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SPRINT KING

RUTH JONES FINDS OUT WHAT THE UK 200M RECORD-HOLDER IS UP TO IN 2016

REIGNING UK 200m recordholder and the first Briton to break 20 seconds over the distance may have retired from athletics 16 years ago, but John Regis remains an integral part in the burgeoning careers of future stars of the track.

Although he took his time believing in his own potential as a precocious teenage sprinter – and still rates his relay gold in the 1991 World Championships 4x400m as his greatest achievement rather than individual glory – he is brimming with positive belief in his own protégés now he is in the athlete management industry at Stellar Athletics.

The 49-year-old three-time Olympian set up the business with his ex-partner and fellow GB sprinter Jennifer Stoute when he hung up his spikes 16 years ago.

However, it wasn’t a straightforward path to his current role managing the professional lives of world-class athletes including Lynsey Sharp, Serita Solomon, Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir, Shara Proctor and Desiree Henry to name but a few on the company’s roll call.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 16 SEREN BUNDY-DAVIES The Trafford athlete on her late rise to the top of British women’s one-lap running SPOTLIGHT 20 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? British 200m record-holder John Regis on his life now as an athlete manager 24 ALAN PERKINS Catching up with the 1958 National champion NEWS 6 Martyn Rooney allowed Euro 400m defence 8 Greg Rutherford on his jumping garden party 9 Perri Shakes-Drayton back in action 12 Emily Diamond: ‘why I switched from tennis’ STATISTICS 30 ROAD TO RIO The in-depth history of the women’s relays at the Olympic Games PERFORMANCE 32 Sports science news 34 Why athletes are at great risk of skin cancer 36 Finishing speed in the middle-distance events 38 Product reviews – colourful kit TALKING POINT 26 Understanding how athletics is viewed is key to its increased success ACTION 44 BIRMINGHAM GRAND PRIX Mo Farah sets UK record, while David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop are also in form 52 ROME DIAMOND LEAGUE Almaz Ayana clocks the second quickest ever 5000m as Greg Rutherford also takes win RESULTS & FIXTURES 56 Results, including national league action 72 Oslo Diamond League preview 75 Comprehensive fixtures guide REGULARS 40 YOUR SAY 42 YOUNG ATHLETE 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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