If I could change the rules…

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SPIKES asked three US track and field stars, Jenny Simpson, Will Claye and Queen Harrison, to tell us what they’d change if they were in charge of the sport for the day.

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Why, why, why Dalilah?

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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.

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Jehue Gordon: from tragedy to triumph

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Read the amazing story of Trinidad & Tobago’s Jehue Gordon, the 400m hurdler who used adversity to fuel his desire to become champion of the world.

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Eilidh Child’s all Hearts

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European indoor 400m silver medallist, world 4x400m bronze medallist and world 400m hurdles finalist Eilidh Child reveals her passion for Scottish football club Heart of Midlothian.

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Zuzana Hejnova takes the world’s fastest interview

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World 400m hurdles champion Zuzana Hejnova on Forrest Gump, Abba and making athletics a bit more like… golf?

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Luguelin Santos: My hero Felix Sanchez

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Olympic 400m silver medallist Luguelin Santos talks to SPIKES about his hero and team-mate, the legendary 400m hurdles champion Felix Sanchez

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Five reasons why… Zuzana Hejnová is so good this year

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Olympic bronze medallist Zuzana Hejnová of the Czech Republic has emerged as one of the stand-out stars of the 2013 season. Heading into the London Diamond League on Friday she was unbeaten, and extended that run to eight 400m hurdles races with a national record and world-leading 53.07. She tells SPIKES why it’s all going so well.

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KJT takes the world’s fastest interview

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World junior long jump champion and European under-23 heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson is competing in the long jump at the London Anniversary Games on Saturday. Given her penchant for records, we thought we’d test KJT with the world’s fastest interview…

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The moment I became champion of the world #3 – Sally Gunnell

In preparation for Moscow, SPIKES has tracked down 10 great world champions to ask them about their first golden moment. At the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, Great Britain’s Sally Gunnell won 400m hurdles gold in world record time. Take it away, Sally…

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What’s in Eilidh Child’s kitbag?

Eilidh Child is a Team GB 400 metre hurdler and Puma athlete.  You can read a feature about Eilidh on SPIKES here, or find out more about Puma Running here.

Yelena’s back! Cain’s improving & Harting breaks more hearts

Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva only needed two for the win; China has a new(ish) long jump star in Li Jinzhe; Russia rules race walking; Jess Ennis’ wedding guest list; Cain, Harting and more … SPIKES reviews the weekend, in numbers. 

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Michael Tinsley’s long and hurdling road

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Michael Tinsley has dipped below 49 seconds for the 400m hurdles in each of the past nine seasons: but he just could not make a major championships. In 2012, it finally came together as he landed Olympic silver with a new PB. This is his journey.

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