Athletics 2014


Book Details


Peter Matthews




Apr 13 2014



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.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, with her victories in the 100m,
200m and the 4x100m relay at the Moscow World
Championships was undoubtedly the woman athlete of
2013. No other woman has ever achieved that treble. As
such she is the obvious cover girl of the 2014 International
Athletics Annual. The year before at the London Olympics
she was forced to settle for gold in the 100m but runners-up
sports in the other two races as the USA’s Allyson Felix took
the 200m and the USA won the relay. In Moscow Fraser-
Pryce made no mistake lighting up the Luzhniki stadium
with her mega-watt smile and extravagant hair style, a high
speed advert for the salon she owns at home in Jamaica.
As usual the annual is packed full of essential information
for the track and field enthusiast, with results from all
major championships as well as reports of the World
Championships and a look forward to the Commonwealth
Games in Glasgow and the European Championships.