*T&FT Rewind No. 38 – Hicham El Guerrouj

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The Moroccan middle distance star was favourite to win the 1500m in 1996 and 2000 yet failed to do so but then won Athens in 2004 with an incredible sub 1′ 47″ last 800m. He then went on to win the 5000m to complete his incredible career as a double Olympic champion. Click image for […]

T&FT Rewind No. 37 – Abrahams & Liddell

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The Paris 1924 Olympics saw both Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell triumph unexpectedly in the 100m and 400m events to later be immortalised in the film “Chariots of Fire”.  Abrahams went on to become an institution within British Athletics as an administrator but the more self effacing Liddell died as a missionary in a Japanese […]

*T&FT Rewind 36  –  Peter Snell

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Peter Snell of New Zealand unexpectedly won the Rome 1960 800m and made it a second 800m gold in Tokyo as the firm favourite. He then doubled up in the 1500m with another emphatic victory with his rivals unable to match his typical strong finish. Click on image for video clip

*T&FT Rewind No. 35 – Fatima Whitbread

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Fatima Whitbread added to her 1986 European title and WR with her emphatic win at the 1987 Rome World Championships to defeat her great rival Petra Felke. Click image for video clip

*T&FT Rewind No. 34 – Lasse Viren

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Lasse Viren was a 4 time Olympic gold medalist and the last lap of the Montreal 1976 5000m is a masterclass of the relentless winding up of pace that had started several laps earlier to defeat the cream of his generations distance stars that challenged him but could not get past. Click image to view […]

*T&FT Rewind No. 33 – KJT Doha 2019

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson fulfilled her potential as a senior in Doha with a superb two days including 4 personal bests to beat arch rival Thiam and break the British record to extend the astonishing GBR record of women multi-eventers. Click image for video link

*T&FT Rewind No. 32 – Haile Gebrselassie

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The greatest distance runner of all time, breaking 27 world records including the marathon, and winning Olympic and world titles from 1500m indoors to his most favoured 10,000m. His story is told here from his modest beginnings via running glory to his successful business career and deserved status as national icon. A true legend. Click […]

*T&FT Rewind No. 31 – Christine Ohuruogu

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Christine Ohuruogo’s deceptive even paced running triumphed in Beijing in 2008 as it had done in Osaka the previous year and would do so again. Looking like a non-contender for 300m then reeling in opponents takes cool judgement a rare sprinting skill but nurtured to perfection by this modest champion. Click image for video clip

*T&FT Rewind No.30 – Dick Fosbury 1968

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Dick Fosbury not only won the High Jump gold medal in Mexico in 1968 but his revolutionary technique immortalized him – as far from a “flop” as any athlete could ever aspire with his style now universal. Click image for video clip

*T&FT Rewind No. 29  – Athens M 4 x 100m

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The Athens 2004 Men’s 4 x 100m final saw GBR’s Jason, Darren, Marlon and Mark’s slick baton passing triumph with a famous victory over the usual favourites USA squad… and not a Jamaican in sight.   Click image to view video clip

*T&FT Rewind No. 28 – Allyson Felix

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Allyson Felix is the most complete sprinter of the modern era of either gender – and when you see her gym work you will get to see how much effort it takes to make her long striding serenity look so effortless! Click image to view video clip

*T&FT Rewind No. 27 – Ann Packer

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T&FT Rewind No. 27 Ann Packer had just narrowly failed to win the Tokyo 1964 Olympic 400m and then ran the 800m final like the novice she was. Barely visible for 600m and then boxed in she found a way to run free to show the sprinter she was to win and set a WR […]