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By Brett Davies On the 70th birthday of legendary New Zealand miler, Sir John Walker – who reaches his milestone birthday on the 12th of January this year – we take a look at his five greatest career performances, plus some other great achievements and we look at Sir John’s...
This year sees a very classy field. In the men's we have a number of the all-time fastest marathoners competing. Favourite for the race would be Birhanu Legese, who was second behind Kenenisa Bekele in his epic near world record in Berlin two years ago, where he ran 2.02.48. Part of the Jos Hermens stable of elite runners, he is very much a marathon specialist. He hasn't done much at major championship level, but has some very fast times under his belt and is consistent. 
The London Marathon was the brainchild of 1956 Olympic steeplechase champion, Chris Brasher, who had witnessed the success of the New York, Boston and Chicago marathons in the US, and saw the potential of a mass-participation running events and set his sights on producing something special - both for British and international elite athletes, and the running community at large.
Written by Brett Davies This weekend (Sunday 26/9) will see the return of the Berlin Marathon, arguably the world's premier marathon. The event began in 1974 and has been held annually on the last weekend of September - except for 2000, 2018 and of course, 2020, when it was cancelled...
Written by Brett Davies Athletics fans were treated to a very special edition of the annual Zurich Weltklasse meeting this year, and the final edition of the Diamond League more than lived up to expectations, with some close-fought competitions and top-tier world-class performances across the program. This year, we saw action...
By Brett Davies The international Diamond League series has its final meeting of the season this week, with the prestigious Zurich Weltklasse meeting, which takes place over two days  (8/9 & 9/9)- both in the legendary Letzigrund stadium and, in a brilliant innovation from organisers, on a specially-laid  560m track...
Brett Davies This week (1/9 & 3/9) sees Olympic stars in action in the Koning Boudewijnstadion in Brussels for the annual Van Damme Memorial Diamond League Meeting. The event was founded in 1977, and named in honour of one of  Belgium's greatest athletes, Ivo van Damme. Van Damme, the two time...
Brett Davies The Paris Diamond League meeting took place at the beautifully-appointed Stade Charlety in southern Paris on Saturday (28/8). The stadium has been the venue for IAAF Grand Prix Finals, major rugby games and was to be the site of last year's European Championships, before the event's cancellation. This...
Written by Brett Davies The greatest marathon runner of all time again caused athletics fans to be utterly awestruck by his brilliance, as he destroyed the field in a race run in harsh conditions in Sapporo this morning. The reigning Olympic champion and world-record holder Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was awe-inspiring in...
By Brett Davies The Final night at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium was magical.  Nicola McDermott was absolutely brilliant in the high jump, She beat her national record  (2.02m) to win the silver, showing composure and nerves of steel to jump her way into history. She was chasing the Russian Mariya Latiskene...