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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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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Getting fishy with Nick Symmonds

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World 800m silver medallist Nick Symmonds just LOVES to fish. Find out why chasing steelheads floats his boat, and why David Rudisha is like a great white shark.

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7 reasons to be excited for the American Track League

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With a little help from its founder Paul Doyle, SPIKES gives you seven reasons why the launch of the American Track League – a brand new series of five competitions next May and June – is a great development for the sport of athletics.

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Return of the Mak

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More than two years ago, Ngoni Makusha emerged as one of the world’s most exciting talents with a spectacular double at the NCAA Championships. After suffering a serious injury in 2012, we chat to the Zimbabwean who’s ready to fire in 2014.

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Fionnuala Britton’s athletics Ryder Cup

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European cross country champion Fionnuala Britton reckons that a competition inspired by golf’s Ryder Cup – the biennial USA v Europe tournament – could be a massive hit for the sport of athletics.

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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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