Tag Archives: Ben Oakley

The Other Giant Leap for Mankind

How Jonathan Edwards set a world record that’s still standing 20 years later Ben Oakley The Open University In the late evening Scandinavian sun at the 1995 World Athletics Championship, Jonathan Edwards, a British triple jumper, was the tenth to … Continue reading

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Making sense of teenage Commonwealth Games medallists’ early success

Guest post by Ben Oakley, author of Podium: What Shapes Sporting Champions   First person autobiographical insights interest me since they provide examples of what shapes their path to the top. My fascination with these accounts, and my own experience … Continue reading

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