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African 400m Champion Baboloki Thebe

Posted by on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,



Q: So tell us a bit about yourself ? what got you in track ?



A :  My name is Baboloki Thebe am 20 years of age.I stay in Gaborone Botswana. Hahaha i love athletics and i wanna race up my country flag high.I grew up running all my life. 


Q: What has been the low point of your career thus far ?


A : My low point is the injuries that i come have come across in the last few years but only God  knows.


Q:  What goals have you set for yourself for 2017 ?

A : My goal is to  be an unforgotten hero and reach...

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Johnny Dutch

Posted by on Thursday, April 28, 2016,



Q  : What goals have you set for yourself in the 2016 Olympic Season ? 


A :  I have three main goals this year; make the US Olympic team, then bring home the Gold medal, and finish the season the best in the world. In the beginning of fall training, I told myself I will no longer doubt my God given ability. Unfortunately, I missed the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams, but eight years later, I'm seasoned and more confident.  

Q : 
In the past a lot of critics have said you tend to peak too early in th...

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World Indoor Champion Vernon Norwood

Posted by on Thursday, April 28, 2016,


Q:  What goals have you set for yourself in 2016 when it comes to the 400m and do you believe doing more 200's/gaining speed endurance is the key to a faster 400m as made evidence by Merritt,Van Niekerk and James all medalist in Beijing and all sub 20 capable sprinters ? 

A :   My goals for 2016 is to make the Olympic team this summer. I don't really care how fast I run I'm not aiming for time just aiming to make the team. I'll say it's my only goal thus far and my only focus for now. But of c...
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World Indoor Champion Christopher Giesting

Posted by on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself ?

A:   
 For the many that don't know me, I come from a small South Eastern Indiana town called Batesville. Population about 6,500 where we're famous for manufacturing caskets, believe it or not. I just recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame, class of 2015, with a degree in Management Entrepreneurship from the Mendoza College of Business. I've basically been in Indiana all my life. In fact, upon graduation I decided to stay around campus and train a...

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Olympic Finalist Martyn Rooney

Posted by on Monday, April 18, 2016,





Q:  The first time I ever saw you compete was at World Jrs 2006, tell us how you felt before the games and your emotions after ? were you satisfied ?

A:    In 2006 I was lucky enough to go to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne which was a brilliant experience, I ran well and achieved my target of running a British Junior Record but ultimately missed out on a medal. Beijing was a different adventure, I went there as the favourite which was new to me and in the final I focused on running 44 sec...

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X-Factor Finalist Max Stone

Posted by on Tuesday, November 17, 2015,






Q: For someone who was twice nearly not put through, making it to week 3 of the Live Shows must have been quite a blessing ? Were you happy 
with your journey ?

A : 
I am really happy with my journey on the X-factor . When i auditioned i struggled to think how I would fit in as I never thought i was the typical xfactor contestant in the way that I'm not all about dancing and massive stage productions with dancers , but after gaining the support from the audience at the 6 chair challenge I beg...

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Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Jeffery Gibson

Posted by M.Lopez/K.Carter/D.Vincent/S.Carter on Sunday, June 7, 2015,




Q:  Tell us a bit about yourself and your upbringing ?


A:  I was born in Nassau and raised between there, Grand Bahama, and Eleuthera. I am the oldest of 6 and was raised in a Christian home. At a young age I wanted to be a chef, interested in the tall hats that they wore. I later grew out of that when I took an interest in history in high school. This made me think that I should go into law seeing as how you have to study a lot of history. Early in primary school I started playing spor...

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Olympic & World Finalist Anaso Jobodwana

Posted by M.Lopez/K.Carter/D.Vincent on Saturday, June 6, 2015,





Q: 
What is the major aspect do you believe has contributed to your significant progress in the last few years?


A:  I think being surrounded by great coaches and a great team who make it easy for me to learn and grasp new cues for my mechanics and technical work. Just having a thirst for knowledge for what I do .



Q:   You have been a dark horse in the 200m event for the past 3 yrs making the finals in London and Moscow, do you believe you're underestimated a bit in the event compared to yo...
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World Indoor Medalist Jereem Richards

Posted by on Thursday, January 8, 2015,




Q:  Reflect on your 2014 season, were you happy with it  ?

A : My 2014 season was a great one. I was more consistent in the 400m running 46sec all the time and I made a drop in the 200m to 20.58, so yes I'm happy


Q: Explain your decision to go to South Plains College, one of tracks most successful junior colleges of all time ?

A : I didn't have all the requirements to go to a Division one school so I had to go to a junior college in which south plains was the best choice.

Q:  Last year the 20...

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2014 U.S 400m Champion Gil Roberts

Posted by on Sunday, July 27, 2014,


Q: 2014 has been a highlight year for you, what has stood out the most that you are most proud of ?


A: This season, I have been most proud of winning Outdoor USA Champs in the 400m.

Q: What goals have you set for yourself in the next few years ?


A: My main goal is to continue to show improvements from my previous year.




Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're not on the track ? favorite tv shows ?

A: Outside of track I don't do many other activities. I prefer staying at home, chilling, and watchin...

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Brycen Spratling

Posted by on Sunday, July 27, 2014,



Q:  Tell us a bit about yourself ?

A:   Brycen Spratling. I'm from Rochester, NY.  4th year running track. I'm 5'10 . Spent the past 3 years running for university of Pittsburgh. Freshman year I attended eastern Michigan university


Q:  The U.S/Jamaica have been hit with numerous drug bans in the past few years, what are your thoughts on it . Do you have sympathy for the athletes who test positive and do you think harsh enough punishments are given ?


A: I feel like anyone that gets caught u...

