#39) Kadeena Cox

#39) Kadeena Cox

“I'm a survivor; I'm not gonna give up; I’m not gonna stop; I'm gonna work harder. I'm a survivor; I’m gonna make it; I will survive; keep on surviving.” There can be no doubting how empowering this chart-topping hit from Destiny’s Child is. It’s Queen B and her bandmates at their very best, showing women [...]

#24) Sammi Kinghorn

#24) Sammi Kinghorn

Ask any journalist to recount everything they’ve written and it is almost guaranteed they won’t be able to remember the majority. But every now and again there is one that sticks with you forever. For me that’s the tale of Sammi Kinghorn. What the wheelchair racer has achieved, not just on the track but in [...]

#4) Beth Dobbin

#4) Beth Dobbin

Have you heard about the sprinter who went from relative obscurity and missing out on a place at the Commonwealth Games by 0.01s to British champion in the space of a few months, breaking a 34-year-old record on the way? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Surely this is the type of narrative [...]

#3) Laura Muir

#3) Laura Muir

Most brains function in such a way that the ability to concentrate on more than one thing at a time is incredibly challenging. And that’s not just multi-tasking either - very few are capable of being able to hold down more than one job or focus on more than one project at once. Our brains [...]

Lightning Bolt

Almost exactly a year after London 2012, the world’s finest track and field stars repeated their battles at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Despite the recent doping allegations, legends such as Usain Bolt, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sally Pearson combined with rising stars Adam Gemili and Warren Weir amongst [...]