Category: Athletics

Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?

Photo credit: British Athletics Jemma Reekie is a track and field superstar in the making. The middle distance runner has shot to prominence this indoor season, smashing three records in the last month. She also took 1500m victory in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix… Continue Reading “Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?”

Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020

Laura Sugar is one of those athletes you can’t help but be jealous of. Many of us can only dream of being skilled enough to play for our country in one sport. Sugar has represented hers in three. She made her debut for Wales’… Continue Reading “Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020”

Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020

It was upon belatedly receiving her Olympic bronze medal in 2018 that Marilyn Okoro realised she still had more to give athletics. Ten years after being part of the 4x400m quartet that initially finished fifth in Beijing, Okoro – alongside Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton… Continue Reading “Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020”

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

Cain’s allegations raise further uncomfortable truths for athletics

Julia Cook looks at one of the latest controversies dogging athletics after Mary Cain alleged abuse by banned doper Alberto Salazar during her time with Nike Oregon Project Mary Cain shocked the sporting world last month with her allegations of abuse by Aleberto Salazar,… Continue Reading “Cain’s allegations raise further uncomfortable truths for athletics”

Is Sophie Hahn one of the greatest British athletes this era?

(Image Credit: British Athletics) Paralympic champion. Five-time European champion. Seven-time World champion. Throw in a Commonwealth title, a Paralympic silver medal and two world records and it’s easy to see why we’re asking if Sophie Hahn is one of the greatest British athletes of… Continue Reading “Is Sophie Hahn one of the greatest British athletes this era?”

The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers

With the 2019 World Athletics Championships well underway, Julia Cook takes a look into the issues of body shaming that have become more and more prevalent in track and field over recent years. There’s no doubt about it, Eilish McColgan is having a sensational… Continue Reading “The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers”

#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… Continue Reading “#39) Kadeena Cox”

#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… Continue Reading “#24) Sammi Kinghorn”

#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… Continue Reading “#4) Beth Dobbin”