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.
SPIKES has made Francena McCorory boss for a day and things just got interesting. The US Olympic 4x400m gold medallist and Jacko fan thinks athletes should be able to listen to their favourite tunes on the track.
Iron your arm flags, fans, it’s IAAF Diamond League time. The 2013 season starts in Doha, Qatar on Friday, with the likes of Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and David Rudisha headlining an all-star cast.
Dubbed ‘Professor Marathon’ by Ethiopian distance running icon Haile Gebrselassie, Sean Hartnett is the go-to-guy for all things marathoning. The American tactical and technical analyst offers us nine reasons why Olympic track champion Mo Farah will be a big hit when he makes his marathon debut in London next year.
The Bahamian 4x400m team provided one of the feel-good moments of the London 2012 Olympics. The tiny Caribbean nation slayed the mighty USA to take gold, and SPIKES asked team skipper Chris Brown about ‘The Golden Knights’ famous victory, partying until 5am, and what’s next.
The European Indoor heptathlon champion Eelco Sintnicolaas tells SPIKES about his 100m sprint transformation, struggling to touch his toes, competing against Ashton Eaton and his famous namesake Santa.