The last lap for Conrad WilliamsAged 35, Conrad Williams has been a mainstay of the GB 4x400m team for much of the last decade. As part of the relay squad he has won multiple medals and as an individual 400m runner he competed in the 2012 Olympics in his home city. He is a popular and recognisable figure with fans due to his trademark headband, but 2018 will be his final year. “It’s time for the headband to come off,” he smiles, as he tells AW that this will be his retirement season.
From biathlon to bobsleigh and snowboarding to figure skating, the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang is capturing the imagination of the public. There is one thing missing that would enhance the event massively, though. Cross-country running. It is now 10 years since Haile Gebrselassie, Paul Tergat and Kenenisa Bekele wrote a joint letter to the IOC stating the case for cross-country running to be in the Winter Games.
The future of Crystal Palace as an athletics facility hangs in the balance with a sports consultancy company due to deliver its verdict on the venue next month. John Powell, the chairman of the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership, describes it as “crunch time” for the Palace (pictured) but is worried the process is alarmingly short and has not been publicised.
On way to London for the English #NationalXC at Parliament Hill. In 2012 it was so warm an ice cream van did a roaring trade there, but it looks like being rather chillier this year. http://athleticsw.com/4OKQAi
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