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23 February 2017: International Indoor Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham

This week we're at the International Indoor Athletic Grand Prix in Birmingham on 18 February as reporter Norman Brierley (above right) talks to athletes to discover their hopes and ambitions for the coming year with the World Athletics Championships taking place in London in August. 

South Africa's Godfrey Khotso Mokoena tells us about his ambitions in the long jump this season under his new coach Ivan Pedroso.  Kenya's 2016 Olympic 5000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri talks about the new national record she set in Birmingham in the 3000m.  Quadruple Olympic champion in the 5000 and 10,000 metres, Mo Farah, tells us the importance of handing over the baton to a new generation of British runners as he moves into road running later this year, and 2012 Olympic 110m hurdles champion and current world record holder, Aries Merritt (above left) from the USA, tells us the remarkable story of his return to the track after undergoing a kidney transplant in 2013.

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