How running helped me win the speedway world title

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It’s often said that athletics is the root of all sports. But what about a wacky motorsport like speedway? We chat to maverick world champ Tai Woffinden about how running helped him conquer the dirt track.

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Cycling star: “I love the freedom of running”

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SPIKES meets Emma Pooley, the 2010 cycling time trial world champion and 2008 Olympic silver medallist, to discuss swapping her spokes for spikes and her recent marathon triumph in Lausanne.

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Eilidh Child’s all Hearts

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European indoor 400m silver medallist, world 4x400m bronze medallist and world 400m hurdles finalist Eilidh Child reveals her passion for Scottish football club Heart of Midlothian.

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How will pro athlete Tiffany Porter spend her off-season?

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World 100m hurdles bronze medallist Tiffany Porter has just put an end to a long, successful season at the Great City Games in the UK, so SPIKES asked her what she’s most looking forward to during the off-season…

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KJT takes the world’s fastest interview

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World junior long jump champion and European under-23 heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson is competing in the long jump at the London Anniversary Games on Saturday. Given her penchant for records, we thought we’d test KJT with the world’s fastest interview…

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What’s in Eilidh Child’s kitbag?

Eilidh Child is a Team GB 400 metre hurdler and Puma athlete.  You can read a feature about Eilidh on SPIKES here, or find out more about Puma Running here.

Inside the mind of an ultra-runner

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On Saturday Robbie Britton and a couple of hundred others started running around the Dutch city of Steenbergen. They didn’t stop for 24 hours. Team GB’s Britton, 26, ran five full marathons and two-thirds of another: finishing 19th at his first World Championships. SPIKES just had to find out more about the marvellous madness of ultra-running…

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Okoye standing on the shoulders of Bears, Cowboys and 49ers

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As Olympic discus finalist Lawrence Okoye edges closer to becoming an NFL player, SPIKES pays homage to the athletes he’s following into American football, and a few other multi-talented sport swappers.

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Pass the baton: 10 of the best relays ever

In a week of crazy relay action with the Drake Relays and Penn Relays, SPIKES celebrates the marvellous madness of baton masters. Here are ten great relay races.

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KJT: “Klüft was virtually invincible”

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Rising star Katarina Johnson-Thompson has a lorra lorra love for Sweden’s first-pumping heptathlon hero Carolina Klüft. KJT tells SPIKES why Klüft was so good.

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Rising star Mukhtar Mohammed: “having a brother as my coach can be very awkward”

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European indoor 800m medallist Mukhtar Mohammed talks to SPIKES about moving from Somalia to Sheffield as a child, his football dream, Olympic heartbreak and the nightmare of having a coach who knows your every move…

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