Natasha Hastings: the model runner

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US 400m champion Natasha Hastings is just as comfortable stood in front of the camera as she is running alongside one! SPIKES finds out what it’s like to juggle athletics and modelling, and which other track stars can strike a pose.

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Track and field fashion: Will Claye jumps to it

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SPIKES finds out about double US Olympic jumps medallist Will Claye’s passion for fashion, and which other athletes would be a hit (or miss) on the catwalk.

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Erik Kynard’s got sole

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Olympic high jump silver medallist Erik Kynard, 22, is seriously passionate about his sneakers. SPIKES chats to the man about his jam-packed shoe cupboard.

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Jason Richardson destroys the world’s fastest interview

The beautifully dreadlocked Will Smith lookalike (pre-dreads) and world 100m hurdles champion Jason Richardson opens up about his gift for the shot put, habitual banana theft and taking over the world with no trousers on.

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How did you celebrate winning silver at London 2012?
If I tell you ALL of the celebratory activities I’d have to kill you but the milder moments involved dinner with my family, Olympic sponsored parties, and making memories for a lifetime.

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Tweets of the week

Valerie Adams @ValerieAdams84
Nearly that time of the morning where I go and get all intimate with the bars, weights and steel balls at my work place :))) #moscow2013

Val Adams likes a bit of privacy when she’s tweeting.

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