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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How to grow a powerful track and field tache

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US indoor one mile and 3000m champion Will Leer (centre) is perhaps best known for his incredible face furniture. We talk to him about his love affair with the moustache; why our great sport needs more lip ticklers; and how to grow the perfect mo.

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Track and field’s ultimate NFL team

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World 4x400m champion and 400m silver medallist Tony McQuay was a gifted football player at high school. The one-lap sprinter tells SPIKES which athletes he would pick for his winning track and field football team.

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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Symmonds’ track and field manifesto

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Few current athletes are as keen to stick their head above the parapet as world 800m silver medallist Nick Symmonds. The US middle-distance star tells SPIKES his big ideas to improve the sport he loves: from alcohol to advertising; and what athletics can learn from the likes of Nascar and tennis.

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10 things we learned from the weekend

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It was a track and field mega weekend as national championships took place across several major athletics nations, including the USA and Jamaica. With spots at the 2013 IAAF World Championships on offer, here are ten things that we learned ahead of Moscow … 

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Meet the world’s fastest beer miler

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Aussie Josh Harris, 22, slashed more than four seconds from the beer mile world record with an unratified 5:04.9 at the Parkville event in Melbourne last weekend. SPIKES caught up with Harris to find out more about the art of chucking beer down your neck and running very fast.

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The world’s most iconic indoor athletics meet: Millrose Games

No annual indoor athletics event quite holds the status of the Millrose Games, so it would be remiss of SPIKES not to take a nosy at what we can see this year.

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Tight for the tape: France’s Linda Ferga-Khodadin edges the USA’s Danielle Carruthers for the 60m hurdles win in 2005.

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