Meet Jamaican sprint star Nickel Ashmeade

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Yohan Blake’s former schoolmate Nickel Ashmeade is the only other Jamaican besides Usain Bolt who will compete over both 100m and 200m in Moscow. Ashmeade talks to SPIKES about his journey from the world’s best sports days to the world championships, and why he wants to become a chef.

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Hannah England races through the world’s fastest interview

World silver medallist Hannah England scores a SPIKES fastest interview record of 5:05. In that time she could have finished the 1500m, popped on her wedding dress and tucked into some fruit pastilles

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If you could choose another event to star in, what would it be and why?
The high jump, because I am tall (5ft 10ins / 1.77m). Although I haven’t done it since I was about 14.

What did you have for breakfast today?
Porridge with sultanas.

You’ve just had your hen do. What was the most embarrassing moment?
I was made to go the pub in a wedding dress, which was pretty embarrassing.

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