Seaforth STATISTICS 22 Men’s defending Olympic champions and how they might fare at the Rio Games SPOTLIGHT 28 A look at the career of Ireland’s Maeve Kyle 30 Mel Watman investigates what happened to competitors from the 2006 English Schools 42 Masters sensation Tony Bowman ACTION 52 US Championships – world-leading marks and a top long jump competition as athletes battle for Rio Olympic Games places 56 British Athletics League – coverage of the Premiership match in Birmingham 58 UK Women’s League – report on Premiership action from the meeting at Lee Valley RESULTS & FIXTURES 60 Results round-up 75 What’s On – fixtures guide PREVIEW 73 A look ahead to the New Balance English Schools T&F Championships in Gateshead REGULARS 38 YOUNG ATHLETE 40 YOUR SAY 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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WITH summer now in full swing (yes, really, look at
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NEWS
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RUSSIAN athletes hoping to compete at the Rio Olympics will
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THE TEARS which flowed from Dina Asher-Smith in the immediate
TWO years after being crushed in a motorcycle accident, British
NATHAN DOUGLAS says he stands “absolutely no chance in hell”
LAWRENCE CLARKE says the pressure of his training group in
HOLLY BRADSHAW believes she has a big chance of an
“INSPIRE a generation” was London 2012’s tagline, and Britain’s Rio-bound
MICHAEL RIMMER is hopeful his body will now stand up
LENNIE WAITE says it took time to pick herself up
MARKUS REHM will no longer seek participation at the 2016
USAIN BOLT’S dream of an historic Olympic sprint “triple-triple” have
FRENCH triple jumper Teddy Tamgho has revealed that a benign
AUSTRALIA’S Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson says she is already
SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS’ golden career came to an end at the
THE GREAT North Run’s big ambition of having all 193
ENGLAND Athletics has partnered with five marathons in the UK,
CHELTENHAM & County Harriers vice-chairman Dave MacNamee has died suddenly
MO FARAH and Jessica Ennis-Hill will star on “Super Saturday”
TWENTY-FOUR more athletes have been added to the Great British
TWO agents behind many of Kenya’s top distance runners have
PREVIOUS studies have linked running to improving memory and recent
CONTRARY to popular opinion, running is not bad for your
THE date for the inaugural edition of the Great Birmingham
SOME of the most promising trail runners from around the
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A 12-year-old American girl has astounded the running world by
MODEL and marathon runner Nell McAndrew will help the Jane
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PERFORMANCE
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TOO many 12-14-year-olds are regularly consuming sports drinks, increasing their
SUBMERGING yourself in icy cold water has been hailed as
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What: A small, hard-wearing plastic clip that creates a bow-less
ATHLETES who have gained Olympic selection could do worse than
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MANY WOMEN athletes say their menstrual cycle impacts upon their
IT IS DUBBED ‘the curse’ and is indeed the scourge
Since forming in 1961 as the result of an amalgamation
STATISTICS
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SPOTLIGHT
IRISHWOMAN Maeve Kyle OBE had to wait until she was
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RESULTS & FIXTURES
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PREVIEW
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REGULARS
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Email: jason.henderson@athleticsweekly.com or write to us at Athletics Weekly, The
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