Tiffany Porter: hurdler, Olympian, scientist

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Great Britain’s 100m hurdler Tiffany Porter is both a world bronze medallist and a qualified pharmacist. SPIKES catches up with Porter to talk about her love of science and its impact on her career.

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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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Kirani James on the beautiful game

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Grenada’s Olympic 400m champion Kirani James talks to SPIKES about his passion for football, and explains why caring Grenadians won’t let him play.

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Hitting the high notes with Brigetta Barrett

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World and Olympic high jump silver medallist Brigetta Barrett has an amazing voice, so SPIKES asked the six-foot American for her six-point guide to singing like an angel. 

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Nick Willis reaches for his golf spikes

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If golf is a good walk spoiled, then we’ve found the best way to ruin a good run. Last month, we brought you the story of Bernard Lagat attempting the world speedgolf champs in Oregon. Today, we chat to his rival Nick Willis, New Zealand’s 2008 Olympic 1500m silver medallist.

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Ben and Jenny’s

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World 1500m silver medallist Jenny Simpson describes herself as an ‘ice cream connoisseur’. SPIKES explores her passion for the sweet treat, and asked her to describe her rivals in ice cream flavours…

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Dancing with the stars (of track and field)

Australia’s former world and Olympic pole vault champ Steve Hooker is the latest athletics star to appear on TV show Dancing with the Stars. Here, SPIKES looks at some of the other track and field stars that swapped their spikes for a leotard… 

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Ryan Whiting goes galactic

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When he’s not chucking planet shaped balls into the air, world indoor shot put champion Ryan Whiting is star-gazing. He tells SPIKES about taking his telescope to track and field meets, and shows us some of his pictures.

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The hair, style and ink of Inika McPherson

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Watch out Moscow, should the world’s coolest high jumper leap 1.95m in the coming weeks she’ll hit the Russian capital. She is known on the circuit for her sense of style, and has been working with stylist Queen Mafia Couture to hone her look. SPIKES brings you the fashion, hairdos and ink that make up US high jumper Inika McPherson.

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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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