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ROAD REVISIONS

PACED OR NOT, ROAD RACING NEEDS A MAKEOVER, SAYS TIM HUTCHINGS

PICTURES: MARK SHEARMAN & VICTAH SAILER

YOU CAN surely hardly have failed to notice, unless you exist in blinkered, ignorant bliss in terms of a major branch of our sport – the autumn marathon season is in full swing, with 26.2-mile races like Berlin, Chicago, Amsterdam, Toronto, Frankfurt, Cape Town, Cologne, New York and Fukuoka, just to name a few of the monstrous global gatherings, each providing a massive payday to numerous elite athletes, a precious fund-raising opportunity for thousands of charities, and a unique chance to be proud for tens of thousands of sub-elite runners, joggers and even walkers. In short, marathons improve lives, millions of them.

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SPOTLIGHT 18 JESSICA ENNIS-HILL Pictorial tribute to the London 2012 Olympics heptathlon champion as she calls time on her career 28 TRACK AND FIELD TOURS The travel company celebrates 25 years of taking fans to athletics events worldwide ACTION 40 GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN Andy Vernon and Elizeba Cherono take half-marathon victories PERFORMANCE 32 Sports science news 34 Mara Yamauchi’s ‘killer’ session 35 Take time to reflect and recover 36 Dietary planning for athletes 38 Products – all-weather shoes A BRIT ABROAD 24 ROAD REVISIONS Tim Hutchings argues that road racing needs an overhaul NEWS 6 Jessica Ennis-Hill retires 8 Toni Minichiello queries KJT split NEWS FOCUS 14 Volunteers and legends honoured at England Athletics awards in Birmingham PREVIEWS 56 Great South Run and World Masters, plus TV guide RESULTS & FIXTURES 44 Results round-up 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 26 Your Say 30 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish
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