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Join Jody, Bayo, and Claire each fortnight as they discuss athletics' hot topics, cover live events, and host stars of the sport in longer interview specials. Hit 'subscribe', give us a rating, and join in the conversation on Twitter: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas.

Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat Claire Thomas

    • Running
    • 4.7, 71 Ratings

Join Jody, Bayo, and Claire each fortnight as they discuss athletics' hot topics, cover live events, and host stars of the sport in longer interview specials. Hit 'subscribe', give us a rating, and join in the conversation on Twitter: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas.

    On Top of the Podium, Next to Dolly, and in Front of Camera: Denise Lewis Interview Special (Part II)

    On Top of the Podium, Next to Dolly, and in Front of Camera: Denise Lewis Interview Special (Part II)

    WHAT a cliff-hanger that was. Aren't we wicked?But - great news - Bayo is back, and so is Denise, and we're ready to pick up where we left off: approaching the 2000 Olympic Games.Just in case you don't know how Denise got on in Sydney (although the...

    • 48 min
    Starting Out, Breaking Through, and Seeking Gold: Denise Lewis Interview Special (Part I)

    Starting Out, Breaking Through, and Seeking Gold: Denise Lewis Interview Special (Part I)

    From Wolverhampton to the top of the podium in Sydney - via a handful of Commonwealth titles and records, a pair of World silvers, a couple of take-off leg changes, and the opportunity to compete against some of the greatest multi-eventers to have ever...

    • 54 min
    Triple Jump, Quarter Miles, and Much More Say for Athletes: Christian Taylor on his Career and The Athletics Association

    Triple Jump, Quarter Miles, and Much More Say for Athletes: Christian Taylor on his Career and The Athletics Association

    We say this with love - enormous amounts of it - but Christian Taylor is a serious over-achiever. Double and reigning Olympic Champion, four-time and reigning World Champion, seven-time and reigning Diamond League Champion, and the second best triple...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Footie, Fourths, and Fabulous Four-by-Ones: Adam Gemili Interview Special

    Footie, Fourths, and Fabulous Four-by-Ones: Adam Gemili Interview Special

    Adam Gemili likes to break records. When he produced a dazzling 9.97 in 2015, he became the first British athlete to dip below the two hallowed barriers of men's sprinting. When he scorched past several of his competitors down the back straight of the...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Olympics Postponed, Dry Punished, and Britney (Bitch): Hot Takes for your Locked-Down Ears

    Olympics Postponed, Dry Punished, and Britney (Bitch): Hot Takes for your Locked-Down Ears

    Does Caster Semenya have the raw speed to challenge the world's best over 200 metres? Does Britney Spears..? As the Olympic Games are postponed for the first time in their history, and Mark Dry receives the same length of ban as Ruth Jebet, the world -...

    • 48 min
    Fiendish Trials, Canny Tactics, and Upholding a Legacy: Our British Men's Middle Distance Special

    Fiendish Trials, Canny Tactics, and Upholding a Legacy: Our British Men's Middle Distance Special

    We'll level with you: this might be a middle distance special, but it's the length of a marathon. It's an hour and forty-eight minutes of athletics chat, including four substantial interviews with a quartet of Great Britain's finest current 800 and 1500...

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Melanat ,

It's a Must Listen

Love this podcast. Often listen when jogging and must look like a mad cackling woman, as double over with laughter at some of the comments. Love the passion and knowledge of J,B & C and the in depth interviews in which you hear directly from great athletes - Christine Ohuruogu and Eilish McColgan are my stand outs.
Always lively debate between the three and great studio guests such as Jeanette K and Radzi.
Jeez I sound like a groupie!

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I never really have that many people that I can have a proper conversation about athletics with and my hunger for it is fulfilled with this amazing podcast! If you love athletics then this is DEFINITELY for you !!!

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