I got 99 problems and the pole’s just one

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Think you’ve got it tough this winter? Try being a pole vaulter. We speak to Olympic champion Jenn Suhr about dodging the polar vortex, reverse parking a pole-laden Sedan, and poles on planes.

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Why, why, why Dalilah?

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World 400m hurdles silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad is one of the hot new names to emerge in global athletics this year. SPIKES finds out how and why the world number 57 in 2012 became a podium filler at Moscow 2013.

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Tyson Gay’s New York

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Tyson Gay is enjoying a fine season, and won again at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday, clocking a 10.02 100m into a headwind. He has competed there seven times in the last nine years, so we wanted to find out what makes Tyson tick when he’s in the Big Apple.

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Training in a freezer with Jenn Suhr

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When we interviewed US Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr earlier this year she told us about her quirky training facility in Riga, New York state. The freezing base has helped propel her to the world indoor pole vault record, so SPIKES braved the cold to find out more…

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Ashton goes long: the weekend in numbers

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Ashton Eaton is showing no signs of slowing down; Kipsang is king of NY; Delano Williams PB’s in Jamaica; Pitkamaki is javel-ing like it’s 2007 and the latest from Russia. Read on for SPIKES’ weekend in numbers…

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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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Run, rabbit, run: SPIKES meets one of the world’s best pacers

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King of the rabbits Matt Scherer (far left) trains as hard today as he did when he was competing. He tells SPIKES about his amazing 2012, and what it’s like to help David Rudisha break a record.

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Stair master: “I live in a 30-story building, training is literally at my doorstep.”

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Suzy Walsham sneers at escalators and laughs at lifts. On Wednesday she’ll be powering up 1,576 steps, 86 floors and a quarter of a mile to the top of the Empire State Building in the ultimate skycraper race. SPIKES just had to ask the multiple tower running champion: WHY?

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The real deal: why is Cain so able?

"The first time I saw her train I said to Alberto, ‘this girl has a chance to make the Olympic team’" - John Henwood, coach in residence.

High school phenom Mary Cain, 16, is ripping up the record books for fun.We speak to her ‘coach in residence’ John Henwood, a former New Zealand 10,000m international, to find out why the New York based teenager is so good.

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Going places: USA’s Mary Cain on her way to sixth place in the 1500m at the World Junior Championships last year.

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If SPIKES could change the rules…

Elite athletes past and present have been telling SPIKES how they would change the rules and shake-up athletics (you can read them all here). Now it’s our turn: so brace yourselves for sixty action-packed minutes of multi-eventing as we introduce the ’60-minute pentathlon’…

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SPIKES previews… The ING New York City Marathon, Sunday November 4th 2012

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