Bradshaw: ‘Getting dropped by Nike was tough, I was getting down’

These are precarious times to be an athlete, particularly if your trade involves hurling yourself through the sky as high or as far as is humanly possible.

After next week’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, the IAAF will announce its new revamped Diamond League for 2020 with the aim of making athletics a more attractive TV product; the end result is that four events will be cut from the schedule, and although no one yet knows which are for the chop, chief executive Jon Ridgeon delivered a warning when he suggested the field events need “bringing to life”.

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