Hitting the high notes with Brigetta Barrett

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World and Olympic high jump silver medallist Brigetta Barrett has an amazing voice, so SPIKES asked the six-foot American for her six-point guide to singing like an angel. 

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Track on TV with Sanya Richards-Ross

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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.

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Meet the SPIKES Girls
Ahead of competing in the Diamond League tonight, Brigetta Barrett, Anna Chicherova and Blanka Vlasic put on their first performance as the high jump Spice Girls in Monaco yesterday.
We call them the SPIKES Girls, and we’ve got Brigetta on lead vocals, Chichy on the drums and Blanka dancing (obviously).

Meet the SPIKES Girls

Ahead of competing in the Diamond League tonight, Brigetta Barrett, Anna Chicherova and Blanka Vlasic put on their first performance as the high jump Spice Girls in Monaco yesterday.

We call them the SPIKES Girls, and we’ve got Brigetta on lead vocals, Chichy on the drums and Blanka dancing (obviously).

10 things we learned from the weekend

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It was a track and field mega weekend as national championships took place across several major athletics nations, including the USA and Jamaica. With spots at the 2013 IAAF World Championships on offer, here are ten things that we learned ahead of Moscow … 

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Watch the latest episode of IAAF Inside Athletics, with Ato Boldon on the key head-to-head battles in 2013. The former sprinter looks at the women’s 100m hurdles, men’s 10,000m, women’s high jump and men’s 400m.

The world’s most iconic indoor athletics meet: Millrose Games

No annual indoor athletics event quite holds the status of the Millrose Games, so it would be remiss of SPIKES not to take a nosy at what we can see this year.

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Tight for the tape: France’s Linda Ferga-Khodadin edges the USA’s Danielle Carruthers for the 60m hurdles win in 2005.

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Olympic high jump silver medallist Brigetta Barrett is on a personal hair journey, after cutting it all out. Just for SPIKES, she’s picked out her three favourite athlete hairdos…

Sanya Richards-Ross
Olympic 400m and 4x400m champion
Sanya has stunning hair. She has her own hair company and business with her sister in which they sell and cut hair. I remember watching her at the Olympics cut and style her hair and it was just amazing. She did Bianca Knight’s hair ahead of the women’s 4x100m. 

Queen Harrison
2011 world 400m hurdles semi-finalist
We’ve gone on the same hair journey together and we make the same videos, too. We both went natural, cut our hair at the same time and are all growing it back. We’ve established a close friendship because of our hair.

Aries Merritt
Olympic 110m champion and world record holder
I have to have a man in my top three and that has to be Aries Merritt. He wears braids a lot of times, he gets his hair braided a lot. He’s got beautiful hair. I heard he has a different hair cut for every competition.

Why I love… the stage

Olympic high jump silver medallist and Theatre Studies student Brigetta Barrett talks to SPIKES about her fondness for the stage.

I have experienced choirs all my life and that pushed me into the world of theatre. My first physical theatre experience came at High School when I appeared in a High School Musical.

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