Getting fishy with Nick Symmonds

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World 800m silver medallist Nick Symmonds just LOVES to fish. Find out why chasing steelheads floats his boat, and why David Rudisha is like a great white shark.

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Aman of Steel

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SPIKES speaks to the unlikely track and field hero who might just yet become one of the greatest two-lap runners ever. Meet Mohammed Aman, Ethiopia’s 800m world champion.

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Duane Solomon: Bang Bang theory

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SPIKES charts the speedy rise of middle distance ace Duane ‘Bang’ Solomon over the last 18 months, and finds out how his coach is pushing his student to break his own US 800m record.

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Brenda Martinez takes the world’s fastest interview

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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…

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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Symmonds’ track and field manifesto

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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.

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A life spent running

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Brenda Martinez is one of the genuine ‘break-out’ middle-distance stars of 2013. The world 800m bronze medallist, after a “crazy” race in Moscow, talks exclusively to SPIKES about a life spent running, a life-changing coach and an assault on the US record books.

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Meet the world’s fastest beer miler

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Aussie Josh Harris, 22, slashed more than four seconds from the beer mile world record with an unratified 5:04.9 at the Parkville event in Melbourne last weekend. SPIKES caught up with Harris to find out more about the art of chucking beer down your neck and running very fast.

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SPIKES meets the fastest Hammer

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Ahead of West Ham’s visit to Liverpool on Sunday, SPIKES catches up with pacy winger and former long distance runner Matt Jarvis, on the perils of mixing football and track; knocking it long to Usain Bolt and playing at the scene of Super Saturday.

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Rising star Mukhtar Mohammed: “having a brother as my coach can be very awkward”

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European indoor 800m medallist Mukhtar Mohammed talks to SPIKES about moving from Somalia to Sheffield as a child, his football dream, Olympic heartbreak and the nightmare of having a coach who knows your every move…

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SPIKES asks Jenny Meadows: is the 800m the toughest race?

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Former 800m world record holder Seb Coe has described the race as “the toughest event physiologically, and the toughest event on the track to get right”.

We asked GB skipper and defending European Indoor 800m champion Jenny Meadows, and her husband and coach Trevor Painter, is Coe right?

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