Omar McLeod: IAAF Inside Athletics Podcast

May 29, 2018, 10:00 AM

In this week’s IAAF Inside Athletics podcast, self-confessed athletics fanatics

Ben Harlow (@benharlow) and Katie Smith (@KCroydenSmith) are back with gallons of Diamond League results and records to dissect. From 100m shockers in Shanghai and Eugene, to shot put mayhem and 400m madness. It’s all there! We always want to hear your opinions too; what was your stand out Diamond League performance from Shanghai or the Prefontaine Classic? Who are you dying to see in Rome this week?

As well as all that, Ben and Katie discuss some outstanding multi-eventing performances in Gotzis as Olympic Champion Nafi Thiam managed a heptathlon world best in the high jump and Damien Warner broke the Canadian decathlon record to inch closer to 8800 points. Ben and Katie also bring you news of Run 24:1, the IAAF’s event for Global Running Day which takes place on June 6th. There’s more information here: https://run24-1.org/.

But first up is a fascinating insight into the life and mind of Olympic and World 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod. He guides you through life as a Jamaican child, moving to America, and what it was really like to be with Usain Bolt in his last ever race in London 2017…

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