Blessed with talent

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Not many people at the Moscow 2013 World Championships could say they worked harder than Blessing Okagbare, who competed eight times in seven days. The Nigerian superwoman tells her story to SPIKES.

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Nickel Ashmeade takes the world’s fastest interview

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Jamaican sprinter Nickel Ashmeade placed fifth and fourth in the world 100m and 200m finals at Moscow 2013, and won 4x100m relay gold. But that’s nothing compared to the demands of the world’s fastest interview. On your marks, set… GO!

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What will Bolt run at Glasgow 2014?

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With Usain Bolt still undecided on whether he’s competing at next year’s Commonwealth Games, SPIKES thought we’d try to turn him on to Glasgow with some serious – and not-so serious – speculation about what events he would or could compete in…

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The moment I became champion of the world #4 – Kim Collins

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In preparation for Moscow, SPIKES has tracked down 10 great world champions to ask them about their first golden moment. St Kitts & Nevis sprinter Kim Collins caused a shock in 2003, winning the world 100m title by a whisker in Paris.

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The moment I became champion of the world #1 – Ato Boldon

In preparation for Moscow, SPIKES has tracked down 10 great world champions to ask them about their first golden moments. First up, Trinidadian sprinter turned pundit Ato Boldon bounces back from 100m disappointment to strike 200m gold in in 1997…

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Meet Jamaican sprint star Nickel Ashmeade

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Yohan Blake’s former schoolmate Nickel Ashmeade is the only other Jamaican besides Usain Bolt who will compete over both 100m and 200m in Moscow. Ashmeade talks to SPIKES about his journey from the world’s best sports days to the world championships, and why he wants to become a chef.

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Adam Gemili: The fastest teenager’s fastest interview

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GB sprint star Adam Gemili on pole vault, a school teacher named Miss Anguish and his perfect dinner party ..

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Tyson Gay’s New York

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Tyson Gay is enjoying a fine season, and won again at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday, clocking a 10.02 100m into a headwind. He has competed there seven times in the last nine years, so we wanted to find out what makes Tyson tick when he’s in the Big Apple.

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Ivet Lavola talks to SPIKES about her hero Stefka Kostadinova

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Sorry, boys. The heart of Europe’s fastest women Ivet Lalova belongs to someone else: Bulgarian high jump world record holder Stefka Kostadinova.

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Jonny May: “Speed is a very important part of my game”

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He’s as quick as Usain Bolt over 40m, is a former pole vaulter, and fancies himself as a potential triple jumper. Meet Gloucester winger and recent England call-up Jonny May, a man who owes some of his rugby success to the sport of athletics.

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