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Pavey and Rutherford named writers' athletes of the year

European champions Jo Pavey and Greg Rutherford continue to have plenty to celebrate in 2014 after being named athletes of the year by the Briti...

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Hudson-Smith looking for more of the same in 2015

Matthew Hudson-Smith was one of the breakthrough athletics stars of 2014 – and he insists next year is going to be even better.

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Fit-again Grabarz itching to hit ground running in 2015

High-jumper Robbie Grabarz can't wait for 2014 to be over but insists a year to forget is in the past as he prepares to start a new season at Bi...

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Farah hoping for fast start to 2015 in Birmingham

Mo Farah insists he will start as he means to go on in 2015 after confirming his double world title defence will begin at Birmingham's Indoor Gr...

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Ennis-Hill aiming for fairytale result at Rio 2016

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill admits she is taking a step-by-step approach to getting back to top form for Rio 2016, with next summer’s Wo...

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Biography

Stormed to victory over 400m Hurdles in 1992, the first British woman to win gold on the track since Ann Packer. She also took the IAAF World title in 1993 in a new world record.

A farmers daughter, she had begun her career with a AAA junior title in the Long Jump but became British record holder at 100m Hurdles, and took Commonwealth gold at the distance in 1986. Moved up to 400m Hurdles in 1988 and finished 5th in the semi final in Seoul. She won relay gold at the 1990 European championships in Split and completed her set of major 400m Hurdles titles with gold in the 1994 Championships.

After winning her gold medal, she became a TV presenter with Skysports and later an interviewer for BBC. She was also an ambassador for London 2012.