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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Jonny May: “Speed is a very important part of my game”

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He’s as quick as Usain Bolt over 40m, is a former pole vaulter, and fancies himself as a potential triple jumper. Meet Gloucester winger and recent England call-up Jonny May, a man who owes some of his rugby success to the sport of athletics.

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Tyson Gay: “I think my best years are ahead of me”

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Find out how one of the world’s fastest men ever must battle his own body, not to mention Usain Bolt, for a shot at immortality.

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Fantasy athletics with Bolt, Ennis, Rudisha, Dibaba & Pearson

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Wouldn’t it be great to see just how far certain athletes would go if they dedicated themselves to a different event? SPIKES picks five athletes that we’d love to see unleash their talents on another discipline… 

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Stall smokies in OZ and a lightning Bolt in Brazil…

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A great weekend of athletics saw some shock victories in Oz, Bolt on Copacabana beach, Ethiopian sprinters and a big April Fool. SPIKES crunches the numbers…

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James Dasaolu: “6.48 converts to sub-10 second 100m running”

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James Dasaolu is finally realising his potential. The new European indoor 60m silver medallist and Croydon boy chats to SPIKES about beating injury and going sub-10.

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Can Amsterdam jam to the tune of athletics?

Amsterdam is famous for many things and athletics is not one of them. Can Holland’s top DJs help change all that? SPIKES meets the man behind a new athletics event that’s putting the track in track and field. P.S. There’s a DJ set with your name on it, Usain.

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Deck-athlon: Can tunes tempt Bolt to Amsterdam?

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If SPIKES ran the Olympics…

…it would be a disaster. But anyway, last week we posed this question on Twitter: what would you choose if athletics could have an extra Olympic discipline? Here are five of the best suggestions

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Er… when we said: “set athletics on fire,” we didn’t mean…

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Preview: British Athletics Grand Prix, Sat 16th Feb

The star-studded Birmingham GP is among the highlights of the indoor season. Best we get on and preview Saturday’s big day, then.

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Do the Mobot: Will Farah be celebrating in Birmingham? 

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The world-class weekend in numbers: twin defeat, WLs and Usain Bolt’s 400m

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Just the hat-trick of UK titles and a world lead for Bleasdale this weekend

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