Athletics 2018


Book Details


Peter Matthews




Mar 28 2018



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 Sally Pearson, the Australian high hurdler who made the comeback of the year when she won the world 100m hurdles title at the London World Championships. She had won gold at the 2011 World Championships and then in the 2012 London Olympics. But two serious injuries had denied her any more medals until her 2017 triumph.
As usual the annual is packed with essential information for the track and field fan, with results from all major championships as well as a reports of the World Championship and a look forward to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and European Championships.
Published on May 12 2018.