Athletics 2017

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Author

Peter Matthews

Format

paperback

Published

Apr 12 2017

ISBN

9781907524530

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 Wayde van Niekerk, the man who broke Michael Johnson’s 400m world record with a time of 43.03 seconds at the Rio Olympic Games when running in the outside lane. The 24-year-old South African was one of the favourites, having taken gold at the Beijing World Championships the year before.
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 2017 World Championships which will be held in London’s Olympic stadium.