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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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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Aries Merritt on World of Warcraft

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Aries Merritt will be hoping to pick up where he left off in 2012 when he opens his 2013 Diamond League campaign in Shanghai tomorrow. But did you know that he credits some of last year’s incredible success to the massively popular online role-playing game, World of Warcraft?

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The fastest man in fashion

Asafa Powell has ran more sub-10 second 100m races than anyone else, ever. He’s also a part-time agony uncle and full-time fashionista. SPIKES just had to find out more about his new leisure line.

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Shutter speed: rising sprint star has an eye for photography

When Jodie Williams isn’t hunting a PB, the record-breaking teenage sprinter is searching for the perfect photograph. Here, she talks to SPIKES about her creative side…

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Jodie Williams: “I think a lot of sports people have that creative side, away from sport.”

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"I knew I was fast as a kid but in those days it was all about football"

Olympic 4x100m silver medallist and 100m fifth place finisher Ryan Bailey is a genuine (American) football fanatic who would love to still be playing the game.

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"I knew I was fast as a kid but back in those days it was all about football. I liked to hit and I liked to tackle and that’s why I liked the sport so much. It helped me get all of my aggression out.

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