Category Archives: Athletics

The Greatest Women 100m Runners of All-Time: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Evelyn Ashford

Deciding who I think is the greatest women’s 100m runner of all-time has been the most difficult of any event so far.  The waters are muddied in this event by the prominence in 100m championships of athletes who were almost … Continue reading

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The Greatest Hammer Throwers of All-Time: Yuriy Sedykh and Anita Włodarczyk

Another in the occasional series giving my choice as the greatest athletes in the various athletics events.  This time it is the hammer throw.  This is one of the trickier events to choose a number one.  There have been several … Continue reading

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The Greatest 800m runners of all-time (Men): David Rudisha, Wilson Kipketer and Peter Snell

There have been many great 800m runners in history but no one runner towers over all others making it quite a difficult choice as to who is the greatest ever.  The list here is my coice of the Top Ten … Continue reading

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The Greatest Triple Jumpers of All-Time: Viktor Saneyev and Tatyana Lebedeva

The triple jump (or hop, step and jump) has been an Olympic event for men since the earliest days of the modern Games. It was only included for women for the first time in 1996 and has been a recognised … Continue reading

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The Greatest 400 metre hurdlers of All-Time: Edwin Moses and Sally Gunnell

Another in my occasional series of all-time greats in different sports and events. Here is my choice of the top men and women in track and field athletics at 400m hurdles. The men’s event has been established for over a … Continue reading

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My memories from some of the early races of Paula Radcliffe

As Paula Radcliffe has run her last serious marathon and articles are written about the most exalted part of her career I thought I would write about my memories of the early part of her career which isn’t so well … Continue reading

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The Greatest Shot Putters of All Time

Choosing the greatest shot putters in history is perhaps more than any other event compromised by the use of drugs. Whether under state sponsored regimes in Eastern Europe or individual choices in the West it can’t be denied that many … Continue reading

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