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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.

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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.

    Christmas Shopping, Sourdough Starting, and Adapting as Athletes: Our Lockdown Chin-wag with Morgan Lake and Jazmin Sawyers

    Christmas Shopping, Sourdough Starting, and Adapting as Athletes: Our Lockdown Chin-wag with Morgan Lake and Jazmin Sawyers

    Sprint queens, step aside (for one week only, please; we still adore you): the jump queens are in town, and it's been a total hoot.When we say 'in town', we mean on a Zoom call with us, for a lockdown special featuring two of our favourite Team GB...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Listening, Learning, and Changing: Black Lives Matter

    Listening, Learning, and Changing: Black Lives Matter

    It would be remiss to talk about anything else right now, so - here it is - a Backstraight episode with neither bells nor whistles: just a discussion of this essential global movement away from racism and towards equality. To help us sift through this...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    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

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