Speed: Jamaica’s hottest export

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After six years training alongside the world’s fastest men, Xavier Brown wants to make athletes quicker in any sport. SPIKES tracked him down in Australia, where he has been helping rugby league players to go faster.

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13 things we learnt at the 2013 IAAF Gala

1. There’s something about Mary Cain.

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Say hello to the 2013 World Athletes of the Year, @usainbolt @shellyannfraser #aoy #jamaica #teamjamaica #athletics #run #trackandfield #tracknation #sport #sprint #train #fitness #motivation #usainbolt #running

Say hello to the 2013 World Athletes of the Year, @usainbolt @shellyannfraser #aoy #jamaica #teamjamaica #athletics #run #trackandfield #tracknation #sport #sprint #train #fitness #motivation #usainbolt #running

REVEALED: How Shelly-Ann painted Moscow pink

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SPIKES gets the scoop the world has been waiting for. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reveals her love affair with cool hair, and how she literally painted Moscow pink during the 2013 World Championships.

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Who’ll be crowned queen of athletics?

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Three of our track and field superheroes are in line to win big at the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Gala. But will it be Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Valerie Adams or Zuzana Hejnova celebrating in Monaco this weekend?

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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 on TV with Sanya Richards-Ross

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US Olympic 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross has just starred in her own TV show Glam & Gold, with husband and NFL star Aaron Ross. SPIKES finds out what she makes of the reality TV business, and which other athletes could be stars of the screen.

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13 reasons why Jamaica’s Warren Weir is king of Instagram

Warren Weir is a Jamaican sprinter. He has won Olympic 200m bronze, world 200m silver and 4x100m gold. One day he will inherit the earth. This is why we think he’s already an Instaking…

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Nickel Ashmeade takes the world’s fastest interview

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Jamaican sprinter Nickel Ashmeade placed fifth and fourth in the world 100m and 200m finals at Moscow 2013, and won 4x100m relay gold. But that’s nothing compared to the demands of the world’s fastest interview. On your marks, set… GO!

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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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