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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…

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…

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