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Sha’Carri: Athletics’ Diamond or Dynamite?

Sha’Carri: Athletics’ Diamond or Dynamite?

Drake and Michelle Obama speaking about an athlete? Must be Bolt… you know the GOAT 9x Olympic Champ. No… They, along with the rest of the internet, speak about Sha’Carri Richardson, a 21-year-old who hasn’t even been to the Olympics yet. Why Sha’Carri? In case you’ve been living under a rock, black culture, and to…

Modelling as Athletes

Modelling as Athletes

Featured image by: Getty Images | Athletes are always in high demand when it comes to modelling, but how do you get into modelling as an athlete? There are various ways, such as being scouted or applying through agencies such as FORTE. I see it a lot like most (all) things in life, it’s mainly…

Side Hustle Series: Reynold Banigo

Side Hustle Series: Reynold Banigo

Featured Image by British Athletics 1. Who are you? My name is Reynold Banigo, I am 22 and from Leeds, now based in Loughborough 2. What sport do you do? I do athletics and compete in the long jump, my personal best is 7.94m. I am the current British Outdoor Champion aiming to qualify for…

Super Spikes: Are They Fair?

Super Spikes: Are They Fair?

Tommie Smith (307) wins the 200m from Peter Norman (111) and John Carlos (259) at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City (© AFP / Getty Images) The Nike Air Zoom Viperfly aren’t the first super spikes to be shelved. Back in 1968, the Puma Brush spikes were also banned before the Olympic Games. The…

Side Hustle Series: “Yummy Cups” by Katie Stainton.

Side Hustle Series: “Yummy Cups” by Katie Stainton.

Featured image by Dmytro Vakulka Who are you? Katie Stainton 2. What sport do you do? Great Britain Heptathlon 3. What’s your side hustle? Yummy cups-“little cups of yumminess” which is basically a layer of chocolate, a layer of either Biscoff, peanut butter or cookie dough and then another layer of chocolate to make a…

The Rising Expectations of Age-Group Excellence.

The Rising Expectations of Age-Group Excellence.

Featured Image By British Athletics ‘Records are made to be broken’ Could this increasing pressure be driving athletes away from the sport and subsequently, due to rising standards could more athletes be developing injuries as a result? ‘But that’s part and parcel of being an athlete…’ For athletes in Olympic and Paralympic Sports, high calibre…

Injuries and Comebacks: Mindset is Everything.

Injuries and Comebacks: Mindset is Everything.

Featured Image by David J Phillip / The Associated Press Every athlete deals with injury. But it’s how we deal with it that matters. They test how well your body can hold up to recovery and how you can rehab. But moreover, it tests mental strength as well. Here’s how I have dealt with this…

Side Hustle Series: Beth Dobbin

Side Hustle Series: Beth Dobbin

Featured image by Getty Images Who are you? Beth Dobbin 2. What sport do you do? 200m Sprinter for Great Britain 3. What’s your side hustle? I’ve recently signed up to BorrowMyDoggy, where I get to look after dogs and take them on walks when the owners are busy. I also work at the security…

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