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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…

The Meteoric Rise of Kevin Metzger

The Meteoric Rise of Kevin Metzger

“The pain of the 400m is strangely addictive. Even though it hurts, it doesn’t stop me coming back”

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…

Diabetes: How My Life Changed Forever as an International Athlete.

Diabetes: How My Life Changed Forever as an International Athlete.

My life literally changed, forever. Sir Steve Redgrave, Henry Slade and Muhammad Ali – what do they have in common? Yes, they are all international sporting superstars, but they are also type 1 diabetics, the condition that changed my life, forever. From the moment they told me I might not be able to do gymnastics…

Health, Fitness and Injuries: What Can It Do To An Athlete?

Health, Fitness and Injuries: What Can It Do To An Athlete?

Let me start by saying, not a single professional athlete on the planet is healthy. Is it healthy to put that much stress through your knee every time you jump onto a high jump bed? Or the amount of physical pain you endure training for an Olympic 10,000m? Or bending your arm into all sorts…

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…

My Transplant and Me.

My Transplant and Me.

“Will I ever run again?” It was the first question I remember asking when I woke up from a week long coma. My name is Emma. I’m the athletics programme manager at Loughborough University and used to be a half decent sprinter. I made it to a few British Championships finals, picked up some medals…

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…

The Pitfalls of Potential.

The Pitfalls of Potential.

Written by Sabrina Bakare, Featured Image By: Athletics Weekly / World Youth Championships Donetsk 2013, 400m Gold Medal. Potential is great. Potential can also be pretty problematic. Potential is defined as: having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future. The downside of something positive has it’s pitfalls, you see potential isn’t…

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Featured Image By: World Athletics It’s Valentine’s Day; a time to celebrate love and romance. But what if you have to be up for training at 6 am tomorrow? Or what if you’re suffering from DOMS so painful you can’t “put on a show” on the big day? The dating game can be a challenging one,…

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