Athletics

Paula Radcliffe’s 2015 London Marathon Time in Context

On Sunday, Paula Radcliffe ran the 2015 London Marathon in what she has stated will prove her last competitive race. Despite an Achilles injury hampering her preparation for the event, Radcliffe completed the 26.2 miles, in a time of 2 hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds. Thanking the crowd and those runners who, she admitted, had sacrificed their own races…

Mo Farah: Britain’s Great Sportsperson

A couple of weekends ago, on 21 February at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix, Mo Farah broke the world record for the indoor two mile. This came on the back of a week-long quarrel, played out over Twitter, between Farah and his long-distance running compatriot Andy Vernon. Vernon – who Farah beat into second place in the 10,000 metres at…

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

The smallest of questions can impel the most vociferous judgements and debates: in grammar, in philosophy, in sociology, but most of all in matters of aesthetics. We do not believe that our eyes can lie to us. ‘Who wore it best?’ implicates a primal dual as much as it does centuries of human refinement. It is a question we are…

Highlights of the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich

Highlights of the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich

Fast Times in the 200 Metres Sprints Opting to run in the 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and coming away with a silver medal, finishing between the Jamaicans Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade, twenty-year-old Britain Adam Gemili returned in Zurich to his favoured event. Last summer at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Gemili broke the 20-second…