Cracking the sub two-hour marathon

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Some say it will never happen, but at SPIKES we like to think that a sub two-hour marathon is merely a matter of time. And with that, here are 13 reasons why @Statman_Jon reckons it might, just might, happen sooner than you think.

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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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Ten reasons why we love the Euro Cross

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The European Cross Country Championships is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Serbian capital of Belgrade this weekend. So to toast the annual mud-fest, we present you ten reasons why the Euro Cross rules.

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Who’ll be crowned king of athletics?

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With the superheroes of world athletics busy ironing their party pants for the 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Gala in Monaco this weekend, SPIKES gives you the 411 on the three contenders for best man: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bohdan Bondarenko.

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Track and field twins

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After hearing that the Robertson twins from New Zealand both qualified for the Moscow World Championships, SPIKES has picked out five other great athlete twins, and predicted three more for the future…

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Would you move to East Africa to run? Meet the twins that did…

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Kiwi endurance-running twins Jake and Zane Robertson have spent the past six years living and training in East Africa. SPIKES speaks to them about leaving home at 17, sleeping on a two-inch thick mattress, and why it was absolutely the right decision.

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Bright like a Diamond: Birmingham in quotes

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A sun-kissed and noisy Birmingham crowd saw their Olympic champions sparkle at the mid-point of the Diamond League season with some nail-biting competition – and an extremely excited 18-year-old named Jess Judd. Here’s what the stars had to say …

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Preview in numbers: European Team Championships

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The fourth ever European Team Championships takes place this weekend as 12 nations battle it out in Gateshead, England. SPIKES is looking forward to two thrilling days of competition, featuring the likes of double Olympic champion Mo Farah. Here is the event in numbers…

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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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