Brianne Theisen Eaton takes our quick quiz

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World heptathlon silver medallist Brianne Theisen Eaton on dressing like a big banana at high school, her crush on Leonardo Di Caprio, and shouting at the film Argo.

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Brenda Martinez takes the world’s fastest interview

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Under the intense pressure of SPIKES’ super quick interview, we find out that the USA’s world 800m medallist Brenda Martinez loves Amy Winehouse; could have been a police officer; and really fancies picking Haile’s brain before doing the marathon…

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Nickel Ashmeade takes the world’s fastest interview

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Jamaican sprinter Nickel Ashmeade placed fifth and fourth in the world 100m and 200m finals at Moscow 2013, and won 4x100m relay gold. But that’s nothing compared to the demands of the world’s fastest interview. On your marks, set… GO!

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Rob Heffernan: “I don’t like walking anywhere”

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He’s a fast walker and an even faster talker. SPIKES find out what makes the world 50km race walk champion Robert Heffernan tick, with our lightning quick quiz.

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She’s in fashion

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sanya Richards-Ross has as many shoes as she does race wins, and that’s saying something. Read on to find out how fast she can go in stilettos…

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Winning in style: SRR at the 2008 US Olympic Trials

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Alysia Montaño takes the world’s fastest interview

The flower-haired US 800m champion has a penchant for the stage, wants to have dinner with two Presidents and has a few questions for Michael Jackson…

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Jason Richardson destroys the world’s fastest interview

The beautifully dreadlocked Will Smith lookalike (pre-dreads) and world 100m hurdles champion Jason Richardson opens up about his gift for the shot put, habitual banana theft and taking over the world with no trousers on.

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How did you celebrate winning silver at London 2012?
If I tell you ALL of the celebratory activities I’d have to kill you but the milder moments involved dinner with my family, Olympic sponsored parties, and making memories for a lifetime.

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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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Sally Pearson takes on the world’s fastest interview

In another life, world and Olympic sprint hurdle champion Sally Pearson could have been a high jumping weathergirl.

If you could choose another event to star in what would it be and why?
High jump. The long loping approach to the bar and then their graceful arch of their back really appeals to me.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Queensland mangoes. Now is the season.

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