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British Record Double

January 31, 2014 Leave a comment

British Record Double

Two British records fell in two days as Luke Cutts beat the 12 year-old British indoor pole vault record with 5.83, the highest ever by a British athlete indoors or outdoors. John Lane, who trains with Jessica Ennis, set a new British indoor heptathlon record of 5982 points, beating the 19 year old mark.
Lee Emanuel ran a lifetime best 3:54.31 winning mile at the Armory in New York, to go third on the UK all-time indoor list.

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Winter Olympics

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Winter Olympics

Dan Snow’s History Of The Winter Olympics

BBC Two

21.00 (GMT)

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Another American Record For Rupp

January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Another American Record For Rupp

Galen Rupp breaks Bernard Lagat’s 2 mile indoor American record, set last year at the Millrose Games, with 8:07.41, after being on course to break Kenenisa Bekele’s 8:04 World record. His split at 2000 metres was 4:59! He broke the American indoor 5000 metres record a week ago on the same Boston University track.
Laura Muir ran a Scottish record/World leader/Stadium record 2:00.94 to win the 800 metres at the Glasgow International, chopping seven seconds off her indoor PB.

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Terrier Classic Mile

January 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Terrier Classic Mile

Mary Cain set an American junior indoor mile record of 4:24.11, winning the BU Terrier Classic and just missing Kalkidan Gezahegne’s 2010 World junior record by one hundreth of a second! There were lifetime bests of 4:28 for Abbey D’Agostino and Jordan Hasay in second and third. Mary Slaney set the American indoor mile record of 4:20.5 in 1982.

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International Indoor Athletics

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

International Indoor Athletics

Glasgow, Scotland.

Emirates Arena

Glasgow International

25 January

BBC One

13.45 (GMT)

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Chris Chataway (1931 – 2014)

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Chris Chataway (1931 - 2014)

What a glorious year 1954 was for Chris Chataway and British Athletics. Along with Chris Brasher, he paces Roger Bannister to a World record, barrier breaking, historic sub four – minute mile. Breaks the World record for 5000 metres, beating Vladimir Kuts at London’s White City stadium. Kuts was the former World record holder and had beaten Chataway to the European title two weeks earlier. Wins gold in the Commonwealth Games 3 miles and becomes the the first BBC Sports Personality! Bannister, Brasher and Chataway were the Coe, Cram and Ovett of their era.

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Prodigy

January 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Prodigy

That difficult transition from being a junior athlete. Mo Farah and Emily Pidgeon are the two most talented young British athletes I have ever seen. One becomes Olympic champion and the other struggles. In reality the odds are against you, but as the thoughtful article says, you should celebrate what you have achieved. It’s better to have done something. It looks like Mary Cain and Jess Judd are well on the way to fulfilling their potential, as both qualify for last summer’s World Championships and Cain makes the 1500 metres final. All you can do is wish them well and follow their progress

http://www.athleticsweekly.com/blog/pidgeon-flies-the-athletics-nest

http://www.athleticsweekly.com/blog/fragile-handle-with-care

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