Stadium Australia, Sydney, September 25, 2000: 10,000mThey hit the bell, still cagey, still waiting. Two greats sparring as they had done so many times before, as they had in the same event at the previous Olympic games in Atlanta. On the final bend
“Dead and buried” was pretty much the consensus on Sebastian Coe’s career following the 1980 Olympic 800m final. He’d been widely expected to win but although he’d taken silver, he’d run dismally. His chances of winning the 1500m later that week
With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games one year today, we kick off runnersworld.co.uk's London 2012 coverage with an awed look back at some of the most iconic running moments in Games history.Dreams of Olympic gold have inspired
Olympic gold? It’s always a very complex tapestry of emotions, unique to each champion. Everyone, somehow, throws a different light on that moment of triumph, every bit as individual as their fingerprints on the medal. Yet, among these moments, some strike
. The Olympic 100m final was supposed to start at 6pm, but the runners were told they would have to wait another 60 minutes. When each hour already seemed like a day, it was almost too much for Harold Abrahams to bear. Since the semi-final, nearly four hours
of a modest genius whose every contorted breath helped push him to places others dared not go.At the moment of his greatest triumph, though, he was as relaxed as the world had ever seen him. For the last five miles of the Olympic marathon in Helsinki
1. SpeedThe Session: 4 x 40m sprints (with 3 mins recovery), then 4 x 300m sprints (with 6 mins recovery)Tony Minichiello says: "Speed training in heptathlon is crucial as there's an element of it in every event - just as there is in every race distance for running, whether you'r...
world record with 9.72 at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York CityAugust 2008: Becomes triple Olympic champion and triple world record holder at the Beijing Olympics, winning the 100m in 9.69, the 200m in 19.30 and the 4x100m in 37.10August 2009: Bolt sets
, moving up 10 places. The race sold out an increased capacity of 1,700, a kids' mini-olympics meant the event offered something to everyone, while Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, who started the race, added a touch of class to the proceedings
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