Mary Cain: “I just have so much fun!”

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SPIKES meets the New York teenager who went from swimming wannabe to member of the world’s coolest running club. Mary Cain explains why she turned pro, and why she wouldn’t mind if coach Alberto Salazar broke her spikes before a race.

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Alberto Salazar’s school of running

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SPIKES takes a peek inside the magical world of the Nike Oregon Project, home to the likes of Mo Farah and Galen Rupp. Get prepared to be amazed.

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Barshim high Menkov long and Soi joy

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Things are getting serious as world leads and area records tumble in Eugene. Here are seven things you need to know from a weekend of the greatest sport in the world.

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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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The weekend in numbers: ice, indoors and new records

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Dai Greene pulls away from Andrew Osagie during a rare 600m contest in Glasgow.

– The amount of World Championship gold medals won by dual sport star Lolo Jones, who added the combined bobsled team event title to her two world indoor 60m hurdles crowns at the weekend. Jones was brakewoman in the two-man USA bobsled in St Moritz.  

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