World 400m hurdles silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad is one of the hot new names to emerge in global athletics this year. SPIKES finds out how and why the world number 57 in 2012 became a podium filler at Moscow 2013.
The European Cross Country Championships is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Serbian capital of Belgrade this weekend. So to toast the annual mud-fest, we present you ten reasons why the Euro Cross rules.
Drouin on Bondarenko: “I’ll be looking to take him down next season”
Derek Drouin was one of the star cast in a stellar high jump final at the Moscow 2013 World Championships this summer. We speak to the Canadian record holder about clearing 2.40m, and the unconventional training methods he’s using to do it.
Three of our track and field superheroes are in line to win big at the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Gala. But will it be Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Valerie Adams or Zuzana Hejnova celebrating in Monaco this weekend?
With the superheroes of world athletics busy ironing their party pants for the 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Gala in Monaco this weekend, SPIKES gives you the 411 on the three contenders for best man: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bohdan Bondarenko.
US Olympic 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross has just starred in her own TV show Glam & Gold, with husband and NFL star Aaron Ross. SPIKES finds out what she makes of the reality TV business, and which other athletes could be stars of the screen.
Three-time Olympic medallist Jared Tallent is among the world’s very best race walkers, and he’s currently preparing for this month’s Tour de France style event held in Suzhou, China. SPIKES finds out more.
US indoor one mile and 3000m champion Will Leer (centre) is perhaps best known for his incredible face furniture. We talk to him about his love affair with the moustache; why our great sport needs more lip ticklers; and how to grow the perfect mo.
Is Brittney Reese the greatest athlete you've never heard of?
If you want a guaranteed gold at a major championships, then the most reliable athlete to call upon is US long jumper Brittney Reese. SPIKES catches up with Reese about an amazing career so far, her big ambitions for 2014 – and why she hasn’t enjoyed greater plaudits for her success.
World 4x400m champion and 400m silver medallist Tony McQuay was a gifted football player at high school. The one-lap sprinter tells SPIKES which athletes he would pick for his winning track and field football team.
Brenda Martinez takes the world's fastest interview
Under the intense pressure of SPIKES’ super quick interview, we find out that the USA’s world 800m medallist Brenda Martinez loves Amy Winehouse; could have been a police officer; and really fancies picking Haile’s brain before doing the marathon…
You can’t set a world record on your own. Find out who inspired the Olympic champion and fastest 110m hurdler ever, Aries Merritt, and why he has watched Liu Xiang’s 2004 Olympic win more than 500 times on YouTube.
It’s hard to imagine a major women’s shot put podium without a certain New Zealander in the centre of it, but can teenage sensation Jacko Gill become the next great Kiwi thrower? SPIKES speaks to the big-biceped lad about his formidable junior career, training in the middle of the night, growing chillies and training like he’s in Rocky IV…
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Symmonds' track and field manifesto
Few current athletes are as keen to stick their head above the parapet as world 800m silver medallist Nick Symmonds. The US middle-distance star tells SPIKES his big ideas to improve the sport he loves: from alcohol to advertising; and what athletics can learn from the likes of Nascar and tennis.
At Moscow 2013, Canada had their best ever world championship medal haul, and won as many medals, five, as they did at the four champs between 2005 and 2011. SPIKES spoke to Athletics Canada’s High Performance Director Scott MacDonald to find out how they did it.
Australia’s former world and Olympic pole vault champ Steve Hooker is the latest athletics star to appear on TV show Dancing with the Stars. Here, SPIKES looks at some of the other track and field stars that swapped their spikes for a leotard…