Category Archive: Track

London 2012 heroes hotly tipped for IAAF World Championships

Some of the heroes of Team GB’s successful London 2012 campaigns are hot favourites to add more gold to their medal collections at this summer’s IAAF World Championships.

Olympic champions Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are both favourites to win their respective events at the forthcoming championships, according to Betfair.com.

Just over a year since they struck gold in the Olympics, both Ennis and Farah are expected to be in Moscow to compete in the World Championships. And the bookies are foreseeing more success for the pair this year. read more »

Oscar Pistorius not guaranteed 2012 spot

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is not yet certain to run at London 2012, according to South Africa’s Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

The 24-year-old was widely believed to have secured his place at the Games when he ran the Olympic “A” qualifying time in July. But Sascoc has confirmed that Pistorius will have to meet the qualifying time again closer to the Olympics in order to compete.

Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said: “Within three months of the Games, if he runs that time he qualifies.

“Many people have said he has run that time already, however, he has not qualified.”

Pistorius is battling to medal at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

Jessica Ennis vows to cut out mistakes ahead of London 2012

Jessica Ennis has promised to cut out the errors that stopped her picking up a gold medal in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Daegu.

She admitted that a poor showing in the javelin had cost her as she had to settle for a silver medal.

One of Team GB’s greatest gold medal prospects for London 2012, Ennis says she will now turn her attention to the Olympics and ensuring a solid performance in every event.

Mo Farah forced to alter his Ramadan fasting to help medal hunt

Team GB distance runner Mo Farah is getting creative with the Islamic calendar to help him secure a medal at the World Championships in Daegu.

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, started on August 1 and lasts until August 29. Farah would ordinarily fast during daylight throughout Ramadan. But this year he will do some additional fasting after Ramadan is over for most Muslims to compensate for eating and drinking during the day in the run-up to the championships, which start on August 27.

He said: “I’m going to fast as soon as I finish my season. When I finish Daegu I will take my break and the days I’ve missed I will catch up then. It’s important that you stay hydrated and eat well – I don’t want to change anything, even have a shave!”