12 Twitter accounts every athletics fan should follow

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@Statman_Jon/Jon Mulkeen

The IAAF web editor is a self-professed cake enthusiast and regularly combines informative tweets with witty remarks.

@SiHart/Simon Hart

The former Daily Telegraph athletics correspondent often sources the latest inside scoop in the sport before anyone else.

@AthleticsImages/Mark Sherman

You’ll have seen many of Mark’s photos in Athletics Weekly over the years and he’s recently taken to Twitter to showcase some of his finest.

@spikesmag/SPIKES Magazine

A recent resurgence has seen the return of SPIKES Magazine, promoting the sports with quirky and humourous tweets.


The international governing body tweets all the latest breaking worldwide news from the sport as well as live reports from major events.

@michellesammet/Michelle Sammet

This young British-based German journalist has risen through the ranks to become editor of SPIKES magazine and always has the latest low-down on athletics news and gossip.

@InsideATH/Inside Athletics

Another account powered by the IAAF, Inside Athletics brings you a behind the scenes style interviews with some of the greatest athletes to grace our sport.

@Track_Stats/Track Stats

This new twitter account has recently tweeted some fantastic interactive widgets on their site, including all the transfers of athletes between countries and Twitter races.


This is a must follow for any 400m or 400mH athletes out there. The account provides training and nutritional advice, interviews and the occasional kit review.

@BritAthletics/British Athletics

The national governing body in the UK. This account brings you all the latest news on the British Athletics and tracks their progress across the globe.


This account dedicates itself to anything hammer, shot, discus or javelin and should be followed by any fan of the events.


Our official account! @VincoSport tweets the latest news from the sport including articles, live streams, on demand videos, product reviews and more!


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First published on: 2 September, 2014 12:00 am

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