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"I jump into a sand pit for a living"

Jonathan Edwards, World record triple-jumper

Sainsbury's 2014 Indoor Athletics

The Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 15 February 2014 provided a feast of exciting athletics as athletes sought to claim a place in the World Indoor Championships in Poland in March.

Murielle Ahoure of Cote d'Ivoire pulled off a great victory over Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in another sensational race in which both runners clocked 7.10.

But the highlight of the day was without question Genzebe Dibaba's world record in the 2 miles.

A full crowd at the NIA created a brilliant atmosphere

Stuart was at the event writing about Hannah England - it was a short report as Hannah pulled out with a cold virus - and supporting athletes.

That the pre-event press conference was on Valentine's Day, added a sense of fun to the day

with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce the centre of attention


But the happily married Jamaican rejected all advances


At least Kim Collins ended up with some chocolate roses.


Read my article in Sorted magazine on Shelly-Ann

Photos: Norman Brierley and British Athletics

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