Athletics 2010


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Peter Matthews




May 12 2010



About The Author

Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews has edited the International Athletics Annual from 1984. He has covered most major athletics events over the last 40 years, currently as a television commentator for Sky Sports and the IAAF, having previously contributed to coverage by BBC Radio 1975-85 and ITV 1985-96. He has also announced at major athletics meetings from 1968, including 1970 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, 1994 World Cup, 2003 World Indoor Championships and 2006 European Championships, and worked at seven Olympic Games as commentator or media manager and all outdoor World Championships. A long-time member of the ATFS and Chairman of the NUTS, he has compiled general sports books and is co- publisher with Mel Watman of Athletics International.

Kenenisa Bekele graces the cover of Athletics 2010 after his unique 5000m/10,000m double at the World Championships in Berlin. While sprinter Usain Bolt, the cover man of 2009, filled up most of the column inches with his world records at 100m and 200m, Bekele’s double was as fine an athletics achievement. He showed he is the greatest distance runner of all-time.
Athletics 2010 is the yearbook of the Association of Track & Field Statisticians and has been published every year since 1951 – a year after the organisation was founded.
Once again this book is essential reading for all enthusiasts of track and field.