With runners and athletes sharing all those special moments on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, there are always a few things that catch the eye.
Here are a few good, bad and humorous posts that stood out this week.
1. A 4:17.9 mile in -20 temperatures – The inaugural Antarctic Mile was run by Ireland’s Paul Robinson on Saturday (November 25). Held in conjunction with the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon, it’s the fastest ever mile known in Antarctica. Respect 💪
Amazing footage Ireland's Paul Robinson running the Antarctica Mile in 4 mins 17.9 secs. The event took place on 25th November 2017 at Union Glacier, Antarctica, and was held in conjunction with the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon. pic.twitter.com/vCEkA16kjA
— Richard Donovan (@RichardDonovan7) November 27, 2017
2. Hang time – A great leap by heptathlete Katarina Johnson Thompson that you could watch all day!
3. Mud bath in Liverpool – Ben Connor and Emelia Gorecka won the battles in Sefton Park in perfect cross country conditions.
4. 800m runner gives 8km of mud a go – Adelle Tracey, more familiar running 800m on the track, even took on the challenging conditions in Liverpool – finishing a respectable 39th. Thumbs up 👍
5. Photo of the week – Kevin Dooney finishing second at the Irish National Cross Country Championships – a picture is worth a thousand words.
6. Who knew USATF has a sense of humour – USA athletes enjoy Thanksgiving thanks to a bit of photoshop ‘magic’ from USATF.
— USATF (@usatf) November 23, 2017
7. Coach of the year and 75-years-old – IAAF Coach of the Year was awarded to Ans Botha (current coach to Wayde van Niekerk) “Love for what you do, passion and enthusiasm” is what you need to be a successful coach.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) November 25, 2017
8. On point! – Sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses’ new spikes – where do we get a pair?