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Ndiku looks to slay Farah; World marathon record possible in London – 5-A-Day

Farah/Ndiku rivalry dawns in Doha

Mo Farah is set for an eagerly awaited showdown with Caleb Ndiku over 3,000m at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday the 15th of May. Read more about the star-studded line-up in what will be Farah and Ndiku’s second meeting

Wariner opens season with first 800m

Some of our younger readers may not be too familiar with Jeremy Wariner, but he is of course the 3rd fastest 400m runner of all-time. With PB’s of 20.19 for 200m and 43.45 for 400m, Wariner decided to start his 2015 season with a longer approach – by racing his first 800m. It’s the first time that the 2004 Olympic champion has raced any distance longer than 400m, with many having touted his lean physique as ideal for a fast 600/800m in the past. At 31 years of age, with some mediocre seasons (by his standards) since 2009 world silver, Wariner decided that opening up with a 200m like he usually does is no longer the best option. He plans to open up over the one-lap distance next weekend.
Check out the race video

Emanuel’s American Adventure

Lee Emanuel, who won 3000m silver at the European Indoor Championships in Prague, is one of athletics’ running missionaries. The Albuquerque-based Brit tells SPIKES how his American adventure nearly pushed him away from the sport, but ultimately led him to success. Read the full story here

McColgan tells Mo Farah to ‘wise up’ over Gatlin link

Former 10,000m world champion Liz McColgan-Nuttall has urged Mo Farah to ‘wise up’ and distance himself from the likes of two-time convicted doper and fellow Nike athlete Justin Gatlin. Read more here

London Marathon 2015: World record can be broken this year, says reigning champion Edna Kiplagat

Edna Kiplagat believes that the marathon world record can be broken in London next month. Kiplagat won the race last year and also won back-to-back World Championship marathons in Daegu and Moscow – but now has her sights set higher. Read more here

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I worked for Con from 2007 till his passing in 2012 taking down his copy and a whole lot more. I have a Con Houlihan section which will go in to more depth on that.

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