Colin jackson the making of meet

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colin jackson the making of meet

Agent for Colin Jackson. Book Colin Jackson at JLA. Colin has put himself under the microscope in The Making Of Me, and co-hosted the sports talent search Born To Win. Colin's modesty comes across the moment you meet him. In fact. I refer of course to Colin Jackson's invaluable Open University-style videos of his first meeting with Waterman: 'He was one of the most egotistical, your lovely lady, Rosie, need to get busy in the baby-making department. Colin Jackson, the gently attractive former hurdler, clearly held this enthusiasm as one subject in the documentary series The Making of Me.

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What do you expect of the World Run ? More participants, more media coverage. It is supposed to be fun in the first place. Besides, the race has become much more visible. What is supposed to motivate the runners to participate?

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First and foremost, it is supposed to be a challenge. How many times have you been chased by a car while you were running — not in a scary, but in a positive way? With us, there are no boundaries. Last time in Olten, there were runners.

colin jackson the making of meet

Is there space for more? I was in Olten myself and witnessed that the Swiss love to run. Your country is a great place for running: The countryside is extremely beautiful.

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Rome is always special, because you pass all these amazing ancient building. Running along the Monaco coast line is great, too.

colin jackson the making of meet

But those are only two spots out of a million for the perfect run. What are your memories of that meeting?

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I always go out of my way to meet as many ambassadors as possible. Athletics career[ edit ] Under coach and close friend Malcolm ArnoldJackson started out as a promising decathlete before switching to high hurdles. He won gold at the World Junior Championships and he soon switched to the senior ranks. Following a silver medal in the Commonwealth Gameshe won the m hurdles silver at the Olympic Games behind Roger Kingdom.

Although his career as an active competitor in the event would last a further fifteen years, the last ten of these as world record holder, and see him twice crowned World Champion, twice Commonwealth Champion and four times European Champion, this would remain his only Olympic medal of any colour.

In he was restricted by a minor injury and could only finish 7th, and in he came fourth and infifth. He set his world record for the metres hurdles on 20 Augustwinning his first World Championships gold medal in StuttgartGermany in The new mark also a championship record shaved 0.

However, Jackson remains sole holder of the indoor world record at the 60 metres hurdles with a time of 7. At the European Indoor Championships he became a double European champion: His 60 m dash time of 6. These records remained unbeaten for 5 years, when Jason Gardener ran 6. Jackson at the European Cup The aforementioned achievements coincided with one of the high points of Jackson's career: He won forty-four races consecutively in this period.

Jackson was a master of the "dip" — the skill of leaning forward at the end of a race to advance the position of the shoulders and improve times and potentially positions. He was also renowned for being a particularly fast starter, which led to a great deal of success in 60m events.

Jackson's technical hurdling ability distinguished him from his peers whether they were faster than him or not. Six years after his first world title, Jackson regained his m hurdles crown at the Seville World Championships. This was to be his last gold medal at the very highest level, but he added a final, fourth successive European Championships gold in the Munich European Championshipsextending an unbroken reign as European Champion stretching back to