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Track Beauty of the Week: Tiffany Porter

Tiffany Porter is this week’s Track Beauty!

Porter is an American-born sprint hurdler who competes for Great Britain. Before carrying Team GB’s colors, Tiffany had won bronze for her country of birth at the 2006 World Junior Championships. She started representing her mother’s country in 2011, to some degree of controversy.

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Track Beauty of the Week: Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers is this week’s Track Beauty!

Amidst the pouring British rain, Goldie stamped her class on a loaded javelin field a month before the London Olympic Games. Sayers threw a new personal best of 66.17m in Crystal Palace to snatch the win at that particular leg of the Diamond League. But her emphatic victory came at a huge cost, as Goldie injured her right arm in the process.

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Helsinki European Championships: Women’s 4x400m Relay

The 4x400m relay has traditionally been the final event of athletics competitions. From low-key schools meets to the Olympics, the grueling yet exciting event has always been the curtain-ender.

The recently concluded European Championships in Helsinki were no different. With the Russian Olympic Trials being held the week after, the European athletics powerhouse opted to send its “B” team to Helsinki.

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Steve Cram on the Golden Days of British Athletics

I love the 800m’s tactical nature. The combination of speed, spills and subtle nudges make for an exciting race.  Although the other middle distance event, 1500m, is much too long for this sprint hurdler, the following BBC video about the Golden Era of British Athletics fosters proves interest.

Watch BBC’s Steve Cram feature

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