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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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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NEW WR! How Sally Pearson smashed the egg and spoon record

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Last summer Sally Pearson ran a blistering 12.35 for 100m hurdles gold and the Olympic record. Last week, she went one better and set a new world record. Pearson ran the egg and spoon 100m in 16.59 on the streets of Sydney, and explains to SPIKES how an uber-competitive streak and a background in three-legged races helped her to… er, crack the WR.

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What will Bolt run at Glasgow 2014?

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With Usain Bolt still undecided on whether he’s competing at next year’s Commonwealth Games, SPIKES thought we’d try to turn him on to Glasgow with some serious – and not-so serious – speculation about what events he would or could compete in…

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Ten of the best: Weltklasse Zurich

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The Weltklasse – which translates into English as ‘world class’ – has been the pinnacle of the one-day athletics circuit for more than 80 years. SPIKES pays homage to the rip-roaring Zurich meeting by picking out some amazing nights of world record-breaking action.

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Isiah Young: “I sort of stumbled into track”

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The relatively unheralded Isiah Young has appeared from nowhere to head the men’s US 200m rankings going into Moscow. SPIKES just had to find out more about the next Kansas Cannonball.

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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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