13 reasons why Jamaica’s Warren Weir is king of Instagram

Warren Weir is a Jamaican sprinter. He has won Olympic 200m bronze, world 200m silver and 4x100m gold. One day he will inherit the earth. This is why we think he’s already an Instaking…

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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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Isiah Young: “I sort of stumbled into track”

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The relatively unheralded Isiah Young has appeared from nowhere to head the men’s US 200m rankings going into Moscow. SPIKES just had to find out more about the next Kansas Cannonball.

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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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Tyson Gay: “I think my best years are ahead of me”

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Find out how one of the world’s fastest men ever must battle his own body, not to mention Usain Bolt, for a shot at immortality.

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Churandy Martina: Bolt and Blake are beatable

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He’s had the best view in the house for every one of Bolt’s storming Olympic finals. Churandy Martina, one of the world’s most consistent performers, chats to SPIKES about getting kicked in football, Beijing heartbreak and beating the Jamaicans…

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McCorory: “I ended up breaking the national high school record in my first race”

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The girl who discovered the 400m by accident talks to SPIKES about London gold, life after athletics and running sub-49.

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Williams: “I’ve been running too fast. It’s about peaking at the right time”

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As Great Britain’s Jodie Williams embarks on the long road to Moscow 2013, she chatted to SPIKES about her friend Allyson Felix, being too quick, and her addiction to the ‘horrible’ 400m.

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The sprint sensation who kept Didier Drogba up all night

She boasts the six fastest times in the world this year for the 60m, is only the seventh woman in history to dip below seven seconds, and has even caused footballer Didier Drogba to have sleepless nights…

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Ahoure furore: Murielle’s Olympic efforts sparked a frenzy in the Ivory Coast

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