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Ten years on, Michael Johnson Performance is thriving globally through obsession with the detail

Ten years on, Michael Johnson Performance is thriving globally through obsession with the detail

Towards the end of this month’s broadcast of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Michael Johnson introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented this year to Britain’s retired former Olympic and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. In the course of his short address to the camera the former US sprinter - who finished his athletics career with four Olympic and eight world golds - spoke of how top performers had to accept and then deal with the pressure of expectation.












Alan Hubbard: Should Britain’s athletes have had a better London 2017 medal return? That’s the £27 million question

Alan Hubbard: Should Britain’s athletes have had a better London 2017 medal return? That’s the £27 million question

The ever-estimable Michael Johnson has raised the pertinent question - while making it clear it was a question and not an indictment - as to whether six medals and sixth place in an International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on home territory was a reasonable return for the £27 million ($35 million/€30 million) lobbed in the direction British Athletics by UK Sport.


Bolt insists he has no regrets on holding off retirement until IAAF World Championships

Bolt insists he has no regrets on holding off retirement until IAAF World Championships

Usain Bolt insisted he had no regrets over his decision to prolong his career beyond last year's Olympic games and stressed his legacy would not be tarnished by his failure to win a gold medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, which finished here tonight.