Yelena’s back! Cain’s improving & Harting breaks more hearts

Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva only needed two for the win; China has a new(ish) long jump star in Li Jinzhe; Russia rules race walking; Jess Ennis’ wedding guest list; Cain, Harting and more … SPIKES reviews the weekend, in numbers. 

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Weekend in numbers: The only way is up for Kirani James

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Our weekend of athletics in numbers charts the continued rise of Kirani James; a new 100m WL from Diondre Batson; the enduring appeal of Haile Gebrselassie; race walks firsts; multi-event matrimony; good news for European teens and Kenenisa Bekele in the wind.

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Hannah England races through the world’s fastest interview

World silver medallist Hannah England scores a SPIKES fastest interview record of 5:05. In that time she could have finished the 1500m, popped on her wedding dress and tucked into some fruit pastilles

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If you could choose another event to star in, what would it be and why?
The high jump, because I am tall (5ft 10ins / 1.77m). Although I haven’t done it since I was about 14.

What did you have for breakfast today?
Porridge with sultanas.

You’ve just had your hen do. What was the most embarrassing moment?
I was made to go the pub in a wedding dress, which was pretty embarrassing.

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