Athletics 2015

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Author

Peter Matthews

Format

paperback

Published

May 7 2015

ISBN

9781907524479

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.

The cover photo of this year’s annual is of French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie who in 2014 did what many people thought was impossible, break the great Sergey Bubka’s world record. Not only that he had the nerve to better it in the great man’s hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine. He also claimed his third European title, won the overall Diamond League title and extended his unbeaten streak to 21 competitions before he failed to clear a height in Stockholm.
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.

Published on May 7 2015