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Olympian/World Youth Champion Wayne Davis II

Posted by on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,



Q : Moscow 2013 scandals were a big deal in T&F which included some athletes from your country. Do you think peop
le are losing faith in the sport and is it discouraging competing against athletes that you aren't certain are clean ?


A: I can't comment for people losing faith in integrity of the sport, but i know I still love it regardless of what rotten apples we have in it. I don't think that drugs will really help athletes in my event because it is a very technical one. Too much stren...

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Olympic Silver Medalist/World Junior Champ Luguelin Santos

Posted by on Tuesday, November 26, 2013,



Q: ¿Cómo se compara la temporada 2012 de la temporada 2013 ?

A: Las dos las considero unas exentes temporadas llenas de éxitos y triunfos pienso que es solo el comienzo y que vendrán mucho mejores que estas.


Q:
Usted es el único medallista de Londres, en el 400 a medalla en Moscú. ¿Cómo se siente y cree usted que pasar por debajo de 44 segundos es posible para ti?


A: Me siento muy enorgullecido de mi y del trabajo echo con mi entrenador y el equipo de trabajo y mis con pañeros que h...

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European Champion Ivet Lalova

Posted by on Saturday, August 3, 2013,





5 Questions :  Ivet Lalova ( European Champion, Olympic/World Finalist in the 100m - PB - 10.77 seconds )


Q: You've had many career highlights but which would you put above them all ? what's your shining moment in your career so far in your opinion ?


A:  In my heart its definitely the moment in 2007 when I got back on the track after I broke a femur in 2005. Skeptic doctors and people were predicting the end of my career and I proved they're wrong. It was a great feeling and I got the qua...

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GABRIEL Mvumvure of Zimbabwe

Posted by on Friday, August 2, 2013,



5 Questions :


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself for those who don't know much about you, personally  ?

A:  Well, I was born and bred in Zimbabwe (Southern Africa) and that's where I started pursuing track and filed. I was fortunate enough to get an athletic scholarship to LSU and that's how I ended up in the US. Many people have problems pronouncing my last name so I will make it easy for them. It's (Voom-Voo-Ray), the M is silent, like Django. My friends call me goofy and from the looks of...

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NACAC Under-23 400m Champion David Verburg

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12, 2013,
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5 Questions with David Verburg ( 400m PB - 45.03 seconds )

We got the chance to ask a couple of questions to one of the top 10 quarter milers in the world this year.....


 Q : What was the feeling like making it to the Olympic Trials finals in the men's 400m and was it a bit bittersweet just missing out on a spot in London ? 

A :  It was one of the most memorable track moments of my career. walking out into Hayward field and seeing all those fans and racing against people I used to watch on TV ,...

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South African Sprint 100m Champion Simon Magakwe

Posted by on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,


South African Sprint Champion ( 100/200 - PB 10.06/20.23 )

Q: What are your feelings towards The South African Olympic Committee and what do u hope they do differently when selecting for Moscow 2013 ?

A : To be honest it was painful to get that response from my Olympic Committee after what i ran in my country and they where the only people who wanted us to get such qualification so i hope for this year they wont do the same mistakes they did last year

Q:  What goals do you hope to achieve in the...

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GBR Hammer Thrower Mark Dry

Posted by on Friday, January 11, 2013,
 

 The 24-year-old  won the McCain UK Challenge in September and Finished second in the Olympic Trails and was delighted with his season, throwing a personal best of 74.82 at the Loughborough International in May.

Q: After controversially being left out of the GBR team for the Olympic games, what drove u to want to continue with the sport and what made u contemplate retirement ?

 A: Some say I'm now in this sport for the wrong reason as London was everything i wanted from my sport.. For me now i...
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Renny Quow talks love life, what we can expect from him in 2013 and more !!

Posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2013,
 Hands down one of the sexiest athletes on the planet, we got the rare opportunity to ask him a couple questions in his first interview since the Olympics.

Q: Are u single and what do u look for in a woman ? :)

A: Yes am single but I think I like someone she is so sweet and independent she knows what she want in life an the way she makes me feel is unparallel to anything or anyone i've ever met.

Q:  If you could take 3 things on a deserted island what would it be ?

A: Food water and my queen

Q: Yo...

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Former World Champion Kim Collins

Posted by on Friday, January 4, 2013,
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Kim Collins is a Former World,Commonwealth and CAC 100m Champion and arguably the most consistent 100m sprinter of the last decade. Having won 2 bronze medals at the last World Champs, Kim Collins proves he is still a force to be reckoned with but his dismissal from the London Olympics have left many fans with questions......


Q : What's your take on the events that took place at the London Olympics and can we expect u to suit up for St Kitts in the future ?:

 A : What happened was really unfor...

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Olympic Double Medalist David Neville

Posted by on Tuesday, January 1, 2013,


 5 Questions With : David Neville

Q: After almost 6 years of marriage in this cutthroat world of athletics, filled with groupies, what has kept you dedicated and faithful ?

 A: Honestly for me, ultimately what has kept me faithful to my wife is my relationship with God.  I know that I love him, and Jesus said if you love me, then keep my commandments.  So no matter what my feelings may be, my love for Christ and my love for my wife outweighs all others.

Q: Four years ago in the Beijing Olympics ...
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Scottish National 100m and 200m Champion Tom Holligan

Posted by on Wednesday, December 26, 2012,

Q: How did it feel winning the double at the Scottish National Championships?

  A:   It was incredible to win the double at the Scottish National Championships. Having just turned 18 it was my first ever senior chmpionships. I had known for a few years that I was getting closer and closer to the top guys and I'd always say, "I'll be the top sprinter in Scotland one day." Heading into the championships I knew that I had the fastest times in Scotland, but I was inexperienced so couldn't allow my...

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